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Table 4-6: Top 50 Airports by Passengers Enplaned on Large U.S. Carriers: 2003, 2012, 2013

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Airport Rank in 2013 Number of enplanements
2003 2012 2013
Atlanta, GA (Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International) 1 38,256,038 45,192,870 44,675,318
Chicago, IL (Chicago O'Hare International) 2 30,835,241 29,983,544 29,991,861
Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (Dallas/Fort Worth International) 3 24,724,519 27,555,896 28,490,680
Los Angeles, CA (Los Angeles International) 4 20,939,293 24,982,954 25,859,720
Denver, CO (Denver International) 5 17,744,834 25,511,455 25,184,634
Charlotte, NC (Charlotte Douglas International) 6 11,414,356 19,928,299 21,241,895
Phoenix, AZ (Phoenix Sky Harbor International) 7 18,030,517 19,221,241 19,156,769
San Francisco, CA (San Francisco International) 8 12,231,791 18,567,216 18,853,118
Las Vegas, NV (McCarran International) 9 16,898,813 18,467,290 18,480,027
Houston, TX (George Bush Intercontinental/Houston) 10 15,692,910 18,155,248 17,945,713
New York, NY (John F. Kennedy International) 11 10,821,004 17,107,144 17,038,558
Minneapolis, MN (Minneapolis-St Paul International) 12 16,047,432 15,892,286 16,200,673
Seattle, WA (Seattle/Tacoma International) 13 12,799,019 15,460,449 15,979,235
Newark, NJ (Newark Liberty International) 14 13,154,602 15,370,482 15,879,280
Detroit, MI (Detroit Metro Wayne County) 15 15,603,940 15,424,226 15,507,719
Miami, FL (Miami International) 16 11,288,952 15,316,047 15,442,379
Orlando, FL (Orlando International) 17 12,579,440 15,594,968 15,278,563
Philadelphia, PA (Philadelphia International) 18 11,511,273 14,362,474 14,508,927
Boston, MA (Logan International) 19 9,897,699 12,857,791 13,257,406
New York, NY (LaGuardia) 20 11,049,194 12,313,701 12,820,980
Baltimore, MD (Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall) 21 9,548,075 11,096,463 11,040,598
Fort Lauderdale, FL (Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International) 22 8,276,957 10,644,055 10,693,964
Washington, DC (Washington Dulles International) 23 6,733,062 9,359,654 9,748,489
Chicago, IL (Chicago Midway International) 24 8,680,635 9,264,895 9,726,623
Salt Lake City, UT (Salt Lake City International) 25 8,932,998 9,579,427 9,666,707
Washington, DC (Ronald Reagan Washington National) 26 6,956,596 9,137,164 8,740,399
San Diego, CA (San Diego International) 27 7,466,727 8,479,221 8,662,314
Honolulu, HI (Honolulu International) 28 7,658,719 7,961,154 8,138,354
Tampa, FL (Tampa International) 29 7,475,654 8,005,320 8,036,590
Portland, OR (Portland International) 30 5,963,210 7,076,710 7,400,965
St. Louis, MO (Lambert-St. Louis International) 31 9,931,995 6,178,781 6,193,661
Houston, TX (William P Hobby) 32 3,703,830 5,040,709 5,371,820
Nashville, TN (Nashville International) 33 3,927,389 4,777,315 5,022,777
Austin, TX (Austin - Bergstrom International) 34 3,165,554 4,605,401 4,898,886
Kansas City, MO (Kansas City International) 35 4,825,282 4,856,267 4,820,972
Oakland, CA (Metropolitan Oakland International) 36 6,520,138 4,851,495 4,692,991
New Orleans, LA (Louis Armstrong New Orleans International) 37 4,589,037 4,273,944 4,554,142
Raleigh/Durham, NC (Raleigh-Durham International) 38 3,885,536 4,458,715 4,448,169
Santa Ana, CA (John Wayne Airport-Orange County) 39 4,265,963 4,300,976 4,424,745
Cleveland, OH (Cleveland-Hopkins International) 40 4,989,325 4,327,344 4,355,885
San Jose, CA (Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International) 41 5,041,304 4,028,860 4,235,676
Sacramento, CA (Sacramento International) 42 4,367,111 4,326,178 4,202,425
Dallas, TX (Dallas Love Field) 43 2,796,140 3,900,854 4,019,531
San Juan, PR (Luis Munoz Marin International) 44 4,619,347 4,073,344 4,000,152
San Antonio, TX (San Antonio International) 45 3,066,242 3,863,661 3,825,514
Pittsburgh, PA (Pittsburgh International) 46 7,035,578 3,868,672 3,786,479
Fort Myers, FL (Southwest Florida International) 47 2,815,861 3,507,186 3,637,929
Indianapolis, IN (Indianapolis International) 48 3,662,734 3,570,149 3,517,235
Milwaukee, WI (General Mitchell International) 49 3,083,674 3,698,097 3,203,231
Columbus, OH (Port Columbus International) 50 3,033,475 3,087,239 3,043,372
Top 50 airports, total1   508,751,314 573,729,606 579,904,050
United States, all airports   656,709,814 692,369,957 696,930,821
Top 50 as percent of all enplanements   77.5 82.9 83.2

1The total for the top 50 airports will not sum from the individual airports because some top 50 airports in 2012 were not in the top 50 in the earlier years.

NOTES: Data for 2013 are revised. Rank order by total enplaned passengers on large certificated U.S. air carriers (Majors, Nationals, Large Regionals, and Medium Regionals), scheduled and nonscheduled operations, at all airports served within the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and other U.S. areas designated by the Federal Aviation Administration. Large certificated air carriers hold Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation authorizing the performance of air transportation. Large certificated air carriers operate at least one aircraft with seating capacity of more than 60 seats or a maximum payload capacity of more than 18,000 pounds. Data for commuter, small-certificated and foreign-flag air carriers are not included.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, TranStats Database, T3: U.S. Air Carrier Airport Activity Statistics, available at www.transtats.bts.gov as of July 2015.

Updated: Saturday, May 20, 2017