The World’s Busiest Airport? Yes, It’s Atlanta (Again)

By Paul Riegler on 17 September 2019
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Once again, Atlanta has taken the crown.

The world’s busiest airport – Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International – saw over 107 million passengers last year, allowing it to hold that title for the 21st year in a row.

Three U.S. airports were in the top ten, namely Los Angeles International and Chicago O’Hare International, in addition to Atlanta.

Airport Council International said Monday in its world traffic report that Atlanta saw a 3.3% increase in passenger traffic in 2018.  Last year, the airport saw a slight drop in passenger traffic but still held onto the title. The second busiest airport was once again Beijing Capital International with 101 million passengers, followed by Dubai International with 89 million, Los Angeles International with 88 million, and Tokyo Haneda International with 87 million.

The report, which offers a detailed look at airport traffic trends at the world’s major airports, said that worldwide passenger traffic increased by 6.4% to 8.8 billion last year. Air cargo shipments increased by 3.4%.

Other airports in the top ten include

6.)       Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport  – 83 million
7.)       London Heathrow Airport – 80 million
8.)       Hong Kong International Airport  –  75 million
9.)       Shanghai Pudong International Airport  –  74 million
10.)     Aéroport de Paris-Charles de Gaulle–  74 million

(Photo: Accura Media Group)

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