Top 100 U.S. Airports in 2015

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Ranked by Passenger & Cargo Volumes

In 2015, airports in the U.S. handled a total of 809.3 million departing passengers (up from 771.9M in 2014) of which 707.7 million or 87.4% were departing for a domestic destination while the remaining 101.6 million or 12.6% departed for a destination abroad.

In the following, a list of the Top 100 U.S. Airports in 2015 is provided. Airports are ranked by both total no. of departing passengers and total tons of departing cargo.

In 2015, the #1 airport by departing passengers was Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson (ATL) with 49.8 million or 6.2% of all passengers departing from a U.S. airport. Runner-up was Los Angeles International (LAX) with 37.1 million passengers (4.6%) followed by Chicago O'Hare (ORD) in third place with 36.5 million (4.5%). Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) with 31.7 million (3.9%) and New York Kennedy (JFK) with 28.0 million (3.5%) take 4th and 5th place, respectively.

In 2015, the #1 airport by tons of departing cargo was Memphis International (MEM), the global "SuperHub" of FedEx, with 2.4 million tons (departing cargo) or 14.2% of all cargo departing from a U.S. airport. Runner-up was Anchorage - Ted Stevens International (ANC) with 2.0 million tons (11.9%) followed by Louisville International (home of the UPS Worldport) in third place with 1.3 million tons (7.8%). Los Angeles International (LAX) with 1.1 million tons tons (6.3%) and Miami International (MIA) with 873,244 tons (5.1%) take 4th and 5th place, respectively.

Top 10 U.S. Airports

Passengers (million)

% of Total

Atlanta, GA (ATL)
Los Angeles, CA (LAX)
Chicago, IL (ORD)
Dallas/Ft Worth, TX (DFW)
New York, NY (JFK)
Denver, CO (DEN)
San Francisco, CA (SFO)
Charlotte, NC (CLT)
Las Vegas, NV (LAS)
Phoenix, AZ (PHX)

49.78 37.06 36.49 31.71 28.03 26.63 24.37 22.24 22.10 21.94

6.2% 4.6% 4.5% 3.9% 3.5% 3.3% 3.0% 2.7% 2.7% 2.7%

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Top-100 US Airports by Departing Passengers and Cargo

Top 100 U.S. Airports 2015 | By Total No. of Departing Passengers

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Airport Name

Passengers (PAX)

Domestic PAX

Int'l PAX

Departures

Seats per Aircraft

Atlanta, GA (ATL)
Los Angeles, CA (LAX)
Chicago, IL (ORD)
Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (DFW)
New York, NY (JFK)
Denver, CO (DEN)
San Francisco, CA (SFO)
Charlotte, NC (CLT)
Las Vegas, NV (LAS)
Phoenix, AZ (PHX)
Miami, FL (MIA)
Houston, TX (IAH)
Seattle, WA (SEA)
Orlando, FL (MCO)
Newark, NJ (EWR)
Minneapolis, MN (MSP)
Boston, MA (BOS)
Detroit, MI (DTW)
Philadelphia, PA (PHL)
New York, NY (LGA)
Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL)
Baltimore, MD (BWI)
Washington, DC (DCA)
Chicago, IL (MDW)
Salt Lake City, UT (SLC)
Washington, DC (IAD)
San Diego, CA (SAN)
Honolulu, HI (HNL)
Tampa, FL (TPA)
Portland, OR (PDX)
Dallas, TX (DAL)
St. Louis, MO (STL)
Houston, TX (HOU)
Austin, TX (AUS)
Nashville, TN (BNA)
Oakland, CA (OAK)
New Orleans, LA (MSY)
Kansas City, MO (MCI)
Raleigh/Durham, NC (RDU)
Santa Ana, CA (SNA)
San Jose, CA (SJC)
Sacramento, CA (SMF)
San Juan, PR (SJU)
San Antonio, TX (SAT)
Fort Myers, FL (RSW)
Indianapolis, IN (IND)
Cleveland, OH (CLE)
Pittsburgh, PA (PIT)
Columbus, OH (CMH)
Milwaukee, WI (MKE)
Kahului, HI (OGG)
West Palm Beach, FL (PBI)
Cincinnati, OH (CVG)
Hartford, CT (BDL)
Jacksonville, FL (JAX)
Anchorage, AK (ANC)
Albuquerque, NM (ABQ)
Buffalo, NY (BUF)
Ontario, CA (ONT)
Omaha, NE (OMA)
Burbank, CA (BUR)
Memphis, TN (MEM)
Oklahoma City, OK (OKC)
Providence, RI (PVD)
Richmond, VA (RIC)
Charleston, SC (CHS)
Reno, NV (RNO)
Louisville, KY (SDF)
Guam, TT (GUM)
Tucson, AZ (TUS)
Norfolk, VA (ORF)
Spokane, WA (GEG)
Boise, ID (BOI)
Kona, HI (KOA)
El Paso, TX (ELP)
Tulsa, OK (TUL)
Birmingham, AL (BHM)
Lihue, HI (LIH)
Grand Rapids, MI (GRR)
Albany, NY (ALB)
Long Beach, CA (LGB)
Sanford, FL (SFB)
Rochester, NY (ROC)
Des Moines, IA (DSM)
Dayton, OH (DAY)
Manchester, NH (MHT)
Syracuse, NY (SYR)
Savannah, GA (SAV)
Little Rock, AR (LIT)
Greer, SC (GSP)
Palm Springs, CA (PSP)
Myrtle Beach, SC (MYR)
Knoxville, TN (TYS)
Portland, ME (PWM)
Greensboro/High Point, NC (GSO)
Madison, WI (MSN)
St. Petersburg, FL (PIE)
Wichita, KS (ICT)
Pensacola, FL (PNS)
Akron, OH (CAK)

49,783,123
37,057,848
36,493,131
31,708,945
28,026,191
26,626,876
24,374,805
22,239,566
22,097,510
21,935,329
21,093,786
20,771,968
20,231,351
18,890,286
18,761,904
17,753,822
16,373,090
16,338,390
15,210,092
14,333,938
13,149,922
12,018,313
11,292,497
11,203,408
10,697,496
10,440,911
10,184,207
9,579,087
9,310,607
8,379,061
7,415,556
6,487,713
6,285,562
5,950,412
5,933,579
5,689,426
5,466,229
5,293,009
5,002,315
4,999,142
4,906,732
4,810,107
4,271,558
4,210,893
4,192,333
3,960,509
3,955,500
3,950,675
3,360,186
3,318,610
3,232,006
3,135,141
3,050,152
2,940,153
2,742,364
2,528,680
2,426,878
2,342,380
2,121,088
2,067,077
2,027,554
1,903,978
1,839,391
1,767,949
1,759,636
1,681,880
1,676,482
1,663,390
1,586,289
1,563,130
1,530,994
1,522,573
1,514,380
1,487,264
1,409,774
1,400,560
1,380,546
1,370,790
1,292,605
1,283,754
1,221,638
1,207,479
1,181,026
1,166,257
1,048,895
1,028,474
992,899
989,242
985,067
975,234
950,193
922,536
860,480
859,068
853,718
831,480
822,342
799,036
793,482
776,085

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26,960,797
30,674,501
27,933,951
13,263,863
25,541,460
18,925,736
20,737,377
20,411,126
20,793,130
10,546,216
15,589,579
18,067,734
16,413,932
12,946,015
16,462,178
13,849,364
14,716,905
13,187,036
13,405,213
10,547,383
11,516,249
11,101,454
10,819,119
10,426,814
6,952,411
9,813,821
7,058,555
8,963,976
8,079,977
7,413,033
6,392,168
6,208,974
5,828,027
5,899,251
5,532,252
5,425,517
5,262,875
4,905,129
4,833,792
4,705,259
4,717,341
3,790,252
3,966,386
4,024,864
3,927,851
3,865,286
3,868,347
3,324,983
3,262,018
3,060,898
3,077,397
2,943,626
2,913,009
2,741,159
2,487,121
2,426,872
2,340,319
2,048,282
2,066,845
2,027,413
1,900,886
1,839,352
1,755,793
1,759,390
1,680,932
1,663,323
1,663,372
136,301
1,563,076
1,530,864
1,522,330
1,514,284
1,457,761
1,390,443
1,400,560
1,380,233
1,346,786
1,292,597
1,283,752
1,221,638
1,097,640
1,174,037
1,166,253
1,048,854
1,028,465
986,094
989,188
985,064
975,234
776,208
913,668
860,315
859,056
853,717
831,480
812,425
799,032
793,482
776,085

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10,097,051
5,818,630
3,774,994
14,762,328
1,085,416
5,449,069
1,502,189
1,686,384
1,142,199
10,547,570
5,182,389
2,163,617
2,476,354
5,815,889
1,291,644
2,523,726
1,621,485
2,023,056
928,725
2,602,539
502,064
191,043
384,289
270,682
3,488,500
370,386
2,520,532
346,631
299,084
2,523
95,545
76,588
122,385
34,328
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40,712
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244,507
167,469
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82,328
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44,785,159
43,724,441
38,158,762
34,556,806
30,797,446
29,145,664
26,287,825
26,229,103
26,050,587
26,128,147
25,564,976
24,156,910
22,386,397
22,394,849
21,167,370
20,039,578
19,823,116
18,803,493
18,333,321
15,839,122
14,663,055
14,369,592
13,433,111
12,627,128
13,016,319
12,090,195
11,883,362
11,056,397
9,928,345
9,114,632
8,125,879
7,943,854
7,225,613
7,268,340
7,142,876
6,699,876
6,472,644
6,188,285
5,927,075
6,191,648
5,818,794
5,030,081
5,301,224
4,949,602
5,022,692
5,072,959
5,187,392
4,337,869
4,182,349
4,184,534
3,702,843
3,869,790
3,397,775
3,319,909
3,399,442
2,976,592
2,877,413
2,577,524
2,471,548
2,698,349
2,346,681
2,355,471
2,039,664
2,173,843
2,022,061
2,134,588
2,078,621
2,095,143
1,914,613
1,844,190
1,886,061
1,882,735
1,889,066
1,789,275
1,830,232
1,758,424
1,701,037
1,536,448
1,509,754
1,453,176
1,431,083
1,437,266
1,399,920
1,332,657
1,219,754
1,221,274
1,212,497
1,214,199
1,182,409
1,178,455
1,125,779
1,080,835
1,015,638
1,154,345
1,059,627
966,227
1,000,130
951,511
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Top-100 U.S. Airports 2015 | By Tons of Departing Cargo (freight + mail)

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#

Airport

Freight (t)

Domestic Freight (t)

Int'l
Freight (t)

Memphis, TN (MEM)
Anchorage, AK (ANC)
Louisville, KY (SDF)
Los Angeles, CA (LAX)
Miami, FL (MIA)
Chicago, IL (ORD)
New York, NY (JFK)
Indianapolis, IN (IND)
Cincinnati, OH (CVG)
Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (DFW)
Atlanta, GA (ATL)
Newark, NJ (EWR)
Oakland, CA (OAK)
Honolulu, HI (HNL)
San Francisco, CA (SFO)
Ontario, CA (ONT)
Houston, TX (IAH)
Philadelphia, PA (PHL)
Seattle, WA (SEA)
Phoenix, AZ (PHX)
Boston, MA (BOS)
Denver, CO (DEN)
Washington, DC (IAD)
Minneapolis, MN (MSP)
Portland, OR (PDX)
Salt Lake City, UT (SLC)
Detroit, MI (DTW)
Orlando, FL (MCO)
San Diego, CA (SAN)
Rockford, IL (RFD)
Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (AFW)
San Juan, PR (SJU)
Columbus, OH (LCK)
Charlotte, NC (CLT)
Aguadilla, PR (BQN)
Seattle, WA (BFI)
Baltimore, MD (BWI)
San Antonio, TX (SAT)
Hartford, CT (BDL)
Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL)
Las Vegas, NV (LAS)
Tampa, FL (TPA)
Kansas City, MO (MCI)
El Paso, TX (ELP)
Huntsville, AL (HSV)
Milwaukee, WI (MKE)
Austin, TX (AUS)
Greensboro/High Point, NC (GSO)
Reno, NV (RNO)
Albuquerque, NM (ABQ)
Cleveland, OH (CLE)
St. Louis, MO (STL)
Jacksonville, FL (JAX)
Pittsburgh, PA (PIT)
Manchester, NH (MHT)
Des Moines, IA (DSM)
Raleigh/Durham, NC (RDU)
Spokane, WA (GEG)
Sacramento, CA (SMF)
Richmond, VA (RIC)
Columbia, SC (CAE)
Omaha, NE (OMA)
Sacramento, CA (MHR)
Harrisburg, PA (MDT)
Tulsa, OK (TUL)
Nashville, TN (BNA)
Burbank, CA (BUR)
San Jose, CA (SJC)
Sioux Falls, SD (FSD)
Rochester, NY (ROC)
Syracuse, NY (SYR)
Buffalo, NY (BUF)
Grand Rapids, MI (GRR)
Lubbock, TX (LBB)
New Orleans, LA (MSY)
Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA (CID)
Boise, ID (BOI)
Knoxville, TN (TYS)
Long Beach, CA (LGB)
Harlingen/San Benito, TX (HRL)
Greer, SC (GSP)
Santa Ana, CA (SNA)
Kona, HI (KOA)
Kahului, HI (OGG)
Tucson, AZ (TUS)
Oklahoma City, OK (OKC)
Chicago, IL (MDW)
Deadhorse, AK (SCC)
Billings, MT (BIL)
Norfolk, VA (ORF)
Fort Wayne, IN (FWA)
Madison, WI (MSN)
Springfield, MO (SGF)
Allentown, PA (ABE)
Shreveport, LA (SHV)
Grand Forks, ND (GFK)
Peoria, IL (PIA)
West Palm Beach, FL (PBI)
Toledo, OH (TOL)
Birmingham, AL (BHM)

2,420,205
2,019,990
1,328,417
1,071,116
873,244
785,925
585,804
547,474
454,693
423,355
378,679
372,338
303,043
292,147
280,010
258,929
249,865
239,688
216,425
170,384
138,490
124,017
122,143
117,829
107,751
97,095
96,960
95,970
78,482
76,152
72,777
72,162
70,758
66,773
66,642
64,482
59,458
58,283
57,406
55,371
55,204
52,129
51,327
48,183
44,738
44,595
44,010
43,103
42,860
42,224
41,813
40,927
40,485
39,677
39,372
38,801
37,608
36,066
35,921
32,971
32,941
32,555
30,174
29,945
29,030
28,996
28,516
25,878
23,790
23,500
23,351
22,491
22,352
21,817
21,594
20,419
19,633
19,416
18,208
16,661
16,322
14,738
14,695
14,425
14,199
14,003
13,639
13,494
13,473
13,282
13,066
12,862
12,781
12,730
12,016
11,950
11,702
11,563
11,261
10,769

2,179,224
1,520,073
1,269,599
552,904
193,527
451,607
212,511
499,054
296,567
313,499
268,159
291,964
290,759
194,524
97,397
258,925
134,758
166,842
120,360
168,138
104,799
117,870
55,289
104,774
105,478
96,576
68,461
80,790
74,638
76,120
72,771
63,274
60,332
56,866
13,466
54,096
58,718
52,739
57,299
48,868
50,623
50,713
51,246
47,545
8,685
44,581
37,464
43,099
42,860
42,224
41,647
40,925
40,475
39,676
39,372
38,801
35,918
35,612
35,916
32,952
32,509
32,555
30,174
29,902
28,898
28,996
28,516
24,118
17,194
23,499
23,351
22,036
22,321
21,817
21,549
20,419
19,633
19,416
18,198
13,513
16,235
14,738
14,534
13,993
13,939
14,003
13,633
13,494
13,473
13,279
12,923
12,862
12,781
12,730
10,711
11,932
11,702
11,543
11,247
10,769

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499,917
58,818
518,212
679,716
334,318
373,293
48,419
158,126
109,856
110,520
80,374
12,284
97,623
182,613
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72,846
96,065
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66,854
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