Top 5 US Airports with Maximum Number of Runways

(Last Updated On: October 7, 2019)

Here’s the list of airports in US with maximum number of runways:

Airport Name IATA Code Number of Runways
O’Hare International Airport ORD 8
Dallas/Fort. Worth International Airport DFW 7
Denver International Airport DEN 6
Boston Logan International Airport BOS 6
Detroit Metropolitan Airport DTW 6


1. O’Hare International Airport with 8 runways:

O’Hare International airport is among the most well-known and busy airports in the US and world as well. It is located Northwest Side of Chicago, Illinois serving more than 228 destinations.

The airport was built with four runways but two years late fifth runway was added to the airport. Three years later 10 million passengers per year in 1962 were served by this airport and thus the sixth runway opened at the airport. In the same year, in 1968, the passenger number increased to 30 million per year thus the airport continued to expand and got the seventh runway in 1971. Due to the increasing number of passengers the airport continued with another runway.

2.Dallas/Fort. Worth International Airport with 7 runways:

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is the primary international airport serving the Texas state in the US. This airport is situated over 17,207 acres serving around 257 destinations.

The airport was built with four primary north-south runways with a length of 1,388 feet (3,471 m) to 13,400 feet. With the rebuilding of terminals, these were also extended. In 1996, 7th runways were also built. It is the only airport with 4 serviceable paved runways longer than 4,000 meters in the world.

3. Denver International Airport with 6 Runways:

Denver International Airport is the largest airport in North America with total of 6 runways. The airport is situated over 33,531 acres serving around 215 destinations. The current runways are four North-South and two East-West in which five of the runways are 12,000ft long and 150ft wide while the sixth is 16,000ft long and 200ft wide. The airport has the capability of up to 12 runways. The sixth runway is the longest commercial runway in North America.

4. Boston Logan International Airport with 6 Runways: 

It is also known as General Edward Lawrence Logan Airport located in East Boston, US. The airport is situated over 2,384 acres and serves around 16,000 people. Here are the total six runways.

November 2006, runway 14-32 became Logan’s first major runway addition. After many moderations in runways, not the new runway has significantly reduced congestion at the airport by allowing 75,000 more flights each year.

5. Detroit Metropolitan Airport with 6 Runways:

The Detroit International airport is located in Romulus, Michigan. It covers around 4,850 acres of area and serves 30 international destinations. It has a total of 6 runways with four main runways and two crosswind runways. Previously it was built with three runways that were expanded in 1947 and 1949 three more runways were built.

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