List of the busiest airports in the United States

These are lists of the busiest airports in the United States, based on various ranking criteria.

StatisticsEdit

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Busiest U.S. airports by total passenger boardingsEdit

The FAA uses passenger boarding for a full calendar year to determine Airport Improvement Program (AIP) entitlements.[1] The term hub is used by the FAA to identify very busy commercial service airports. Large hubs are the airports that each account for at least one percent of total U.S. passenger enplanements. Medium hubs are defined as airports that each account for between 0.25 percent and 1 percent of the total passenger enplanements.

The 30 large hubs move 70% of the passengers with a traffic increasing by 2.5% from 2016 to 2017, while the 31 medium hubs grew by 5.2% and 16 airports lost airline services between 2014 and 2018, from 445 to 429. Mainline carriers are up-gauging their fleet while scope clauses regional aircraft operations and turboprops and 50-seat regional jets are abandoned: aircraft with 50 seats or fewer represented 30% of domestic departures and 12% of seats offered in 2014, falling to 19% in 2018 and 7% of seats. Accounting for 18% of passenger traffic, medium hubs stimulate point-to-point services like for Southwest Airlines, operating at 29, carrying most mainline passengers at 24 and more than half at 10.[2]

1–31Edit

Rank
(2020)
Airports (large hubs) IATA
Code
Major cities served State 2020** 2019[3] 2018[4] 2017[5] 2016[6] 2015[7] 2014[8] 2013[9] 2012[10] 2011[11] 2010[12] 2009[13]
1 Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport ATL Atlanta GA 42,918,685 53,505,795 51,866,464 50,251,964 50,501,858 49,340,732 46,604,273 45,308,407 45,798,809 44,414,121 43,130,585 42,280,868
2 Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport DFW Dallas & Ft. Worth TX 39,364,990 35,778,573 32,800,721 31,816,933 31,283,579 31,589,832 30,766,940 29,038,128 28,022,877 27,518,358 27,100,656 26,663,984
3 Denver International Airport DEN Denver CO 33,741,129 33,592,945 31,363,573 29,809,097 28,267,394 26,280,043 26,000,591 25,496,885 25,799,832 25,667,499 25,241,962 24,013,669
4 O'Hare International Airport ORD Chicago IL 30,860,251 40,871,223 39,874,879 38,593,028 37,589,899 36,305,668 33,686,811 32,317,835 32,171,743 31,892,301 32,171,831 31,135,732
5 Los Angeles International Airport LAX Los Angeles CA 28,779,527 42,939,104 42,626,783 41,232,432 39,636,042 36,351,226 34,314,197 32,425,892 31,326,268 30,528,737 28,857,755 27,439,897
6 Charlotte Douglas International Airport CLT Charlotte NC 27,205,082 24,199,688 22,283,574 22,011,251 21,511,880 21,913,166 21,542,277 21,346,601 20,032,426 19,022,535 18,629,181 18,165,476
7 McCarran International Airport LAS Las Vegas NV 22,201,479 24,728,361 23,655,285 23,364,393 22,833,267 21,824,231 20,551,016 19,946,179 19,941,173 19,854,759 18,996,738 19,445,952
8 Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport PHX Phoenix AZ 21,978,708 22,433,552 21,623,842 21,185,458 20,896,265 21,351,445 20,344,867 19,525,109 19,556,189 19,750,306 18,907,171 18,559,647
9 Orlando International Airport MCO Orlando FL 21,617,803 24,562,271 23,184,634 21,565,448 20,283,541 18,759,938 17,278,608 16,884,524 17,159,425 17,250,415 17,017,491 16,371,016
10 Seattle–Tacoma International Airport SEA Seattle WA 20,061,507 25,001,762 24,894,338 22,639,124 21,887,110 21,231,781 18,781,489 17,450,425 16,625,787 16,425,732 15,406,243 15,273,092
11 Miami International Airport MIA Miami FL 18,663,858 21,421,031 21,025,210 20,709,225 20,875,813 20,986,341 19,468,523 19,420,089 18,987,488 18,342,158 17,017,654 16,187,768
12 George Bush Intercontinental Airport IAH Houston TX 18,213,571 21,905,309 21,157,948 19,603,731 20,062,072 20,595,874 19,772,054 18,952,840 19,038,958 19,306,660 19,528,631 19,290,239
13 John F. Kennedy International Airport[14] JFK New York City NY 16,630,642 31,036,655 30,541,459 29,533,154 29,239,151 27,782,369 26,244,928 25,036,358 24,520,943 23,664,830 22,934,047 22,710,272
14 Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport FLL Fort Lauderdale FL 16,484,132 17,950,989 17,613,957 15,817,043 14,263,270 13,061,607 11,987,607 11,538,140 11,445,101 11,332,466 10,829,810 10,258,118
15 San Francisco International Airport[15] SFO San Francisco CA 16,409,625 27,779,230 27,794,154 26,900,048 25,707,101 24,190,549 22,756,008 21,704,626 21,284,224 20,038,679 19,359,003 18,467,908
16 Newark Liberty International Airport[16] EWR Newark & New York City NJ 15,892,892 23,160,763 22,798,354 21,571,198 19,923,009 18,684,818 17,680,826 17,546,506 17,035,098 16,814,092 16,571,754 16,659,441
17 Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport MSP Minneapolis & Saint Paul MN 14,851,289 19,192,917 18,363,493 18,409,704 18,123,844 17,634,252 16,972,678 16,280,835 15,943,751 15,895,653 15,512,487 15,551,206
18 Detroit Metropolitan Airport DTW Detroit MI 14,105,007 18,143,040 17,437,716 17,036,092 16,826,287 16,255,520 15,775,941 15,683,523 15,599,877 15,716,865 15,643,890 15,211,402
19 Logan International Airport BOS Boston MA 12,618,128 20,699,377 20,010,262 18,759,742 17,749,202 16,290,362 15,425,869 14,810,153 14,293,675 14,171,476 13,561,814 12,566,797
20 Philadelphia International Airport PHL Philadelphia PA 12,559,026 12,840,841 12,228,677 11,615,954 11,143,738 10,634,519 10,139,065 9,668,048 9,579,836 9,701,756 9,910,493 9,903,821
21 St. Louis Lambert International Airport STL St. Louis MO 11,865,006 16,006,389 15,285,948 14,271,243 14,564,419 15,101,318 14,747,112 14,727,945 14,587,631 14,883,180 14,951,254 15,002,961
22 Baltimore/Washington International Airport BWI Baltimore MD 11,204,511 13,284,687 13,373,773 12,976,554 12,340,972 11,738,828 11,022,200 11,132,731 11,183,965 11,067,317 10,848,633 10,338,950
23 Tampa International Airport TPA Tampa FL 10,238,151 10,978,756 10,369,622 9,548,580 9,194,994 9,150,414 8,531,561 8,267,752 8,216,153 8,174,194 8,137,222 8,263,294
24 San Diego International Airport SAN San Diego CA 8,991,533 12,648,692 12,176,303 11,139,933 10,340,164 9,985,739 9,333,152 8,878,772 8,686,592 8,465,683 8,430,509 8,453,854
25 Salt Lake City International Airport SLC Salt Lake City UT 8,853,948 10,081,781 10,685,565 10,912,074 11,044,353 11,044,387 10,318,311 9,915,646 9,431,796 9,134,576 8,518,957 8,253,620
26 Washington Dulles International Airport IAD Washington, D.C. VA 8,333,460 11,884,117 11,628,309 11,024,306 10,596,942 10,363,918 10,415,948 10,570,993 10,785,683 11,043,829 11,276,481 11,132,098
27 Nashville International Airport BNA Nashville TN 8,284,570 9,132,344 8,007,049 7,015,119 6,338,517 5,708,852 5,396,958[17]
28 LaGuardia Airport[18] LGA New York NY 8,245,192 15,393,601 15,059,648 14,614,802 14,706,123 14,762,593 13,415,797 13,372,269 12,818,717 11,989,227 12,001,501 11,084,300
29 Dallas Love Field DAL Dallas TX 7,684,653 8,408,457 8,134,848 7,876,769 7,554,596 7,040,921 4,522,341
30 Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport DCA Washington, D.C. VA 7,574,966 11,595,454 11,367,176 11,506,310 11,470,854 11,242,375 10,057,794 9,838,034 9,462,206 9,053,004 8,736,804 8,490,288
31 Portland International Airport PDX Portland OR 7,084,543 9,797,408 9,940,866 9,435,473 9,071,154 8,340,234 7,878,760 7,452,603 7,142,620 6,808,486 6,582,227 6,430,119

**Total Passengers for 2020 (enplanements + deplanements)

32–60Edit

Rank
(2020)
Airports (medium hubs) IATA
Code
City served State 2020** 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015[6][citation needed] 2014[1]
32 Daniel K. Inouye International Airport HNL Honolulu HI 6,656,825 9,988,678 9,578,505 9,743,989 9,656,340 9,656,340 9,463,000
33 William P. Hobby Airport HOU Houston TX 6,476,309 7,069,614 6,937,061 6,741,870 6,285,181 5,937,944 5,800,726
34 Austin–Bergstrom International Airport AUS Austin TX 6,472,579 8,683,711 7,921,797 6,973,115 6,095,545 5,797,547 5,219,982
35 Midway International Airport MDW Chicago IL 6,302,402 7,946,986 7,822,274 7,372,805 6,793,076 6,239,231 6,108,758
36 Southwest Florida International Airport[19] RSW Fort Myers FL 5,978,414 5,144,467 4,719,568 4,461,304 4,350,650 4,231,134 4,025,959
37 Sacramento International Airport SMF Sacramento CA 5,583,052 6,454,413 6,031,630 5,460,526 4,969,366 4,816,440 4,384,616
38 Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport MSY New Orleans LA 5,289,538 6,717,105 6,565,482 6,005,527 5,569,705 5,329,696 4,870,569
39 Raleigh-Durham International Airport RDU Raleigh NC 4,883,913 6,919,429 6,416,822 5,851,004 5,401,714 4,954,717 4,673,869
40 Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport SJU San Juan PR 4,845,353[20] 4,590,117 4,033,412 4,163,587 4,343,354 4,218,785 4,150,828
41 Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport SJC San Jose CA 4,711,577 7,828,885 7,140,616 6,225,148 5,321,603 4,885,690 4,621,003
42 Oakland International Airport OAK Oakland CA 4,622,029 6,560,230 6,798,321 6,530,308 5,934,639 5,506,672 5,069,257
43 Kansas City International Airport MCI Kansas City MO 4,493,669 5,759,419 5,935,131 5,744,918 5,391,557 5,135,127 4,982,722
44 Cleveland Hopkins International Airport CLE Cleveland OH 4,122,517 4,894,541 4,836,580 4,562,740 4,205,739 4,083,476 3,686,315
45 Indianapolis International Airport IND Indianapolis IN 4,104,648 4,709,183 4,695,040 4,376,432 4,216,766 3,889,567 3,605,908
46 San Antonio International Airport SAT San Antonio TX 4,028,564 5,022,980 4,844,427 4,521,611 4,179,994 4,091,389 4,046,856
47 John Wayne Airport SNA Orange County CA 3,794,850 5,153,276 5,317,149 5,195,047 5,217,242 4,945,175 4,584,147
48 Pittsburgh International Airport PIT Pittsburgh PA 3,649,270 4,715,947 4,670,033 4,327,431 3,986,114 3,890,677 3,827,860
49 Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport CVG Cincinnati/Covington OH/KY 3,615,139 4,413,457 4,269,258 3,926,158 3,269,979 3,036,697 2,874,684
50 John Glenn Columbus International Airport CMH Columbus OH 3,269,127 4,172,067 4,054,572 3,765,007 3,567,864 3,312,496 3,115,501
51 Palm Beach International Airport PBI West Palm Beach FL 3,085,200 3,460,429 3,263,042 3,166,532 3,100,624 3,113,485 2,926,242
52 Jacksonville International Airport JAX Jacksonville FL 2,842,711 3,479,923 3,118,540 2,759,067 2,799,587 2,716,465 2,589,198
53 Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport MKE Milwaukee WI 2,627,215 3,374,073 3,548,817 3,452,544 3,383,271 3,229,876 3,228,607
54 Ontario International Airport ONT Ontario CA 2,538,482 2,723,002 2,499,171 2,247,645 2,127,387 2,089,801 2,037,346
55 Bradley International Airport BDL Hartford CT 2,427,478 3,323,614 3,330,734 3,214,976 2,982,194 2,926,047 2,913,380
56 Kahului Airport OGG Kahului HI 2,377,529 3,791,807 3,572,133 3,442,189 3,352,813 3,220,753 3,019,338
57 Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport ANC Anchorage AK 2,157,100 2,713,843 2,642,901 2,556,188 2,563,524 2,525,876 2,381,826
58 Eppley Airfield OMA Omaha NE 2,140,016 2,455,274 2,457,087 2,303,223 2,127,387 2,046,155 2,020,354
59 Memphis International Airport MEM Memphis TN 2,029,836
60 Reno–Tahoe International Airport RNO Reno NV 2,006,420

**Total Passengers for 2020 (enplanements + deplanements)

Busiest U.S. airports by total passenger traffic (2020)Edit

List of busiest airports in the U.S. based on total passengers, data are based on numbers provided from annual or monthly published figures by own airport authorities.

Rank Rank
change
Airport name Location IATA
Code
Traffic Aircraft
Passengers % chg.
2019/20
Movements % chg.
2019/20
1   Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport College Park, Georgia ATL 42,918,685   61.2 0
2   2 Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Irving, Texas DFW 39,364,990   47.6
3   2 Denver International Airport Denver, Colorado DEN 33,741,129   51.1
4   1 O'Hare International Airport Chicago, Illinois ORD 30,860,251   63.5
5   3 Los Angeles International Airport Los Angeles, California LAX 28,779,527   67.3
6   5 Charlotte Douglas International Airport Charlotte, North Carolina CLT 27,205,082   45.8
7   2 McCarran International Airport Paradise, Nevada LAS 22,201,479   56.9
8   5 Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Phoenix, Arizona PHX 21,978,708   52.5
9   1 Orlando International Airport Orlando, Florida MCO 21,617,803   57.3
10   2 Seattle–Tacoma International Airport SeaTac, Washington SEA 20,061,507   61.3
11   3 Miami International Airport Miami, Florida MIA 18,663,858   59.4
12   3 George Bush Intercontinental Airport Houston, Texas IAH 18,213,571   59.8
13   7 John F. Kennedy International Airport Queens, New York JFK 16,630,642   73.4
14   5 Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport Fort Lauderdale, Florida FLL 16,484,132   55.1
15   8 San Francisco International Airport San Mateo County, California SFO 16,409,625   71.5
16   4 Newark Liberty International Airport Newark, New Jersey EWR 15,892,892   65.7
17   Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport Minneapolis, Minnesota MSP 14,851,289   59.8
18   Detroit Metropolitan Airport Romulus, Michigan DTW 14,105,007   61.6
19   3 General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport Boston, Massachusetts BOS 12,618,128   70.3
20   3 Salt Lake City International Airport Salt Lake City, Utah SLC 12,559,026   53.2
21   1 Philadelphia International Airport Philadelphia, Pennsylvania PHL 11,865,006   64.1
22   Baltimore/Washington International Airport Linthicum Heights, Maryland BWI 11,204,511   58.5
23   4 Tampa International Airport Tampa, Florida TPA 10,238,151   54.5
24   San Diego International Airport San Diego, California SAN 8,991,533   64.3
25   4 Chicago Midway International Airport Chicago, Illinois MDW 8,853,948   57.5
26   1 Washington Dulles International Airport Dulles, Virginia IAD 8,333,460   66.4
27   4 Nashville International Airport Nashville, Tennessee BNA 8,284,570   54.7
28   7 LaGuardia Airport Queens, New York LGA 8,245,192   73.5
29   4 Dallas Love Field Dallas, Texas DAL 7,684,653   54.2
30   4 Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Arlington, Virginia DCA 7,574,966   68.4
31   1 Portland International Airport Portland, Oregon PDX 7,084,543   64.4
32   4 Daniel K. Inouye International Airport Honolulu, Hawaii HNL 6,656,825   69.6
33   William P. Hobby Airport Houston, Texas HOU 6,476,309   55.2
34   2 Austin–Bergstrom International Airport Austin, Texas AUS 6,472,579   62.7
35   1 St. Louis Lambert International Airport St Louis, Missouri STL 6,302,402   60.3


Busiest U.S. airports by total passenger traffic (2019)Edit

List of busiest airports in the U.S. based on total passengers, data are based on numbers provided from annual or monthly published figures by own airport authorities.

Rank Rank
change
Airport name Location IATA
Code
Traffic Aircraft
Passengers % chg.
2018/19
Movements % chg.
2018/19
1   Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport College Park, Georgia ATL 110,531,300  02.3 904,301  01.0
2   Los Angeles International Airport[21] Los Angeles, California LAX 88,068,013  00.6 691,257  02.3
3   O'Hare International Airport Chicago, Illinois ORD 84,649,115  01.7 919,704  01.8
4   Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Irving, Texas DFW 75,066,956  08.6 720,007  07.9
5   Denver International Airport Denver, Colorado DEN 69,015,703  07.0 640,098  06.1
6   John F. Kennedy International Airport[22] Queens, New York JFK 62,551,072  01.5 456,060  00.1
7   San Francisco International Airport San Mateo County, California SFO 57,488,023  00.5 458,496  02.5
8   Seattle–Tacoma International Airport[23] SeaTac, Washington SEA 51,829,239  04.0 450,487  02.8
9   McCarran International Airport[24] Paradise, Nevada LAS 51,537,638  03.7 552,962  02.4
10   Orlando International Airport Orlando, Florida MCO 50,613,072  06.1 357,689  02.9
11   Charlotte Douglas International Airport Charlotte, North Carolina CLT 50,168,783  08.0 578,263  05.1
12   Newark Liberty International Airport[25] Newark, New Jersey EWR 46,336,452  01.0 446,320  01.6
13   1 Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport[26] Phoenix, Arizona PHX 46,288,337  03.0 438,891  01.1
14   1 Miami International Airport Miami, Florida MIA 45,924,466  02.0 416,773  00.2
15   George Bush Intercontinental Airport[27] Houston, Texas IAH 45,264,059  03.3 478,070  02.4
16   General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport[28] Boston, Massachusetts BOS 42,522,411  03.9 427,176  00.7
17   Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport[29] Minneapolis, Minnesota MSP 39,555,035  04.0 406,076  00.3
18   1 Detroit Metropolitan Airport[30] Romulus, Michigan DTW 36,769,279  04.3 396,909  00.8
19   1 Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport[31] Fort Lauderdale, Florida FLL 36,747,622  02.2 331,447  00.6
20   Philadelphia International Airport Philadelphia, Pennsylvania PHL 33,018,886   4.2 390,321  02.8
21   LaGuardia Airport[32] Queens, New York LGA 31,084,894  03.3 373,356  00.4
22   Baltimore/Washington International Airport Linthicum Heights, Maryland BWI 26,993,896  00.6 262,597  01.5
23   Salt Lake City International Airport[33] Salt Lake City, Utah SLC 26,808,014  04.9 344,715  02.2
24   San Diego International Airport[34] San Diego, California SAN 25,216,947  04.0 231,354  02.8
25   Washington Dulles International Airport Dulles, Virginia IAD 24,817,677  03.1 285,042  03.9
26   Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Arlington, Virginia DCA 23,945,527  01.8 292,682  00.4
27   1 Tampa International Airport[35] Tampa, Florida TPA 22,497,953  05.7 217,360  05.0
28   1 Daniel K. Inouye International Airport[36] Honolulu, Hawaii HNL 21,870,691  04.2 326,832   10.70
29   2 Chicago Midway International Airport Chicago, Illinois MDW 20,844,860  05.4 232,084  04.6
30   Portland International Airport[37] Portland, Oregon PDX 19,891,365  00.0 238,384  01.9
31   1 Nashville International Airport[38] Nashville, Tennessee BNA 18,273,434  014.2
32   1 Austin–Bergstrom International Airport Austin, Texas AUS 17,343,729  09.6 209,726  00.2
33   2 Dallas Love Field[39] Dallas, Texas DAL 16,780,158  03.4 231,879  00.3
34   St. Louis Lambert International Airport[40] St Louis, Missouri STL 15,878,527  01.6 193,925  00.2
35   Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport[41] San Jose, California SJC 15,650,444  09.3 207,111  019.4

Busiest U.S. airports by total passenger traffic (2018)Edit

List of busiest airports in the U.S. based on total passengers, data are based on numbers provided from annual or monthly published figures by own airport authorities.

Rank Rank
change
Airport name Location IATA
Code
Traffic Aircraft
Passengers % chg.
2017/18
Movements % chg.
2017/18
1   Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport[42] College Park, Georgia ATL 107,394,029  03.3 895,682  01.7
2   Los Angeles International Airport[43] Los Angeles, California LAX 87,534,384  03.5 707,833  01.1
3   O'Hare International Airport[44] Chicago, Illinois ORD 83,245,472  04.3 903,747  04.2
4   Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport[45] Irving, Texas DFW 69,112,607  03.0 667,213  02.0
5   Denver International Airport[46] Denver, Colorado DEN 64,494,613  05.1 603,403  03.6
6   John F. Kennedy International Airport[47] Queens, New York JFK 61,909,148  03.9 455,529  01.6
7   San Francisco International Airport[48] South San Francisco, California SFO 57,793,313  03.5 470,164  02.1
8   1 Seattle–Tacoma International Airport[49] SeaTac, Washington SEA 49,849,520  06.2 438,391  05.4
9   1 McCarran International Airport[50] Las Vegas, Nevada LAS 49,716,584  02.5 539,857  00.6
10   2 Orlando International Airport[51] Orlando, Florida MCO 47,696,627  06.9 347,672  05.1
11   1 Charlotte Douglas International Airport[52] Charlotte, North Carolina CLT 46,444,380  01.2 550,013  00.4
12   1 Newark Liberty International Airport[53] Newark, New Jersey EWR 46,065,175  06.6 458,674  04.6
13   1 Miami International Airport[54] Miami, Florida MIA 45,044,312  02.2 416,032  00.7
14   1 Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport[55] Phoenix, Arizona PHX 44,943,686  02.3 434,252  00.8
15   George Bush Intercontinental Airport[56] Houston, Texas IAH 43,807,539  07.6 466,738  03.6
16   General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport[57] Boston, Massachusetts BOS 40,941,925  06.6 424,024  05.6
17   Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport[58] Minneapolis, Minnesota MSP 38,037,381  00.0 407,476  02.1
18   1 Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport[59] Fort Lauderdale, Florida FLL 35,963,370  010.6 329,662  05.4
19   1 Detroit Metropolitan Airport[60] Romulus, Michigan DTW 35,236,676  01.5 393,681  00.4
20   Philadelphia International Airport[61] Philadelphia, Pennsylvania PHL 31,691,956  07.1 379,665  02.6
21   LaGuardia Airport[62] Queens, New York LGA 30,094,074  01.8 372,025  00.8
22   Baltimore/Washington International Airport[63] Linthicum Heights, Maryland BWI 27,145,831  02.9 266,569  01.9
23   Salt Lake City International Airport[64] Salt Lake City, Utah SLC 25,554,244  05.6 337,276  03.1
24   2 San Diego International Airport[65] San Diego, California SAN 24,238,300  09.3 225,058  07.5
25   Washington Dulles International Airport[66] Dulles, Virginia IAD 24,060,709  05.1 274,281  03.6
26   2 Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport[67] Arlington, Virginia DCA 23,464,618  01.8 293,827  00.2
27   Chicago Midway International Airport[68] Chicago, Illinois MDW 22,027,737  01.9 243,322  03.2
28   Tampa International Airport[69] Tampa, Florida TPA 21,289,390  08.5 206,938  05.9
29   Daniel K. Inouye International Airport Honolulu, Hawaii HNL 20,990,932  01.1 295,233   5.30
30   Portland International Airport[70] Portland, Oregon PDX 19,882,788  04.2 233,993  02.2
31   Dallas Love Field[71] Dallas, Texas DAL 16,229,151  03.2 231,110  01.6
32   1 Nashville International Airport[72] Nashville, Tennessee BNA 15,996,194  013.2 216,966  05.2
33   1 Austin–Bergstrom International Airport[73] Austin, Texas AUS 15,819,912  013.9 210,080  05.2
34   2 St. Louis Lambert International Airport[74] St Louis, Missouri STL 15,632,586  05.9 - -
35   Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport[75] San Jose, California SJC 14,319,292  014.7 173,389  011.3

36 busiest U.S. airports by total passenger traffic (2016)Edit

Listed according to data compiled by Airports Council International North America, and ranked according to total passengers during 2016.

All 36 airports on this list are also featured on the FAA list, but the order varies. The FAA ranks by passengers boarding. ACI ranks by sum of boarding, disembarking, and flying through without leaving airplane. The statistics are slightly more than twice as high.

Rank Airport name Location IATA
Code
Traffic Aircraft
Passengers % chg.
2015/16
Movements % chg.
2015/16
1 Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport College Park, Georgia ATL 104,171,935  02.6 898,356  01.8
2 Los Angeles International Airport Los Angeles, California LAX 80,921,527  08.0 697,138  06.3
3 O'Hare International Airport Chicago, Illinois ORD 77,960,588  01.3 867,635  00.9
4 Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Irving, Texas DFW 65,670,697  00.2 672,748  01.3
5 John F. Kennedy International Airport Queens, New York JFK 59,105,513  03.9 452,415  03.0
6 Denver International Airport Denver, Colorado DEN 58,266,515  07.9 565,503  04.5
7 San Francisco International Airport South San Francisco, California SFO 53,099,282  06.1 450,388  04.8
8 McCarran International Airport Las Vegas, Nevada LAS 47,496,614  04.5 541,428  02.1
9 Seattle–Tacoma International Airport SeaTac, Washington SEA 45,736,700  08.0 412,170  08.1
10 Miami International Airport Miami, Florida MIA 44,584,603  00.5 414,234  00.3
11 Charlotte Douglas International Airport Charlotte, North Carolina CLT 44,422,022  01.0 545,742  00.3
12 Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Phoenix, Arizona PHX 43,302,381  01.6 440,643  00.1
13 Orlando International Airport Orlando, Florida MCO 41,923,399  08.0 316,981  02.9
14 George Bush Intercontinental Airport Houston, Texas IAH 41,622,594  03.3 470,780  06.4
15 Newark Liberty International Airport Newark, New Jersey EWR 40,563,285  08.2 435,907  05.3
16 Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport Minneapolis, Minnesota MSP 37,413,728  02.3 412,872  02.0
17 General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport Boston, Massachusetts BOS 36,356,917  08.5 372,930  02.5
18 Detroit Metropolitan Airport Romulus, Michigan DTW 34,401,254  02.9 393,427  03.7
19 Philadelphia International Airport Philadelphia, Pennsylvania PHL 30,155,090  04.1 394,022  04.2
20 LaGuardia Airport Queens, New York LGA 29,786,769  04.7 369,987  02.7
21 Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport Fort Lauderdale, Florida FLL 29,205,002  08.4 290,239  04.4
22 Baltimore/Washington International Airport Linthicum Heights, Maryland BWI 25,122,651  05.4 248,585  00.9
23 Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Arlington, Virginia DCA 23,568,586  02.4 295,038  00.8
24 Salt Lake City International Airport Salt Lake City, Utah SLC 23,157,445  04.5 320,137  02.7
25 Chicago Midway International Airport Chicago, Illinois MDW 22,677,859  02.1 253,046  00.2
26 Washington Dulles International Airport Dulles, Virginia IAD 21,817,340  01.5 265,743  01.5
27 San Diego International Airport San Diego, California SAN 20,725,801  03.2 197,132  01.5
28 Honolulu International Airport Honolulu, Hawaii HNL 19,878,659  – 00.0 316,154  01.1
29 Tampa International Airport Tampa, Florida TPA 18,931,922  00.6 N/A N/A
30 Portland International Airport Portland, Oregon PDX 18,352,767  08.9 227,709  04.4
31 Dallas Love Field Dallas, Texas DAL 15,562,738  07.3 224,193  03.7
32 St. Louis Lambert International Airport St Louis, Missouri STL 13,959,126  09.5 190,560  02.5
33 Nashville International Airport Nashville, Tennessee BNA 12,979,803  011.2 194,758  05.6
34 William P. Hobby Airport Houston, Texas HOU 12,909,075  06.1 200,741  00.1
35 Austin–Bergstrom International Airport Austin, Texas AUS 12,436,849  04.5 192,032  00.4
36 Oakland International Airport Oakland, California OAK 12,070,967  07.7 222,771  03.3

25 busiest U.S. airports by international passenger traffic (2018)Edit

Listed according to data compiled by the Office of Aviation Analysis (part of the United States Department of Transportation) and ranked according to total international passengers during 2018.[76]

Rank Airport name Location IATA
Code
Traffic
Passengers % chg.
2018/17
1 John F. Kennedy International Airport Queens, New York JFK 33,090,297  03%
2 Los Angeles International Airport Los Angeles, California LAX 25,703,543  05%
3 Miami International Airport Miami, Florida MIA 20,262,416  01%
4 San Francisco International Airport South San Francisco, California SFO 13,838,457  07%
5 Newark Liberty International Airport Newark, New Jersey EWR 13,586,434  08%
6 O'Hare International Airport Chicago, Illinois ORD 13,317,224  05%
7 Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport College Park, Georgia ATL 12,226,580  04%
8 George Bush Intercontinental Airport Houston, Texas IAH 10,350,838  03%
9 Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Fort Lauderdale, Florida FLL 8,308,311  018%
10 Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Irving, Texas DFW 8,281,727  01%
11 Washington Dulles International Airport Dulles, Virginia IAD 7,722,414  03%
12 General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport Boston, Massachusetts BOS 7,087,235  06%
13 Orlando International Airport Orlando, Florida MCO 6,202,505  09%
14 Daniel K. Inouye International Airport Honolulu, Hawaii HNL 5,322,999  00%
15 Seattle-Tacoma International Airport SeaTac, Washington SEA 5,188,366  06%
16 Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport Romulus, Michigan DTW 3,676,969  04%
17 Philadelphia International Airport Philadelphia, Pennsylvania PHL 3,675,637  03%
18 McCarran International Airport Paradise, Nevada LAS 3,589,934  02%
19 Charlotte Douglas International Airport Charlotte, North Carolina CLT 3,118,687  02%
20 Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport Minneapolis, Minnesota MSP 2,962,794  02%
21 Denver International Airport Denver, Colorado DEN 2,895,462  013%
22 Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport Barrigada, Guam GUM 2,536,621  011%
23 LaGuardia Airport Queens, New York LGA 2,180,569  05%
24 Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Phoenix, Arizona PHX 2,063,946  00%
25 Baltimore/Washington International Airport Linthicum Heights, Maryland BWI 1,220,092  017%

10 busiest airports in the U.S. by total cargo throughput (2017)Edit

Listed according to data compiled by the Federal Aviation Administration for the United States and ranked according to total cargo throughput in pounds during 2017.[77]

Rank Airport name Location IATA
code
Cargo
Ibs. % chg.
2017/16
1 Memphis International Airport Memphis, Tennessee MEM 23,949,525,780  00.35%
2 Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport Anchorage, Alaska ANC 17,337,337,377  02.79%
3 Louisville International Airport Louisville, Kentucky SDF 13,403,682,652  04.68%
4 O'Hare International Airport Chicago, Illinois ORD 10,373,559,593  010.84%
5 Miami International Airport Miami, Florida MIA 7,963,988,407  00.82%
6 Los Angeles International Airport Los Angeles, California LAX 7,197,930,264  03.85%
7 Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport Hebron, Kentucky CVG 5,700,282,994  033.32%
8 Indianapolis International Airport Indianapolis, Indiana IND 5,138,500,318  0-3.58%
9 Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Irving, Texas DFW 4,155,362,297  07.65%
10 Ontario International Airport Ontario, California ONT 3,522,510,318  015.81%

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