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The 25 Busiest Airports in the USA

Quick Links to and Profiles of the 25 Busiest Airports in the Nation


11. Charlotte/Douglas International Airport

Location:/Closest City: Charlotte, North Carolina
Airport Code: CLT

This airport serves cities in the upper Southeast, including popular destinations in the Carolinas, and is often a common transfer airport alternative to Atlanta's Hartsfield International Airport. CLT is a hub for U.S. Airways and United.

  • Guide to Charlotte/Douglas International Airport
  • 12. Miami International Airport

    Location:/Closest City: Miami, Florida
    Airport Code: MIA

    Miami International Airport is the main U.S. gateway to Latin America and the Caribbean. American Airlines. MIA has the largest number of international passenger traffic after New York City's JFK International Airport. Alternate airports to MIA are West Palm Beach Airport and Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (near the bottom of this list).

  • Guide to Miami International Airport
  • 13. Orlando International Airport

    Location:/Closest City: Orlando, Florida
    Airport Code: MCO

    Visitors to Walt Disney World and surrounding theme parks make Orlando International Airport one of the busiest airports in the USA. Many regional and low-cost airlines serve MCO, including Southwest and JetBlue.

  • Guide to Orlando International Airport
  • Quick Links to Orlando Area Airports
  • 14. Newark Liberty International Airport

    Location:/Closest City: Newark, New Jersey and New York City
    Airport Code: EWR

    Among frequent travelers, Newark Liberty is one of the most reviled airports in the nation. Still, it is an alternate airport to JFK and LaGuardia and is closer to Manhattan than those two other airports.

  • Guide to Newark Liberty International Airport
  • 15. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

    Location:/Closest City: Seattle, Washington
    Airport Code: SEA

    The locals call this airport SEA-TAC. In addition to being a main airport for points in the Pacific Northwest, SEA-TAC is a hub for Alaska Airlines.

  • Guide to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
  • 16. Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport

    Location:/Closest City: Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota
    Airport Code: MSP

    Delta Airlines has a major hub at Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport. In addition to the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, MSP handles passengers going to and from destinations in the Upper Midwest, including Wisconsin, Michigan, and North and South Dakota.

  • Guide to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
  • 17. Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport

    Location:/Closest City: Detroit, Michigan
    Airport Code: DTW

    Although the name makes it sound like a regional airport, DTW is an international airport and is Delta Airlines' second largest hub.

  • Guide to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport
  • 18. Philadelphia International Airport

    Location:/Closest City: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Airport Code: PHL

    U.S. Airways has one of its largest hubs at this East Coast airport. PHL serves Philadelphia, but is also an ideal airport for reaching points in Pennsylvania, south New Jersey, and the Delaware Valley.

  • Guide to Philadelphia International Airport
  • 19. Logan International Airport

    Location:/Closest City: Boston, Massachusetts
    Airport Code: BOS

    Logan International Airport is the main airport for New England destinations, such as Boston; Providence Rhode Island; Portland, Maine; Vermont; and New Hampshire. Airlines Delta, JetBlue, and U.S. Airways all have large hubs here.

  • Guide to Logan International Airport
  • 20. LaGuardia Airport

    Location:/Closest City: New York City
    Airport Code: LGA

    LaGuardia Airport is known as New York City's domestic airport, and it handles the bulk of airline commuter shuttles to and from New York.

  • Guide to LaGuardia Airport
  • Getting To and From LaGuardia Airport
  • Guide to New York Airports, including regional airports in New Jersey and Long Island.
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