Fun Facts: Airports Around the Country

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Our EWR Airport parking members have rounded up some interesting information about U.S. airports including the largest, the best restaurants, the longest runway, and the most hated.


The busiest airport in the U.S. is the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Georgia. Every year, tens of millions of travelers pass through the airport; last year, more than 100 million were recorded (for the first time in world history).


The Denver International Airport in Colorado is situated on 34,000 acres of land, making it the largest airport in the U.S.

Best Restaurants (according to Thrillist)

Obrycki’s Restaurant & Bar: Baltimore-Washington International Airport

Tortas Frontera by Rick Bayless: Chicago O’Hare International Airport

Cousin’s Bar-B-Q: Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport

Piquillo: John F. Kennedy International Airport

ink.sack: Los Angeles International Airport

Vo Banh Mi: Newark Liberty International Airport

Tony Luke’s: Philadelphia International Airport

Beecher’s Handmade CheeseSeattle-Tacoma International Airport

ZaZa Cuban Coffee: Orlando International Airport

One Flew South: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport


Longest Runway

Denver International Airport wins again with the longest runway in the U.S. – 16,001 feet.

Shortest Runway

The main runway at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California is just 5,701 feet.

Best Shopping

San Francisco International Airport in California features a variety of brand-name clothing, accessory, technology, and souvenir shops along with Napa Valley and Sonoma County wines.

Worst Delayed/Canceled Flight Percentage

Every year, the Chicago O’Hare International Airport in Illinois experiences over 160,000 delays and cancelations caused by weather. Last year alone, more than 28% of all flights were delayed and nearly 13,500 canceled.

Best for Long Layovers

San Francisco International Airport wins again for the airport to be at when you have a long layover. In addition to its many shops, the airport has a SFMOMA Museum store, an aquarium, an airport museum, and local food to keep you busy.

Most “Hated”

There are several U.S. airports that travelers don’t seem to like, and the number one is LaGuardia Airport in New York City. It’s known to have bad check-in and security processes, a bad design, a lack of cleanliness, and sub-par baggage handling.