Top 20 Biggest Florida Airports

Florida is America’s third largest state by population. The state’s population stands at more than 21 million as of 2021. For this big population, it takes big infrastructure to accommodate.

One of the most important part of any country’s infrastructure are Airports. Florida has also got it’s fair share in number of airports. Florida has total 131 airports, out of them 20 are commercial primary airports.

Today, we’ve compiled a list of 20 biggest airports in Florida by area.

Top 20 Biggest Airports in Florida by Area

  • Southwest Florida International Airport is the biggest Airport in Florida by area. The Airport is spread over an area of 13,555 acres, which also makes it third biggest airport in the US. The Airport mainly serves Southwest Florida region.
  • Key West International Airport is the smallest Airport in Florida by area. The Airport mainly serves Key West.
  • Orlando International Airport is the busiest airport in Florida. The Airport handled nearly 40 million passengers in 2021, which also makes it 10th busiest airport in the US.
RankAirportCodeArea (acres)
1.Southwest Florida International AirportRSW13,555 acres
2.Orlando International Airport MCO12,600 acres
3.Jacksonville International AirportJAX7,911 acres
4.Destin–Fort Walton Beach AirportVPS6,500 acres
5.Northwest Florida Beaches International AirportECP4,000 acres
6.Tampa International AirportTPA3,300 acres
7.Miami International AirportMIA3,300 acres
8.Orlando Sanford International AirportSFB3,000 acres
9.Tallahassee International AirportTLH2,485 acres
10.Melbourne Orlando International AirportMLB2,420 acres
11.Palm Beach International AirportPBI2,120 acres
12.Punta Gorda AirportPGD1,934 acres
13.St. Pete–Clearwater International AirportPIE1,900 acres
14.Daytona Beach International AirportDAB1,800 acres
15.Vero Beach Regional AirportVRB1,707 acres
16.Gainesville Regional AirportGNV1,650 acres
17.Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International AirportFLL1,380 acres
18.Pensacola International AirportPNS1,211 acres
19.Sarasota–Bradenton International AirportSRQ1,102 acres
20.Key West International AirportEYW334 acres
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#1. Southwest Florida International Airport – Biggest Airport in Florida

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Southwest Florida International Airport is the biggest airport in the state of Florida by area. The Airport spreads across an area of 13,555 acres, which also makes it 3rd largest airport in the US.

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Despite being so large, the airport has only one runway. Due to which, the airport also ranks as 2nd busiest single runway airport in the US. The airport handled more than 10 million passengers in 2019. The Airport mainly serves the Southwest Florida region.

#2. Orlando International Airport – 2nd Biggest Airport in Florida

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Orlando International Airport is the busiest airport in the state of Florida. The airport handled nearly 40 million passengers in 2021. The airport spreads across an area of 12,600 acres, which makes it second biggest airport in Florida.

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The airport is hub for Silver Airways and Focus city for six other major airlines. It mainly serves the Greater Orlando Area. Orlando airport has 2 terminals, 4 runways & 93 gates. The airport manages nearly 835 flights daily.

#3. Jacksonville International Airport – 3rd Biggest Airport in Florida

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Jacksonville International Airport is the third biggest airport in Florida by area. The airport covers an area of almost 7,900 acres.

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The airport handled nearly 5 million passengers in 2021 and has two runways. The Airport mainly serves Jacksonville metropolitan area.

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