Flying on an airplane can be fun, but making your way through an airport can be a stressful experience. While you don’t always have a choice in which airports you visit, it is useful to learn about the airports with the highest traffic and what makes them that way. Here are four of the busiest airports in the United States.
- Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, Atlanta, GA
Not only is this Atlanta-area airport the busiest in the United States, it is routinely the busiest in the world with around 110 million passengers in an average year. The fact that Atlanta is the main hub for Delta Airlines and is in a good location for flights to South America and many other North American locations, contributes to it being the busiest airport in the world.
- Chicago O’Hare International Airport, IL
The Windy City of Chicago is in a fantastic location for flights traveling between the east and west coasts of North America. As a main hub for United Airlines, O’Hare consists of four terminals and is very spread out, so be sure to use their airport shuttle service Wilkes-Barre if you need to travel quickly to your departing gate. Check out their beautiful multi-colored tunnel at Terminal One while you’re here.
- Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport, TX
As the main hub for American Airlines, DFW sees over 75 million passengers each year. This expansive airport covers a larger area than the island of Manhattan, so take advantage of their fast and modern train system taking you from one terminal to another.
- Denver International Airport, CO
Beneath the mountains of Denver, this airport boasts unique architecture made to look like the Rocky Mountains that lie in its background. Take a look at the unique artwork the next time you happen to be in this airport.
Take note of the features of these busy airports if you find yourself taking off or landing in one of them.