Atlanta Is World’s Busiest Airport For Second Year In A Row

The Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has been named the world’s busiest passenger airport for 2017.

According to data released Monday by Airports Council International, nearly 104 million passengers passed through the airport last year.


ACI’s preliminary figures and percentages from the annual report are based on data from more than 1,200 airports worldwide.

According to CNN, Atlanta is within a two-hour flight of 80% of the United States population of more than 300 million people.

The city is located 7 miles south of Atlanta’s central business district, in the U.S. state of Georgia

However, the Hartsfield-Jackson airport was the only airport in the top 20 to see a decrease in passenger traffic last year, with a small drop of 0.26%.


There were significant increases in passenger numbers, cargo, international freight and total aircraft movements.

The Beijing Capital International Airport, which has held the top spot for two decades, came second with 94.4 million passengers.

The airport, located in the Chinese capital, recorded a 1.5 percent increase in traffic.

Dubai International Airport came in their place with 88 million passengers.

Worldwide passenger traffic increased 6.6% in 2017, while international passenger numbers were up 8.4%.


The world’s busiest airports 2017

1. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (Georgia) — 104 million passengers

2. Beijing Capital International Airport (China) — 96 million

3. Dubai International Airport (United Arab Emirates) — 88 million

4. Tokyo Haneda International Airport (Japan) — 85 million

5. Los Angeles International Airport (California) — 84.6 million


6. Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport (Illinois) — 80 million

7. London Heathrow Airport (United Kingdom) — 78 million

8. Hong Kong International Airport (China) — 73 million

9. Shanghai Pudong International Airport (China) — 70 million

10. Aéroport de Paris-Charles de Gaulle (France) — 69 million

11. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (Netherlands) — 68.5 million

12. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (Texas) — 67 million

13. Guangzhou Bai Yun International Airport (China) — 66 million

14. Frankfurt Am Main Airport (Germany) — 64.5 million

15. Atatürk International Airport (Turkey) — 64 million

16. Indira Gandhi International Airport (India) — 63.5 million

17. Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (Indonesia) — 63 million

18. Singapore Changi Airport (Singapore) — 62.22 million

19. Incheon International Airport (South Korea) — 62.16 million

20. Denver International Airport (Colorado) — 61 million


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