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111 busiest airports in South America (2017)

2017 South America busiest airports by passenger traffic

In 2017 at least 111 airports in South America, having scheduled commercial airline service, transported more than 100 000 passengers annually (for Venezuela only estimate for Caracas International Airport is available). See the list below. The continent busiest airport, Guarulhos (GRU) in San Paolo, transported 37,7 mln passengers.

Among top then there are 5 airports in Brazil (GRU, CGH, BSB, GIG, CNF) 2 in Argentina (AEP and EZE), 1 in Colombia (BOG), Chile (SCL) and Peru (LIM). The busiest airports in Venezuela (CCS) is ranked 20th, Ecuador (UIO) 22nd, Bolivia (VVI) 30th, Uruguay (MVD) 33rd, Paraguay (ASU) 47th, Guyana (GEO) 62nd, French Guiana (CAY) 69th, and Suriname (PMB) 94th.

Nine airports transported more than 10 mln passengers, and passenger traffic in 50 airports was above 1 mln.

Total number of passengers in these 111 airports in 2017 was 356,9 mln.

Passengers per country (mln): 1. Brazil – 178,1; 2. Colombia – 64,6; 3. Argentina – 33,7; 4. Peru – 28,9; 5. Chile – 28,1; 6. Ecuador – 8,0; 7. Bolivia – 5,5; 8. Venezuela (CCS only) – 5,0; 9. Uruguay – 2,2; 10. Paraguay – 1,1; 11. Guyana – 0,6; 12. French Guiana – 0,4; 13. Suriname – 0,2.

RankStateCityAirportYearPassengers total
1BRAZILSAO PAULO (BRAZIL)GUARULHOS INTL (GRU)201737 765 898
2COLOMBIABOGOTA (COLOMBIA)EL DORADO (BOG)201730 950 274
3BRAZILSAO PAULO (BRAZIL)CONGONHAS (CGH)201721 781 796
4CHILESANTIAGO (CHILE)ARTURO MERINO BENITEZ (SCL)201721 423 138
5PERULIMA (PERU)JORGE CHAVEZ INTL (LIM)201720 548 696
6BRAZILBRASILIA (BRAZIL)PRES. JUSCELINO KUBITSCHEK (BSB)201716 912 680
7BRAZILRIO DE JANEIRO (BRAZIL)GALEAO – ANTONIO CARLOS JOBIM (GIG)201714 870 555
8ARGENTINABUENOS AIRES (ARGENTINA)AEROPARQUE JORGE NEWBERY (AEP)201713 261 437
9BRAZILBELO HORIZONTE (BRAZIL)TANCREDO NEVES INTL (CNF)201710 164 077
10ARGENTINABUENOS AIRES (ARGENTINA)MINISTRO PISTARINI (EZE)20179 679 689
11BRAZILRIO DE JANEIRO (BRAZIL)SANTOS DUMONT (SDU)20179 195 617
12BRAZILSAO PAULO (BRAZIL)VIRACOPOS-CAMPINAS (VCP)20178 571 208
13BRAZILPORTO ALEGRE (BRAZIL)SALGADO FILHO (POA)20177 990 774
14BRAZILRECIFE (BRAZIL)GUARARAPES INTL (REC)20177 675 764
15BRAZILSALVADOR (BRAZIL)LUIS R. MAGALHAES (SSA)20177 671 758
16COLOMBIAMEDELLIN (COLOMBIA)JOSE MARIA CORDOVA (MDE)20177 604 024
17BRAZILCURITIBA (BRAZIL)AFONSO PENA (CWB)20176 702 983
18BRAZILFORTALEZA (BRAZIL)FORTALEZA (FOR)20175 905 954
19COLOMBIACALI (COLOMBIA)ALFONSO B. ARAGON (CLO)20175 005 491
20VENEZUELACARACAS (VENEZUELA)SIMON BOLIVAR (CCS)2015 (est)5 000 000
21COLOMBIACARTAGENA (COLOMBIA)RAFAEL NUNEZ (CTG)20174 683 151
22ECUADORQUITO (ECUADOR)MARISCAL SUCRE (UIO)20174 496 611
23BRAZILFLORIANOPOLIS (BRAZIL)FLORIANOPOLIS (FLN)20173 814 886
24ECUADORGUAYAQUIL (ECUADOR)JOSE JOAQUIN DE OLMEDO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (GYE)20173 556 696
25BRAZILBELEM (BRAZIL)VAL-DE-CAES (BEL)20173 296 653
26BRAZILCUIABA (BRAZIL)CUIABA (CGB)20172 872 291
27BRAZILMANAUS (BRAZIL)EDUARDO GOMES INTL (MAO)20172 618 971
28COLOMBIABARRANQUILLA (COLOMBIA)ERNESTO CORTISSOZ (BAQ)20172 576 253
29BRAZILNATAL (BRAZIL)AUGUSTO SEVERO (NAT)20172 403 398
30BOLIVIASANTA CRUZ (BOLIVIA)Viru Viru International Airport (VVI)20152 384 746
31COLOMBIASAN ANDRES ISLAND (COLOMBIA)GUSTAVO ROJAS PINILLA (ADZ)20172 337 427
32BRAZILIGUASSU FALLS (BRAZIL)CATARATAS DE IGAUSSU (IGU)20172 165 131
33URUGUAYMONTEVIDEO (URUGUAY)CARRASCO (MVD)20172 088 702
34CHILEANTOFAGASTA (CHILE)CERRO MORENO (ANF)20171 796 053
35BOLIVIALa Paz / El Alto (BOLIVIA)El Alto International Airport (LPB)20131 793 668
36ARGENTINAMENDOZA (ARGENTINA)FRANCISCO GABRIELLI (MDZ)20171 717 410
37PERUAREQUIPA (PERU)RODRIGUEZ BALLON (AQP)20171 693 808
38COLOMBIASANTA MARTA (COLOMBIA)SIMON BOLIVAR (SMR)20171 691 538
39CHILEPUERTO MONTT (CHILE)EL TEPUAL (PMC)20171 596 649
40COLOMBIABUCARAMANGA (COLOMBIA)PALONEGRO (BGA)20171 571 604
41COLOMBIAPEREIRA (COLOMBIA)MATECAÑA (PEI)20171 541 340
42BRAZILCAMPO GRANDE (BRAZIL)CAMPO GRANDE (CGR)20171 524 210
43BOLIVIACOCHABAMBA (BOLIVIA)Jorge Wilstermann International Airport (CBB)20131 378 180
44ARGENTINASAN CARLOS DE BARILOCHE (ARGENTINA)SAN CARLOS DE BARILOCHE (BRC)20171 279 524
45CHILEIQUIQUE (CHILE)DIEGO ARACENA (IQQ)20171 262 900
46BRAZILJOAO PESSOA (BRAZIL)JOAO PESSOA (JPA)20171 231 579
47PARAGUAYASUNCION (PARAGUAY)Silvio Pettirossi International Airport (ASU)20171 180 111
48ARGENTINASALTA (ARGENTINA)INTERNACIONAL SALTA (SLA)20171 095 104
49CHILEPUNTA ARENAS (CHILE)PDTE CARLOS IBAÑEZ (PUQ)20171 073 452
50COLOMBIAMEDELLIN (COLOMBIA)OLAYA HERRERA (EOH)20171 070 494
51PERUIQUITOS (PERU)CRNL F. SECADA VIGNETTA INTL (IQT)2017999 536
52ARGENTINAIGUAZU (ARGENTINA)CATARATAS DE IGUAZU (IGR)2017998 460
53BRAZILRIBEIRAO PRETO (BRAZIL)RIBEIRAO PRETO (RAO)2016922 758
54PERUPIURA (PERU)CAP FAP G. CONCHA IBERICO (PIU)2017905 955
55COLOMBIACUCUTA (COLOMBIA)CAMILO DAZA (CUC)2017880 329
56COLOMBIAMONTERIA (COLOMBIA)LOS GARZONES (MTR)2017877 013
57PERUTARAPOTO (PERU)CAD G. DEL CASTILLO PAREDES (TPP)2017793 554
58ARGENTINAUSHUAIA (ARGENTINA)MALVINAS ARGENTINAS (USH)2017788 933
59CHILEARICA (CHILE)CHACALLUTA (ARI)2017764 914
60BRAZILSAO JOSE RIO PRETO (BRAZIL)SAO JOSE RIO PRETO (SJP)2015691 559
61PERUTRUJILLO (PERU)CAP T.C. MARTINEZ DE PINILLO (TRU)2017635 529
62GUYANAGEORGETOWN (GUYANA)Cheddi Jagan International Airport (GEO)2018630 143
63ARGENTINACOMODORO RIVADAVIA (ARGENTINA)GRAL E. MOSCONI (CRD)2017618 257
64PERUPUCALLPA (PERU)CAP FAP D. ABENZUR RENGIFO INTL (PCL)2017610 640
65ARGENTINAEL CALAFATE (ARGENTINA)CTE ARMANDO TOLA (FTE)2017603 444
66PERUCHICLAYO (PERU)CAP J.A. QUIÑONES GONZALES IN (CIX)2017581 030
67ARGENTINATUCUMAN (ARGENTINA)TTE BENJAMIN MATIENZO (TUC)2017556 834
68BRAZILMACAPA (BRAZIL)MACAPA INTL (MCP)2017537 133
69FRENCH GUIANACAYENNE (FRENCH GUIANA)Cayenne – Félix Eboué Airport (CAY)2014446 039
70PERUJULIACA (PERU)JULIACA (JUL)2017444 424
71COLOMBIAARMENIA (COLOMBIA)EL EDEN (AXM)2017430 997
72PERUTACNA (PERU)CRNL C. CIRIANI SANTA ROSA INTL (TCQ)2017422 033
73ARGENTINABUENOS AIRES (ARGENTINA)EL PALOMAR (EPA)2018 (est)420 000
74ARGENTINABAHIA BLANCA (ARGENTINA)CTE ESPORA (BHI)2017393 349
75COLOMBIAVALLEDUPAR (COLOMBIA)ALFONSO LOPEZ PUMAREJO (VUP)2017388 487
76COLOMBIAQUIBDO (COLOMBIA)EL CARAÑO (UIB)2017373 357
77PERUCAJAMARCA (PERU)GRAL FAP A. ROVEREDO IGLESIAS (CJA)2017358 980
78COLOMBIAEL YOPAL (COLOMBIA)EL YOPAL (EYP)2017338 964
79BRAZILRIO BRANCO (BRAZIL)PRESIDENTE MEDICI (RBR)2017332 816
80ARGENTINARESISTENCIA (ARGENTINA)JOSE DE SAN MARTIN (RES)2017316 290
81PERUPUERTO MALDONADO (PERU)PADRE ALDAMIZ (PEM)2017300 010
82COLOMBIANEIVA (COLOMBIA)BENITO SALAS (NVA)2017298 934
83COLOMBIALETICIA (COLOMBIA)ALFREDO VASQUEZ COBO (LET)2017289 682
84COLOMBIAPASTO (COLOMBIA)ANTONIO NARIÑO (PSO)2017287 965
85ARGENTINAMAR DEL PLATA (ARGENTINA)BRIG GRAL D. BARTOLOME DE LA COLINA (MDQ)2017285 289
86BRAZILBOA VISTA (BRAZIL)BOA VISTA (BVB)2017278 381
87BRAZILPRESIDENTE PRUDENTE (BRAZIL)PRESIDENTE PRUDENTE (PPB)2015272 204
88ARGENTINATRELEW (ARGENTINA)ALMIRANTE ZAR (REL)2017268 225
89ARGENTINAJUJUY (ARGENTINA)GOB H. GUZMAN (JUJ)2017264 819
90ARGENTINARIO GALLEGOS (ARGENTINA)PILOTO CIVIL N. FERNANDEZ (RGL)2017255 982
91CHILEEASTER ISLAND (EASTER ISLAND)MATAVERI INTL (IPC)2017248 848
92PERUAYACUCHO (PERU)CRNL FAP A. MENDIVIL DUARTE (AYP)2017241 973
93COLOMBIAMANIZALES (COLOMBIA)LA NUBIA (MZL)2017239 620
94SURINAMEPARAMARIBO (SURINAME)Johan Adolf Pengel International Airport (PBM)2018222 898
95ARGENTINASAN JUAN (ARGENTINA)DOMINGO FAUSTINO SARMIENTO (UAQ)2017217 712
96ARGENTINAPOSADAS (ARGENTINA)LIBERTADOR GRAL SAN MARTIN (PSS)2017211 581
97COLOMBIAAPARTADO (COLOMBIA)APARTADO (APO)2017205 289
98PERUTUMBES (PERU)PEDRO CANGA (TBP)2017197 261
99PERUTALARA (PERU)CAP MONTES (TYL)2017172 081
100URUGUAYPUNTA DEL ESTE (URUGUAY)CAPITAN DE CORBETA CARLOS A. CORBELO (PDP)2017171 787
101COLOMBIAVILLAVICENCIO (COLOMBIA)VANGUARDIA (VVC)2017169 464
102ARGENTINARIO GRANDE (ARGENTINA)RIO GRANDE (RGA)2017150 849
103COLOMBIARIOHACHA (COLOMBIA)ALMIRANTE PADILLA (RCH)2017150 416
104COLOMBIAIBAGUE (COLOMBIA)PERALES (IBE)2017148 379
105COLOMBIAPOPAYAN (COLOMBIA)GUILLERMO LEON VALENCIA (PPN)2017140 932
106COLOMBIABARRANCABERMEJA (COLOMBIA)YARIGUIES (EJA)2017129 313
107COLOMBIATUMACO (COLOMBIA)LA FLORIDA (TCO)2017121 243
108COLOMBIAARAUCA (COLOMBIA)SANTIAGO PEREZ (AUC)2017113 948
109ARGENTINAFORMOSA (ARGENTINA)EL PUCU (FMA)2017106 527
110ARGENTINAPARANA (ARGENTINA)GRAL J.J. DE URQUIZA (PRA)2017106 054
111ARGENTINAPUERTO MADRYN (ARGENTINA)EL TEHUELCHE (PMY)2017104 315

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