According to data collected by Airports Council International, the world’s top 10 busiest airports aren’t exactly what you would expect, and the top place doesn’t go to any of the well-known transit hubs that many a traveller has traipsed through.
Since opening 60 years ago, the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) in the United States has won the title of World’s Busiest Airport for 18 years in a row, that’s every year since 1998. According to passenger surveys, the Atlanta airport welcomed 1010 million passengers, while the Beijing’s International Airport, a transit hub you may have tipped for first place, saw just 90 million passengers.
Australian airports didn’t even crack the top 20 busiest airports list, but if you’re the kind of flyer who likes to avoid bustling transit hubs and massive airports, here’s a list of the top 10 most busiest airports in the world, ranked from first to last.
- Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (USA)
- Beijing Capital International Airport (China)
- Dubai International Airport (UAE)
- Tokyo International (Haneda) Airport (Japan)
- Los Angeles International Airport (USA)
- O’Hare International Airport (USA)
- Heathrow Airport (London)
- Hong Kong International Airport (Hong Kong)
- Pudong International Airport (China)
- Aeroportde Paris-Charles de Gaule (France)