Nice table, but some incorrect info for NYC area.
"4. NYC: 81M (JFK
94 million, not 81 million. Kind of makes u question the whole table.
From a press release dates 3/1/05 www.panynj.gov
Nearly 94 Million Passengers Used John F. Kennedy International, Newark Liberty International and LaGuardia Airports in 2004, Exceeding Pre-9/11 Annual Total
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.
Renewed air traveler confidence, extensive public and private investments, strong demand and low airfares helped the Port Authority – operator of the nation’s largest airport system – to reach the new record a year earlier than originally anticipated. The previous annual record of 92,419,554 passengers was set in 2000. Passenger traffic fell sharply following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
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.
Passengers at John F. Kennedy International, Newark Liberty International and LaGuardia airports combined for nearly 25 percent of all U.S. travelers who went abroad in 2004, according to statistics released this month by the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Kennedy Airport led all airports in the nation with more than 4.7 million of the record 27.4 million U.S. citizens who traveled abroad in 2004, excluding Canada and Mexico. Kennedy’s outbound overseas travel accounted for 17.2 percent of the nation’s total.
Newark Liberty ranked fifth on the list, with more than 1.9 million outbound overseas travelers, or 7.1 percent of the country’s total. LaGuardia ranked 27th with more than 75,000 outbound overseas travelers, or 0.3 percent of the U.S. total.