Busiest U.S. airports - number of passengers 2018

In 2018, Atlanta International Airport was the busiest airport in the United States, transporting over 52.2 million passengers. In that same year, Atlanta was also the main hub of Delta Air Lines.

Delta Air Lines – additional information

U.S.-based Delta Air Lines is the third major airline and legacy carrier in the United States, with a 17.2 percent market share. As a founding member of the SkyTeam airline alliance, Delta is a member of SkyTeam and SkyTeam Cargo. In 2019, Delta Air Lines was ranked second within the traditional airline segment, with a satisfaction index score of 788.

Major airports in the U.S.

In 2018, Chicago O’Hare International Airport was the first leading domestic airport hub in terms of connectivity index and number of airport operations implemented. In that same year, Honolulu International Airport was the most punctual major hub in the U.S.

Busiest U.S. airports in 2018, based on the number of passengers enplaned

Loading statistic...
You need to log in to download this statistic
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in
Show detailed source information?
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in

Release date



United States

Survey time period


Supplementary notes

All values are for non-stop segment flights reported by both U.S. and foreign air carriers.
The figures have been rounded.
To retrieve the data, select T-100 Segment (All Carriers), then select Analysis from the Origin Airport row. After that, select 2018 as the filter year, click recalculate and sort the data by Value Descending.

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $708 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.

Single Account
Your perfect start with Statista
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references

$59 / Month *

Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* All products require an annual contract.
   Prices do not include sales tax.

Statistics on "U.S. airports"

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $708 / Year
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.