ZID From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 294 posts, RR: 4 Posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 14560 times:
Based on total movements:
Rank - Movements - Airport code - Airport Name
1) 931422 ORD Chicago O'Hare
2) 911788 ATL Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
3) 775900 DFW Dallas/Ft.Worth
4) 623370 LAX Los Angeles International
5) 591092 PHX Phoenix Sky Harbor
6) 510307 DEN Denver International
7) 508162 MSP Minneapolis/St.Paul
8) 505557 CVG Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky
9) 501029 LAS Las Vegas McCarran
10) 492011 DTW Detroit Wayne County
11) 479080 IAH Houston George Bush Intercontinental
12) 460686 VNY Van Nuys
13) 445974 PHL Philadelphia International
14) 442388 CLT Charlotte Douglas
15) 411489 MIA Miami International
16) 410661 EWR Newark Liberty
17) 402362 MEM Memphis International
18) 400452 SLC Salt Lake City International
19) 394463 STL St.Louis Lambert
20) 389309 DVT Phoenix Deer Valley
21) 385303 SFB Orlando Sanford
22) 379439 BOS Boston Logan
23) 379369 LGA New York Laguardia
24) 365766 IAD Washington Dulles
25) 361459 APA Denver Centennial
Canoecarrier From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2841 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 13967 times:
Does anyone have the list of passengers served at each airport? I'm sure JFK would be higher on that list due to the higher capacity of the aircraft that serve the airport. It would be interesting to compare.
Airportplan From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 469 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 13850 times:
Correct me if i'm wrong but a "movement" may consist of everything from towing a plane to the hangar and little things like that.
No. ACI's (Airport Council International)the official keeper of the records definition of movements are landing and takeoffs. Movements are more demanding on airports than passengers since you require much more infrastructure (i.e. gate, taxiways, runways etc.) That why when ORD slows down all other airports in the country slow down.
DB777 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 885 posts, RR: 43
Reply 14, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 13840 times:
I've always looked at those figures with a grain of salt. I used to see MIA's figures in the mid to late 90's broken up by categories of aircraft operations and they always had far more military flights counted than I ever saw at the airport. Plus, I used to add up how many flights a day we assigned to gates, how many cargo flights we assigned to cargo positions and it was way lower than the total average daily flights for the airport and I know we didn't have hundreds of GA and military ops a day there.
And no offense but I'd rather photograph at an airport with more movements than numbers of passengers.
Photographing aircraft since the Earth was flat and on Airliners.net since #338
ZID From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 294 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 13793 times:
Yes, I'm sure. The official FAA movement figure is based on tracked aircraft inbound to that airport and each ARTS track on departing aircraft. Besides PHXMKE, what in the heck is the rolling eyes thing for? You don't think that a thirteen year air traffic control veteran would know about these things?
JFKviaPHX From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 194 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 13707 times:
JFK has less aircraft movements because of the type of airport it is. It's the volume of passengers that counts there. If we look at gallons pumped of fuel a day we are one of the top. We pump close to 3.5 million gallons a day of jet-A. Give or take a few 100k. The JFK-NRT flights (747-400) can have around 50K gallons per flight into them. JFK averages about 8000 gallons per flight of jet-A pumped. That number includes the commuter jets and props along with B6 who at the most can have 5200 gallons pumped per flight to the west coast.
JFK might be low on movements, but we do make up for it other ways.
Flyguy1 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1739 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 13687 times:
JFK is not a top airport when it comes to movements. While EWR, and LGA may have 10 RJ's landing in a 15 minute span, JFK could have a 747 land, and still have more passengers. When it comes to passengers movements, JFK is the busiest NY area airport, and would definitely be in the top 25 world airports.