10 busiest airports in the world

Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson International has been named the world's busiest passenger airport


News Desk April 05, 2016
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Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson International has been named the world's busiest passenger airport, according to preliminary traffic data released by Airports Council International (ACI).

The report says more than 100 million passengers passed though Atlanta airport in 2015, a rise of 5.5% over 2014.

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The report credits Atlanta's strategic location as a major connecting hub and port of entry into North America for its continuing success, noting that it is within a two-hour flight of 80% of the United States' population.

Beijing Capital International Airport came in second followed by Dubai International Airport. "While Beijing was poised to close the gap on Atlanta by 2015, it no longer benefits from the double-digit growth it enjoyed in previous years, and as such remains in second position," the report said.

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Here are the 10 busiest airports in the world:

10. Dallas Fort-Worth International

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9. Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport

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8. Hong Kong International Airport

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7. Los Angeles International Airport

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6. London Heathrow Airport

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5. Tokyo Haneda Airport

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4. Chicago O'Hare International Airport

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3. Dubai International Airport

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2. Beijing Capital International Airport

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1. Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson International

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COMMENTS (2)

Alex Sal | 5 years ago | Reply I dont wish any of those airports above on anyone except dubai airport.
Zeeshan Valliani | 5 years ago | Reply Surprisingly, I've been to all these airports except for Beijing and Tokyo.
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