Doug From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 860 posts, RR: 0 Posted (15 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2125 times:
Obviously I have a lot of time on my hands so here is a list of the busiest airports in the world.Factoring in the surrounding airports for the city.
#1 L.A 1.821.799
#2 Chicago 1.174.756
#3 New York 1.174.596
#4 Dallas 1.072.640
#5 Miami 984.637
#6 D.C 970.370
#7 San Francisco 938.674
#8 Atlanta 846.881
#9 Houston 703.956
these are all just takeoff and landing numbers from the 1998 stats what do you think?
Spaceman Spiff From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (15 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1976 times:
I think that any stats based on city rather than airport specific are going to be wrong because they can't and don't measure VFR traffic at uncontrolled fields. I think that the DOT regular ranking ATL, ORD,DFW etc. is as accurate as you can get. The numbers for total traffic above are fine but they may not be totally correct.
Acvitale From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 922 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (15 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1945 times:
If as your heading states you are measuring busiest airports and not cities your entire data model is flawed. Hence I do not agree with your method or results. If you are measuring busiest cities then you need to define more... IE London do you include gatwick, heathrow, city, stansted, other? Gen Aviation, Cargo, Commercial????
How about Chicago. Meigs, Gary, O hare Midway what others....
Doug From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 860 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (15 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1936 times:
C'mon people I am just merely throwing something out for fun.I am not trying to devise some new type of formula on world rankings,,,geezzz.And I am talking about all of the surrounding airports for that particular region (i.e)New York lga,ewr,jfk Los Angeles Lax,Santa Ana,Long Beach,Miami Fort Lauderdale,Pbi.Houston Intercontinental and Hobby and so forth.God forbid I try to be a little creative on the forum.
Dfw-man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 219 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (15 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1927 times:
That is pretty interesting I have always assumed that New York was the busiest region,and the Washington area airports are a little bit of a surprise,I mean with their numbers combined you would probably guess their numbers would be a little higher.The Miami numbers are more than what I would put them at.Try to come up with pax numbers combined.