Located 23 miles north of downtown Houston and opened in 1969, George Bush Intercontinental Airport [IAH] is the major international gateway serving the city, as well as the largest domestic hub for United Airlines. Houston-IAH is also the second largest airport in Texas, behind Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, with approximately 21 million passenger boardings in 2015. The same year there were 486,000 commercial airline, 4,400 cargo and 11,600 general aviation operations.
Memphis International (IATA: MEM, ICAO: KMEM) is the busiest airport by cargo traffic of the United States. The airport is home to FedEx global hub and is home to many of the company’s triholers, like the MD-10 and MD-11. The FedEx operations are divided in four arrival and departure peaks. During the peaks, you will see 100 to 120 aircraft depart or arrive.
Orlando – the gateway to every child’s dream: Walt Disney World. The city of Orlando is just a joy to explore with so many attractions to see so thus many visitors. All these vacationers probably make their way into Disneyland via Orlando International Airport, short: MCO.
JFK – probably the world’s most popular IATA-airport-code. It belongs to New York John F. Kennedy Airport, the largest and busiest in the NY metropolitan area, along the East Coast aaand in the entire United States. An airport, handling more than 53 million passengers every year – and counting. A mega hub for airlines, passengers and freight grown up from a small regional airport to one of the world’s busiest and popular theatre of operations for tourism, business, economy and freight of the entire aviation world.
Newark Airport is one of the busiest airport in the United States, also being part of the three airport, together building the mega hub – New York City. Different to the other NY airports, Newark is located in New Jersey. Despite its location out-of-state, the airport is well connected to the Big Apple. Trains run all the way from Newark Airport to the NYC Penn Station. The Interstate 95 and 78 link KEWR with New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvanian metropolitan areas.
Paine Field, Snohomish Country Airport (PAE/KPAE), is the home of the Boeing Everett Factory, the world’s largest building by volume and the primary assembly location for Boeing’s wide-body 747, 767, 777, 787 aircraft. Paine Field is also home to four flight schools, Chinook Flight Simulations, Regal Air, Northway Aviation and Everett Helicopters making it a popular destination for flight training. There are also a number of flying clubs on the field.
Philadelphia, PHL, is one of the biggest airports on the US Eastcoast and handled over 30 Mio passengers in 2014. The airport is used by US Airways, now American Airlines, as a hub, connecting the USA with international destinations, mainly in Europe and South America.
Aruba is a rather uncharted spot of land on the globe for Europeans but this island is a must-do in your life if you like white beaches, sunny weather, lovely landscapes and inhabitants! Not only the island is great, it also has got a quite large airport which is unmissable when you are there. Aruba Airport is named after the mother of the Netherland colonies – The Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, the former head of state before here retirement in 2014. Check out the guide for more of this paradise!
Dallas Love Field, the second biggest airport in the Dallas-Forth Worth metropole region handles around 8 Mio. passengers a year. Due to the short distance to Downtown Dallas, DAL is something like a city airport with just a very few operators. Biggest schedule carrier in Love Field is Southwest Airlines, where they have there headquarter as well. They are responsible for at least 80 percent of the passenger traffic.
Just 50 km north of Miami is the third biggest airport in Florida. Almost 27 Mio. passengers used the facilities of Fort Lauderdale in 2015 which makes FLL a very busy airport. JetBlue, Southwest, Spirit and Delta Airlines are the major carriers and responsible for most of the traffic. Silver Airways also operates a hub with their Saab 340s.
On this site I would like to share some useful informations about the huge number of aircraft boneyards in the USA. There are a couple of airports which are famous for their airplane boneyards and I guess almost every spotter heard about places like Victorville and Mojave in California or Marana in Arziona. But despite those locations in the western states, more and more companies finding a home on airports in the Mississippi region. Big scrapping companies are located at Blytheville, AR, Stuttgart, AR, Tupelo, MS and Greenwood, MS.
The airport of the Capitol of the USA, Ronald Reagan, served 19,5 Mio. passengers in 2012 and is located next to the Pontomac river. As the name implies, DCA is a national airport only, with no TSA passport control at all. Some flights to/from Canada takes place but these passengers are already checked within the Canadian departure airports.
The gateway to California handeld almost 75 Mio. passengers in 2015 and is one of the top ten airports of the world in number of passengers. More than 12.8 mio people living within the Los Angeles Metropolitan Aera and almost every tourist who is going to visit the Western States of the USA will start his journey in Los Angeles. Thats why you will get a wide variety of airlines and many international carriers using heavy equipment at LAX, the official airport code.
Boston Logan International airport handled 30,2 Mio in 2013 and is one of the biggest airports on the US east coast. Jetblue, American and Delta are the biggest carriers. International traffic is dominated by European carriers but the demand for flights is increasing rapidly and JAL, Hainan and Cathay offering flights to Asia whilst Emirates serving its Dubai hub.
Las Vegas, or Sin City, is with almost 45,4 Mio. passengers in 2015 one of the busiest airports in the USA and a tourist mecca for his residents. Southwest Airlines is the biggest carrier and responsible for most traffic, followed by Allegiant Air with a respectable amount of flights. The chance of getting a WN’s special paint scheme is pretty high.