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Airports in California Map

by Vishul Malik

California has twenty-seven primary commercial airports, several of which offer international flights.

Airports in California Map


Airports in California

California has many international and domestic airports. San Francisco International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport are the two major international airports in California. There are also a number of other commercial and general aviation airports, as well as military airports in the state.

California is home to twenty-seven primary commercial airports, meaning they offer commercial flights and have greater than 10,000 passenger boardings annually. The main airports in California are Los Angeles International (LAX), which is one of the busiest airports in the world, along with San Francisco International (SFO) and San Diego International (SAN).

The listed primary commercial airports have been placed into one of three categories: International, Domestic, or Regional. International airports are those that are capable of handling customs and immigration and have flights to and from other countries. International airports also handle domestic flights, and are typically larger and have more traffic. Domestic airports schedule flights within the country. Regional airports are a type of domestic airport that schedules flights within a limited geographic area. Regional airports are typically smaller in size and handle a lower number of flights annually than other domestic airports or international airports.

Airports in California are also grouped in accordance to their type and location. These airports include all-public-use as well as military airways. Well, the city served airports are the ones which are generally associated with the city that they are located at, in accordance to the master record maintained by the Federal Aviation Administration. Each airport in California has an ‘IATA’, which is the code that is being assigned by the IATA (International Air Transport Association) and is different from the FAA code that is displayed in bold. Some of the city served airports in California include Arcata, Bakersfield, Carlsbad, Chico, Crescent City, Fresno, Modesto, Oakland, Ontario, Palm Springs, Santa Maria and many more.

The two prime international airports in California include Los Angeles International Airport and San Francisco International Airport. The latter has four terminals and caters to an increasing number of passengers passing through San Francisco. Reputed airlines including Air Canada, Delta Airlines, US Airways, Continental Airlines and Alaska Airlines operate their flights on the San Francisco International Airport. On the contrary, the Los Angeles International Airport, also known as LAX, is considered as one of the busiest airports of California. Utmost satisfaction has always remained the foremost priority of this airport.

Maps of Major California Airports

List of Airports in California

Airport Name Code City Hub Enplanements (2015)
Los Angeles International LAX Los Angeles L 36,351,272
San Francisco International SFO San Francisco International Airport L 24,190,560
San Diego International SAN San Diego L 9,985,763
Metropolitan Oakland International OAK Oakland M 5,506,687
John Wayne Airport-Orange County SNA Santa Ana M 4,945,209
Norman Y Mineta San Jose International SJC San Jose M 4,822,480
Sacramento International SMF Sacramento M 4,714,729
Ontario International ONT Ontario M 2,089,801
Bob Hope BUR Burbank S 1,973,897
Long Beach /Daugherty Field/ LGB Long Beach S 1,220,937
Palm Springs International PSP Palm Springs S 947,728
Fresno Yosemite International FAT Fresno S 695,008
Santa Barbara Municipal SBA Santa Barbara N 316,511
Monterey Regional MRY Monterey N 180,605
San Luis County Regional SBP San Luis Obispo N 144,324
Charles M Schulz – Sonoma County STS Santa Rosa N 129,086
Meadows Field BFL Bakersfield N 120,966
Stockton Metropolitan SCK Stockton N 80,163
Arcata ACV Arcata N 55,168
Santa Maria Public/Capt G Allan Hancock Field SMX Santa Maria N 43,941
Redding Municipal RDD Redding N 30,852
Mammoth Yosemite MMH Mammoth Lakes N 23,504
McClellan-Palomar CRQ Carlsbad N 12,380
Southern California Logistics VCV Victorville None 34,162
March ARB RIV Riverside None 16,029
Merced Regional/Macready Field MCE Merced None 2,000
Miramar MCAS/Mitscher Field NKX San Diego None 1,520
North Island NAS /Halsey Field/ NZY San Diego None 1,432
Travis AFB SUU Fairfield None 1,310
Point Mugu NAS NTD Point Mugu None 1,301
El Centro NAF NJK El Centro None 596
Van Nuys VNY Van Nuys None 390
Napa County APC Napa None 199
Edwards AFB EDW Edwards None 181
McClellan Airfield MCC Sacramento None 137
Los Alamitos AAF SLI Los Alamitos None 114
Santa Monica Municipal SMO Santa Monica None 98
Lemoore NAS (Reeves Field) NLC Lemoore None 69
Agua Dulce L70 Agua Dulce None 60
Camarillo CMA Camarillo None 53
Nevada County Air Park GOO Grass Valley None 52
Brown Field Municipal SDM San Diego None 48
Truckee-Tahoe TRK Truckee None 28
Jacqueline Cochran Regional TRM Palm Springs None 26
Buchanan Field CCR Concord None 22
Zamperini Field TOA Torrance None 20
Livermore Municipal LVK Livermore None 17
Modesto City County-Harry Sham Field MOD Modesto None 16
Sacramento Executive SAC Sacramento None 15
San Carlos SQL San Carlos None 15
French Valley F70 Riverside (County) None 13
Lincoln Regional/Karl Harder Field LHM Lincoln None 13
Yuba County MYV Marysville None 12
San Bernardino International SBD San Bernardino None 12
Borrego Valley L08 Borrego Springs None 8
Lake Tahoe TVL South Lake Tahoe None 8
Riverside Municipal RAL Riverside None 7
Chico Municipal CIC Chico None 6
Watts-Woodland O41 Woodland None 6
Paso Robles Municipal PRB Paso Robles None 6
Bishop BIH Bishop None 5
Hayward Executive HWD Hayward None 5
Sacramento Mather MHR Sacramento None 5
Porterville Municipal PTV Porterville None 5
Yolo County DWA Davis None 4
Castle MER Atwater None 4
Gnoss Field DVO Novato None 3
Mojave Air and Space Port MHV Mojave None 3
Gillespie Field SEE San Diego None 3
Lampson Field 1O2 Lakeport None 2
Dunsmuir Municipal-Mott 1O6 Dunsmuir None 2
Hesperia L26 Hesperia None 2
Bakersfield Municipal L45 Bakersfield None 2
Southard Field O55 Bieber None 2
Palo Alto PAO Palo Alto None 2
Salinas Municipal SNS Salinas None 2
Angwin-Parrett Field 2O3 Angwin None 1
Hollister Municipal CVH Hollister None 1
Delano Municipal DLO Delano None 1
Placerville PVF Placerville None 1
Reid-Hillview of Santa Clara County RHV San Jose None 1
Oxnard OXR Oxnard None 0

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