Yesterday, Airport Council International released a list ranking the top 20 busiest airports in the world according to total passenger traffic.
With a rapidly growing market for travel to the Asia Pacific region, this should come as no surprise. By 2036, passenger numbers could potentially rise to 3.5 billion, an estimate by the International Air Transport Association, as reported by Bloomberg.
Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport - Image via ThousandWonders
Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport was reported to be the second fastest growing airport on the list, after India’s Indira Gandhi International Airport, with a 10.3 percent increase in passenger traffic, bumping it up from No. 15 since last year.
Coming in at No. 1, yet again, was Harstfield-Jackson Atlanta International in the United States.
John F. Kennedy International Airport, the primary international airport in New York City, no longer made the cut, dropping down to No. 22. This is reportedly the first time in three years, according to amNewYork.
Other key notes from the ACI’s findings show that passenger traffic at Tianjin's airport increased by 25 percent since last year, with Nanjing following at 15.5 percent and Xi'an by 13 percent.
See the full list here:
1. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International – United States
2. Beijing Capital International – China
3. Dubai International – United Arab Emirates
4. Tokyo International (Haneda) – Japan
5. Los Angeles International – United States
6. O’Hare International – United States
7. Heathrow – United Kingdom
8. Hong Kong International – Hong Kong
9. Pudong International – China
10. Paris-Charles de Gaulle – France
11. Amsterdam Schiphol – Netherlands
12. Dallas/Ft Worth International – United States
13. Guangzhou Baiyun International - China
14. Frankfurt/Main – Germany
15. Ataturk International – Turkey
16. Indira Gandhi International – India
17. Soekarno-Hatta International – Indonesia
18. Singapore Changi – Singapore
19. Incheon International – South Korea
20. Denver International – United States