List of the busiest airports in the United States

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

Busiest US airports by total passenger boardings[edit]

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. For instance, large hubs are those airports that each account for at least one percent of total US passenger enplanements. Medium hubs are defined as airports that each account for between 0.25 percent and one 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 sixteen 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]

Rank
(2018)
Airports (large hubs) IATA
Code
Major city served State 2018[3] 2017[4] 2016[5] 2015[6] 2014[7] 2013[8] 2012[9] 2011[10] 2010[11] 2009[12]
1 Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport ATL Atlanta GA 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 Los Angeles International Airport LAX Los Angeles CA 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
3 O'Hare International Airport ORD Chicago IL 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
4 Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport DFW Dallas/Fort Worth TX 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
5 Denver International Airport DEN Denver CO 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
6 John F. Kennedy International Airport JFK New York NY 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
7 San Francisco International Airport SFO San Francisco CA 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
8 Seattle–Tacoma International Airport SEA Seattle/Tacoma WA 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
9 McCarran International Airport LAS Las Vegas NV 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
10 Orlando International Airport MCO Orlando FL 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
11 Newark Liberty International Airport EWR New York/Newark NJ 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
12 Charlotte Douglas International Airport CLT Charlotte NC 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
13 Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport PHX Phoenix AZ 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
14 George Bush Intercontinental Airport IAH Houston TX 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
15 Miami International Airport MIA Miami FL 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
16 Logan International Airport BOS Boston MA 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
17 Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport MSP Minneapolis/St. Paul MN 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 Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport FLL Fort Lauderdale FL 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
19 Detroit Metropolitan Airport DTW Detroit MI 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
20 Philadelphia International Airport PHL Philadelphia PA 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
21 LaGuardia Airport LGA New York NY 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
22 Baltimore–Washington International Airport BWI Baltimore/Washington, D.C. MD 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 Salt Lake City International Airport SLC Salt Lake City UT 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
24 San Diego International Airport SAN San Diego CA 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 Washington Dulles International Airport IAD Washington, D.C. VA 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
26 Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport DCA Washington, D.C. VA 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
27 Midway International Airport MDW Chicago IL 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
28 Tampa International Airport TPA Tampa FL 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
29 Portland International Airport PDX Portland OR 9,805,535 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
30 Daniel K. Inouye International Airport HNL Honolulu HI 9,578,505 9,743,989 9,656,340 9,656,340 9,463,000 9,466,995 9,210,270 8,643,494 8,740,077 8,739,389
Rank
(2017)
Airports (Medium Hubs) IATA
Code
City Served State 2018 2017 2016 2015[5] 2014[1]
31 Dallas Love Field DAL Dallas TX 8,134,848 7,876,769 7,554,596 7,040,921 4,522,341
32 Nashville International Airport BNA Nashville TN 8,007,049 7,015,119 6,338,517 5,708,852 5,396,958
33 Austin-Bergstrom International Airport AUS Austin TX 7,921,797 6,973,115 6,095,545 5,797,547 5,219,982
34 St. Louis Lambert International Airport STL St. Louis MO 7,822,274 7,372,805 6,793,076 6,239,231 6,108,758
35 Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport SJC San Jose CA 7,140,616 6,225,148 5,321,603 4,885,690 4,621,003
36 William P. Hobby Airport HOU Houston TX 6,937,061 6,741,870 6,285,181 5,937,944 5,800,726
37 Oakland International Airport OAK Oakland CA 6,798,321 6,530,308 5,934,639 5,506,672 5,069,257
38 Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport MSY New Orleans LA 6,565,482 6,005,527 5,569,705 5,329,696 4,870,569
39 Raleigh-Durham International Airport RDU Raleigh/Durham NC 6,416,822 5,851,004 5,401,714 4,954,717 4,673,869
40 Sacramento International Airport SMF Sacramento CA 6,031,630 5,460,526 4,969,366 4,816,440 4,384,616
41 Kansas City International Airport MCI Kansas City MO 5,935,131 5,744,918 5,391,557 5,135,127 4,982,722
42 John Wayne Airport SNA Santa Ana CA 5,317,149 5,195,047 5,217,242 4,945,175 4,584,147
43 San Antonio International Airport SAT San Antonio TX 5,028,785 4,521,611 4,179,994 4,091,389 4,046,856
44 Cleveland Hopkins International Airport CLE Cleveland OH 4,836,580 4,562,740 4,205,739 4,083,476 3,686,315
45 Southwest Florida International Airport RSW Fort Myers FL 4,719,468 4,461,304 4,277,214 4,159,212 3,942,387
46 Indianapolis International Airport IND Indianapolis IN 4,695,040 4,376,432 4,216,766 3,889,567 3,605,908
47 Pittsburgh International Airport PIT Pittsburgh PA 4,327,431 3,986,114 3,890,677 3,827,860
48 Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport SJU San Juan PR 4,163,587 4,343,354 4,218,785 4,150,828
49 Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport CVG Cincinnati/Covington OH/KY 3,926,158 3,269,979 3,036,697 2,874,684
50 John Glenn Columbus International Airport CMH Columbus OH 4,054,572 3,765,007 3,567,864 3,312,496 3,115,501
51 Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport MKE Milwaukee WI 3,548,817 3,452,544 3,383,271 3,229,876 3,228,607
52 Kahului Airport OGG Kahului HI 3,442,189 3,352,813 3,220,753 3,019,338
53 Bradley International Airport BDL Hartford CT 3,330,734 3,214,976 2,982,194 2,926,047 2,913,380
54 Palm Beach International Airport PBI West Palm Beach FL 3,263,042 3,166,532 3,100,624 3,113,485 2,926,242
55 Jacksonville International Airport JAX Jacksonville FL 3,118,540 2,759,067 2,799,587 2,716,465 2,589,198
56 Birmingham Shuttlesworth International Airport BHM Birmingham AL 2,972,776 2,705,014 2,652,233 2,695,520 2,624,662
57 Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport ANC Anchorage AK 2,556,188 2,563,524 2,525,876 2,381,826
58 Albuquerque International Sunport ABQ Albuquerque NM 2,483,861 2,341,719 2,323,850 2,354,184
59 Hollywood Burbank Airport BUR Burbank CA 2,365,361 2,104,625 1,972,531 1,931,948
60 Buffalo Niagara International Airport BUF Buffalo NY 2,348,463 2,313,724 2,331,545 2,378,469
61 Eppley Airfield OMA Omaha NE 2,303,223 2,127,387 2,046,155 2,020,354
62 Ontario International Airport ONT Ontario CA 2,247,645 2,127,387 2,089,801 2,037,346

Total passenger traffic in graph[edit]

See source Wikidata query.


Busiest US airports by total passenger traffic (2018)[edit]

List of busiest airports in the US 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 Steady Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport[13] Atlanta, College Park, and Hapeville; Georgia ATL 107,394,029 Increase03.3 895,682 Increase01.7
2 Steady Los Angeles International Airport[14] Los Angeles, California LAX 87,534,384 Increase03.5 707,833 Increase01.1
3 Steady Chicago O'Hare International Airport[15] Chicago, Illinois ORD 83,245,472 Increase04.3 903,747 Increase04.2
4 Steady Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport[16] Coppell, Euless, Grapevine, and Irving; Texas DFW 69,112,607 Increase03.0 667,213 Increase02.0
5 Steady Denver International Airport[17] Denver, Colorado DEN 64,494,613 Increase05.1 603,403 Increase03.6
6 Steady John F. Kennedy International Airport[18] Queens, New York JFK 61,909,148 Increase03.9 455,529 Increase01.6
7 Steady San Francisco International Airport[19] San Mateo County, California SFO 57,793,313 Increase03.5 470,164 Increase02.1
8 Increase 1 Seattle–Tacoma International Airport[20] SeaTac, Washington SEA 49,849,520 Increase06.2 438,391 Increase05.4
9 Decrease 1 McCarran International Airport[21] Paradise, Nevada LAS 49,716,584 Increase02.5 539,857 Decrease00.6
10 Increase 2 Orlando International Airport[22] Orlando, Florida MCO 47,696,627 Increase06.9 347,672 Increase05.1
11 Decrease 1 Charlotte Douglas International Airport[23] Charlotte, North Carolina CLT 46,444,380 Increase01.2 550,013 Increase00.4
12 Decrease 1 Newark Liberty International Airport [24] Newark and Elizabeth, New Jersey EWR 46,065,175 Increase06.6 458,674 Increase04.6
13 Increase 1 Miami International Airport[25] Miami-Dade County, Florida MIA 45,044,312 Increase02.2 416,032 Increase00.7
14 Decrease 1 Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport[26] Phoenix, Arizona PHX 44,943,686 Increase02.3 434,252 Increase00.8
15 Steady George Bush Intercontinental Airport[27] Houston, Texas IAH 43,807,539 Increase07.6 466,738 Decrease03.6
16 Steady Logan International Airport[28] Boston and Winthrop, Massachusetts BOS 40,941,925 Increase06.6 424,024 Increase05.6
17 Steady Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport[29] Hennepin County, Minnesota MSP 38,037,381 Increase00.0 407,476 Decrease02.1
18 Increase 1 Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport[30] Broward County, Florida FLL 35,963,370 Increase010.6 329,662 Increase05.4
19 Decrease 1 Detroit Metropolitan Airport [31] Romulus, Michigan DTW 35,236,676 Increase01.5 393,681 Decrease00.4
20 Steady Philadelphia International Airport [32] Philadelphia and Tinicum Township, Pennsylvania PHL 31,691,956 Increase07.1 379,665 Increase02.6
21 Steady LaGuardia Airport [33] Queens, New York LGA 30,094,074 Increase01.8 372,025 Increase00.8
22 Steady Baltimore–Washington International Airport [34] Anne Arundel County, Maryland BWI 27,145,831 Increase02.9 266,569 Increase01.9
23 Steady Salt Lake City International Airport [35] Salt Lake City, Utah SLC 25,554,244 Increase05.6 337,276 Increase03.1
24 Increase 2 San Diego International Airport [36] San Diego, California SAN 24,238,300 Increase09.3 225,058 Increase07.5
25 Steady Washington Dulles International Airport [37] Dulles, Virginia IAD 24,060,709 Increase05.1 274,281 Increase03.6
26 Decrease 2 Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport [38] Arlington, Virginia DCA 23,464,618 Decrease01.8 293,827 Increase00.2
27 Steady Chicago Midway International Airport [39] Chicago, Illinois MDW 22,027,737 Decrease01.9 243,322 Decrease03.2
28 Steady Tampa International Airport [40] Tampa, Florida TPA 21,289,390 Increase08.5 206,938 Increase05.9
29 Steady Daniel K. Inouye International Airport Honolulu, Hawaii HNL
30 Steady Portland International Airport [41] Portland, Oregon PDX 19,882,788 Increase04.2 233,993 Increase02.2
31 Steady Dallas Love Field [42] Dallas, Texas DAL 16,229,151 Increase03.2 231,110 Increase01.6
32 Increase 1 Nashville International Airport [43] Nashville, Tennessee BNA 15,996,194 Increase013.2 216,966 Increase05.2
33 Increase 1 Austin–Bergstrom International Airport [44] Austin, Texas AUS 15,819,912 Increase013.9 210,080 Increase05.2
34 Decrease 2 St. Louis Lambert International Airport [45] St. Louis, Missouri STL 15,632,586 Increase05.9 - -
35 Steady Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport [46] San Jose, California SJC 14,319,292 Increase014.7 173,389 Increase011.3

46 busiest US 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.[47]

All 46 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 Atlanta, College Park, and Hapeville; Georgia ATL 104,171,935 Increase02.6 898,356 Increase01.8
2 Los Angeles International Airport Westchester, Los Angeles, California LAX 80,921,527 Increase08.0 697,138 Increase06.3
3 Chicago O'Hare International Airport Chicago, Illinois ORD 77,960,588 Increase01.3 867,635 Decrease00.9
4 Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Coppell, Euless, Grapevine, and Irving; Texas DFW 65,670,697 Increase00.2 672,748 Decrease01.3
5 John F. Kennedy International Airport Queens, New York JFK 59,105,513 Increase03.9 452,415 Increase03.0
6 Denver International Airport Denver, Colorado DEN 58,266,515 Increase07.9 565,503 Increase04.5
7 San Francisco International Airport San Mateo County, California SFO 53,099,282 Increase06.1 450,388 Increase04.8
8 McCarran International Airport Paradise, Nevada LAS 47,496,614 Increase04.5 541,428 Increase02.1
9 Seattle–Tacoma International Airport SeaTac, Washington SEA 45,736,700 Increase08.0 412,170 Increase08.1
10 Miami International Airport Miami-Dade County, Florida MIA 44,584,603 Increase00.5 414,234 Increase00.3
11 Charlotte Douglas International Airport Charlotte, North Carolina CLT 44,422,022 Decrease01.0 545,742 Increase00.3
12 Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Phoenix, Arizona PHX 43,302,381 Decrease01.6 440,643 Increase00.1
13 Orlando International Airport Orlando, Florida MCO 41,923,399 Increase08.0 316,981 Increase02.9
14 George Bush Intercontinental Airport Houston, Texas IAH 41,622,594 Decrease03.3 470,780 Decrease06.4
15 Newark Liberty International Airport Newark and Elizabeth, New Jersey EWR 40,563,285 Increase08.2 435,907 Increase05.3
16 Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport Hennepin County, Minnesota MSP 37,413,728 Increase02.3 412,872 Increase02.0
17 Logan International Airport Boston and Winthrop, Massachusetts BOS 36,356,917 Increase08.5 372,930 Increase02.5
18 Detroit Metropolitan Airport Romulus, Michigan DTW 34,401,254 Increase02.9 393,427 Increase03.7
19 Philadelphia International Airport Philadelphia and Tinicum Township, Pennsylvania PHL 30,155,090 Decrease04.1 394,022 Decrease04.2
20 LaGuardia Airport Queens, New York LGA 29,786,769 Increase04.7 369,987 Increase02.7
21 Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport Broward County, Florida FLL 29,205,002 Increase08.4 290,239 Increase04.4
22 Baltimore–Washington International Airport Anne Arundel County, Maryland BWI 25,122,651 Increase05.4 248,585 Increase00.9
23 Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Arlington, Virginia DCA 23,568,586 Increase02.4 295,038 Increase00.8
24 Salt Lake City International Airport Salt Lake City, Utah SLC 23,157,445 Increase04.5 320,137 Increase02.7
25 Chicago Midway International Airport Chicago, Illinois MDW 22,677,859 Increase02.1 253,046 Decrease00.2
26 Washington Dulles International Airport Dulles, Virginia IAD 21,817,340 Increase01.5 265,743 Decrease01.5
27 San Diego International Airport San Diego, California SAN 20,725,801 Increase03.2 197,132 Increase01.5
28 Daniel K. Inouye International Airport Honolulu, Hawaii HNL 19,878,659  – 00.0 316,154 Increase01.1
29 Tampa International Airport Tampa, Florida TPA 18,931,922 Increase00.6 N/A N/A
30 Portland International Airport Portland, Oregon PDX 18,352,767 Increase08.9 227,709 Increase04.4
31 Dallas Love Field Dallas, Texas DAL 15,562,738 Increase07.3 224,193 Increase03.7
32 St. Louis Lambert International Airport St. Louis, Missouri STL 13,959,126 Increase09.5 190,560 Increase02.5
33 Nashville International Airport Nashville, Tennessee BNA 12,979,803 Increase011.2 194,758 Increase05.6
34 William P. Hobby Airport Houston, Texas HOU 12,909,075 Increase06.1 200,741 Increase00.1
35 Austin–Bergstrom International Airport Austin, Texas AUS 12,436,849 Increase04.5 192,032 Increase00.4
36 Oakland International Airport Oakland, California OAK 12,070,967 Increase07.7 222,771 Increase03.3
37 Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport Kenner, Louisiana MSY 11,365,487 Increase04.6 N/A N/A
38 Raleigh–Durham International Airport Morrisville, North Carolina RDU 11,049,143 Increase011.1 191,348 Increase05.6
39 Kansas City International Airport Kansas City, Missouri MCI 11,041,767 Increase05.4 N/A N/A
40 Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport San Jose, California SJC 10,796,725 Increase010.2 N/A N/A
41 John Wayne Airport Santa Ana, California SNA 10,496,511 Increase03.1 284,246 Increase09.0
42 Sacramento International Airport Sacramento, California SMF 10,118,794 Increase05.3 N/A N/A
43 San Antonio International Airport San Antonio, Texas SAT 8,618,139 Increase01.3 N/A N/A
44 Southwest Florida International Airport Fort Myers, Florida RSW 8,604,673 Increase02.8 N/A N/A
45 Indianapolis International Airport Indianapolis, Indiana IND 8,511,959 Increase06.4 N/A N/A
46 Cleveland Hopkins International Airport Cleveland, Ohio CLE 8,422,676 Increase03.8 N/A N/A

25 busiest US 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.[48]

Rank Airport Name Location IATA
Code
Traffic
Passengers % chg.
2018/17
1 John F. Kennedy International Airport Queens, New York JFK 33,090,297 Increase03%
2 Los Angeles International Airport Westchester, California LAX 25,703,543 Increase05%
3 Miami International Airport Miami-Dade County, Florida MIA 20,262,416 Increase01%
4 San Francisco International Airport San Mateo County, California SFO 13,838,457 Increase07%
5 Newark Liberty International Airport Newark and Elizabeth, New Jersey EWR 13,586,434 Increase08%
6 O'Hare International Airport Chicago, Illinois ORD 13,317,224 Increase05%
7 Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport Atlanta, College Park, and Hapeville; Georgia ATL 12,226,580 Increase04%
8 George Bush Intercontinental Airport Houston, Texas IAH 10,350,838 Increase03%
9 Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Broward County, Florida FLL 8,308,311 Increase018%
10 Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Coppell, Euless, Grapevine, and Irving; Texas DFW 8,281,727 Increase01%
11 Washington Dulles International Airport Dulles, Virginia IAD 7,722,414 Increase03%
12 Logan International Airport Boston and Winthrop, Massachusetts BOS 7,087,235 Increase06%
13 Orlando International Airport Orlando, Florida MCO 6,202,505 Increase09%
14 Daniel K. Inouye International Airport Honolulu, Hawaii HNL 5,322,999 Decrease00%
15 Seattle-Tacoma International Airport SeaTac, Washington SEA 5,188,366 Increase06%
16 Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport Romulus, Michigan DTW 3,676,969 Increase04%
17 Philadelphia International Airport Philadelphia and Tinicum Township, Pennsylvania PHL 3,675,637 Increase03%
18 McCarran International Airport Paradise, Nevada LAS 3,589,934 Increase02%
19 Charlotte Douglas International Airport Charlotte, North Carolina CLT 3,118,687 Increase02%
20 Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport Hennepin County, Minnesota MSP 2,962,794 Increase02%
21 Denver International Airport Denver, Colorado DEN 2,895,462 Increase013%
22 Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport Barrigada and Tamuning, Guam GUM 2,536,621 Decrease011%
23 LaGuardia Airport Queens, New York LGA 2,180,569 Increase05%
24 Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Phoenix, Arizona PHX 2,063,946 Increase00%
25 Baltimore–Washington International Airport Anne Arundel County, Maryland BWI 1,220,092 Increase017%

10 busiest airports in the US 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.[49]

Rank Airport Name Location IATA
Code
Cargo
Ibs. % chg.
2017/16
1 Memphis International Airport Memphis, Tennessee MEM 23,949,525,780 Increase00.35%
2 Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport Anchorage, Alaska ANC 17,337,337,377 Increase02.79%
3 Louisville International Airport Louisville, Kentucky SDF 13,403,682,652 Increase04.68%
4 O'Hare International Airport Chicago, Illinois ORD 10,373,559,593 Increase010.84%
5 Miami International Airport Miami, Florida MIA 7,963,988,407 Increase00.82%
6 Los Angeles International Airport Westchester, California LAX 7,197,930,264 Increase03.85%
7 Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport Hebron, Kentucky CVG 5,700,282,994 Increase033.32%
8 Indianapolis International Airport Indianapolis, Indiana IND 5,138,500,318 Decrease0-3.58%
9 Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Coppell, Euless, Grapevine, and Irving; Texas DFW 4,155,362,297 Increase07.65%
10 Ontario International Airport Ontario, California ONT 3,522,510,318 Increase015.81%

See also[edit]

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