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All about Airports: The Busiest Airports in the United States

ATL airportSometimes 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

Pic 2Well, 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!

-Happy Globetrotting!