Flying Cheap

Traffic at 100 busiest U.S. airports, June 2009

Major airlines are those with an average of 100 or seats or more on regularly scheduled flights flown during June 2009. Regional carriers are those with less than 100 that are certified exclusively as Chapter 121 carriers (and fly only scheduled flights with 10 seats or more). Major and regional flights do not total to 100 percent in airports where local traffic on small planes is common. Flights are counted by total segments flown, so a flight from New York to Los Angeles with a layover in Denver would be counted as two departures.

Follow the airport links for traffic data and carrier-by-carrier traffic breakdowns. Click on a column header to sort the list; click a second time to reverse the sort order.

Airport Total
Passengers
Total
Departures
% Major
Departures
% Regional
Departures
HARTSFIELD - JACKSON ATLANTA INTL (ATL) 4,074,161 42,720 56.1% 43.3%
CHICAGO O'HARE INTL (ORD) 2,793,839 33,574 45.5% 54.5%
DALLAS/FORT WORTH INTL (DFW) 2,580,682 26,251 64.6% 35.2%
DENVER INTL (DEN) 2,446,666 26,396 59.6% 40.4%
LOS ANGELES INTL (LAX) 2,160,845 19,562 73.6% 26.0%
GEORGE BUSH INTERCONTINENTAL/HOUSTON (IAH) 1,827,423 22,552 43.3% 56.7%
PHOENIX SKY HARBOR INTL (PHX) 1,710,678 16,714 79.0% 20.6%
JOHN F KENNEDY INTL (JFK) 1,678,322 15,154 71.8% 27.6%
MC CARRAN INTL (LAS) 1,675,677 14,432 97.0% 2.3%
MINNEAPOLIS-ST PAUL INTL/WOLD-CHAMBERLAIN (MSP) 1,621,524 18,530 53.8% 44.0%
CHARLOTTE/DOUGLAS INTL (CLT) 1,595,488 20,057 41.7% 58.3%
SAN FRANCISCO INTL (SFO) 1,558,298 14,572 70.7% 28.9%
SEATTLE-TACOMA INTL (SEA) 1,516,323 13,607 70.0% 29.4%
NEWARK LIBERTY INTL (EWR) 1,511,396 15,565 56.5% 43.2%
PHILADELPHIA INTL (PHL) 1,479,683 18,725 46.7% 53.3%
DETROIT METROPOLITAN WAYNE COUNTY (DTW) 1,421,557 18,217 46.3% 53.7%
ORLANDO INTL (MCO) 1,397,633 11,402 97.2% 2.1%
MIAMI INTL (MIA) 1,216,679 9,600 80.5% 19.5%
GENERAL EDWARD LAWRENCE LOGAN INTL (BOS) 1,102,576 14,508 57.8% 23.8%
LA GUARDIA (LGA) 1,057,293 14,581 46.4% 52.7%
BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON INTL THURGOOD MARSHAL (BWI) 1,056,828 10,124 85.2% 12.1%
SALT LAKE CITY INTL (SLC) 1,044,963 13,497 38.2% 61.8%
WASHINGTON DULLES INTL (IAD) 944,493 11,926 39.7% 60.1%
CHICAGO MIDWAY INTL (MDW) 884,391 8,179 92.2% 7.8%
FORT LAUDERDALE/HOLLYWOOD INTL (FLL) 872,215 7,879 89.3% 10.7%
SAN DIEGO INTL (SAN) 841,308 7,729 84.1% 15.6%
RONALD REAGAN WASHINGTON NATIONAL (DCA) 791,553 11,409 44.6% 55.2%
TAMPA INTL (TPA) 732,865 6,545 90.8% 9.2%
HONOLULU INTL (HNL) 714,931 6,772 66.3% 32.8%
PORTLAND INTL (PDX) 643,959 7,490 49.0% 44.7%
LAMBERT-ST LOUIS INTL (STL) 642,000 8,300 52.4% 47.0%
CINCINNATI/NORTHERN KENTUCKY INTL (CVG) 531,266 9,031 15.8% 84.2%
KANSAS CITY INTL (MCI) 530,119 6,144 57.1% 39.6%
MEMPHIS INTL (MEM) 500,692 8,343 26.0% 74.0%
CLEVELAND-HOPKINS INTL (CLE) 464,502 8,427 22.1% 77.9%
NASHVILLE INTL (BNA) 458,245 5,612 58.7% 41.3%
WILLIAM P HOBBY (HOU) 455,788 4,631 89.1% 10.9%
METROPOLITAN OAKLAND INTL (OAK) 438,711 4,525 92.2% 7.8%
SACRAMENTO INTL (SMF) 425,127 4,330 81.2% 18.8%
RALEIGH-DURHAM INTL (RDU) 424,677 5,780 47.4% 52.6%
AUSTIN-BERGSTROM INTL (AUS) 411,577 4,068 74.9% 25.1%
JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT-ORANGE COUNTY (SNA) 409,679 4,236 85.2% 14.8%
LUIS MUNOZ MARIN INTL (SJU) 403,735 4,624 50.5% 26.6%
NORMAN Y. MINETA SAN JOSE INTL (SJC) 393,367 4,516 76.2% 23.8%
GENERAL MITCHELL INTL (MKE) 391,047 5,963 28.9% 62.4%
DALLAS LOVE FIELD (DAL) 380,127 4,071 92.1% 7.9%
SAN ANTONIO INTL (SAT) 378,277 3,713 72.7% 27.3%
PITTSBURGH INTL (PIT) 372,376 4,661 44.6% 55.4%
LOUIS ARMSTRONG NEW ORLEANS INTL (MSY) 369,294 3,609 78.0% 22.0%
INDIANAPOLIS INTL (IND) 354,190 4,953 39.1% 60.9%
ALBUQUERQUE INTL SUNPORT (ABQ) 317,554 3,450 75.4% 21.6%
PORT COLUMBUS INTL (CMH) 290,424 4,426 34.6% 65.4%
BUFFALO NIAGARA INTL (BUF) 268,607 3,277 54.0% 46.0%
JACKSONVILLE INTL (JAX) 266,789 2,940 68.0% 32.0%
KAHULUI (OGG) 246,235 2,683 63.4% 30.1%
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA INTL (RSW) 239,643 2,273 85.1% 6.8%
BRADLEY INTL (BDL) 238,778 2,760 56.6% 43.4%
ONTARIO INTL (ONT) 222,819 2,589 78.1% 21.9%
PALM BEACH INTL (PBI) 214,772 1,958 87.5% 12.5%
THEODORE FRANCIS GREEN STATE (PVD) 208,600 2,817 49.4% 34.8%
BOB HOPE (BUR) 206,230 2,479 77.5% 22.5%
EPPLEY AIRFIELD (OMA) 202,517 2,540 50% 50%
EL PASO INTL (ELP) 179,776 2,040 67.4% 27.7%
RENO/TAHOE INTL (RNO) 176,362 1,907 72.6% 27.4%
WILL ROGERS WORLD (OKC) 175,137 2,271 42.3% 57.7%
NORFOLK INTL (ORF) 174,740 2,549 25.8% 74.2%
RICHMOND INTL (RIC) 159,182 2,654 29.4% 70.6%
LOUISVILLE INTL-STANDIFORD FIELD (SDF) 158,367 2,626 24.1% 75.9%
BIRMINGHAM-SHUTTLESWORTH INTL (BHM) 154,747 2,178 41.1% 58.9%
TUCSON INTL (TUS) 152,818 1,896 52.3% 47.6%
MANCHESTER (MHT) 150,600 1,845 53.3% 46.7%
TULSA INTL (TUL) 145,829 2,018 45.3% 54.7%
BOISE AIR TERMINAL/GOWEN FLD (BOI) 145,640 1,950 36.7% 63.3%
SPOKANE INTL (GEG) 145,272 1,760 48.5% 51.4%
LONG BEACH /DAUGHERTY FIELD/ (LGB) 133,698 1,307 75.0% 25.0%
ALBANY INTL (ALB) 126,129 2,086 31.3% 55.9%
LIHUE (LIH) 123,436 1,403 66.4% 33.6%
GREATER ROCHESTER INTL (ROC) 121,715 2,175 26.1% 73.9%
KONA INTL AT KEAHOLE (KOA) 120,995 1,517 64.5% 31.4%
ADAMS FIELD (LIT) 114,304 1,740 25.9% 74.1%
JAMES M COX DAYTON INTL (DAY) 111,057 1,958 21.2% 78.8%
CHARLESTON AFB/INTL (CHS) 108,085 1,819 19.2% 80.8%
SYRACUSE HANCOCK INTL (SYR) 99,777 1,805 20.8% 79.2%
CITY OF COLORADO SPRINGS MUNI (COS) 99,303 1,579 17.0% 83.0%
PORTLAND INTL JETPORT (PWM) 97,551 1,534 23.5% 76.5%
LONG ISLAND MAC ARTHUR (ISP) 89,663 878 86.4% 13.6%
WESTCHESTER COUNTY (HPN) 87,482 1,620 30.4% 58.9%
GERALD R. FORD INTL (GRR) 85,975 1,634 18.8% 81.2%
MC GHEE TYSON (TYS) 80,994 1,851 6.1% 93.9%
DES MOINES INTL (DSM) 80,338 1,735 9.7% 90.3%
PIEDMONT TRIAD INTL (GSO) 77,451 1,726 3.5% 96.5%
SAVANNAH/HILTON HEAD INTL (SAV) 76,334 1,328 15.6% 84.4%
WICHITA MID-CONTINENT (ICT) 73,805 1,352 23.2% 76.8%
PENSACOLA RGNL (PNS) 73,374 1,156 26.8% 73.2%
MYRTLE BEACH INTL (MYR) 73,115 953 44.1% 55.9%
BURLINGTON INTL (BTV) 72,735 1,294 19.9% 80.1%
AKRON-CANTON RGNL (CAK) 70,788 999 36.9% 63.1%
JACKSON-EVERS INTL (JAN) 69,790 1,169 25.3% 74.7%
DANE COUNTY RGNL-TRUAX FIELD (MSN) 68,774 1,259 21.0% 79.0%
Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 reports, systemwide segment data. For more about which airlines we considered regional click here.