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The busiest airports in the United States by international passenger traffic from the years 1990, 1995, and 2000 from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics at the U.S. Department of Transportation. Image File history File links Nuvola_apps_important. ... The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), as part of the United States Department of Transportation, compiles, analyzes, and makes accessible information on the nations transportation systems; collects information on intermodal transportation and other areas as needed; and enhances the quality and effectiveness of DOTs statistical programs through research...

United States Gateway Airports

Rank Airport Location Code 1990
1. John F. Kennedy International Airport New York City, New York JFK 16,144,000 16,266,000 18,444,000
2. Los Angeles International Airport Los Angeles, California LAX 9,010,000 12,994,000 17,116,000
3. Miami International Airport Miami, Florida MIA 9,873,000 14,182,000 16,629,000
4. O'Hare International Airport Chicago, Illinois ORD 4,777,000 6,561,000 10,188,000
5. Newark Liberty International Airport Newark, New Jersey EWR 2,371,000 3,695,000 8,794,000
6. San Francisco International Airport San Francisco, California SFO 3,979,000 5,605,000 7,846,000
7. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Atlanta, Georgia ATL 1,840,000 3,165,000 6,114,000
8. George Bush Intercontinental Airport Houston, Texas IAH 2,195,000 2,734,000 5,357,000
9. Honolulu International Airport Honolulu, Hawaii HNL 5,743,000 6,003,000 5,126,000
10. Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas DFW 2,675,000 3,337,000 4,812,000
11. Logan International Airport Boston, Massachusetts BOS 3,030,000 3,045,000 4,058,000
12. Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport Detroit, Michigan DTW 1,460,000 2,772,000 3,929,000
13. Washington Dulles International Airport Washington, D.C. IAD 1,260,000 2,624,000 3,896,000
14. Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Minnesota MSP 755,000 1,368,000 2,875,000
15. Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport Guam GUM 1,353,000 2,182,000 2,841,000

John F. Kennedy International Airport (IATA: JFK, ICAO: KJFK) is an international airport located in Jamaica, Queens, in the south-eastern portion of New York City. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  Ranked 27th  - Total 54,520 sq mi (141,205 km²)  - Width 285 miles (455 km)  - Length 330 miles (530 km)  - % water 13. ... Runway layout at LAX LAX redirects here. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Miami International Airport (IATA: MIA, ICAO: KMIA), is a major airport located in unincorporated Miami-Dade County, Florida between the cities of Hialeah, Doral, Fountainbleau, and Miami Springs. ... The Magic City, The American Riviera, The Sixth Borough, M.I.A Location of Miami in Miami-Dade County, Florida. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,794 sq mi (170,451 km²)  - Width 162 miles (260 km)  - Length 497 miles (800 km)  - % water 17. ... ORD redirects here. ... Chicago (officially named the City of Chicago) is the third largest city in the United States (after New York City and Los Angeles), with an official population of 2,896,016, as of the 2000 census. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Newark Liberty International Airport (IATA: EWR, ICAO: KEWR), formerly known as Newark International Airport, is an international airport within the city limits of both Newark and Elizabeth, New Jersey. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Brick City Location Map of Newark in Essex County Coordinates , Government County Essex Founded/Incorporated 1666/1836 Mayor Cory Booker, 1st Term: 2006 - 2010 Geographical characteristics Area     City km²  (26. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ... FAA diagram of SFO SFO redirects here. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The City by the Bay; The City That Knows How; Golden Mountain (historic Chinese name) Location Location of the City and County of San Francisco, California Coordinates , Government City-County San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom Geographical characteristics Area     City 600. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (IATA: ATL, ICAO: KATL) is located in the Atlanta, Georgia, USA metropolitan area, and is the second busiest airport in the world behind Chicagos OHare, in terms of the number of flights and is the busiest in terms of passengers transfered[1]. (As... Flag Seal Nickname: Hotlanta, The Big Peach, The ATL Location Location in Fulton and DeKalb counties in the state of Georgia Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Georgia Fulton County, Georgia DeKalb County, Georgia Mayor Shirley Franklin (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 132. ... The International Arrivals Building opened in January 2005 George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IATA: IAH, ICAO: KIAH) is 23 miles north of downtown Houston, Texas. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Space City Location Location in the state of Texas Coordinates , Government Counties Harris County Fort Bend County Montgomery County Mayor Bill White Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,558 km²  (601. ... Official language(s) See: Languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 268,581 sq mi (695,622 km²)  - Width 660 miles (1,065 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... Honolulu International Airport (IATA: HNL, ICAO: PHNL) is the principal aviation gateway of the City & County of Honolulu and the State of Hawaii and identified as one of the busiest airports in the United States. ... Honolulu redirects here. ... Official language(s) English, Hawaiian Capital Honolulu Largest city Honolulu Area  Ranked 43rd  - Total 10,941 sq mi (28,337 km²)  - Width n/a miles (n/a km)  - Length 1,522 miles (2,450 km)  - % water 41. ... Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (IATA: DFW, ICAO: KDFW) is located between the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, and is the busiest airport in Texas. ... Dallas redirects here. ... Fort Worth is the sixth-largest city in the state of Texas, located about 30 miles west of Dallas on the West Fork Trinity River and forming part of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. ... Official language(s) See: Languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 268,581 sq mi (695,622 km²)  - Width 660 miles (1,065 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... KBOS is the airport identification code. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City on a Hill, Beantown, The Hub of the Universe (The State House, according to Oliver Wendell Holmes, is the hub of the Solar System), Athens of America Location Location in Massachusetts Government Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas Menino (Dem) Geographical characteristics Area     City 232. ... Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  Ranked 44th  - Total 10,555 sq mi (27,360 km²)  - Width 183 miles (295 km)  - Length 113 miles (182 km)  - % water 13. ... DTW airport layout DTWs colorful Light Tunnel connecting two concourses in the McNamara Terminal. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Motor City, Motown, D-Town, The D, The Renaissance City, Detroit Rock City Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (Latin for, We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes) Location Location in Wayne County, Michigan Coordinates , Government Country State County United States Michigan Wayne County... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Area  Ranked 11th  - Total 97,990 sq mi (253,793 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 491 miles (790 km)  - % water 41. ... Washington Dulles International Airport (IATA: IAD, ICAO: KIAD) serves the greater Washington, D.C./metropolitan area. ... Flag Seal Nickname: DC, The District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location Location of Washington, D.C., with regard to the surrounding states of Maryland and Virginia. ... Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (IATA: MSP, ICAO: KMSP) is the largest and busiest airport in the five-state upper Midwestern region of Minnesota, Iowa, South Dakota, Wisconsin and North Dakota. ... Twin cities are two towns or cities that are geographically close to each other and may seem to form a single unit, often referred to collectively. ... It has been suggested that some sections of this article be split into a new article entitled Professional Sports Minnesota . ... Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport (IATA: GUM, ICAO: PGUM) is an airport in Tamuning, Guam. ...

External links

  • [1] Bureau of Transportation, Top 20 U.S. Gateways for Nonstop International Air Travel: 1990, 1995, and 2000
  • [2] Bureau of Transportation, Top 20 Routes for U.S. International Airport Pair Passengers: 1990, 1995, and 2000



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