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Airport Capacity Profiles

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The FAA has updated the airport capacity profiles as part of its ongoing effort to assess the capacity characteristics of the nation’s busiest airports.  The capacity profiles replace the Airport Capacity Benchmark Report, first published in 2001 and revised in 2004.  This 2014 update was necessitated by changes in aviation trends, new runways that have been added to the National Airspace System (NAS), and improved modeling techniques. 

For the purposes of this technical report, capacity is the hourly throughput that an airport’s runways are able to sustain during periods of high demand.  Capacity is represented as the range between the ATC Facility Reported Rate (i.e., called rates) and a model-estimated rate.

Large Hub/Core Airport Profiles
City Airport (and profile link) Airport Code Version
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International (PDF, 3.18 MB) ATL Revised 2018
Boston Boston-Logan International (PDF, 2.99 MB) BOS Revised 2019
Baltimore Baltimore/Washington Thurgood Marshall Intl. (PDF, 2.25 MB) BWI Revised 2018
Charlotte Charlotte/Douglas International (PDF, 2.1 MB) CLT 2015
Washington, DC Ronald Reagan Washington National (PDF, 1.11 MB) DCA 2014
Denver Denver International (PDF, 1.08 MB) DEN 2014
Dallas-Fort Worth Dallas/Fort Worth International (PDF, 1.84 MB) DFW Revised 2018
Detroit Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County (PDF, 1.24 MB) DTW 2014
Newark Newark Liberty International (PDF, 1.19 MB) EWR 2014
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International (PDF, 1.49 MB) FLL 2015
Honolulu Honolulu International (PDF, 1.16 MB) HNL Revised 2017
Washington, DC Washington Dulles International (PDF, 1.75 MB) IAD 2015
Houston Houston George Bush Intercontinental (PDF, 1.12 MB) IAH 2014
New York New York John F. Kennedy International (PDF, 1.05 MB) JFK 2014
Las Vegas Las Vegas McCarran International (PDF, 1.39 MB) LAS 2015
Los Angeles Los Angeles International (PDF, 1.21 MB) LAX 2014
New York New York LaGuardia (PDF, 1.01 MB) LGA 2014
Orlando Orlando International (PDF, 1.07 MB) MCO 2014
Chicago Chicago Midway International (PDF, 2.77 MB)
Note: Background information explaining the historical called rate and configuration usage by flow in the updated profile will be posted soon.
MDW Revised 2018
Memphis Memphis International (PDF, 1.23 MB) MEM 2014
Miami Miami International (PDF, 1.09 MB) MIA 2014
Minneapolis-St Paul Minneapolis-Saint Paul International (PDF, 1.28 MB) MSP 2014
Chicago Chicago O'Hare International (PDF, 1.96 MB)
Note: Background information explaining the historical called rate and configuration usage by flow in the updated profile will be posted soon.
ORD Revised 2018
Philadelphia Philadelphia International (PDF, 1.21 MB) PHL 2014
Phoenix Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PDF, 1.01 MB) PHX 2014
Portland Portland International (PDF, 1.37 MB) PDX 2015
San Diego San Diego International (PDF, 1.13 MB) SAN 2014
Seattle-Tacoma Seattle-Tacoma International (PDF, 3.00 MB)
Note: Background information explaining the historical called rate and configuration usage by flow in the updated profile will be posted soon.
SEA Revised 2018
San Francisco San Francisco International (PDF, 1.29 MB) SFO 2014
Salt Lake City Salt Lake City International (PDF, 1.16 MB) SLC 2014
Tampa Tampa International (PDF, 1.07 MB) TPA 2014
Additional Airport Capacity Profiles
City Airport (and profile link) Airport Code Version
Long Beach Long Beach-Daugherty Field (PDF) LGB 2014
Oakland Metropolitan Oakland International (PDF, 1.14 MB) OAK 2014
Orange Country John Wayne-Orange County (PDF, 1.09 MB) SNA 2014

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