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The USA's 10 Busiest Airports Of 2015

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The following 10 airports were the United States' busiest airports in 2015, as measured by airport operations. Airport operations are defined as itinerant IFR and VFR arrivals and departures, and local operations at the airport as reported by air traffic control towers. (It does not include overflights)

You should probably brush up on your radio work before trying to fly into these busy airports.

10) Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport - 402,259 Operations


9) John F. Kennedy International Airport - 408,771 Operations


8) Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport - 461,020 Operations


7) Las Vegan McCarran International Airport - 484,213 Operations

Jenny Lee Silver

6) Charlotte Douglas International Airport - 498,872 Operations


5) Denver International Airport - 501,080 Operations

Ashley Niblock

4) Los Angeles International Airport - 599,518 Operations


3) Dallas Fort Worth International Airport - 624,486 Operations


2) Chicago O'Hare International Airport - 806,208 Operations

Mike Chunko

1) Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport - 809,430 Operations

Colin Brown

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Swayne Martin

Swayne is an editor at Boldmethod, certified flight instructor, and an Embraer 145 First Officer for a regional airline. He graduated as an aviation major from the University of North Dakota in 2018, holds a PIC Type Rating for Cessna Citation Jets (CE-525), and is a former pilot for Mokulele Airlines. He's the author of articles, quizzes and lists on Boldmethod every week. You can reach Swayne at, and follow his flying adventures on his YouTube Channel.

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