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200 Busiest US Airports List [Sept 2020 Update]

Last update: 4th September 2020. Some figures not available for some airports at this time.

Table of Contents

Which airport is the busiest in the United States?
What are the top 5 busiest airports in the United States?
What are the top 10 busiest airports in America?
What are the top 20 busiest airports in the US?
What are the top 200 busiest airports in North America?

The US has some of the busiest airports in the world, but which ones are THE busiest?

Here’s a mega-list of the 200 busiest airports in the US ordered from most busy to least busy.

2020 monthly figures are based on the airports own reporting of their traffic numbers. Yearly figures are based on the most recent 2019 enplaned passenger figures from the US Dept of Transportation.

Which airport is the busiest in the United States?

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the busiest airport in the United States. It handles 53.4 million passengers on 362,713 flights per year. That’s almost 1,000 flights per day. This makes Atlanta one of the busiest airports in the world.

Atlanta was also the busiest airport in the US in 2018. In 2018, it handled 51.8 million passengers.

Atlanta saw 3.2% increase in passenger numbers between 2018 and 2019.

What are the top 5 busiest airports in the United States?

  1. Atlanta International Airport – 53.4 million passengers
  2. Los Angeles International Airport – 42.8 million passengers
  3. Chicago O’Hare International Airport – 40.8 million passengers
  4. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport – 35.7 million passengers
  5. Denver International Airport – 33.6 million passengers

Here is a further breakdown of the top 5 busiest airports in the US. See below the comparison between 2019 and 2020 data. As you can see there has been a massive drop off in March 2020 in all airports due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.

Atlanta International (Total passengers)

Atlanta International (Total passengers)

July 2020 – 1,523,462 passengers

July 2019 – 8,469,815 passengers

YoY Change: -82%


Jun 2020 – 1,583,500 passengers

Jun 2019 – 9,942,237 passengers

YoY Change: -84%


May 2020 – 846,919 passengers

May 2019 – 9,889,920 passengers

YoY Change: -91%


April 2020 – 453,362 passengers

April 2019 – 9,233,034 passengers

YoY Change: -95%


March 2020 – 4,612,678 passengers

March 2019 – 9,620,308 passengers

YoY Change: -52%


Feb 2020 – 7,790,620 passengers

Feb 2019 – 7,638,788 passengers

YoY Change: +2%


Jan 2020 – 8,310,329 passengers

Jan 2019 – 8,064,004 passengers

YoY Change: +3%


Los Angeles International Airport (Total passengers)

Los Angeles International Airport (Total passengers)

July 2020 – 128,678 passengers

July 2019 – 2,363,075 passengers

YoY Change: -95%


June 2020 – 128,678 passengers

June 2019 – 2,363,075 passengers

YoY Change: -95%


May 2020 – 575,728 passengers

May 2019 – 7,613,486 passengers

YoY Change: -92%


April 2020 – 299,364 passengers

April 2019 – 7,233,370 passengers

YoY Change: -96%


March 2020 – 3,287,411 passengers

March 2019 – 7,368,798 passengers

YoY Change: -55%


Feb 2020 – 5,821,460 passengers

Feb 2019 – 6,050,003 passengers

YoY Change: -4%


Jan 2020 – 6,678,451 passengers

Jan 2019 – 6,748,074 passengers

YoY Change: -1%


O’Hare International Airport (Total passengers)

O'Hare International Airport (Total passengers)

July – not currently available

June 2020 – 1,225,304 passengers

June 2019 – 7,658,150 passengers

YoY Change: -84%


May 2020 – 700,874 passengers

May 2019 – 7,787,488 passengers

YoY Change: -91%


April 2020 – 341,670 passengers

April 2019 – 6,833,400 passengers

YoY Change: -95%


March 2020 – 3,416,628 passengers

March 2019 – 6,972,710 passengers

YoY Change: -51%


Feb 2020 – 5,576,393 passengers

Feb 2019 – 5,420,253 passengers

YoY Change: +3%


Jan 2020 – 5,881,671 passengers

Jan 2019 – 5,487,599 passengers

YoY Change: +7%


Dallas Fort Worth (Total passengers)

Dallas Fort Worth (Total passengers)

July 2020 – 3,235,548 passengers

July 2019 – 7,152,230 passengers

YoY Change: -55%


June 2020 – 2,213,443 passengers

June 2019 – 6,839,573 passengers

YoY Change: -68%


May 2020 – 1,353,656 passengers

May 2019 – 6,556,592 passengers

YoY Change: -79%


Apr 2020 – 483,713 passengers

Apr 2019 – 5,992,073 passengers

YoY Change: -92%


Mar 2020 – 3,327,669 passengers

Mar 2019 – 6,104,021 passengers

YoY Change: -46%


Feb 2020 – 5,557,975 passengers

Feb 2019 – 5,137,190 passengers

YoY Change: +8%


Jan 2020 – 5,783,847 passengers

Jan 2019 – 5,492,062 passengers

YoY Change: +5%


Denver International Airport (Total passengers)

Denver International Airport (Total passengers)

July 2020 – 2,592,277 passengers

July 2019 – 6,732,686 passengers

YoY Change: -62%


June 2020 – 1,750,368 passengers

June 2019 – 6,385,666 passengers

YoY Change: -73%


May 2020 – 834,871 passengers

May 2019 – 6,041,706 passengers

YoY Change: -86%


Apr 2020 – 299,098 passengers

Apr 2019 – 5,321,437 passengers

YoY Change: -94%


March 2020 – 2,923,357 passengers

March 2019 – 5,451,215 passengers

YoY Change: -46%


Feb 2020 – 4,908,375 passengers

Feb 2019 – 4,588,397 passengers

YoY Change: +7%


Jan 2020 – 5,198,334 passengers

Jan 2019 – 4,914,602 passengers

YoY Change: +6%


What are the top 10 busiest airports in America?

  1. Atlanta International Airport53.4 million passengers
  2. Los Angeles International Airport42.8 million passengers
  3. Chicago O’Hare International Airport40.8 million passengers
  4. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport35.7 million passengers
  5. Denver International Airport33.6 million passengers
  6. New York JFK International Airport – 31 million passengers
  7. San Francisco International Airport27.7 million passengers
  8. Seattle International Airport25 million passengers
  9. Orlando International Airport24.5 million passengers
  10. Las Vegas International Airport – 24.4 million passengers

What are the top 20 busiest airports in the US?

  1. Atlanta International Airport – 53.4 million passengers
  2. Los Angeles International Airport – 42.8 million passengers
  3. Chicago O’Hare International Airport – 40.8 million passengers
  4. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport – 35.7 million passengers
  5. Denver International Airport – 33.6 million passengers
  6. New York JFK International Airport – 31 million passengers
  7. San Francisco International Airport – 27.7 million passengers
  8. Seattle International Airport – 25 million passengers
  9. Orlando International Airport – 24.5 million passengers
  10. Las Vegas International Airport – 24.4 million passengers
  11. Charlotte International Airport – 24 million passengers
  12. Newark International Airport – 23 million passengers
  13. Phoenix International Airport – 22.4 million passengers
  14. Houston Bush International Airport – 21.9 million passengers
  15. Miami International Airport – 21.2 million passengers
  16. Boston Logan International Airport – 20.7 million passengers
  17. Minneapolis International Airport – 19.1 million passengers
  18. Detroit Metro18.1 million passengers
  19. Fort Lauderdale International Airport – 17.9 million passengers
  20. Philadelphia International Airport – 16 million passengers

What are the top 200 busiest airports in North America?

2019 Rank Airport 2019 Enplaned Passengers (Million)
1 Atlanta 53.485
2 Los Angeles 42.880
3 Chicago O’Hare 40.872
4 Dallas/Fort Worth 35.764
5 Denver 33.575
6 New York JFK 31.036
7 San Francisco 27.701
8 Seattle 24.962
9 Orlando 24.550
10 Las Vegas 24.411
11 Charlotte 24.181
12 Newark 23.140
13 Phoenix 22.411
14 Houston Bush 21.897
15 Miami 21.292
16 Boston 20.679
17 Minneapolis 19.152
18 Detroit Metro 18.122
19 Fort Lauderdale 17.936
20 Philadelphia 15.989
21 New York LaGuardia 15.392
22 Baltimore 13.231
23 Salt Lake City 12.829
24 San Diego 12.641
25 Washington Dulles 11.857
26 Washington Reagan 11.576
27 Tampa 10.921
28 Chicago Midway 10.064
29 Honolulu 9.893
30 Portland 9.790
31 Nashville 8.923
32 Austin 8.498
33 Dallas 8.069
34 St. Louis 7.750
35 San Jose 7.676
36 Houston 7.057
37 Raleigh/Durham 6.907
38 New Orleans 6.858
39 Oakland 6.540
40 Sacramento 6.448
41 Kansas City 5.748
42 Santa Ana 5.150
43 Fort Myers 5.039
44 San Antonio 5.021
45 Cleveland 4.884
46 Indianapolis 4.684
47 Pittsburgh 4.675
48 San Juan 4.543
49 Cincinnati 4.396
50 Columbus 4.155
51 Kahului 3.776
52 Jacksonville 3.472
53 West Palm Beach/Palm Beach 3.453
54 Milwaukee 3.358
55 Hartford 3.318
56 Burbank 2.985
57 Ontario 2.717
58 Anchorage 2.654
59 Albuquerque 2.638
60 Omaha 2.450
61 Buffalo 2.448
62 Charleston 2.375
63 Memphis 2.307
64 Richmond 2.187
65 Reno 2.157
66 Oklahoma City 2.132
67 Boise 2.054
68 Louisville 2.035
69 Norfolk 1.987
70 Providence 1.965
71 Spokane 1.941
72 Kona 1.926
73 Tucson 1.845
74 Grand Rapids 1.784
75 Long Beach 1.749
76 El Paso 1.738
77 Lihue 1.629
78 Birmingham 1.511
79 Sanford 1.510
80 Tulsa 1.502
81 Albany 1.495
82 Savannah 1.458
83 Des Moines 1.421
84 Palm Springs 1.307
85 Myrtle Beach 1.282
86 Rochester 1.276
87 Greenville-Spartanburg 1.269
88 Syracuse 1.267
89 Knoxville 1.236
90 Madison 1.153
91 St. Petersburg 1.126
92 Pensacola 1.098
93 Portland 1.088
94 Little Rock 1.084
95 Greensboro/High Point 1.073
96 Sarasota/Bradenton 0.974
97 Fresno 0.965
98 Fayetteville 0.887
99 Phoenix 0.876
100 White Plains 0.863
101 Wichita 0.854
102 Manchester 0.851
103 Dayton 0.842
104 Punta Gorda 0.822
105 Colorado Springs 0.820
106 Valparaiso 0.813
107 Asheville 0.810
108 Bozeman 0.782
109 Islip 0.774
110 Harrisburg 0.742
111 Lexington 0.703
112 Huntsville 0.702
113 Burlington 0.686
114 Midland/Odessa 0.671
115 Cedar Rapids/Iowa City 0.665
116 Columbia 0.638
117 Panama City 0.621
118 Eugene 0.590
119 Hilo 0.583
120 Springfield 0.581
121 Sioux Falls 0.572
122 Chattanooga 0.551
123 Jackson/Vicksburg 0.548
124 Fairbanks 0.545
125 Wilmington 0.539
126 Medford 0.527
127 Atlantic City 0.519
128 Lubbock 0.516
129 Santa Barbara 0.509
130 Key West 0.483
131 Bend/Redmond 0.482
132 Fargo 0.472
133 Billings 0.463
134 Trenton 0.461
135 Missoula 0.452
136 Jackson 0.443
137 Pasco/Kennewick/Richland 0.437
138 Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton 0.433
139 Mission/McAllen/Edinburg 0.413
140 Tallahassee 0.412
141 South Bend 0.410
142 Akron 0.402
143 Fort Wayne 0.400
144 Baton Rouge 0.395
145 Everett 0.389
146 Appleton 0.386
147 Charlottesville 0.385
148 Aguadilla 0.369
149 Juneau 0.365
150 Roanoke 0.359
151 Kalispell 0.356
152 Moline 0.353
153 Amarillo 0.352
154 Rapid City 0.342
155 Green Bay 0.339
156 Daytona Beach 0.338
157 Peoria 0.338
158 Harlingen/San Benito 0.333
159 Bellingham 0.329
160 Augusta 0.328
161 Mobile 0.328
162 Corpus Christi 0.324
163 Shreveport 0.324
164 Bismarck/Mandan 0.309
165 Aspen 0.307
166 Bangor 0.304
167 Flint 0.300
168 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 0.287
169 Traverse City 0.286
170 Gulfport/Biloxi 0.285
171 Gainesville 0.270
172 San Luis Obispo 0.267
173 Newburgh/Poughkeepsie 0.266
174 Lafayette 0.264
175 Grand Junction 0.249
176 Evansville 0.242
177 Santa Rosa 0.239
178 Melbourne 0.239
179 Monterey 0.233
180 Charleston/Dunbar 0.225
181 Bristol/Johnson City/Kingsport 0.220
182 Fayetteville 0.217
183 Newport News/Williamsburg 0.210
184 Bloomington/Normal 0.208
185 Durango 0.195
186 Montgomery 0.192
187 State College 0.191
188 Eagle 0.191
189 Rochester 0.182
190 Concord 0.179
191 Idaho Falls 0.176
192 Great Falls 0.174
193 Minot 0.163
194 Lincoln 0.163
195 Lansing 0.162
196 Jacksonville/Camp Lejeune 0.162
197 Montrose/Delta 0.158
198 Elmira/Corning 0.156
199 Bethel 0.156
200 Latrobe 0.155

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