World’s Busiest Airports

World’s busiest airport in 2017? Atlanta! Again.


Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, which hosted almost 104 million passengers last year, has once again been tagged as the World’s Busiest Airport by Airports Council International (ACI), which has released it preliminary list for 2017.

Also in the Top Ten for 2017: Los Angeles International Airport (#5) and Chicago O’Hare (#6).

ACI extrapolates this list, and a few others, based on monthly data submissions by 1,202, of the world’s major commercial airports.

Here’s the rest of the list of airport’s around the world that made it onto ACI’s list of the World’s 20th  Busiest.

According to ACI, passenger traffic at the world’s 20 busiest airports grew by 5.2 percent in 2017. With almost 1.5 billion passengers passing through their terminals in 2017, this group of 20 represents 17 percent of global passenger traffic

  1. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International (Also ranked #1 in 2016)
  2. Beijing (PEK) (Ranked 2 in 2016)
  3. Dubai (DXB) (Ranked 3 in 2016)
  4. Tokyo Haneda (HND)
  5. Los Angeles (LAX)
  6. Chicago O’Hare (ORD)
  7. London Heathrow (LHR)
  8. Hong Kong (HKG)
  9. Shanghai (PVG)
  10. Charles de Gaulle (CDG)
  11. Amsterdam (AMS)
  12. Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW)
  13. Guanzhou, China (CAN)
  14. Frankfurt (FRA)
  15. Istanbul (IST)
  16. New Delhi (DEL)
  17. Jakarta (CGK)
  18. Singpore (SIN)
  19. Incheon (ICN)
  20. Denver (DEN)