The United States of America (USA) is a Constitutional Federal Republic country. It is the world’s third- or fourth-largest country by total area. It has a total area of 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million square kilometers). With a population of over 328 million, it is the 3rd most populous country in the world. The US International Airports Map Features Some Amazing and Busiest Airports Around the world.
According to the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS) Report of 2011-2015, the USA has over 19,700 airports. 5,170 of these airports are open to the general public and 503 of them serve commercial flights.
Busiest International Airports in the USA
|1. Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport||Atlanta, Georgia||ATL|
|2. Los Angeles International Airport||Los Angeles, California||LAX|
|3. O’Hare International Airport||Chicago, Illinois||ORD|
|4. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport||Dallas, Texas||DFW|
|5. Denver International Airport||Denver, Colorado||DEN|
|6. John F. Kennedy International Airport||New York, New York||JFK|
|7. San Francisco International Airport||San Francisco, California||SFO|
|8. McCarran International Airport||Las Vegas, Nevada||LAS|
|9. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport||Phoenix, Arizona||PHX|
|10. George Bush Intercontinental Airport||Houston, Texas||IAH|
The chief reason why ATL is the busiest airport in the US is its favorable geographic location which makes it perfect as a connection hub. It deserves 150 domestic and 70 international destinations.
LAX is the international airport acting as the gateway to Los Angeles, California. Its new terminal is dedicated to travelers from Asia and the Pacific. The second biggest airport by passenger traffic, it’s also one of the largest airports of the US West Coast, alongside San Francisco International Airport.
Chicago O’Hare held the #1 spot of busiest US airports by a number of passengers from 1963 to 1998. It was the first major airport planned during the post-WWII era.
Largest International Airports in the USA
|Name||Location||Airport Code||Sq. Km|
|1. Denver International Airport||Colorado||DEN||137.26|
|2. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport||Texas||DFW||69.63|
|3. Orlando International Airport||Florida||MCO||52.6|
|4. Washington Dulles International Airport||Virginia||IAD||47|
|5. George Bush Intercontinental Airport||Texas||IAH||40.5|
|6. Salt Lake City International Airport||Utah||SLC||31.1|
|7. O’Hare International Airport||Illinois||ORD||30.9|
|8. San Francisco International Airport||California||SFO||21.07|
|9. John F. Kennedy International Airport||New York||JFK||21|
|10. Detroit Metropolitan Airport||Michigan||DTW||19.6|