Top 100 U.S. Airports in 2017

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Ranked by Passenger & Cargo Volumes

In 2017, airports in the U.S. handled a total of 865.7 million departing passengers (up from 838.2 in 2016) of which 752.6 million or 86.9% were departing for domestic destinations while the remaining 113.2 million or 13.1% departed for destinations abroad.

In the following, a list of the Top 100 U.S. Airports in 2017 is provided. Airports are ranked by both total no. of departing passengers and total tons of departing cargo.

In 2017, the #1 airport by departing passengers was Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson (ATL) with 50.7 million or 5.9% of all passengers departing from U.S. airports. Runner-up was Los Angeles International (LAX) with 41.8 million passengers (4.8%) followed by Chicago O'Hare (ORD) in third place with 38.7 million (4.5%). Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) with 31.9 million (3.7%) and Denver International Airport (DEN) with 30.2 million (3.5%) take 4th and 5th place, respectively. New York Kennedy in 6th place (5th in 2016) with 29.7 million (3.4%) departing passengers was surpassed by DEN during 2017.

In 2017, the #1 airport by tons of departing cargo was Memphis International (MEM), the global "SuperHub" of FedEx, with 2.5 million tons or 13.3% of all cargo departing from U.S. airports. Runner-up was Anchorage - Ted Stevens International (ANC) with 2.3 million tons (12.4%) followed by Louisville International (SDF), home of the UPS Worldport), in third place with 1.5 million tons (7.9%). Los Angeles International (LAX) with 1.2 million tons (6.4%) and Chicago O'Hare (ORD) with 899,841 tons (4.8%) 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)
Denver, CO (DEN)
New York, NY (JFK)
San Francisco, CA (SFO)
Las Vegas, NV (LAS)
Seattle, WA (SEA)
Charlotte, NC (CLT)

50.69 41.84 38.72 31.94 30.18 29.68 27.09 23.54 22.68 22.26

5.9% 4.8% 4.5% 3.7% 3.5% 3.4% 3.1% 2.7% 2.6% 2.6%

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Top-100 US Airports by Departing Passengers and Cargo

Top 100 U.S. Airports 2017 | 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)
Denver, CO (DEN)
New York, NY (JFK)
San Francisco, CA (SFO)
Las Vegas, NV (LAS)
Seattle, WA (SEA)
Charlotte, NC (CLT)
Orlando, FL (MCO)
Newark, NJ (EWR)
Phoenix, AZ (PHX)
Miami, FL (MIA)
Houston, TX (IAH)
Boston, MA (BOS)
Minneapolis, MN (MSP)
Detroit, MI (DTW)
Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL)
New York, NY (LGA)
Philadelphia, PA (PHL)
Baltimore, MD (BWI)
Salt Lake City, UT (SLC)
Washington, DC (DCA)
San Diego, CA (SAN)
Chicago, IL (MDW)
Washington, DC (IAD)
Honolulu, HI (HNL)
Tampa, FL (TPA)
Portland, OR (PDX)
Dallas, TX (DAL)
St. Louis, MO (STL)
Nashville, TN (BNA)
Austin, TX (AUS)
Houston, TX (HOU)
Oakland, CA (OAK)
San Jose, CA (SJC)
New Orleans, LA (MSY)
Kansas City, MO (MCI)
Raleigh/Durham, NC (RDU)
Sacramento, CA (SMF)
Santa Ana, CA (SNA)
San Antonio, TX (SAT)
Cleveland, OH (CLE)
Indianapolis, IN (IND)
Fort Myers, FL (RSW)
Pittsburgh, PA (PIT)
San Juan, PR (SJU)
Cincinnati, OH (CVG)
Columbus, OH (CMH)
Milwaukee, WI (MKE)
Kahului, HI (OGG)
Hartford, CT (BDL)
Palm Beach, FL (PBI)
Jacksonville, FL (JAX)
Anchorage, AK (ANC)
Albuquerque, NM (ABQ)
Burbank, CA (BUR)
Buffalo, NY (BUF)
Omaha, NE (OMA)
Ontario, CA (ONT)
Memphis, TN (MEM)
Reno, NV (RNO)
Charleston, SC (CHS)
Oklahoma City, OK (OKC)
Providence, RI (PVD)
Richmond, VA (RIC)
Long Beach, CA (LGB)
Boise, ID (BOI)
Kona, HI (KOA)
Louisville, KY (SDF)
Norfolk, VA (ORF)
Spokane, WA (GEG)
Tucson, AZ (TUS)
Guam, TT (GUM)
Lihue, HI (LIH)
El Paso, TX (ELP)
Sanford, FL (SFB)
Grand Rapids, MI (GRR)
Tulsa, OK (TUL)
Albany, NY (ALB)
Birmingham, AL (BHM)
Des Moines, IA (DSM)
Rochester, NY (ROC)
Savannah, GA (SAV)
Myrtle Beach, SC (MYR)
Palm Springs, CA (PSP)
Greer, SC (GSP)
St. Petersburg, FL (PIE)
Syracuse, NY (SYR)
Little Rock, AR (LIT)
Knoxville, TN (TYS)
Manchester, NH (MHT)
Madison, WI (MSN)
Dayton, OH (DAY)
Portland, ME (PWM)
Greensboro/High Point, NC (GSO)
Colorado Springs, CO (COS)
Pensacola, FL (PNS)
Wichita, KS (ICT)

50,685,574
41,838,394
38,723,494
31,944,822
30,184,026
29,681,381
27,091,897
23,536,326
22,675,295
22,256,628
21,706,032
21,625,449
21,597,513
20,747,454
19,678,502
18,810,204
18,478,761
17,119,842
15,903,280
14,623,902
14,324,174
13,237,599
11,664,659
11,543,328
11,290,310
11,170,533
11,077,634
10,096,176
9,676,889
9,466,577
7,930,421
7,442,736
7,119,470
6,968,463
6,762,375
6,558,080
6,246,641
6,131,632
5,801,816
5,747,300
5,455,439
5,132,119
4,489,909
4,481,845
4,415,754
4,395,638
4,373,044
4,187,182
3,816,634
3,741,307
3,487,860
3,437,781
3,177,578
3,132,368
2,726,987
2,551,285
2,481,815
2,464,652
2,360,456
2,293,797
2,290,536
2,138,068
1,966,795
1,964,704
1,955,646
1,948,124
1,839,001
1,832,716
1,815,767
1,767,192
1,716,244
1,709,527
1,705,327
1,687,514
1,613,194
1,523,987
1,489,944
1,426,695
1,424,122
1,408,217
1,403,256
1,384,367
1,274,308
1,209,942
1,201,759
1,153,320
1,061,202
1,057,127
1,026,204
1,018,246
990,340
974,671
971,803
949,693
937,013
926,403
887,596
855,384
850,373
808,055

44,763,207
29,492,843
32,326,627
27,870,888
28,905,065
13,573,477
20,561,302
21,785,184
20,229,293
20,734,247
18,872,581
15,326,870
20,574,818
10,296,343
14,615,953
15,391,163
17,025,649
15,364,985
12,380,941
13,566,621
12,553,714
12,707,397
11,222,360
11,365,632
10,834,606
10,766,291
7,320,099
7,430,649
9,236,507
9,098,136
7,925,332
7,318,250
7,032,020
6,804,711
6,311,099
6,181,543
5,817,959
6,042,945
5,768,646
5,582,857
5,343,355
4,997,835
4,298,517
4,393,355
4,375,248
4,215,766
4,247,683
3,742,098
3,684,585
3,698,549
3,421,109
3,257,548
3,092,331
3,053,733
2,716,631
2,512,902
2,478,864
2,464,496
2,358,366
2,293,262
2,221,680
2,126,350
1,947,053
1,964,347
1,955,339
1,887,188
1,838,806
1,832,702
1,815,646
1,694,751
1,716,039
1,709,079
1,704,995
1,685,121
162,278
1,499,557
1,471,413
1,294,624
1,424,115
1,408,059
1,403,020
1,383,936
1,274,284
1,200,800
1,194,295
1,147,156
871,868
1,057,036
1,016,519
1,009,733
990,340
974,431
971,779
949,682
937,013
925,958
887,590
855,384
850,292
808,028

5,922,367
12,345,551
6,396,867
4,073,934
1,278,961
16,107,904
6,530,595
1,751,142
2,446,002
1,522,381
2,833,451
6,298,579
1,022,695
10,451,111
5,062,549
3,419,041
1,453,112
1,754,857
3,522,339
1,057,281
1,770,460
530,202
442,299
177,696
455,704
404,242
3,757,535
2,665,527
440,382
368,441
5,089
124,486
87,450
163,752
451,276
376,537
428,682
88,687
33,170
164,443
112,084
134,284
191,392
88,490
40,506
179,872
125,361
445,084
132,049
42,758
66,751
180,233
85,247
78,635
10,356
38,383
2,951
156
2,090
535
68,856
11,718
19,742
357
307
60,936
195
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121
72,441
205
448
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2,393
1,450,916
24,430
18,531
132,071
7
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236
431
24
9,142
7,464
6,164
189,334
91
9,685
8,513
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430,299
333,003
424,868
316,708
277,554
216,772
213,638
176,956
204,149
257,055
155,921
210,417
193,733
182,951
213,541
184,803
191,377
191,233
128,096
176,719
170,400
117,909
126,146
143,817
94,487
93,900
111,669
92,073
80,945
98,725
69,883
86,848
75,401
63,174
59,743
66,238
60,594
55,200
58,118
65,881
53,175
45,422
45,064
53,059
67,545
34,944
61,529
53,169
67,363
47,918
41,296
40,303
36,014
27,762
30,859
80,292
30,013
29,641
29,697
28,341
35,522
95,712
22,860
23,802
24,597
21,607
27,935
17,949
24,260
23,818
67,221
24,786
23,634
19,242
12,994
16,238
19,422
10,524
20,213
18,932
21,510
19,650
17,420
20,273
15,944
11,026
11,751
16,508
7,509
18,901
14,327
18,180
13,753
14,083
17,589
14,822
18,604
11,261
11,784
13,111

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Top-100 U.S. Airports 2017 | 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)
Chicago, IL (ORD)
Miami, FL (MIA)
Cincinnati, OH (CVG)
New York, NY (JFK)
Indianapolis, IN (IND)
Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (DFW)
Atlanta, GA (ATL)
Newark, NJ (EWR)
Ontario, CA (ONT)
Honolulu, HI (HNL)
San Francisco, CA (SFO)
Oakland, CA (OAK)
Seattle, WA (SEA)
Philadelphia, PA (PHL)
Houston, TX (IAH)
Phoenix, AZ (PHX)
Boston, MA (BOS)
Washington, DC (IAD)
Rockford, IL (RFD)
Denver, CO (DEN)
Minneapolis, MN (MSP)
Portland, OR (PDX)
Orlando, FL (MCO)
Detroit, MI (DTW)
Salt Lake City, UT (SLC)
Charlotte, NC (CLT)
Baltimore, MD (BWI)
Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (AFW)
San Diego, CA (SAN)
Columbus, OH (LCK)
Tampa, FL (TPA)
San Juan, PR (SJU)
San Antonio, TX (SAT)
Kansas City, MO (MCI)
Hartford, CT (BDL)
Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL)
Seattle, WA (BFI)
Las Vegas, NV (LAS)
Huntsville, AL (HSV)
Greensboro/High Point, NC (GSO)
Allentown/Bethlehem, PA (ABE)
Austin, TX (AUS)
El Paso, TX (ELP)
Reno, NV (RNO)
Milwaukee, WI (MKE)
Sacramento, CA (SMF)
Jacksonville, FL (JAX)
Raleigh/Durham, NC (RDU)
St. Louis, MO (STL)
Pittsburgh, PA (PIT)
Cleveland, OH (CLE)
Albuquerque, NM (ABQ)
Manchester, NH (MHT)
Spokane, WA (GEG)
Aguadilla, PR (BQN)
Omaha, NE (OMA)
Richmond, VA (RIC)
Sacramento, CA (MHR)
San Jose, CA (SJC)
Columbia, SC (CAE)
Nashville, TN (BNA)
Harrisburg, PA (MDT)
Wilmington, OH (ILN)
Tulsa, OK (TUL)
Burbank, CA (BUR)
Des Moines, IA (DSM)
Greer, SC (GSP)
Sioux Falls, SD (FSD)
Rochester, NY (ROC)
Harlingen/San Benito, TX (HRL)
Grand Rapids, MI (GRR)
Lubbock, TX (LBB)
New Orleans, LA (MSY)
Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA (CID)
Stockton, CA (SCK)
Syracuse, NY (SYR)
Knoxville, TN (TYS)
Buffalo, NY (BUF)
Boise, ID (BOI)
Kona, HI (KOA)
Long Beach, CA (LGB)
San Antonio, TX (SKF)
Tucson, AZ (TUS)
Laredo, TX (LRD)
Oklahoma City, OK (OKC)
Santa Ana, CA (SNA)
Billings, MT (BIL)
Charleston, SC (CHS)
Fort Wayne, IN (FWA)
Shreveport, LA (SHV)
Norfolk, VA (ORF)
Madison, WI (MSN)
Fargo, ND (FAR)
Kahului, HI (OGG)
Deadhorse, AK (SCC)
Palm Beach, FL (PBI)

2,480,424
2,305,885
1,467,073
1,188,048
899,841
891,699
660,814
586,404
536,616
514,830
404,124
403,447
352,765
331,177
329,269
318,812
252,647
250,396
237,822
188,436
150,755
126,221
126,219
125,095
122,547
119,759
109,938
105,241
103,735
94,853
86,295
85,572
79,248
77,740
76,978
75,135
60,152
58,161
56,182
55,739
55,116
54,660
52,550
49,323
48,930
47,275
47,261
47,161
42,569
42,075
41,973
41,580
40,798
40,771
40,267
39,039
38,789
38,411
37,228
36,735
32,694
31,247
31,065
30,283
30,178
29,927
29,048
28,347
26,399
24,854
24,252
23,909
23,829
23,149
22,614
22,071
21,677
21,446
20,840
20,607
20,057
20,039
18,759
17,876
17,629
16,822
16,567
15,725
15,243
14,833
14,016
13,779
13,367
13,173
12,998
12,968
12,819
11,801
11,760
11,627

2,220,887
1,680,593
1,406,448
617,949
490,088
210,754
468,940
212,188
490,076
380,753
276,770
315,465
352,744
237,065
125,680
307,686
160,785
172,240
128,314
186,573
107,978
54,917
126,148
118,126
109,033
117,053
88,812
81,612
102,253
80,946
84,471
85,565
76,647
62,597
75,366
70,497
54,589
58,027
56,182
43,637
50,005
51,116
14,821
49,323
48,930
40,136
46,482
47,161
41,114
42,068
41,973
38,657
40,485
40,771
40,182
39,039
38,789
37,853
15,634
36,703
32,649
31,247
25,690
30,249
30,146
29,927
29,032
28,347
26,399
24,854
16,201
17,553
23,827
18,797
22,614
22,071
21,658
21,446
20,840
20,607
20,052
19,602
18,759
17,618
17,629
16,822
15,228
14,415
15,171
14,833
14,016
11,727
13,367
11,439
12,998
12,945
12,799
11,474
11,760
11,627

259,538
625,292
60,625
570,099
409,752
680,944
191,874
374,216
46,540
134,077
127,354
87,982
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203,589
11,126
91,862
78,156
109,507
1,863
42,777
71,304
70
6,969
13,514
2,706
21,125
23,630
1,482
13,907
1,824
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2,602
15,143
1,612
4,638
5,563
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