Top 100 U.S. Airports in 2016

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Ranked by Passenger & Cargo Volumes

In 2016, airports in the U.S. handled a total of 838.2 million departing passengers (up from 809.3M in 2015) of which 730.9 million or 87.2% were departing for domestic destinations while the remaining 107.3 million or 12.8% departed for destinations abroad.

In the following, a list of the Top 100 U.S. Airports in 2016 is provided. Airports are ranked by both total no. of departing passengers and total tons of departing cargo.

In 2016, the #1 airport by departing passengers was Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson (ATL) with 50.9 million or 6.1% of all passengers departing from U.S. airports. Runner-up was Los Angeles International (LAX) with 40.2 million passengers (4.8%) followed by Chicago O'Hare (ORD) in third place with 37.8 million (4.5%). Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) with 31.4 million (3.8%) and New York Kennedy (JFK) with 29.3 million (3.5%) take 4th and 5th place, respectively.

In 2016, the #1 airport by tons of departing cargo was Memphis International (MEM), the global "SuperHub" of FedEx, with 2.5 million tons or 14.1% of all cargo departing from U.S. airports. Runner-up was Anchorage - Ted Stevens International (ANC) with 2.0 million tons (11.6%) followed by Louisville International (home of the UPS Worldport) in third place with 1.4 million tons (8.0%). Los Angeles International (LAX) with 1.1 million tons tons (6.5%) and Miami International (MIA) with 876,775 tons (5.0%) 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)
Las Vegas, NV (LAS)
Seattle, WA (SEA)
Charlotte, NC (CLT)

50.88 40.18 37.75 31.44 29.34 28.64 25.87 23.05 21.98 21.79

6.1% 4.8% 4.5% 3.8% 3.5% 3.4% 3.1% 2.8% 2.6% 2.6%

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Top-100 US Airports by Departing Passengers and Cargo

Top 100 U.S. Airports 2016 | 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)
Las Vegas, NV (LAS)
Seattle, WA (SEA)
Charlotte, NC (CLT)
Phoenix, AZ (PHX)
Miami, FL (MIA)
Orlando, FL (MCO)
Houston, TX (IAH)
Newark, NJ (EWR)
Minneapolis, MN (MSP)
Boston, MA (BOS)
Detroit, MI (DTW)
New York, NY (LGA)
Philadelphia, PA (PHL)
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)
Nashville, TN (BNA)
Houston, TX (HOU)
Austin, TX (AUS)
Oakland, CA (OAK)
New Orleans, LA (MSY)
Kansas City, MO (MCI)
Raleigh/Durham, NC (RDU)
San Jose, CA (SJC)
Santa Ana, CA (SNA)
Sacramento, CA (SMF)
San Juan, PR (SJU)
Indianapolis, IN (IND)
Fort Myers, FL (RSW)
San Antonio, TX (SAT)
Cleveland, OH (CLE)
Pittsburgh, PA (PIT)
Columbus, OH (CMH)
Milwaukee, WI (MKE)
Kahului, HI (OGG)
Cincinnati, OH (CVG)
West Palm Beach, FL (PBI)
Hartford, CT (BDL)
Jacksonville, FL (JAX)
Anchorage, AK (ANC)
Albuquerque, NM (ABQ)
Buffalo, NY (BUF)
Omaha, NE (OMA)
Burbank, CA (BUR)
Ontario, CA (ONT)
Memphis, TN (MEM)
Oklahoma City, OK (OKC)
Charleston, SC (CHS)
Providence, RI (PVD)
Richmond, VA (RIC)
Reno, NV (RNO)
Boise, ID (BOI)
Guam, TT (GUM)
Louisville, KY (SDF)
Norfolk, VA (ORF)
Tucson, AZ (TUS)
Spokane, WA (GEG)
Kona, HI (KOA)
El Paso, TX (ELP)
Lihue, HI (LIH)
Albany, NY (ALB)
Long Beach, CA (LGB)
Tulsa, OK (TUL)
Birmingham, AL (BHM)
Grand Rapids, MI (GRR)
Sanford, FL (SFB)
Des Moines, IA (DSM)
Rochester, NY (ROC)
Savannah, GA (SAV)
Dayton, OH (DAY)
Greer, SC (GSP)
Palm Springs, CA (PSP)
Manchester, NH (MHT)
Syracuse, NY (SYR)
Myrtle Beach, SC (MYR)
Little Rock, AR (LIT)
St. Petersburg, FL (PIE)
Madison, WI (MSN)
Knoxville, TN (TYS)
Portland, ME (PWM)
Greensboro/High Point, NC (GSO)
Pensacola, FL (PNS)
Wichita, KS (ICT)
White Plains, NY (HPN)

50,881,764
40,178,194
37,754,813
31,442,158
29,335,915
28,642,444
25,868,423
23,051,083
21,977,739
21,790,063
21,388,856
20,917,084
20,406,714
20,161,779
19,975,525
18,248,360
17,810,721
16,926,948
14,777,137
14,644,264
14,364,191
12,619,720
11,498,474
11,305,840
11,186,985
10,640,267
10,512,833
9,732,859
9,320,099
9,109,172
7,882,413
7,009,639
6,540,789
6,511,142
6,238,942
6,094,732
5,691,532
5,545,500
5,454,245
5,406,284
5,275,888
5,062,654
4,395,635
4,287,756
4,277,214
4,275,296
4,120,014
4,030,996
3,620,419
3,401,595
3,347,342
3,288,669
3,119,984
2,996,861
2,750,431
2,555,353
2,405,823
2,324,599
2,153,136
2,151,151
2,138,787
2,039,350
1,850,871
1,826,822
1,807,292
1,796,843
1,781,791
1,674,319
1,658,382
1,653,222
1,618,175
1,617,290
1,576,550
1,570,084
1,446,332
1,428,153
1,396,391
1,388,975
1,371,176
1,347,473
1,343,965
1,336,313
1,224,835
1,188,636
1,065,248
1,022,603
1,006,965
1,005,467
997,120
992,151
979,033
974,126
919,439
909,529
895,014
887,125
855,022
800,921
796,691
764,324

45,275,360
28,885,675
31,748,836
27,533,831
13,639,446
27,512,706
19,833,131
21,314,257
19,659,102
20,302,598
20,368,626
10,620,774
17,693,062
14,879,562
14,021,276
16,865,311
14,718,309
15,285,013
13,785,472
12,818,676
11,447,580
12,089,308
11,322,755
10,916,300
10,810,126
7,052,385
10,110,815
7,171,298
8,908,726
8,778,724
7,880,279
6,893,021
6,479,467
6,105,955
6,104,407
5,902,909
5,640,969
5,514,845
5,323,162
5,069,433
5,052,660
4,950,666
3,887,220
4,251,425
4,086,794
4,080,713
4,030,351
3,930,608
3,580,292
3,359,024
3,168,345
3,169,046
3,048,334
2,957,889
2,745,464
2,521,076
2,405,695
2,323,031
2,153,070
2,151,026
2,072,630
2,037,758
1,850,577
1,826,820
1,789,087
1,796,425
1,761,528
1,674,252
156,125
1,652,857
1,617,338
1,615,886
1,576,489
1,539,733
1,426,802
1,405,616
1,396,190
1,388,920
1,371,174
1,347,344
1,343,965
1,209,541
1,224,835
1,180,017
1,065,189
1,022,551
1,006,944
830,321
996,814
983,604
970,100
974,119
912,151
909,397
894,884
887,106
854,878
800,921
796,530
763,572

5,606,404
11,292,519
6,005,977
3,908,327
15,696,469
1,129,738
6,035,292
1,736,826
2,318,637
1,487,465
1,020,230
10,296,310
2,713,652
5,282,217
5,954,249
1,383,049
3,092,412
1,641,935
991,665
1,825,588
2,916,611
530,412
175,719
389,540
376,859
3,587,882
402,018
2,561,561
411,373
330,448
2,134
116,618
61,322
405,187
134,535
191,823
50,563
30,655
131,083
336,851
223,228
111,988
508,415
36,331
190,420
194,583
89,663
100,388
40,127
42,571
178,997
119,623
71,650
38,972
4,967
34,277
128
1,568
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66,157
1,592
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18,205
418
20,263
67
1,502,257
365
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1,404
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30,351
19,530
22,537
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0
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306
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752

439,969
325,141
423,600
325,631
219,706
272,902
208,254
175,043
201,752
253,313
197,191
183,567
149,742
224,081
205,555
189,776
180,385
190,600
180,259
182,759
118,187
110,203
144,174
93,944
123,465
112,976
88,636
88,088
78,371
97,010
69,781
84,324
71,033
60,322
59,202
63,152
54,486
57,737
63,655
52,418
46,210
49,279
59,153
68,322
34,306
44,824
51,213
55,822
48,277
42,562
39,573
60,749
27,309
35,336
32,031
80,043
29,190
30,418
27,022
26,247
32,701
96,216
24,800
23,692
20,524
27,406
21,864
23,578
13,896
63,125
25,063
19,928
22,924
21,761
19,380
15,539
21,497
13,379
18,819
19,689
19,706
9,400
17,894
19,855
15,068
18,365
16,487
12,083
14,108
19,086
10,266
14,991
6,942
13,829
17,778
14,241
18,204
10,960
13,107
15,143

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Top-100 U.S. Airports 2016 | 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)
Ontario, CA (ONT)
Honolulu, HI (HNL)
San Francisco, CA (SFO)
Philadelphia, PA (PHL)
Houston, TX (IAH)
Seattle, WA (SEA)
Phoenix, AZ (PHX)
Boston, MA (BOS)
Denver, CO (DEN)
Washington, DC (IAD)
Minneapolis, MN (MSP)
Portland, OR (PDX)
Detroit, MI (DTW)
Orlando, FL (MCO)
Salt Lake City, UT (SLC)
Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (AFW)
Rockford, IL (RFD)
San Diego, CA (SAN)
Columbus, OH (LCK)
Charlotte, NC (CLT)
San Juan, PR (SJU)
Wilmington, OH (ILN)
Tampa, FL (TPA)
Hartford, CT (BDL)
San Antonio, TX (SAT)
Kansas City, MO (MCI)
Baltimore, MD (BWI)
Seattle, WA (BFI)
Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL)
Huntsville, AL (HSV)
Las Vegas, NV (LAS)
Reno, NV (RNO)
Milwaukee, WI (MKE)
El Paso, TX (ELP)
Austin, TX (AUS)
Aguadilla, PR (BQN)
Greensboro/High Point, NC (GSO)
Pittsburgh, PA (PIT)
Cleveland, OH (CLE)
Jacksonville, FL (JAX)
Manchester, NH (MHT)
Albuquerque, NM (ABQ)
St. Louis, MO (STL)
Sacramento, CA (SMF)
Des Moines, IA (DSM)
Raleigh/Durham, NC (RDU)
Omaha, NE (OMA)
Spokane, WA (GEG)
Richmond, VA (RIC)
Columbia, SC (CAE)
Allentown/Bethlehem, PA (ABE)
Harrisburg, PA (MDT)
San Jose, CA (SJC)
Tulsa, OK (TUL)
Nashville, TN (BNA)
Burbank, CA (BUR)
Sacramento, CA (MHR)
Sioux Falls, SD (FSD)
Rochester, NY (ROC)
Grand Rapids, MI (GRR)
Syracuse, NY (SYR)
Buffalo, NY (BUF)
New Orleans, LA (MSY)
Harlingen/San Benito, TX (HRL)
Knoxville, TN (TYS)
Lubbock, TX (LBB)
Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA (CID)
Long Beach, CA (LGB)
Boise, ID (BOI)
Greer, SC (GSP)
Tucson, AZ (TUS)
Kona, HI (KOA)
Billings, MT (BIL)
Deadhorse, AK (SCC)
Santa Ana, CA (SNA)
Madison, WI (MSN)
Norfolk, VA (ORF)
Oklahoma City, OK (OKC)
Fort Wayne, IN (FWA)
Stockton, CA (SCK)
Kahului, HI (OGG)
Shreveport, LA (SHV)
St. Petersburg, FL (PIE)
Laredo, TX (LRD)
Bethel, AK (BET)
Juneau, AK (JNU)
Charleston, SC (CHS)

2,460,360
2,011,086
1,385,225
1,124,108
876,775
809,582
571,347
550,356
525,191
455,839
375,962
368,147
303,035
301,881
292,109
287,296
243,926
232,709
228,698
182,160
143,144
119,092
114,758
114,397
108,677
104,945
104,174
97,722
84,147
83,670
78,873
72,188
71,874
67,146
65,414
63,035
59,289
58,578
58,288
58,232
57,623
51,879
51,200
49,086
48,052
45,033
44,786
43,932
42,691
42,660
41,666
40,009
39,795
39,146
38,943
38,321
37,879
37,430
37,371
36,719
36,495
33,943
33,099
31,666
30,900
28,411
27,411
26,705
25,977
25,942
23,843
23,414
22,111
21,444
21,182
21,129
21,112
20,280
19,891
19,590
17,620
17,411
16,812
14,738
14,327
14,286
14,248
13,985
13,342
13,262
13,025
12,900
12,888
12,635
11,845
11,766
10,905
10,843
10,756
10,442

2,227,545
1,507,921
1,326,574
588,737
199,875
459,086
215,643
503,494
347,122
333,972
258,588
286,244
292,472
301,830
204,283
107,773
171,695
128,762
134,377
179,588
103,965
113,385
52,961
103,629
107,008
81,063
87,001
97,208
84,100
83,641
75,425
61,998
61,220
58,475
65,414
61,871
59,227
52,600
58,088
57,259
50,658
44,683
13,336
45,404
48,052
42,345
43,764
38,449
15,508
42,656
41,657
39,998
39,787
39,146
38,943
38,318
37,874
37,430
36,063
36,719
35,934
33,924
32,628
31,666
30,900
23,894
27,411
26,694
25,977
25,942
17,719
23,413
22,110
21,444
20,768
21,118
17,313
20,280
19,884
19,590
17,615
17,411
15,740
14,346
14,167
14,286
14,248
13,985
13,342
13,260
13,011
12,878
12,888
12,344
11,265
11,763
10,239
10,843
10,756
9,516

232,816
503,165
58,651
535,371
676,901
350,496
355,704
46,861
178,070
121,867
117,374
81,903
10,562
51
87,826
179,524
72,231
103,946
94,321
2,572
39,179
5,707
61,797
10,767
1,669
23,882
17,173
515
47
29
3,448
10,191
10,654
8,672
0
1,164
63
5,979
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7,196
37,864
3,682
0
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1,022
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