Top 100 busiest airports in South America

UPDATED 2024-07-03

This is a list of the 100 busiest airports in South America measured by scheduled departures daily (and not number of passengers). Note that we have only accounted for scheduled passenger flights and not freighters or chartered flights. The numbers are the daily avarage from next week.

According to this list, 6 of the 10 busiest airports are in Brazil but the one with the most departures is Bogota in Colombia (2018).

1
Bogota (BOG) 430 flights every day
2
Sao Paulo (GRU) 293 flights every day
3
Sao Paulo (CGH) 241 flights every day
4
Lima (LIM) 214 flights every day
5
Campinas (VCP) 141 flights every day
6
Santiago (SCL) 139 flights every day
7
Brasilia (BSB) 132 flights every day
8
Belo Horizonte (CNF) 130 flights every day
9
Buenos Aires (AEP) 127 flights every day
10
Rio Negro (MDE) 121 flights every day
11
Recife (REC) 108 flights every day
12
Rio De Janeiro (GIG) 99 flights every day
13
Buenos Aires (EZE) 80 flights every day
14
Rio De Janeiro (SDU) 79 flights every day
15
Cali (CLO) 74 flights every day
16
Salvador (SSA) 66 flights every day
17
Cartagena (CTG) 63 flights every day
18
Curitiba (CWB) 61 flights every day
19
Quito (UIO) 55 flights every day
20
Medellin (EOH) 52 flights every day
21
Fortaleza (FOR) 48 flights every day
22
Caracas (CCS) 46 flights every day
23
Santa Cruz (VVI) 46 flights every day
24
Guayaquil (GYE) 44 flights every day
25
Belem (BEL) 43 flights every day
26
Florianopolis (FLN) 42 flights every day
27
Cochabamba (CBB) 36 flights every day
28
Cuzco (CUZ) 36 flights every day
29
La Paz (LPB) 33 flights every day
30
Barranquilla (BAQ) 33 flights every day
31
Santa Marta (SMR) 32 flights every day
32
Pereira (PEI) 30 flights every day
33
Cuiaba (CGB) 29 flights every day
34
Goiania (GYN) 29 flights every day
35
Cordoba (COR) 28 flights every day
36
Manaus (MAO) 28 flights every day
37
Vitoria (VIX) 27 flights every day
38
Bucaramanga (BGA) 25 flights every day
39
Maceio (MCZ) 23 flights every day
40
Natal (NAT) 22 flights every day
41
(ADZ) 22 flights every day
42
Porto Alegre (POA) 21 flights every day
43
Mendoza (MDZ) 20 flights every day
44
Montevideo (MVD) 20 flights every day
45
Navegantes (NVT) 19 flights every day
46
Arequipa (AQP) 18 flights every day
47
San Carlos (BRC) 18 flights every day
48
Porto Seguro (BPS) 17 flights every day
49
Asuncion (ASU) 17 flights every day
50
Foz Do Iguacu (IGU) 16 flights every day
51
Monteria (MTR) 16 flights every day
52
Cucuta (CUC) 15 flights every day
53
Ribeirao Preto (RAO) 14 flights every day
54
Sao Luis (SLZ) 14 flights every day
55
Joao Pessoa (JPA) 13 flights every day
56
Georgetown (GEO) 13 flights every day
57
Campo Grande (CGR) 13 flights every day
58
Quibdo (UIB) 12 flights every day
59
Uberlandia (UDI) 12 flights every day
60
Rio de Janeiro (RRJ) 12 flights every day
61
Aracaju (AJU) 12 flights every day
62
Tarapoto (TPP) 12 flights every day
63
Porlamar (PMV) 11 flights every day
64
Sao Jose Do Rio Preto (SJP) 11 flights every day
65
Puerto Montt (PMC) 11 flights every day
66
(FEN) 10 flights every day
67
Teresina (THE) 10 flights every day
68
Londrina (LDB) 9 flights every day
69
Maringa (MGF) 9 flights every day
70
Iguazu (IGR) 9 flights every day
71
Salta (SLA) 9 flights every day
72
Concepcion (CCP) 9 flights every day
73
Calama (CJC) 9 flights every day
74
Pucallpa (PCL) 9 flights every day
75
Antofagasta (ANF) 9 flights every day
76
La Serena (LSC) 8 flights every day
77
Armenia (AXM) 8 flights every day
78
Neuquen (NQN) 8 flights every day
79
Iquitos (IQT) 8 flights every day
80
Apartado (APO) 8 flights every day
81
Palmas (PMW) 8 flights every day
82
Comodoro Rivadavia (CRD) 8 flights every day
83
Pasto (PSO) 7 flights every day
84
Campina Grande (CPV) 7 flights every day
85
Yopal (EYP) 7 flights every day
86
Cuenca (CUE) 7 flights every day
87
Chiclayo (CIX) 7 flights every day
88
Piura (PIU) 7 flights every day
89
Maracaibo (MAR) 7 flights every day
90
Tucuman (TUC) 7 flights every day
91
Santarem (STM) 7 flights every day
92
Presidente Prudente (PPB) 7 flights every day
93
Neiva (NVA) 6 flights every day
94
Joinville (JOI) 6 flights every day
95
Sucre (SRE) 6 flights every day
96
Montes Claros (MOC) 6 flights every day
97
Trujillo (TRU) 6 flights every day
98
Cajamarca (CJA) 6 flights every day
99
Trinidad (TDD) 6 flights every day
100
Juazeiro Do Norte (JDO) 6 flights every day