Main U.S. airports by number of operations 2018

This statistic illustrates the main U.S. airports ranked by the total number of airport operations in 2018. The Los Angeles International Airport reported more than 707,800 landings and take-offs in that year. The total operations include all Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) and Visual Flight Rule (VFR) airport operations.

Leading U.S. airports in 2018, based on number of airport operations

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The values include itinerant operations that arrive from outside the traffic pattern or depart the airport traffic pattern and local operations that stay within the traffic pattern airspace (non-itinerant).
The figures have been rounded.

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