Top 10 busiest airports in North America

What are the largest / busiest airports in North America?

North America has many large airports, especially in the United States where most people live. Nine airports from the US are among the top 10 busiest airports in North America. The largest airport in North America in terms of passengers is also the busiest airport in the world: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport. Busy airports outside the United States include Toronto Pearson Airport, Vancouver Airport, Montreal-Trudeau Airport, Calgary Airport (Canada), Mexico City Benito Juarez Airport, Cancun Airport (Mexico) and Panama City Tocumen Airport (Panama).

The largest airlines in the United States and North America are also the largest airlines in the world: American Airlines (+ regional subsidiary American Eagle), Delta Air Lines (+ Delta Connection), Southwest Airlines and United Airlines (+ United Express). Southwest Airlines is a budget airline, comparable to Ryanair in Europe. Two important moments in the history of the American aviation market were the merger between United Airlines and Continental Airlines in 2010 and the merger between American Airlines and US Airways in 2013.

Top 10 largest / busiest airports in North America, 2017

Position Airport Total passengers
1 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport (Georgia, United States) 103.934.417
2 Los Angeles Airport (California, United States) 84.557.968
3 Chicago O’Hare Airport (Illinois, United States) 79.828.183
4 Dallas/Fort Worth Airport (Texas, United States) 67.092.224
5 Denver Airport (Colorado, United States) 61.379.396
6 New York JFK Airport (New York, United States) 59.392.500
7 San Francisco Airport (California, United States) 55.832.518
8 Las Vegas McCarran Airport (Nevada, United States) 48.500.194
9 Toronto Pearson Airport (Ontario, Canada) 47.130.358
10 Seattle-Tacoma Airport (Washington, United States) 46.934.619

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