Top 10 Busiest Airports in the World by Passenger Traffic


Globalization of the world economy is a key driver of air traffic growth. Airports provide connectivity and regional accessibility which is vital for modern economy and social mobility. Rapid increase in passenger and freight traffic result in direct increase in employment at airports, catalyze business growth in the adjoining areas and serve as economic engine for the whole country. It is vital for fast transportation and tourism activities in the world. According to Airports Council International, top ten busiest airports in the world in 2013, on the basis of passenger traffic, are listed below.


Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta is the world’s busiest airport by Passenger Traffic. In 2013, total numbers of passengers were 94,430,785. It serves more than 250,000 passengers everyday with more than 2,500 daily flights, serving more than 150 domestic destinations and more than 60 international destinations. It has 207 gates with total area of 1,902 hectares. It is generating $32.6 billion to the regional economy.

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