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200 Busiest US Airports List [July 2020 Update]

Last update: 8th July 2020. May and June 2020 figures not available for some airports at this time.

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)

June – not currently available

May – not currently available

April 2020 – 453,362

April 2019 – 9,233,034

-95%

March 2020 – 4,612,678

March 2019 – 9,620,308

-52%

Feb 2020 – 7,790,620

Feb 2019 – 7,638,788

+2%

Jan 2020 – 8,310,329

Jan 2019 – 8,064,004

+3%

Los Angeles International Airport (Total passengers)

Los Angeles International Airport (Total passengers)

June – not currently available

May 2020 – 575,728

May 2019 – 7,613,486

-92%

April 2020 – 299,364

April 2019 – 7,233,370

-96%

March 2020 – 3,287,411

March 2019 – 7,368,798

-55%

Feb 2020 – 5,821,460

Feb 2019 – 6,050,003

-4%

Jan 2020 – 6,678,451

Jan 2019 – 6,748,074

-1%

O’Hare International Airport (Total passengers)

O'Hare International Airport (Total passengers)

June – not currently available

May – not currently available

April 2020 – 341,670

April 2019 – 6,833,400

-95%

March 2020 – 3,416,628

March 2019 – 6,972,710

-51%

Feb 2020 – 5,576,393

Feb 2019 – 5,420,253

+3%

Jan 2020 – 5,881,671

Jan 2019 – 5,487,599

+7%

Dallas Fort Worth (Total passengers)

Dallas Fort Worth (Total passengers)

June – not currently available

May 2020 – 1,353,656

May 2019 – 6,556,592

-79%

Apr 2020 – 483,713

Apr 2019 – 5,992,073

-92%

Mar 2020 – 3,327,669

Mar 2019 – 6,104,021

-46%

Feb 2020 – 5,557,975

Feb 2019 – 5,137,190

+8%

Jan 2020 – 5,783,847

Jan 2019 – 5,492,062

+5%

Denver International Airport (Total passengers)

Denver International Airport (Total passengers)

June – not currently available

May 2020 – 834,871

May 2019 – 6,041,706

-86%

Apr 2020 – 299,098

Apr 2019 – 5,321,437

-94%

March 2020 – 2,923,357

March 2019 – 5,451,215

-46%

Feb 2020 – 4,908,375

Feb 2019 – 4,588,397

+7%

Jan 2020 – 5,198,334

Jan 2019 – 4,914,602

+6%

What are the top 10 busiest airports in America?

  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

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 RankAirport2019 Enplaned Passengers (Million)
1Atlanta53.485
2Los Angeles42.880
3Chicago O’Hare40.872
4Dallas/Fort Worth35.764
5Denver33.575
6New York JFK31.036
7San Francisco27.701
8Seattle24.962
9Orlando24.550
10Las Vegas24.411
11Charlotte24.181
12Newark23.140
13Phoenix22.411
14Houston Bush21.897
15Miami21.292
16Boston20.679
17Minneapolis19.152
18Detroit Metro18.122
19Fort Lauderdale17.936
20Philadelphia15.989
21New York LaGuardia15.392
22Baltimore13.231
23Salt Lake City12.829
24San Diego12.641
25Washington Dulles11.857
26Washington Reagan11.576
27Tampa10.921
28Chicago Midway10.064
29Honolulu9.893
30Portland9.790
31Nashville8.923
32Austin8.498
33Dallas8.069
34St. Louis7.750
35San Jose7.676
36Houston7.057
37Raleigh/Durham6.907
38New Orleans6.858
39Oakland6.540
40Sacramento6.448
41Kansas City5.748
42Santa Ana5.150
43Fort Myers5.039
44San Antonio5.021
45Cleveland4.884
46Indianapolis4.684
47Pittsburgh4.675
48San Juan4.543
49Cincinnati4.396
50Columbus4.155
51Kahului3.776
52Jacksonville3.472
53West Palm Beach/Palm Beach3.453
54Milwaukee3.358
55Hartford3.318
56Burbank2.985
57Ontario2.717
58Anchorage2.654
59Albuquerque2.638
60Omaha2.450
61Buffalo2.448
62Charleston2.375
63Memphis2.307
64Richmond2.187
65Reno2.157
66Oklahoma City2.132
67Boise2.054
68Louisville2.035
69Norfolk1.987
70Providence1.965
71Spokane1.941
72Kona1.926
73Tucson1.845
74Grand Rapids1.784
75Long Beach1.749
76El Paso1.738
77Lihue1.629
78Birmingham1.511
79Sanford1.510
80Tulsa1.502
81Albany1.495
82Savannah1.458
83Des Moines1.421
84Palm Springs1.307
85Myrtle Beach1.282
86Rochester1.276
87Greenville-Spartanburg1.269
88Syracuse1.267
89Knoxville1.236
90Madison1.153
91St. Petersburg1.126
92Pensacola1.098
93Portland1.088
94Little Rock1.084
95Greensboro/High Point1.073
96Sarasota/Bradenton0.974
97Fresno0.965
98Fayetteville0.887
99Phoenix0.876
100White Plains0.863
101Wichita0.854
102Manchester0.851
103Dayton0.842
104Punta Gorda0.822
105Colorado Springs0.820
106Valparaiso0.813
107Asheville0.810
108Bozeman0.782
109Islip0.774
110Harrisburg0.742
111Lexington0.703
112Huntsville0.702
113Burlington0.686
114Midland/Odessa0.671
115Cedar Rapids/Iowa City0.665
116Columbia0.638
117Panama City0.621
118Eugene0.590
119Hilo0.583
120Springfield0.581
121Sioux Falls0.572
122Chattanooga0.551
123Jackson/Vicksburg0.548
124Fairbanks0.545
125Wilmington0.539
126Medford0.527
127Atlantic City0.519
128Lubbock0.516
129Santa Barbara0.509
130Key West0.483
131Bend/Redmond0.482
132Fargo0.472
133Billings0.463
134Trenton0.461
135Missoula0.452
136Jackson0.443
137Pasco/Kennewick/Richland0.437
138Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton0.433
139Mission/McAllen/Edinburg0.413
140Tallahassee0.412
141South Bend0.410
142Akron0.402
143Fort Wayne0.400
144Baton Rouge0.395
145Everett0.389
146Appleton0.386
147Charlottesville0.385
148Aguadilla0.369
149Juneau0.365
150Roanoke0.359
151Kalispell0.356
152Moline0.353
153Amarillo0.352
154Rapid City0.342
155Green Bay0.339
156Daytona Beach0.338
157Peoria0.338
158Harlingen/San Benito0.333
159Bellingham0.329
160Augusta0.328
161Mobile0.328
162Corpus Christi0.324
163Shreveport0.324
164Bismarck/Mandan0.309
165Aspen0.307
166Bangor0.304
167Flint0.300
168Scranton/Wilkes-Barre0.287
169Traverse City0.286
170Gulfport/Biloxi0.285
171Gainesville0.270
172San Luis Obispo0.267
173Newburgh/Poughkeepsie0.266
174Lafayette0.264
175Grand Junction0.249
176Evansville0.242
177Santa Rosa0.239
178Melbourne0.239
179Monterey0.233
180Charleston/Dunbar0.225
181Bristol/Johnson City/Kingsport0.220
182Fayetteville0.217
183Newport News/Williamsburg0.210
184Bloomington/Normal0.208
185Durango0.195
186Montgomery0.192
187State College0.191
188Eagle0.191
189Rochester0.182
190Concord0.179
191Idaho Falls0.176
192Great Falls0.174
193Minot0.163
194Lincoln0.163
195Lansing0.162
196Jacksonville/Camp Lejeune0.162
197Montrose/Delta0.158
198Elmira/Corning0.156
199Bethel0.156
200Latrobe0.155

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