America’s largest commercial airports by acreage

Denver - Source: en.wikipedia.org

Denver – Source: en.wikipedia.org

The following list identifies the commercial passenger airports in the United States that are 2,500 acres or larger in land area. The data is directly from the Federal Aviation Administration and is current as of January 10, 2013.

For those who may not be as familiar with airport design and planning, almost as interesting as the airports on the list are the major ones that are missing from it. These include Boston (Logan), New York (La Guardia), Philadelphia, Newark (Liberty), Washington (Reagan), Fort Lauderdale, Cleveland (Hopkins), Louisville, Chicago (Midway), Orange County (John Wayne), San Diego (Lindbergh), Dallas (Love), Buffalo, Columbus, Palm Beach, and Los Angeles (Ontario).

  1. Denver, CO – 33,531 acres
  2. Dallas-Forth Worth (DFW), TX – 18,076 acres
  3. Fort Myers (Southwest FL), FL – 13,555 acres
  4. Orlando, FL – 13,302 acres
  5. Washington (Dulles), DC/MD/VA – 13,000 acres
  6. Kansas City, MO/KS – 10,200 acres
  7. Houston (Bush), TX – 10,000 acres
  8. Pittsburgh, PA/WV – 10,000 acres
  9. Oklahoma City (Will Rogers), OK – 8,081 acres
  10. Tucson, AZ – 7,938 acres
  11. Jacksonville, FL – 7,911 acres
  12. Indianapolis, IN – 7,700 acres
  13. Salt Lake City, UT – 7,700 acres
  14. Chicago (O’Hare), IL/IN/WI - 7,627 acres
  15. Colorado Springs, CO – 7,200 acres
  16. Cincinnati, OH/KY – 7,000 acres
  17. El Paso, TX – 6,670 acres
  18. Sacramento, CA – 6,000 acres
  19. San Francisco, CA – 5,207 acres
  20. New York City (JFK), NY/NJ – 5,200 acres
  21. Casper, WY – 5,131 acres
  22. Roswell, NM – 5,029 acres
  23. Atlantic City, NJ – 5,000 acres
  24. Boise, ID – 5,000 acres
  25. Charlotte (Douglas), NC/SC – 5,000 acres
  26. Lincoln, NE – 5,000 acres
  27. Raleigh-Durham, NC – 5,000 acres
  28. Detroit (Metro), MI – 4,850 acres
  29. Spokane, WA/ID – 4,753 acres
  30. Atlanta (Hartsfield) , GA – 4,700 acres
  31. Anchorage (Stevens), AK – 4,608 acres
  32. Tulsa, OK – 4,360 acres
  33. Austin (Bergstrom), TX – 4,242 acres
  34. Honolulu, HI – 4,220 acres
  35. Dayton (Cox), OH – 4,200 acres
  36. Panama City, FL – 4,000 acres
  37. Memphis, TN/MS/AR – 3,900 acres
  38. Nashville, TN/KY – 3,900 acres
  39. Pueblo, CO – 3,872 acres
  40. Peoria, IL – 3,800 acres
  41. Wichita Falls, TX – 3,800 acres
  42. Myrtle Beach, SC – 3,795 acres
  43. Savannah-Hilton Head, GA/SC – 3,650 acres
  44. Amarillo, TX – 3,547 acres
  45. Greenville-Spartanburg, SC – 3,500 acres
  46. Los Angeles, CA – 3,500 acres
  47. Madison (Truax), WI – 3,500 acres
  48. Phoenix (Sky Harbor), AZ – 3,400 acres
  49. Jackson (Evers), MS – 3,381 acres
  50. Pocatello, ID – 3,374 acres
  51. Fort Wayne, IN – 3,351 acres
  52. Miami, FL – 3,300 acres
  53. Tampa, FL – 3,300 acres
  54. Cedar Rapids (Eastern IA), IA – 3,288 acres
  55. Wichita (Mid-Continent), KS -  3,248 acres
  56. Saginaw (MBS), MI – 3,200 acres
  57. Baltimore (BWI), MD – 3,160 acres
  58. Grand Rapids (Ford), MI – 3,127 acres
  59. Yuma, AZ – 3,100 acres
  60. Duluth, MN/WI – 3,020 acres
  61. Lubbock, TX – 3,000 acres
  62. Portland, OR/WA – 3,000 acres
  63. Twin Cities, MN/WI – 2,930 acres
  64. Chicago (Rockford), IL – 2,900 acres
  65. Topeka (Forbes), KS – 2,854 acres
  66. Las Vegas (McCarran), NV – 2,800 acres
  67. Melbourne, FL – 2,800 acres
  68. Piedmont Triad, NC – 2,800 acres
  69. St. Louis (Lambert), MO/IL – 2,800 acres
  70. Springfield-Branson, MO  – 2,750 acres
  71. Kona, HI – 2,700 acres
  72. Monroe, LA – 2,660 acres
  73. Omaha (Eppley), NE/IA – 2,650 acres
  74. Lehigh Valley, PA/NJ – 2,629 acres
  75. Des Moines, IA – 2,625 acres
  76. Columbia (Metro), SC – 2,600 acres
  77. Eugene, OR – 2,600 acres
  78. Oakland, CA – 2,600 acres
  79. Waterloo, IA – 2,587 acres
  80. Fargo (Hector), ND/MN – 2,500 acres
  81. Richmond, VA – 2,500 acres
  82. Seattle-Tacoma, WA – 2,500 acres
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3 Responses to America’s largest commercial airports by acreage

  1. Hmm it looks like your blog ate my first comment (it was extremely long)
    so I guess I’ll just sum it up what I wrote and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog.

    I too am an aspiring blog blogger but I’m still new to the whole thing. Do you have any points for inexperienced blog writers? I’d really appreciate
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  2. Gary Recht says:

    Dal Dallas Fort Worth Intl Airport is 17,207 acres in size. Go to DFW airport fast facts and google DFW airport skyvector.Click first article. Correct acreage is there.

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