Largest Airports in USA

According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA, www.faa.gov), the largest U.S. airports, ranked by 2015 enplanements, are as follows (change from previous year in parenthesis):

• Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International (ATL):

• Los Angeles International (LAX):

• Chicago O’Hare International (ORD):

• Dallas/Fort Worth International (DfW):

• John F Kennedy International (JFK):

• Denver International (DEN):

• San Francisco International (SFO):

• Charlotte/Douglas International (CLT):

• McCarran International (LAS):

• Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX):

• George Bush Intercontinental/Houston (lAH):

• Miami International (MIA):

• Seattle-Tacoma International (SEA):

• Newark Liberty International (EWR):

• Orlando International (MCO):

• Minneapolis-St Paul International/WoldChamberlain (MSP):

• Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County (DTW):

General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS):

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• Philadelphia International (PHL):

• LaGuardia (LGA):

• Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International (FLL):

• Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall (BWI):

• Washington Dulles International (IAD):

• Chicago Midway International (MDW):

• Salt Lake City International (sLc):

• Ronald Reagan Washington National (DCA):

• Honolulu International (HNL):

• San Diego International (SAN):

• Tampa International (TPA):

• Portland International (PDX):

• Lambert-St Louis International (STL):

William P. Hobby (HOU): 5,800,726 (7.88%)

Nashville International (BNA): 5,396,958 (6.85%)

Austin-Bergstrom International (AUS): 5,219,982 6.51%)

Metropolitan Oakland International (OAK): 5,069,257 6.26%)

Kansas City International (MCI): 4,982,722 3.03%)

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International (MSY): 4,870,569 (6.42%)

Raleigh-Durham International (RDU): 4,673,869 (4.28%)

Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International (SJC): 4,621,003 (7.07%)

John Wayne Airport-Orange County (SNA): 4,584,147 (0.96%)

Dallas Love Field (DAL): 4,522,341 12.39%)

Sacramento International (SMF): 4,384,616 3.04%)

San Antonio International (SAT): 4,046,856 1.02%)

Southwest Florida International (RSW): 3,948,006 (4.20%)

Pittsburgh International (PIT): 3,827,860 (0.40%)

Cleveland-Hopkins International (CLE): 3,686,315 -15.75%)

Indianapolis International (IND): 3,605,908 2.01%)

General Mitchell International (MKE): 3,228,607 0.43%)

Port Columbus International (CMH): 3,115,501 1.69%)

Kahului (OGG): 3,019,338 2.17%)

Palm Beach International (PBI): 2,926,242 (2.87%)

Bradley International (BDL): 2,913,380 (8.66%)

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International (CVG): 2,875,844 (3.58%)

Jacksonville International (JAX): 2,589,198 1.57%)

Ted Stevens Anchorage International (ANC): 2,381,826 (2.44%)

Buffalo Niagara International (BUF): 2,378,469 (-7.37%)

Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ): 2,354,184 (-4.99%)

Ontario International (ONT): 2,037,346 (3.39%)

Eppley Airfield (OMA): 2,020,354 (2.28%)

Bob Hope (BUR): 1,928,491 (0.55%)

Will Rogers World (OKC): 1,861,272 (4.07%)

Memphis International (Mem): 1,800,268 -21.76%)

Theodore Francis Green State (PVD): 1,764,828 (-6.37%)

Richmond International (RIC): 1,671,096 4.58%)

Louisville International-Standiford Field (SDF): 1,634,983 (-2.02%)

Reno/Tahoe International (RNO): 1,611,572 -3.61%)

Tucson International (TUS): 1,597,247 1.74%)

Charleston AFB/International (CHS): 1,539,326 (6.79%)

Norfolk International (ORF): 1,488,114 (-4.65%)

Spokane International (GEG): 1,445,572 1.96%)

Kona International at Keahole (KOA): 1,403,559 1.96%)

El Paso International (ELP): 1,395,363 (2.37%)

Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field (BOI): 1,378,352 (4.92%)

Tulsa International (TUL): 1,371,613 (3.64%)

Long Beach/Daugherty Field (LGB): 1,368,923 (-4.85%)

Lihue (LIH): 1,340,014 1.89%)

Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International (BHM): 1,299,214 -2.62%)

Albany International (ALB): 1,210,825 1.19%)

Gerald R. Ford International (GRR): 1,174,821 4.59%)

Greater Rochester International (ROC): 1,173,933 -2.92%)

Des Moines International (DSM): 1,141,172 5.81%)

James M. Cox Dayton International (DAY): 1,120,842 -9.96%)

Orlando Sanford International (SFB): 1,064,133 9.53%)

Manchester (MHT): 1,032,964 -13.20%)

Bill and Hillary Clinton National/Adams Field (LIT): 1,005,251 4.74%)

Syracuse Hancock International (SYR): 987,169 (-0.44%)

Palm Springs International (PSP): 953,607 (8.90%)

Greenville Spartanburg International (GSP): 945,477 3.10%)

Savannah/Hilton Head International (SAV): 932,416 16.79%)

Myrtle Beach International (MYR): 858,288 4.25%)

Piedmont Triad International (GSO): 851,157 -0.28%)

McGhee Tyson (TYS): 845,913 1.60%)

Portland International Jetport (PWM): 837,820 0.10%)

Dane County Regional-Truax Field (MSN): 833,634 0.96%)

Akron-Canton Regional (CAK): 771,155 (-9.47%)

Pensacola International (PNS): 758,612 1.93%)

Wichita Dwight D Eisenhower National (ICT): 757,695 2.94%)

Westchester County (HPN): 756,189 -1.02%)

Airport Retail

According to the ARN Fact blog, published by Airport Revenue News (www.airportrevenuenews.com), annual retail spending (excluding duty-free purchases) at the 83 largest airports in North America is $2.08 billion. These airports reported 635.9 million enplanements; retail spending per enplaning passenger is $3.27.

Spending by type of retail outlet is as follows:

• News & gifts: $1.17 billion

• Specialty retail: $ 912 million

Many major airports are recognized for great shopping. The Pittsburgh International Airport, which pioneered the air mall’ shopping concept, has a variety of 65 retail shops. The retail mix at Denver International Airport includes several shops offering locally made items such as handmade crafts from area artists as well as Native-American jewelry. The shopping at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport has so many retail options that it has been dubbed mini-Mall of America.’

Because of the heavy foot traffic, retail sales per square foot at many airports are $1,000 or more. For comparison, sales average $470 per sq. ft. at regional malls and $513 at upscale outlets, according to Retail Traffic.

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