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Top 10 Busiest Airports In The World

Top 10 Busiest Airports In The World

A country’s global aviation reach is at the top of its bragging rights, with these airports seeing more passengers than any others.


As the GCC continues to grow its status from regional to global aviation hub, it’s a good time to list the world’s biggest airports and the competition that faces the region’s biggest players – Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Qatar.

1. Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport

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Location: Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.

Total passengers: 88,022,767

2. Beijing Capital International Airport

Satellite Image of Beijing Capital International Airport, Beijing, China

Location: Chaoyang, Beijing, China

Total passengers: 75,374,270

3. London Heathrow Airport

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Location: Hillingdon, London, United Kingdom

Total passengers: 64,409,255

4. O’Hare International Airport


Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Total passengers: 62,105,872

5. Tokyo International Airport

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Location: Ōta, Tokyo, Japan

Total passengers: 61,915,323

6. Los Angeles International Airport

FAA Grounds U.S. Boeing 787's After String Of Malfunctions

Location: Los Angeles, California, United States

Total passengers: 58,412,323

7. Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport


Location: Roissy-en-France, Île-de-France, France

Total passengers: 56,962,264

8. Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport


Location: Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, United States

Total passengers: 53,748,507

9. Frankfurt Airport

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Location: Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany

Total passengers: 53,541,381

10. Soekarno-Hatta International Airport

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Location: Cengkareng, Tangerang, Banten, Indonesia

Total passengers: 52,616,692

Dubai International Airport just misses out on the top 10, situated at number 11 with 52,363,589 total number of passengers.

The figures are taken from Airports Council International’s annual traffic statistics collection for 2012, January-November.

Total Passengers means total passengers enplaned and deplaned. Passengers in transit counted once.


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