Hestaman From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 89 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (4 years 7 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 8689 times:
This sort of seems a pointless excercise to me... but if you are speaking of US airports... somewhere there is a complete spreadsheet put out by the Department of Transportation detailing all US airports. This can be sorted in all different ways and you can include or exclude however many airports you so desire. I don't have a link to the spreadsheet, but I'd be surprised if somebody here can't do the job for you...
Hestaman From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 89 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (4 years 7 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 8657 times:
Everybody will list regional airports close to where they live. Me - I'm close to GEG which is much busier than the previous airport I lived close to (HRL). However... all is meaningless and quite subjective without actual DOT numbers.
If your home airport is a major hub, you can choose it from that drop-down list near the top of the page on the right hand side. If your home airport is smaller, then click on that blue link directly underneath the drop-down list that says "show all airports (by state)"
That opens a new window and all airports are listed alphabetically by state. Find your home airport, click on it and wait for the new page to come up.
That page will have lots of info like the airports overall rank ( defined by number of passengers); top five carriers and their respective market shares; total passengers (U.S. Flights, in millions) from 2002 through 2009 as well as some other stuff.
Note though, that international passengers are NOT included in the passenger totals, but most "regional" airports (depending on your definition) have little, if any international service.
Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 23169 posts, RR: 23 Reply 14, posted (4 years 7 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 7859 times:
As a sidenote, ranking of Canadian airport movements (all types, airline, private, training, corporate etc.) for the month of March 2009 below. First table includes the 41 airports with NavCan control towers, and the 2nd table the 52 airports with Flight Service Stations only. There are of course many other uncontrolled airports. Airports are in alphabetical order but the ranking is shown in the first column. Also shows the busiest hour during the month (and the date that occurred), and the busiest day of the month in the middle section. http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/51-007-x/2009003/t008-eng.htm http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/51-007-x/2009003/t020-eng.htm
AC183 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 1532 posts, RR: 2 Reply 16, posted (4 years 7 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 5657 times:
I would say MDW. While you could argue the definition of regional airport, the shortish runways limit MDW from having intercontinental flights. So I think you could call it a regional, as opposed to a global airport.
Mke717spotter From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2376 posts, RR: 5 Reply 21, posted (4 years 7 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4781 times:
CO, AE, DL, and AC only operate RJs at MKE and I think DL's only mainline flight is a RON MD-80. US has two Airbus a day to PHX but other than that its CRJs to CLT and PHL. It also doesn't help that YX has slashed their 717 fleet and now the place is buzzing with their CRJs/ERJs.
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Vhqpa From South Africa, joined Jul 2005, 1415 posts, RR: 1 Reply 23, posted (4 years 7 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 4491 times:
Personally I would define a regional as an airport serving a metro area under a certain figure (ie. Under 500k inhabitants or so) and the aerodrome facilities regardless of whether they receive mainline jets or not. In fact here in Australia there is MCY which no longer has anything smaller then a 737-700 but retains the characteristics of a regional airport and serves a city of under 300k inhabitants. I consider this a regional airport despite not receiving regional aircraft. But having said that the term "regional airport" is such a broad term it could be interpreted in several different ways. So IMHO there isn't really a definitive "busiest regional airport"
As for MDW and LGA I don't see these as regional airports but rather Secondary airports as they aren't the international gateway but serve the metro areas of Chicago and New York respectively which are by no means small cities.
[Edited 2009-05-11 07:07:11]
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Contrails15 From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 1181 posts, RR: 0 Reply 24, posted (4 years 7 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4282 times:
I'm going with KPIT. I just came back from there and all you got is one huge airport with a lot of regional jets getting pumped out of there. Boy they weren't kidding when people on here said KPIT was dying out.
25 GentFromAlaska: Here is the FAA calender year 2007 busiest airports for pax boardings. Its a little over a year old but does not change that much year over year. CY20
26 Thestooges: How about the airport that sees the most passengers with no mainline service . . .
27 MMEPHX: thanks for that list, interesting read. But from that list I'd say Sacramento is the largest regional airport, as everything above is either a recogn
28 Nkops: Give it a little more time, it might be CVG...