America, which has the firsts and the "best" in many subjects in the world, is also quite assertive about airports. The USA has five of the ten largest airports in the world. We have listed America's largest airports, which rank first in the world in terms of both size and density.
Denver International Airport
Denver International Airport (IATA: DEN, ICAO: KDEN) is an international airport serving the city of Denver, Colorado, USA. It is the largest airport in the USA with an area of 135.69 km², which is among the busiest airports in the USA and the World.
Air transport rating agency Skytrax ranked Denver Airport the 29th best in the world in 2018, the highest position for any US airport. Despite its size, it hosted 61.4 million passengers, making it the fifth busiest airport in the continent. The airport has six runways spaced 4,200 ft apart, and the 16R/34L runway at 16,000 ft is the longest runway open to public use in the United States.
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (IATA: DFW, ICAO: KDFW) is an international airport serving the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, located in the state of Texas, USA. The airport is an important hub for American Airlines, one of the largest airlines in the USA and headquartered in Fort Worth.
Orlando International Airport
Orlando International Airport (IATA: MCO , ICAO: KMCO, FAA LID: MCO) is located 10 kilometers southeast of Florida. McCoy Air Force Base, the old name of the airport, this means Strategic Air Command. The SAC facility was closed in 1975 as part of a general military collapse following the end of the Vietnam War.
The airport serves as a hub for Silver Airways, a base of operations for JetBlue, Southwest Airlines, and Spirit Airlines, and a focus city for Frontier Airlines. The airport is also a major international gateway to the mid-Florida region and hosts more than 850 daily flights from 44 airlines.
The airport also serves 135 domestic and international destinations. At 12,600 acres, MCO is one of the largest commercial airports by land area in the United States. Additionally, the airport hosts a maintenance base for United Airlines.
Washington Dulles International Airport
Washington Dulles International Airport (IATA: IAD, ICAO: KIAD, FAA LID: IAD) is located in the US state of Virginia. It covers 52.6 km², 26 miles west of Washington DC.
Dulles is one of the largest airports in the world. It hosted approximately 22 million passengers in 2017, making it the 29th busiest airport in North America.
The airport has a main terminal building and two midfield terminals with a total of four concourses. The main building facilitates ticket sales, baggage claims, US customs, and an arrivals building that was expanded in 2009 to handle 2,400 passengers an hour.
Concourses A and B are located in the building closest to the main terminal. They are used for international and domestic flights not operated by United Airlines, which makes full use of lounges C and D in the second building.
George Bush Intercontinental Airport
George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IATA: IAH, ICAO: KIAH) is located in Houston, Texas, USA. The airport is 37 km north of the city, with an area of 40.46 km².
The airport became operational in 1969. It is the second largest United Airlines hub in the country after Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. IAH served more than 40 million passengers with 450,383 aircraft movements in 2017.
The airport has five terminals named AE, which can be accessed from three main entrances. Located between Terminals B and C, a Marriott Hotel provides service on site.
Terminal A serves domestic and Canadian flights mostly not operated by United Airlines and is divided into two North and South concourses with ten gates each.
San Francisco International Airport
San Francisco International Airport (IATA: SFO, ICAO: KSFO, FAA: SFO) is located in San Francisco, California, United States. The airport is the largest in the San Francisco Bay and the second busiest airport in the state of California after Los Angeles International Airport.
The airport is a major hub for United Airlines and Virgin America airlines. It is located 13 miles south of downtown San Francisco in California, covering 21.07 square kilometers. It was the 24th busiest airport in the world, handling more than 55 million passengers in 2017.
There are four terminals at the airport, including the International Terminal. It was the first airport in the world to have gates capable of accommodating Airbus A380 double-decker aircraft.