According to the 2011-2015 National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS), there are over 19,700 airports in the United States. 5,170 of these airports are open to the general public and 503 of them serve commercial flights.
A great deal of flights within the USA are domestic flights as North America is over 9,826,675 km² in total which would be a considerable amount of driving if you were to travel by car. This contributes to a large amount of air travel travellers through the popular and smaller airports.
These are the Top 40 busiest airports by passenger numbers in the US for 2016:
The above tables show the number of passengers for the top 40 busiest airports by passengers in the United States for last year (2016) as well as the Year on Year change in the number of passengers between them.
Airport Information Index:
1. The busiest airport are ranked depending on the number of passengers flying to or from each airport.
2. Passenger may only be catching connecting flights from an airport to another destination.
3. Passenger Number data is related to the Airport Council International estimated full year figures for 2012.
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