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by Allen J. Sheinman | November 9, 2018

Allen J. Sheinman, Copy Chief, Northstar Meetings GroupPhoenix Sky Harbor International AirportPhoenix Sky Harbor International Airport takes top honors in the latest airport rankings from travel/lifestyle media platform The Points Guy, who first compiled these rankings in 2016. New York’s Newark Liberty, LaGuardia and JFK airports took the last three spots.

This comprehensive report rated the 30 busiest U.S. airports based on a variety of criteria including timeliness of departures and arrivals, the cost of an Uber to get there, number of restaurants vs. number of passengers, number of lounges and much more. What follows are the main rankings on the plus and minus side of the scale.

Top 15 U.S. Airports:
1. Phoenix
2. Salt Lake City (up from No. 4 in 2016)
3. Portland, Ore.
4. San Diego
5. Tampa, Fla.
6. Charlotte, N.C. (up from No. 8)
7. Philadelphia
8. Washington Dulles
9. Houston Bush
10. Washington Reagan
11. Las Vegas (down from No. 9)
12. Miami
13. Honolulu (down from No. 6)
14. Minneapolis
15. Chicago Midway

Bottom 15 U.S. Airports:
16. Boston
17. Denver
18. Baltimore
19. Atlanta
20. Detroit
21. Seattle-Tacoma (down from No. 7)
22. San Francisco
23. Dallas/Fort Worth
24. Orlando
25. Chicago O'Hare (up from No. 27)
26. Fort Lauderdale
27. Los Angeles
28. Newark, N.J.
29. New York LaGuardia
30. New York Kennedy

The full report is available here.