Sometimes a flight or even a connection at a busy or large airport can be extremely stressful. By checking out our list of The Busiest Airports in the United States, you can plan ahead! The busiest travelers in the US, those who fly more than a dozen times a year, would find it nearly impossible to memorize all airports within the country, so save this page! As of 2010, United States has a total of 15, 079 airports (both paved and unpaved), making it the first in the world for airports. Among thousands, Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) is the busiest.
Where are the busiest airports in North America? Let’s have a look!
|Rank||Airport Name||Airport Code (IATA)||City, State|
|1||Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport||ATL||Atlanta, GA|
|2||Los Angeles International Airport||LAX||Los Angeles, CA|
|3||O’hare International Airport||ORD||Chicago, IL|
|4||Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport||DFW||Dallas/Fort Worth, TX|
|5||Denver International Airport||DEN||Denver, CO|
|6||John F. Kennedy International Airport||JFK||New York, NY|
|7||San Francisco International Airport||SFO||San Francisco, CA|
|8||Charlotte Douglas International Airport||CLT||Charlotte, NC|
|9||McCarran International Airport||LAS||Las Vegas, NV|
|10||Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport||PHX||Phoenix, AZ|
|11||Miami International Airport||MIA||Miami, FL|
|12||George Bush Intercontinental Airport||IAH||Houston, TX|
|13||Newark Liberty International Airport||EWR||Newark, NJ|
|14||Orlando International Airport||MCO||Orlando, FL|
|15||Seattle-Tacoma International Airport||SEA||Seattle, WA|
The Importance of Familiarizing Yourself with Busy Airports
Well, you really don’t have to memorize the code of every airport but at least, familiarize them. Why? First reason, so that you will know where you are going. Most large cities in America have more than two airports. For sure, the last thing you would want to experience when travelling is to arrive in the wrong destination thinking that the city only has one airport.
Second reason, familiarizing yourself with airports gives you the chance to discover airport facility, airport terminals, and other essentials related to your travel such as where to park, where to check-in, where to arrive, and where to wait. The busiest airports in America are expected to be large – to the extent, overwhelming. You do not want to be late for boarding just because you were lost!
Who does not want to travel with ease? To enjoy a stress-free travel is the third, and perhaps, the most important reason why you should become familiar with busy airports, especially those that are included in your future trips. Remember, flying from a very huge and busy airport should not become a hindrance for you to arrive in your destination safe and sound.
Watch out for our future articles and discover what else you to consider when you really have to travel to or from a busy airport.
If you have had any personal experiences at busy airports, leave your stories in the comment section below!