Travel Tips

Top 20 Busiest US Airports

Busier airports have more competition between airlines and often have lower fares

  1. Atlanta, GA (ATL - Hartsfield-Jackson Intl)
  2. Los Angeles, CA (LAX - Los Angeles Intl)
  3. Chicago, IL (ORD - Chicago O'Hare Intl)
  4. Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW - Dallas/Ft. Worth Intl)
  5. Denver, CO (DEN - Denver Intl)
  6. New York, NY (JFK - John F Kennedy Intl)
  7. San Francisco, CA (SFO - San Francisco Intl)
  8. Charlotte, NC (CLT - Charlotte/Douglas Intl)
  9. Las Vegas, NV (LAS - McCarran Intl)
  10. Phoenix, AZ (PHX - Sky Harbor Intl)
  11. Miami, FL (MIA - Miami Intl)
  12. Houston, TX (IAH - George Bush Intercontinental)
  13. Newark, NJ (EWR - Newark Liberty Intl)
  14. Orlando, FL (MCO - Orlando Intl)
  15. Seattle, WA (SEA - Seattle-Tacoma Intl)
  16. Minneapolis, MN (MSP - Minneapolis-St. Paul Intl)
  17. Detroit, MI (DTW - Detroit Metro Wayne County)
  18. Boston, MA (BOS - Logan Intl)
  19. Philadelphia, PA (PHL - Philadelphia Intl)
  20. New York, NY (LGA - New York LaGuardia)

Data from www.faa.gov (2013 commercial enplanements)


Major Carrier Hubs

If you have a preferred airline, see below for their hub cities

Delta

  • Atlanta, GA (ATL)
  • Salt Lake City, UT (SLC)
  • Detroit, MI (DTW)
  • Minneapolis, MN (MSP)
  • New York - Kennedy, NY (JFK)
  • New York - LaGuardia, NY (LGA)
  • Boston, MA (BOS)
  • Los Angeles, CA (LAX)
  • Seattle, WA (SEA)
  • Cincinnati, OH (CVG)

United

  • Denver, CO (DEN)
  • Houston - Bush, TX (IAH)
  • Los Angeles, CA (LAX)
  • Newark, NJ (EWR)
  • Chicago - O'Hare, IL (ORD)
  • San Francisco, CA (SFO)
  • Washington DC, Dulles (IAD)

American

  • Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW)
  • New York - Kennedy, NY (JFK)
  • Los Angeles, CA (LAX)
  • Miami, FL (MIA)
  • Chicago - O'Hare, IL (ORD)

US Airways

  • Charlotte, NC (CLT)
  • Philadelphia, PA (PHL)
  • Phoenix, AZ (PHX)
  • Washington DC, Reagan (DCA)

Alaska Airlines

  • Seattle, WA (SEA)
  • Los Angeles, CA (LAX)
  • Anchorage, AK (ANC)
  • Portland, OR (PDX)

Hawaiian Airlines

  • Honolulu, HI (HNL)
  • Kahului, HI (OGG)

Spirit Airlines

  • Detroit, MI (DTW)
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL)

JetBlue Airways

  • New York - Kennedy, NY (JFK)

Frontier

  • Denver, CO (DEN)

Data from wikipedia.org

Delta

  • Atlanta, GA (ATL)
  • Salt Lake City, UT (SLC)
  • Detroit, MI (DTW)
  • Minneapolis, MN (MSP)
  • New York - Kennedy, NY (JFK)
  • New York - LaGuardia, NY (LGA)
  • Boston, MA (BOS)
  • Los Angeles, CA (LAX)
  • Seattle, WA (SEA)
  • Cincinnati, OH (CVG)

United

  • Denver, CO (DEN)
  • Houston - Bush, TX (IAH)
  • Los Angeles, CA (LAX)
  • Newark, NJ (EWR)
  • Chicago - O'Hare, IL (ORD)
  • San Francisco, CA (SFO)
  • Washington DC, Dulles (IAD)

American

  • Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW)
  • New York - Kennedy, NY (JFK)
  • Los Angeles, CA (LAX)
  • Miami, FL (MIA)
  • Chicago - O'Hare, IL (ORD)

US Airways

  • Charlotte, NC (CLT)
  • Philadelphia, PA (PHL)
  • Phoenix, AZ (PHX)
  • Washington DC, Reagan (DCA)

Alaska Airlines

  • Seattle, WA (SEA)
  • Los Angeles, CA (LAX)
  • Anchorage, AK (ANC)
  • Portland, OR (PDX)

Hawaiian Airlines

  • Honolulu, HI (HNL)
  • Kahului, HI (OGG)

Spirit Airlines

  • Detroit, MI (DTW)
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL)

JetBlue Airways

  • New York - Kennedy, NY (JFK)

Frontier

  • Denver, CO (DEN)

Data from wikipedia.org