The Ten Busiest Airports in the World (and Four Are in the US)

Every year, billions of people fly around the world, but some airports are busier than others.

Ever wonder which are the busiest airports in the world?

Using data compiled by the Airports Council International, the busiest airport in the world is Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport, they calculated total passengers enplaned and deplaned across all the airports in the world (while counting passengers in transit only once).

Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport by this count had 96,178,899 passengers pass through.

Second in line is Beijing Capital International Airport with 86,130,390 passengers passing through.

See the full list below:

Airport Passengers
1.      1. Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport 96,178,899
2.      Beijing Capital International Airport 86,130,390
3.      London Heathrow Airport 73,408,442
4.      Tokyo Haneda Airport 72,826,862
5.      Los Angeles International Airport 70,665,472
6.      Dubai International Airport 70,475,636
7.      O’Hare International Airport 70,015,746
8.      Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport 63,808,796
9.      Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport 63,523,489
10.  Hong Kong International Aiport 63,148,379


Jishai pulled together this infograph using the data above showing the ten busiest airports in the world below:

Airplane Info

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