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In your opinion, which U.S. Airports are the major players in international flights? Opinion can be based on anything from flight frequency, quality of the airport, or range of destinations offered. Just curious.
 

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I think you can also add Dallas-Ft. Worth and Washington Dulles to that list. I remember seeing a lot of flights to both of them when I was at London and Barcelona airports a few months ago.
 

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This list is NOT a complete list, as it only includes the the 20 airports that saw the largest number of gains and losses in international flights between April 2000 and April 2005. However, it shows a cross-section of the country and how many daily departures there are to international destinations. The number represents the number of daily flights departing from each airport. That means in April of 2005, 170 flights left Miami every day bound for international destinations.

Miami - 170
JFK - 139
Houston - 111
Atlanta - 79
Fort Lauderdale - 70
Philadelphia - 53
Seattle - 46
Washington - 45
Detroit - 45
Charlotte - 27
Phoenix - 26
Denver - 23
Las Vegas - 19
Cleveland - 10
Baltimore - 9
Pittsburgh - 6
St. Louis - 3
Dayton - 0
 

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Here are the top routes in the U.S. for the year 2000. This means that In 2000, 2,870,000 people flew from New York JFK to London Heathrow, regardless of airline.

1. New York JFK - London Heathrow - 2,870,000
2. Honolulu - Tokyo - 1,805,000
3. Los Angeles - Tokyo - 1,720,000
4. Los Angeles - London Heathrow - 1,597,000
5. Chicago O'Hare - London Heathrow - 1,466,000
6. Los Angeles - Taipei - 1,141,000
7. New York JFK - Paris De Gaulle - 1,042,000
8. San Francisco - London Heathrow - 1,037,000
9. Washington Dulles - London Heathrow - 1,018,000
10. Chicago O'Hare - Toronto - 984,000
11. New York JFK - Frankfurt - 940,000
12. Detroit - Amsterdam - 925,000
13. Guam Island - Tokyo - 908,000
14. Los Angeles - Mexico City - 906,000
15. Los Angeles - Sydney - 905,000
16. San Francisco - Tokyo - 897,000
17. New York LaGuardia - Toronto - 873,000
18. Orlando - London Gatwick - 871,000
19. Los Angeles - Seoul - 864,000
20. Boston Logan - London Heathrow - 860,000
 

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Top 20 U.S. Gateways for Nonstop International Air
1. New York JFK - 18,444,000
2. Los Angeles - 17,116,000
3. Miami - 16,629,000
4. Chicago - 10,185,000
5. Newark - 8,794,000
6. San Francisco - 7,846,000
7. Atlanta - 6,114,000
8. Houston - 5,357,000
9. Honolulu - 5,126,000
10. Dallas - 4,812,000
11. Boston - 4,058,000
12. Detroit - 3,929,000
13. Washington - 3,896,000
14. Minneapolis - 2,875,000
15. Guam Island - 2,841,000
16. Philadelphia - 2,554,000
17. San Juan - 2,501,000
18. Orlando - 2,354,000
19. Seattle - 2,202,000
20. New York LaGuardia - 1,315,000

These 20 airports alone account for just under 90% of all non-stop international flights.
 

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I wish that Indy was a hub!

DAYTON? What was/is Dayton a hub for?
 

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The 30 Busiest Passenger Airports in the World
This is a list of the thirty busiest airports for passenger traffic, based on 2004 data from the Airports Council International. Since 1998, Atlanta has been the world's busiest passenger airport. Numbers represent the number of passengers enplaned and deplaned with passengers in transit counted only once.
1. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport - 83,606,583

2. O'Hare International Airport (Chicago) - 75,533,822

3. Heathrow Airport (London) - 67,344,054

4. Haneda Airport (Tokyo) - 62,291,405

5. Los Angeles International Airport - 60,688,609

6. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport - 59,412,217

7. Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport - 51,260,363

8. Frankfurt Airport - 51,098,271

9. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol - 42,541,180

10. Denver International Airport - 42,393,766

11. McCarran International Airport (Las Vegas) - 41,441,531

12. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport - 39,504,898

13. Madrid Barajas Airport - 38,704,731

14. Bangkok International Airport - 37,960,169

15. John F. Kennedy International Airport (New York City) - 37,518,143

16. Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport - 36,713,173

17. Hong Kong International Airport - 36,711,920

18. George Bush Intercontinental Airport (Houston) - 36,506,116

19. Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport - 35,187,517

20. Beijing Capital International Airport - 34,883,190

21. San Francisco International Airport - 32,247,746

22. Newark Liberty International Airport - 31,947,266

23. London Gatwick Airport - 31,461,454

24. Orlando International Airport - 31,143,388

25. Narita International Airport (Tokyo) - 31,057,252

26. Singapore Changi Airport - 30,353,565

27. Miami International Airport - 30,165,197

28. Sea-Tac International Airport (Seattle) - 28,804,554

29. Toronto Pearson International Airport - 28,615,709

30. Philadelphia International Airport - 28,507,420
 

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Poor SFO. The airport has taken quite the fall from grace. Once the world
s 9th busiest as recent as 2000-the dot com bust chopped away 11 Million passengers! Oakland has pretty much cornered the inter-west market in The Bay Area and San Jose has Asia and Europe flights.
 

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Wow Sky-Harbor is the 12th buisyist airport in the world that really good for the size of Phoenix.
I like the name of Sky-Harbor too its like most of these other airports are just given the name of the city that they are in . And its cool too like a harbor for boats but for planes instead so its like a harbor of the sky. Ya know what Im saying?
 

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The big international airports in the US will always be the cities on the coasts. It just makes sense for airlines to only fly far enough to get passengers into the US and then let them change planes. That's why JFK, Boston, Miami, San Fransico, and LAX will always be busy international airports. Chicago is just in a great geographic location on the great circle map for airlines. Atlanta is as busy as it is because Delta practically routes every flight they have through Hartsfield. Same goes for Houston and Continental.

Look for DFW to really move up in the international passenger rankings when Qantas starts direct service to Sydney here in a few of years.
 

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The big international airports in the US will always be the cities on the coasts. It just makes sense for airlines to only fly far enough to get passengers into the US and then let them change planes. That's why JFK, Boston, Miami, San Fransico, and LAX will always be busy international airports. Chicago is just in a great geographic location on the great circle map for airlines. Atlanta is as busy as it is because Delta practically routes every flight they have through Hartsfield. Same goes for Houston and Continental.

Look for DFW to really move up in the international passenger rankings when Qantas starts direct service to Sydney here in a few of years.
I wouldn't say that so much about IAH. We have more international airlines then one might think. Besides, Continental has alot of flights for NYC.
 
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