America’s lowest altitude commercial airports

Imperial County Airport – Source: maps.google.com

The following list identifies those commercial airports in the United States and its territories that have the lowest elevation either above or below sea level. A maximum elevation of 30′ above sea level was allowed for inclusion on the list. As expected, most of the airports are located along the coastline, with Imperial County Airport principal exception. Others are located inland, but in low-lying regions like Louisiana and the Low Country of the Carolinas and Georgia.

  • Florida = 9
  • Puerto Rico and Alaska = 4
  • California = 3
  • Connecticut, Hawaii, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New York, and Virginia = 2
Key West International Airport – Source: monroecounty-fl.gov/DocumentCenter/View/15751/Key-West-International-Airport-Master-Plan-Study
  1. Imperial County Airport – El Centro, CA = -53.6′

2. Key West International Airport – Key West, FL = +3.4′

3. Louis Armstrong International Airport – New Orleans, LA = +3.7′

4. Provincetown Municipal Airport – Provincetown, MA = +7.8′

5. Naples Airport – Naples, FL = +8.3′

6. Bridgeport-Sikorsky Airport – Bridgeport, CT = +8.5′

7. Oakland International Airport – Oakland, CA = +9′

8. Miami International Airport – Miami, FL = +9.3′

9. Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport – San Juan, PR = +9.6′

10. Isla Grande Airport – San Juan, PR = +9.8′

11. St.Pete-Clearwater International Airport – St. Petersburg, FL = +10.7′

12. Tweed-New Haven Airport – New Haven, CT = +12.6′

13-14. tie* Honolulu International Airport – Honolulu, HI and Kennedy International Airport – New York City, NY = +13′

15. San Francisco International Airport – San Francisco, CA = +13.1′

16. Reagan National Airport – Washington, DC (though technically in VA) = +14.1′

17. Lake Charles Regional Airport – Lake Charles, LA = +14.6′

18. Ralph Wien Memorial Airport – Kotzbue, AK = +15.4′

19. San Diego/Lindbergh International Airport – San Diego, CA = +16.8′

20. Liberty International Airport – Newark, NJ = 17.4′

21. Logan International Airport – Boston, MA = +19.1′

22. Hilton Head Airport – Hilton Head, SC = +19.4′

23. Palm Beach International Airport – West Palm Beach, FL = +19.6′

24. La Guardia Airport – New York City, NY = +20.6′

25. King Airport – St. Thomas, USVI = +23.6′

26. Kalaupapa Airport – Kalaupapa, HI = +23.9′

27. Myrtle Beach International Airport – Myrtle Beach, SC = +25′

28. Juneau International Airport – Juneau, AK = +25.3′

29. Brunswick Golden Isles Airport – Brunswick, GA = +25.6′

30-32. tie* Tampa International Airport – Tampa, FL, Norfolk International Airport – Norfolk, VA and Pitt-Greenville Airport – Greenville, NC = +26.4′

33. Sitka-Gutierrez Airport – Sitka, AK = +26.5′

34-35. tie* Eugenio María de Hostos Airport – Mayagüez, PR and Seward Airport – Seward, AK = +27.7′

36. Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport – Gulfport, MS = +28′

37. Mercedita Airport – Ponce, PR = +28.4′

38. Jacksonville International Airport -Jacksonville, FL = +29.6′

39. Southwest Florida International Airport – Fort Myers, FL = +29.7′

40. Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport – Sarasota, FL = +29.9′

Laguardia Airport – Source: en.wikipedia.org

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