Infographic: The Busiest Airports in the US

**Updated May 2024**

Which are the busiest airports in the US? We’ve taken a look at airline capacity data in May 2024 to see which US airports have the most departing seats.

Busiest US Airports May 2024 Aviation Infographic
The Busiest Airports in the USA

In May 2024, the busiest airport in the US remains the same as the previous month and many months before – Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson, with 5.55 million seats it sits more than one million seats ahead of the airport in second place, Dallas Fort Worth (4.51 million seats).

The third busiest airport for scheduled airline capacity, Denver Airport (4,253,702 seats), is also the biggest airport in the US by land area (52.4mi²) and the second biggest airport in the world, second only to Saudi Arabia’s King Fahd International (299.61 mi²).

The rest of the top ten busiest airports in the US play out as follows:

  • 4th: Chicago O’Hare, 4,136,724 seats
  • 5th: Los Angeles International, 3,945,476 seats
  • 6th: New York JFK, 3,291,780 seats
  • 7th: Charlotte, 3,136,860 seats
  • 8th: Las Vegas Harry Reid, 3,072,040 seats
  • 9th: Orlando International, 2,895,704 seats
  • 10th: Miami International, 2,758,418 seats

This year Atlanta airport has tussled a little with Dubai International Airport to sit top of our list of the world’s busiest airports, but it has taken first place on the list for May 2024. In contrast, no US airport makes it into the top ten busiest international airports list, highlighting the importance of the domestic market for US airports.

Each month we highlight the busiest airports, airlines, flight routes and states in the US in terms of airline capacity. We’ll let you know when new data is added to our US Aviation Market Dashboard if you subscribe (below) to our weekly digest of aviation insights, analysis, and global capacity updates.

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