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  • By the Book: 2012 City Air Traffic


    (ATR) On average, New York City has the highest passenger capacity of the five 2012 Olympic host cities, based on 2004 statistics. Based on predictions of capacity for 2012, once again, New York will have the highest number of passengers per hour.

    Average hourly passenger rate for 2004 and 2012, plus number of available airports (in parenthesis):

    New York: 58,400/ 63,400 (3)
    Madrid: 7,500/ 18,000 (1)
    Paris: 36,783/ 51,615 (2)
    London: 33,000/49,000 (4)
    Moscow: 4,500/ 10,600 (3)

    By the Book is an ongoing feature for Around the Rings.Com readers. From now until June 3, weĆ¢??ll post daily updates at with side-by-side comparisons of the five 2012 cities drawn from the bid books submitted to the IOC.

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