US Top 10 Airports

According to the 2011-2015 National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS), there are over 19,700 airports in the United States. 5,170 of these airports are open to the general public and 503 of them serve commercial flights.

A great deal of flights within the USA are domestic flights as North America is over 9,826,675 km² in total which would be a considerable amount of driving if you were to travel by car. This contributes to a large amount of air travel travellers through the popular and smaller airports.

These are the Top 10 busiest airports by passenger numbers in the US for 2012:


Airport City IATA Passengers 2012 Passengers 2011 Change
Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Atlanta ATL 95,513,828 92,389,023 0.97%
Chicago O’Hare International Chicago ORD 66,633,503 66,701,241 1.00%
Los Angeles International Los Angeles LAX 63,688,121 61,862,052 0.97%
Dallas Fort Worth International Dallas-Fort Worth DFW 58,621,369 57,832,495 0.99%
Denver International Denver DEN 53,156,278 52,849,132 0.99%
John F Kennedy International New York JFK 49,291,765 47,644,060 0.97%
San Francisco International San Francisco SFO 44,399,885 40,927,786 0.92%
Charlotte Douglas International Charlotte CLT 41,228,372 39,043,708 0.95%
McCarran International Las Vegas LAS 40,799,830 40,560,285 0.99%
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Phoenix PHX 40,421,611 40,591,948 1.00%

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