Airport activity is increasing. That is said in the latest data published by the ACI (International Airports Council), which reflect a significant increase in passenger numbers, air cargo traffic and total aircraft movements. By quantifying this data, global passenger traffic increased 7.5% in 2017, one of the highest growth rates on record.
Millions of passengers transit from one place on the planet to another through airports, which are increasingly automated and are a major economic boost to cities and airlines. These are the busiest airports in the world:
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Intl Airport (107.4 million passengers)
The city of Atlanta is located two hours on average 80% of the U.S. population, making it an entry point to all of North America and also serving as a connection to other places on the planet. The airport is the main hub of Delta Air Lines, GeorgiaSkies, Southwest Airlines, and has international service to North America, South America, Central America, Europe, Asia and Africa.
Beijing Intl Airport (101 million passengers)
Beijing Capital International Airport has long been the second most transitable airport in the world. The airport is the central base of Air China. Following its 2008 expansion, it became the largest airport in the world due to the increase in air traffic caused by the Olympic event organized by China that same year.
However, on September 25, 2019, Beijing Daxing International Airport, the world’s largest International Airport, opened. The new airport aims to transfer 72 million passengers by 2025 and then reach 100 million passengers. With a futuristic design, it has presented itself as a necessary infrastructure to improve Beijing’s international competitiveness.
Dubai International Airport (89.1 million passengers)
Dubai International Airport is the largest in the entire Middle East. Planes take off from this airport to around 220 destinations around the world. It is also the hub of Emirates.
Los Angeles Intl Airport (87.5 million passengers)
Los Angeles Airport is the second most transited airport in the United States. It is the reference airport of the west coast, and is known as LAX.
The airport offers flights to 87 U.S. and 69 international destinations, and its most prominent airline is United Airlines.
Tokyo Haneda Airport (86.9 million passengers)
It is one of the busiest airports in the world with more than 80 million passengers annually. It was opened in 1931 and was originally used only for domestic flights. After World War II it was a military base for the United States, and that’s when it began receiving international flights.
Haneda Airport has a peculiar area, an area inspired by ancient Japan, with typical Streets from the Edo era (1603 – 1868) where you can taste traditional Japanese dishes and buy typical products of the country.
Chicago O’Hare Intl Airport (83.2 million passengers)
Chicago Airport is one of The major airports in the United States, located about 30 kilometers northwest of downtown. Like Los Angeles, it also has a strong international flight presence, with more than 60 destinations far from the United States.
London Heathrow Airport (80.1 million passengers)
The nearest airport is To the City of London. It concentrates 90 airlines and is the busiest in Europe. Many of the passengers who receive this airport make a stopover to head to another European country, so we can say that it is a similar situation to Atlanta International Airport, but in European version.
In Spain there are a total of 49 airports, and only seven of these airports account for almost 75% of the total Spanish air traffic. The busiest are Madrid-Barajas and Barcelona, with 53.4 million and 47.2 million respectively. Thirdand and already further away in number of passengers, is that of Palma de Mallorca, with 27.9 million passengers.