Map of California's Airports

This is an interactive map of airports in California. Each type of airport has a different color. It also displays neighboring states and cities for context. For airport name, class, location, and category hover over the map. For more detail, zoom in, or scroll down.

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California Airports Facts

This map of California Airports has 242 facilities. It includes major and minor airports.

California is the best-covered US state in terms of air traffic.

California’s share of national air passenger enplanements is greater than 8.9 percent.

California ranks in the top five States in the US in Aircraft, Engines, Parts & Avionics Manufacturing ($31.8); R&D ($3.8); & Air Couriers ($4.9) ($ in billions), Aviation Caucus.

California Airport Categories

According to the FAA there are 4 types of airports:

Commercial Service Primary AirportsAirports that have more than 10,000 passenger boardings each year.
Commercial Service Non-Primary AirportsAirports that have at least 2,500 and no more than 10,000 passenger boardings each year.
RelieverAirports designated by the FAA to relieve congestion at Commercial Service Airports and to provide improved general aviation access to the overall community.
General AviationPublic-use airports that do not have scheduled service or have less than 2,500 annual passenger boardings

NPIAS is the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS) and it identifies nearly 3,300 public-use airports that are included in the national airport system.

Non-NPIAS airports do not receive federal funding; hence, they are not required to adhere to most federal grant assurances.

Although Non-NIPIAS airports are not subject to most federal requirements, they must maintain a safe operating environment for pilots and aircrafts.

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Busiest California Airports

Los Angeles International Airport LAX

LAX serves Los Angeles and ists surrounding metropolitan area.

Los Angeles Airport was founded in 1928, and was originally known as Mines Field.

The airport is operated by Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), a branch of the Los Angeles city government.

Based on Enplanement numbers, Los Angeles Airport is the fifth busiest airport in the USA. It is also the busiest airport in the west coast of the United States.

LAX is the international gateway for passengers travelling internationally to Asia, Oceania, Mexico, and Central America.

San Francisco International Airport SFO

San Francisco International Airport is the largest airport in the San Francisco Bay Area and the second-busiest in California.

SFO is the fourteenth-busiest airport in the United States and the 30th-busiest in the world by passenger number.

In 2022 SFO enplaned 42,136,475 passengers. 76% of these passengers had domestic flights while 24% had international flights.

Most of the international passengers came from Asia followed by Europe and then Canada. Source: FLYSFO.

San Diego International Airport

San Diego International Airport (SAN) is the busiest single-runway commercial service airport in the U.S. and the third busiest airport in California.

The airport is an economic driver for the region, contributing nearly $12 billion in economic activity in 2019 and supports nearly 116,600 jobs. Source: San

Built in 1928, the San Diego Municipal Corporation built the airfield in celebration of Charles Lindbergh, the first man to fly transatlantic nonstop.

Lindbergh had constructed and tested his record-setting plane (the Spirit of St. Louis) in San Diego.

Now days, San Diego is a major hub for Southwest Airlines, which holds 33% of the California market.

The airport has a direct connection to London's Heathrow Airport through British Airways, and a Lufthansa flight to Frankfurt. Hence the airport is a transatlantic destination.

Enplanements in California Airports

CodeCityAirportEnplanements 2022
LAXLos AngelesLos Angeles International32,326,616
SFOSan FranciscoSan Francisco International20,411,420
SANSan DiegoSan Diego International11,162,224
SMFSacramentoSacramento International6,040,824
SJCSan JoseNorman Y Mineta San Jose5,590,137
SNASanta AnaJohn Wayne/Orange County5,536,313
OAKOaklandMetro Oakland International5,506,232
BURBurbankBob Hope3,054,729
ONTOntarioOntario International2,840,758
LGBLong BeachLong Beach (Daugherty Field)1,600,987
PSPPalm SpringsPalm Springs International1,499,987
FATFresnoFresno Yosemite International1,077,710
SBASanta BarbaraSanta Barbara Municipal610,916
STSSanta RosaCharles M Schulz - Sonoma304,053
SBPSan Luis ObispoSan Luis County Regional273,690
MRYMontereyMonterey Regional230,669
BFLBakersfieldMeadows Field141,352
ACVArcataCalifornia Redwood Coast-118,924
RDDReddingRedding Regional98,725
SCKStocktonStockton Metro74,529
SMXSanta MariaSanta Maria Public/Capt G Allan15,911
SBDSan BernardinoSan Bernardino International10,142
RIVRiversideMarch ARB42,171
CCRConcordBuchanan Field10,588
IPLImperialImperial County9,180
CECCrescent CityJack McNamara Field8,218
VNYVan NuysVan Nuys7,551
HHRHawthorneJack Northrop Field/Hawthorne5,001
MMHMammoth LakesMammoth Yosemite4,056
MCEMercedMerced Yosemite Regional3,431
SQLSan CarlosSan Carlos2,957
SUUFairfieldTravis AFB1,407
NTDPoint MuguPoint Mugu NAS930
NKXSan DiegoMiramar MCAS (Joe Foss Field)805
APCNapaNapa County682
VCVVictorvilleSouthern California Logistics627
MCCSacramentoMcClellan Airfield533
NJKEl CentroEl Centro NAF (Vraciu Field)471
NZYSan DiegoNorth Island NAS (Halsey Field)365
SLILos AlamitosLos Alamitos AAF331
SDMSan DiegoBrown Field Municipal274
NUQMountain ViewMoffett Federal Airfield268
SMOSanta MonicaSanta Monica Municipal139
TRMPalm SpringsJacqueline Cochran Regional127
TVLSouth Lake TahoeLake Tahoe95
NLCLemooreLemoore NAS (Reeves Field)93
PRBPaso RoblesPaso Robles Municipal88
F70Riverside (County)French Valley81
BABMarysvilleBeale AFB71
HWDHaywardHayward Exec68
SACSacramentoSacramento Exec53
MYFSan DiegoMontgomery-Gibbs Exec52
UDDPalm SpringsBermuda Dunes41
MHRSacramentoSacramento Mather38
LVKLivermoreLivermore Municipal33
DVONovatoGnoss Field32
IZASanta YnezSanta Ynez/Kunkle Field26
CXLCalexicoCalexico International23
VISVisaliaVisalia Municipal23
HJOHanfordHanford Municipal12
L22Yucca ValleyYucca Valley11
SEESan DiegoGillespie Field11
WJFLancasterGeneral Wm J Fox Airfield11
TOATorranceZamperini Field10
LHMLincolnLincoln Regional/Karl Harder Field GA10
PAOPalo AltoPalo Alto9
99CLEl MirageEl Mirage Field Adelanto8
CICChicoChico Regional8
CVHHollisterHollister Municipal8
DWADavisYolo County8
APVApple ValleyApple Valley7
OVEOrovilleOroville Municipal7
A30Fort JonesScott Valley6
E45GrovelandPine Mountain Lake6
MHVMojaveMojave Air & Space Port/Rutan6
AUNAuburnAuburn Municipal4
L70Agua DulceAgua Dulce3
WVIWatsonvilleWatsonville Municipal3
EMTEl MonteSan Gabriel Valley2
LLRLittle RiverLittle River2
MYVMarysvilleYuba County2
O61Cameron ParkCameron Park2
E16San MartinSan Martin1
PTVPortervillePorterville Municipal1
RIURancho MurietaRancho Murieta1
WHPLos AngelesWhiteman1


Resources for California Airports Map

The shapefiles for cities came from Natural Earth.

Enplanement Data was obtained from the FAA.

Airport location downloaded from California State Geoportal.

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Map of California's Airports