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Passengers Boarded at the Top 50 U.S. Airports

(Ranked by Passenger Enplanements in 2020)

Embedded Dataset Excel:

Dataset Excel:

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Data source starting in 2018 was changed to more accurately report number of enplaned passengers in the U.S. Previous years also reflect this change and may not be compatible with previous versions of this table.

Beginning in October 2002, data reports were expanded to include data for carriers that fly aircraft with 60 seats or less or having a payload capacity of 18,000 lbs. or less.


The 2011 and 2020 totals for the top 50 airports may not sum from the individual airports because some top 50 airports in 2021 were not in the top 50 in earlier years.

b All U.S. airports consists of 1,251 airports as of 2023 and includes Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and U.S. Pacific Trust Territories and Possessions.



U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Office of Airline Information (Air Carriers Statistics - Form 41 Traffic), T-100 Market (All Carriers), available at as of Apr. 18, 2024.