The Wall Street Journal recently released its ranking of the 50 largest airports in the U.S. from worst to best. The ranking was split between the 20 largest and the subsequent 30-largest airports, with each group being ranked separately. These rankings looked into which of the airports had the best value, convenience, and reliability.
Several of your Valley International Airport (VIA) destination airports landed on the list of the 20 largest airports, and we want to explore what that means for you as a VIA traveler. If you want to fly from Harlingen to a major U.S. airport, or if you expect to have a layover on the way to your final stop, keep reading to learn more about these VIA hubs.
Fly Harlingen to Dallas: Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
As the 18th best out of the 20 largest airports, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) comes in last amongst all VIA major airport destinations, but it still has its own unique advantages and amenities. As the second-busiest airport in the United States, it’s fair to say DFW definitely sees its fair share of traffic, offering flights to 254 different locations in and out of the U.S. and servicing travelers at nearly as many shops and dining locations. At 30 square miles, DFW is the second-largest airport in the U.S. by area.
You can fly non-stop from Harlingen to Dallas on a daily American Airlines flight.
Fly Harlingen to Denver: Denver International Airport
Coming in at number 13 on the list, the Denver International Airport (DEN) beats out DFW in ranking but not in traffic. DEN comes in close behind DFW as the third busiest airport in the country, but it is the largest airport in the country by size at 53 square miles. DEN Travelers can reach more than 215 destinations throughout the U.S., Central and South America, Europe, and Asia, and they can shop at more than 140 stores while visiting DEN.
Fly Harlingen to Chicago: O’Hare International Airport
In the 11th spot, Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport is nearly at the halfway point of the ranking from worst to best of the busiest U.S. airports, but it follows right after DEN in traffic as the fourth busiest airport in the country. From O’Hare, you can travel to 214 destinations both in the U.S. and throughout much of the world. There are 74 different restaurants in O’Hare with shopping available throughout the airport, stretching across about 12 square miles.
Fly Harlingen to Houston: George Bush Intercontinental Airport
As the 7th best big airport in the U.S., George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) in Houston is the second-highest ranking VIA major airport destination, but it comes in far behind the airports listed above when it comes to traffic. IAH is the fifteenth busiest airport in the U.S., with flights to more than 180 different destinations. IAH is home to a wide variety of shops and restaurants, with the airport taking up just under 16 square miles.
You can fly nonstop from Harlingen to Houston on a United Airlines flight.
Fly Harlingen to Minneapolis: Saint Paul International Airport
As the second-best big airport in the U.S., Saint Paul International Airport (MSP) in Minneapolis is the highest-ranking big airport destination for VIA. It comes in as the smallest of the big airports on this list by both traffic and size as the 18th busiest airport and at less than 5 square miles. You can fly to 156 different destinations from MSP, and you can shop and dine at more than 100 different shops and restaurants while visiting the airport.
Fly From Harlingen to Chicago and Other Exciting Destinations
No matter where you want to get to, you can find convenient and affordable non-stop and connecting flights from VIA. You can fly non-stop to Chicago starting in March, or catch a daily flight to DFW today. Make travel easy when you fly from VIA.