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Futterman
08-29-2005, 10:44 AM
PORT AUTHORITY AIRPORTS LEAD NATION
IN RECORD-SETTING YEAR FOR TRAVEL ABROAD

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.

Port Authority Chairman Anthony R. Coscia, .Last year was a record-setting year
in more ways than one. While airports across the country were setting a new
benchmark for overseas travel, the Port Authority reported passenger growth of
more than 12 percent at the three major airports to set a record of nearly 94
million passengers in 2004, and we.re projecting another record year with about
100 million passengers in 2005. By focusing our resources on components of our
10-year strategic plan, we.ll continue to meet and encourage future growth that
supports tourism and commerce, and ensures economic strength for the entire
region.

I think this is pretty cool, but not unexpected. New York definitely has a geographical advantage, though, making it an easy choice for anyone headed to Europe. I wonder where airports like BOS, ATL, and MIA were on this list. Thoughts?

Brian

jakbar
08-29-2005, 08:53 PM
JFK rocks! Not a surprise, really...

T-Bird76
08-29-2005, 10:30 PM
Well their motto is "Where New York Meets the World"

STT757
09-26-2005, 08:50 PM
I wonder where airports like BOS, ATL, and MIA were on this list. Thoughts?

Brian

The top tier US International Airports:

JFK, MIA, LAX

The next Tier:

EWR, ORD, SFO

STT757
09-26-2005, 08:50 PM
I wonder where airports like BOS, ATL, and MIA were on this list. Thoughts?

Brian

The top tier US International Airports:

JFK, MIA, LAX

The next Tier:

EWR, ORD, SFO