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Airports by Country 2024

Air travel ranks in the top three modes of transport around the world, with approximately 100,000 flights taking off every day. Generally, the higher a country's population is, the more airports and flights it will have.

Below are the top five countries with the most airports.

1. United States

The U.S. boasts nearly 20,000 airports, with 5,211 public and 14,850 private airports across the country. As a nation of 340 million people, it has the most passenger flights in the world, with over 25,000 flights with 2.5 million air passengers each day. Texas leads the way with 1,494 airports across the Lone Star State.

2. Brazil

Brazil ranks second at 4,093 airports, with approximately 500 public airports and the rest being private airfields. The country of 216 million people has around 950,000 flights each year, with the most traffic at São Paulo/Guarulhos International Airport serving 34.5 million passengers annually.

3. Mexico

There are 1,714 airports in Mexico, including 100 major and international airports for public use. With a population of 128 million, Mexican airports see hundreds of thousands of passengers each day, including about 750 flights to and from the US. Mexico City International Airport is the busiest with 46.2 million passengers.

4. Canada

Canada's airport count comes in at 1,467, including 26 major airports and 71 regional and local airports. The country has 38.7 million people and nearly just as many annual air passengers. Toronto Pearson International Airport has the most air traffic with 35.6 million passengers every year, followed by Vancouver and Montreal.

5. Russia

There are 1,218 registered airports in Russia, a country with 144 million people and the world's largest landmass. 227 airports see regular commercial travel, including the busiest Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow with 49.4 million annual passengers.

According to the CIA, Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Paraguay, and Indonesia make up the rest of the top 10 airports by country, with at least 600 airports in each.

- Data year is 2021 (2022 for USA).
- Totals shown include 'the total number of airports or airfields recognizable from the air. The runway(s) may be paved or unpaved and may include closed or abandoned installations.'
- Totals for Palestine include both the West Bank (2) and Gaza Strip (1).

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Country
# of Airports
Airports per 1m People
% of World Airports
United States13,5134032.81%
Brazil4,093199.94%
Mexico1,714134.16%
Canada1,467383.56%
Russia1,21882.96%
Argentina916202.22%
Bolivia855682.08%
Colombia836162.03%
Paraguay7991151.94%
Indonesia67321.63%
Papua New Guinea561531.36%
Germany53961.31%
China5071.23%
Chile481241.17%
France46471.13%
United Kingdom46071.12%
Venezuela444151.08%
Ecuador432241.05%
Australia418161.01%
South Africa40770.99%
India3460.84%
Iran31940.77%
Guatemala291160.71%
Philippines24720.6%
Sweden231220.56%
Ukraine21560.52%
Saudi Arabia21460.52%
DR Congo19820.48%
Kenya19740.48%
Zimbabwe196120.48%
Peru19160.46%
Japan17510.42%
Tanzania16620.4%
Costa Rica161310.39%
Pakistan15110.37%
Algeria14930.36%
Finland148270.36%
Nicaragua147210.36%
Libya146210.35%
Spain13530.33%
Cuba133120.32%
Uruguay133390.32%
Oman132280.32%
Italy12920.31%
Czech Republic128120.31%
Poland12630.31%
New Zealand123230.3%
Panama117260.28%
Guyana1171430.28%
Malaysia11430.28%
Namibia112420.27%
South Korea11120.27%
Honduras103100.25%
Iraq10220.25%
Angola10230.25%
Thailand10110.25%
Turkey9810.24%
Mozambique9830.24%
Kazakhstan9650.23%
Iceland962540.23%
Norway95170.23%
Syria9040.22%
South Sudan8980.22%
Zambia8840.21%
Egypt8310.2%
Madagascar8330.2%
North Korea8230.2%
Denmark80130.19%
Greece7770.19%
Botswana74270.18%
Croatia69170.17%
Bulgaria68100.17%
El Salvador68110.17%
Sudan6710.16%
Yemen6720.16%
Belarus6570.16%
Myanmar6410.16%
Portugal6460.16%
Morocco6220.15%
Switzerland6270.15%
Lithuania61230.15%
Chad5930.14%
Ethiopia570.14%
Suriname55870.13%
Nigeria540.13%
Bahamas541300.13%
French Polynesia541730.13%
Uzbekistan5310.13%
Somalia5230.13%
Austria5060.12%
Uganda4710.11%
Nepal4720.11%
Belize471130.11%
Afghanistan4610.11%
Vietnam450.11%
Romania4520.11%
Mongolia44130.11%
Gabon44180.11%
United Arab Emirates4340.1%
Israel4250.1%
Latvia42230.1%
Belgium4130.1%
Hungary4140.1%
Laos4150.1%
Ireland4080.1%
Central African Republic3970.09%
Taiwan3720.09%
Dominican Republic3630.09%
Solomon Islands36480.09%
Slovakia3560.08%
Cameroon3310.08%
Malawi3210.08%
Vanuatu31910.08%
Niger3010.07%
Mauritania3060.07%
Netherlands2920.07%
Tunisia2920.07%
Liberia2950.07%
Puerto Rico2990.07%
Kyrgyzstan2840.07%
Jamaica28100.07%
Fiji28300.07%
Ivory Coast2710.07%
Republic of the Congo2740.07%
Serbia2640.06%
Turkmenistan2640.06%
Mali2510.06%
New Caledonia25840.06%
Tajikistan2420.06%
Bosnia and Herzegovina2480.06%
Lesotho24100.06%
Burkina Faso2310.06%
Azerbaijan2320.06%
Georgia2260.05%
Senegal2010.05%
Kiribati191400.05%
Bangladesh180.04%
Sri Lanka1810.04%
Jordan1820.04%
Slovenia1880.04%
Estonia17130.04%
Cambodia1610.04%
Guinea1610.04%
Cyprus15120.04%
Greenland152640.04%
Marshall Islands153540.04%
Haiti1410.03%
Eswatini14110.03%
Seychelles141290.03%
Eritrea1330.03%
Djibouti13110.03%
Cook Islands116440.03%
Ghana100.02%
North Macedonia1050.02%
Singapore910.02%
Cape Verde9150.02%
Maldives9170.02%
Togo810.02%
Sierra Leone810.02%
Lebanon820.02%
Guinea Bissau840.02%
Turks and Caicos Islands81720.02%
Rwanda70.02%
Burundi710.02%
Kuwait720.02%
Moldova720.02%
Armenia730.02%
Equatorial Guinea740.02%
Falkland Islands71,8410.02%
Benin60.01%
Qatar620.01%
Timor Leste640.01%
Micronesia6520.01%
Tonga6550.01%
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines6580.01%
Mauritius540.01%
Montenegro580.01%
Guam5290.01%
Northern Mariana Islands51000.01%
Trinidad and Tobago430.01%
Bahrain430.01%
Comoros450.01%
Samoa4170.01%
British Virgin Islands41260.01%
Palestine310.01%
Albania310.01%
Bhutan340.01%
Grenada3240.01%
Antigua and Barbuda3320.01%
Cayman Islands3430.01%
American Samoa3690.01%
Palau31660.01%
Hong Kong20%
Luxembourg230%
Sao Tome and Principe280%
Saint Lucia2110%
Dominica2270%
Guernsey2310%
Saint Kitts and Nevis2420%
Wallis and Futuna21750%
Saint Pierre and Miquelon23440%
Gambia10%
Macau110%
Malta120%
Brunei120%
Barbados140%
Curacao150%
Jersey190%
Aruba190%
Isle of Man1120%
Bermuda1160%
Faroe Islands1190%
Sint Maarten1230%
Gibraltar1310%
Saint Martin1310%
Anguilla1630%
Nauru1780%
Tuvalu1870%
Saint Barthelemy1910%
Montserrat12290%
Niue15170%
World41,1855100%
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Which country has most airports in the world?

United States has the most airports in the world, with 13,513 of them.

What is the biggest country with no airports?

Andorra is a landlocked country in the Pyrenees on the southern French border. It is the largest country by population and landmass, not to have an airport. It does have three private heliports, one of which is a dedicated medical emergency helipad.

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