This is for my old pal STT757,
Air passenger traffic set a new record of 93,861,671 travelers at John F. Kennedy International, Newark Liberty International and LaGuardia airports in 2004, an increase of more than 12 percent over the 2003 total.
The previous annual record of 92,419,554 passengers was set in 2000.
In 2004, 37.5 million passengers passed through Kennedy Airport, representing an 18 percent increase over 2003 and making it the fastest-growing airport in the region and one of the fastest-growing airports in the nation.
Newark Airport saw an 8.3 percent increase, with 31.9 million passengers in 2004.
LaGuardia Airport had 24.4 million passengers in 2004, an increase of 8.7 percent.
The 12.2-percent increase in passengers at JFK
, Newark and LaGuardia was nearly two times the average rate of other major airports in the United States. Domestic passenger levels in 2004 were 3.1-percent higher than pre-9/11 levels. International traffic, which increased 15 percent in 2004, is expected to exceed pre-9/11 levels in 2005.
Pleased to see things getting back to normal in the NYC area!