Top 100 U.S. Airports in 2020

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On this page, a list of the Top 100 U.S. Airports in 2020 is provided. Airports are ranked by both total no. of departing passengers and total tons of departing cargo.

In 2020, airports in the U.S. handled a total of 371.1 million departing passengers - down from 942.4 million in 2019 - of which 339.1 million or 91.4% were departing for domestic destinations while the remaining 31.9 million or 8.6% departed for destinations abroad.

In 2020, the #1 airport by departing passengers was Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson (ATL) with 20.7 million or 5.6% of all passengers departing from U.S. airports. Runner-up was Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) with 18.6 million passengers (5.0%) followed by Denver International Airport (DEN) in third place with 16.4 million (4.4%). Chicago O'Hare (ORD) with 14.6 million (3.9%) and Los Angeles International (LAX) with 14.1 million (3.8%) take 4th and 5th place, respectively.

In 2020, the #1 airport by tons of departing cargo was Anchorage - Ted Stevens International (ANC) with 2.8 million tons or 13.9% of all cargo departing from U.S. airports. Runner-up was Memphis International (MEM), the global "SuperHub" of FedEx,with 2.6 million tons (12.9%) followed by Louisville International (SDF), home of the UPS Worldport), in third place with 1.6 million tons (8.2%). Los Angeles International (LAX) with 1.2 million tons (6.0%) and Miami International (MIA) with 911,843 tons (4.7%) take 4th and 5th place, respectively.

Anchorage - Ted Stevens experienced rapid freight growth in 2020 and took the #1 spot from Memphis International.

Top 10 U.S. Airports

Passengers (million)

% of Total

Atlanta, GA (ATL)
Dallas/Ft Worth, TX (DFW)
Denver, CO (DEN)
Chicago, IL (ORD)
Los Angeles, CA (LAX)
Charlotte, NC (CLT)
Las Vegas, NV (LAS)
Phoenix, AZ (PHX)
Orlando, FL (MCO)
Seattle, WA (SEA)

20.71 18.61 16.38 14.62 14.14 12.96 10.70 10.62 10.53 9.43

5.6% 5.0% 4.4% 3.9% 3.8% 3.5% 2.9% 2.9% 2.8% 2.5%

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Top-100 US Airports by Departing Passengers and Cargo

Top 100 U.S. Airports 2020 | 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)
Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (DFW)
Denver, CO (DEN)
Chicago, IL (ORD)
Los Angeles, CA (LAX)
Charlotte, NC (CLT)
Las Vegas, NV (LAS)
Phoenix, AZ (PHX)
Orlando, FL (MCO)
Seattle, WA (SEA)
Miami, FL (MIA)
Houston, TX (IAH)
New York, NY (JFK)
Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL)
Newark, NJ (EWR)
San Francisco, CA (SFO)
Minneapolis, MN (MSP)
Detroit, MI (DTW)
Boston, MA (BOS)
Salt Lake City, UT (SLC)
Philadelphia, PA (PHL)
Baltimore, MD (BWI)
Tampa, FL (TPA)
San Diego, CA (SAN)
Chicago, IL (MDW)
New York, NY (LGA)
Nashville, TN (BNA)
Washington, DC (IAD)
Dallas, TX (DAL)
Washington, DC (DCA)
Portland, OR (PDX)
Houston, TX (HOU)
Austin, TX (AUS)
Honolulu, HI (HNL)
St. Louis, MO (STL)
Fort Myers, FL (RSW)
Sacramento, CA (SMF)
New Orleans, LA (MSY)
San Juan, PR (SJU)
Raleigh/Durham, NC (RDU)
San Jose, CA (SJC)
Oakland, CA (OAK)
Kansas City, MO (MCI)
Indianapolis, IN (IND)
Cleveland, OH (CLE)
San Antonio, TX (SAT)
Santa Ana, CA (SNA)
Pittsburgh, PA (PIT)
Cincinnati, OH (CVG)
Columbus, OH (CMH)
West Palm Beach, FL (PBI)
Jacksonville, FL (JAX)
Milwaukee, WI (MKE)
Ontario, CA (ONT)
Hartford, CT (BDL)
Kahului, HI (OGG)
Anchorage, AK (ANC)
Burbank, CA (BUR)
Omaha, NE (OMA)
Memphis, TN (MEM)
Boise, ID (BOI)
Reno, NV (RNO)
Oklahoma City, OK (OKC)
Charleston, SC (CHS)
Spokane, WA (GEG)
Albuquerque, NM (ABQ)
Norfolk, VA (ORF)
Grand Rapids, MI (GRR)
Richmond, VA (RIC)
Tucson, AZ (TUS)
Louisville, KY (SDF)
Sanford, FL (SFB)
El Paso, TX (ELP)
Buffalo, NY (BUF)
St. Petersburg, FL (PIE)
Tulsa, OK (TUL)
Providence, RI (PVD)
Des Moines, IA (DSM)
Birmingham, AL (BHM)
Palm Springs, CA (PSP)
Kona, HI (KOA)
Sarasota/Bradenton, FL (SRQ)
Phoenix, AZ (AZA)
Punta Gorda, FL (PGD)
Pensacola, FL (PNS)
Savannah, GA (SAV)
Knoxville, TN (TYS)
Myrtle Beach, SC (MYR)
Long Beach, CA (LGB)
Greer, SC (GSP)
Albany, NY (ALB)
Lihue, HI (LIH)
Fresno, CA (FAT)
Little Rock, AR (LIT)
Valparaiso, FL (VPS)
Bozeman, MT (BZN)
Syracuse, NY (SYR)
Madison, WI (MSN)
Rochester, NY (ROC)
Panama City, FL (ECP)

20,713,235
18,611,766
16,378,657
14,619,610
14,141,250
12,962,485
10,703,207
10,619,856
10,526,914
9,429,804
8,796,748
8,706,214
8,291,499
8,049,369
7,993,914
7,770,004
7,073,426
6,832,891
6,040,564
5,992,337
5,762,234
5,509,909
5,009,957
4,674,065
4,340,298
4,148,628
4,125,122
3,893,777
3,823,613
3,588,914
3,463,819
3,222,752
3,205,400
3,163,285
3,147,173
2,956,275
2,753,449
2,668,690
2,363,599
2,354,026
2,325,811
2,318,040
2,208,320
2,003,883
2,001,156
1,946,567
1,837,638
1,762,170
1,738,414
1,594,429
1,523,674
1,379,529
1,279,180
1,254,433
1,155,609
1,136,008
1,131,328
1,081,972
1,051,824
1,029,922
997,830
978,749
957,440
950,024
917,568
897,198
893,613
861,122
847,596
827,012
794,593
759,069
750,424
709,656
697,964
676,585
644,880
638,593
634,880
633,654
625,490
616,270
598,018
596,857
585,272
579,055
559,526
556,715
519,868
513,377
512,062
492,509
486,802
475,555
460,735
446,083
434,382
413,742
412,625
401,213

19,035,588
16,976,151
15,922,196
12,879,033
10,987,212
12,437,343
10,339,647
10,236,665
9,752,779
8,812,402
5,263,547
6,961,653
4,161,120
6,636,780
6,119,364
6,202,460
6,663,513
6,405,298
5,261,682
5,839,621
5,427,118
5,341,378
4,863,430
4,542,537
4,206,483
3,947,500
4,100,348
2,937,168
3,820,813
3,555,660
3,358,390
3,062,315
3,166,052
2,609,186
3,108,852
2,881,141
2,662,090
2,642,501
2,228,222
2,330,071
2,177,688
2,209,173
2,199,888
1,989,546
1,983,207
1,868,498
1,828,798
1,747,440
1,718,705
1,585,960
1,492,392
1,378,388
1,274,514
1,210,461
1,145,570
1,077,449
1,129,664
1,081,970
1,051,820
1,027,895
997,785
963,619
957,385
949,878
917,506
897,197
892,944
861,122
847,592
826,868
794,593
755,989
735,890
708,425
695,096
676,466
644,760
638,413
634,880
545,509
592,807
603,772
580,848
596,857
585,272
578,495
559,524
556,565
519,818
513,377
511,717
480,941
403,207
475,555
460,735
445,959
434,249
413,742
412,613
401,213

1,677,647
1,635,615
456,461
1,740,577
3,154,038
525,142
363,560
383,191
774,135
617,402
3,533,201
1,744,561
4,130,379
1,412,589
1,874,550
1,567,544
409,913
427,593
778,882
152,716
335,116
168,531
146,527
131,528
133,815
201,128
24,774
956,609
2,800
33,254
105,429
160,437
39,348
554,099
38,321
75,134
91,359
26,189
135,377
23,955
148,123
108,867
8,432
14,337
17,949
78,069
8,840
14,730
19,709
8,469
31,282
1,141
4,666
43,972
10,039
58,559
1,664
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2,027
45
15,130
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14,534
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2,868
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12,498
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83,595
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267,549
249,094
209,506
251,476
176,666
183,558
114,144
135,036
102,555
144,787
109,393
125,902
96,313
79,074
102,418
104,182
112,467
115,385
95,431
97,998
99,414
79,371
57,253
57,478
56,541
66,983
60,180
65,001
49,444
63,972
61,522
41,416
40,743
51,187
55,274
30,349
39,094
32,146
41,284
34,985
36,457
44,081
32,974
47,703
29,334
26,701
25,818
36,328
51,043
27,117
17,303
19,644
24,089
34,807
20,145
19,731
70,251
20,148
19,685
90,685
20,201
16,320
16,880
15,894
20,389
19,600
15,347
15,095
16,705
13,007
65,489
7,634
13,560
14,908
6,428
13,325
11,342
12,661
12,110
10,219
11,372
7,817
5,520
5,144
10,403
11,059
13,388
8,169
8,593
11,664
10,687
8,605
9,356
9,687
7,131
7,569
10,461
9,968
10,592
6,588

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Top-100 U.S. Airports 2020 | By Tons of Departing Cargo (freight + mail)

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#

Airport

Freight (t)

Domestic Freight (t)

Int'l
Freight (t)

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

2,799,315
2,596,151
1,675,258
1,141,180
951,003
896,404
835,485
581,713
538,883
515,117
481,769
360,237
354,610
326,387
298,821
287,359
277,610
246,965
244,096
224,797
209,174
167,423
148,508
146,222
140,095
127,372
123,589
122,996
120,950
114,006
101,860
87,880
87,650
84,976
83,838
79,749
76,217
70,954
60,665
60,498
55,055
54,291
51,743
50,886
50,378
49,900
49,733
48,685
48,405
46,613
45,263
44,979
44,513
44,106
43,332
42,396
41,100
40,423
39,726
37,287
36,370
35,648
35,571
33,075
31,840
31,720
31,606
29,832
29,748
29,151
26,911
26,776
26,772
26,471
26,374
26,168
23,894
23,598
23,552
22,538
22,516
22,409
22,399
22,257
20,880
18,841
18,430
17,908
17,681
17,459
17,031
16,699
15,540
14,956
14,630
13,580
13,272
12,576
12,405
12,261

2,168,625
2,333,707
1,575,796
603,231
276,374
637,191
461,891
525,191
251,051
514,657
401,206
292,748
269,803
315,805
242,096
190,040
201,319
114,834
173,059
222,407
208,740
167,181
148,484
143,841
139,847
126,991
123,221
104,771
120,950
107,453
96,685
85,177
49,762
84,974
76,407
68,341
76,216
68,728
55,429
59,217
55,045
54,283
42,288
50,886
50,007
49,773
49,694
48,685
44,410
44,955
45,263
44,397
44,513
44,084
43,332
42,366
40,901
19,850
38,887
37,173
36,370
35,648
35,511
32,976
31,840
18,953
31,516
29,832
29,443
29,151
26,911
19,332
26,756
26,471
14,153
26,168
23,894
19,130
23,544
22,537
21,921
13,794
22,399
22,257
20,880
18,222
18,430
17,309
17,673
17,459
17,031
16,699
15,540
14,524
12,201
13,580
13,272
12,423
12,154
12,261

630,690
262,444
99,462
537,949
674,629
259,214
373,594
56,522
287,832
460
80,563
67,488
84,806
10,582
56,725
97,318
76,291
132,131
71,037
2,391
434
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5,175
2,703
37,888
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