25 of the World’s Busiest Airports

Posted by on November 7, 2012

As the world becomes more interconnected and increasingly crowded people have inevitably started traveling more. According to some current estimates nearly 5 million people are shuffled among the world’s airports everyday. If you’ve ever been one of them then you can attest to the fact that these are truly 25 of the world’s busiest airport.


10

Hong Kong International Airport

In a city basically built out of islands it would make sense that the airport would be on an island too. Hong Kong International Airport operates one of the world’s busiest passenger terminals with over 53 million people passing through every year.

9

Frankfurt Airport

Serving 56 million passengers annually Frankfurt Airport has flights to over 275 destinations in 111 countries. It is the third busiest airport in Europe behind Paris and London.

8

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

Although it is the 8th busiest airport on Earth in terms of passengers moved it is the fourth busiest in terms of aircraft takeoffs and landings.

7

Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport

Also known as Roissy Airport this is France’s principal aviation center and served about 61 million passengers last year.

6

Los Angeles International Airport

Serving the second most populated metropolitan region in the United States, LAX serves about 61 million passengers every year.



5

Haneda Airport

Better known as Tokyo International Airport it was recognized by Forbes as the most punctual airport in the world which is a good thing considering that over 62 million passengers pass through its gates every year.

4

O’Hare International Airport

Also known as Chicago Airport, it’s a hub for United Airlines and American Airlines both of which contribute significantly to the total of 66 million passengers moved annually.

3

London Heathrow Airport

Located in West London London Heathrow Airport serves more international passengers than any other airport in the world with a total count of around 70 million annually.

2

Beijing Capital International Airport

As the main airport serving the capital of China it is run and controlled by the state and for several years now it has been by far the busiest airport in Asia serving about 77 million passengers annually.

1

Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport

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Ever since the year 2000 Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta has been the busiest in the world serving roughly 92 million passengers annually. It is the hub of several major airlines including Southwest and has 199 gates in total.