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Top 10 Busiest Airports In The World

If you are traveling abroad or traveled in the past you would have thought about those giant international airports. And one thought should have popped up like which airport is the biggest or which airport has the highest movement of aircraft and passages. Our list of the top 10 busiest airports in the world is based on data from the Airport council.

This list is based on passager movements in 2019. Some of these airports have been changing their spot on the list every year but some stay on their position as it is.

Top 10 Busiest Airports In The World

Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (Atlanta, Georgia, the United States) has been the world’s busiest airport since 2001.

With 4 airports the US emerged on a list of 10 busiest airports in the world by passager movements.

Top 10 Busiest Airports In The World

10. Dallas/ Fort Worth International Airport

  • Location: located between Dallas and Fort Worth, the US
  • Started: September 23, 1973 (47 years ago)
  • Total passengers in 2019: 75,066,956
dallas airport -  Top 10 Busiest Airports In The World

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport named ‘DFW airport’ is an international airport that serves two states of the United States including Dallas and Fort Worth. It ranks 10th on our list of top 10 business airports in the world by passenger movements and also ranks 3rd in airplane movements.

At 17,207 acres (6,963 hectares, 27 square miles), DFW is the second-largest airport by land area in the US. A total of 75 million movements of passenger has shown in 2019.

09. Charles de Gaulle International Airport

  • Location: Paris, France
  • Started: September 23, 1973 (47 years ago)
  • Total passengers in 2019: 76,150,007
Charles de Gaulle International airport -  Top 10 Busiest Airports In The World

Paris Charles de Gaulle International Airport named Roissy Airport is an international airport located in Paris, Franch. It is the second busiest airport in Europe and ranks 9th on our list of top 10 busiest airports in the world by passenger movement.  

Opened in 1974, Charles de Gaulle Airport is spread over 32.38 square kilometers (12.50 sq mi) in Paris. At present, this Airport is operated by Groupe ADP. A total of 76 million movements of passengers has shown in 2019 along with 498,175 aircraft movements.

08. Shanghai Pudong International Airport

  • Location: located in Shanghai, China
  • Started: October 1, 1999 (21 years ago)
  • Total passengers in 2019: 76,153,500
Shanghai Pudong International airport -  Top 10 Busiest Airports In The World

Based in Shanghai, China Shanghai Pudong International Airport ranks 8th on our list of top 10 busiest airports in the world. Shanghai Pudong International Airport is the main hub for China Eastern Airlines.

Opened on October 1, 1999, Shanghai Pudong International Airport is spread over 60 square kilometers in Shanghai, China. A total of 76.2 million movements of passengers have been shown in 2019 along with ‎511,846 aircraft movements. It is also the second busiest airport in mainland China.

07. London Heathrow Airport

  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Started: 31 May 1946 (74 years ago)
  • Total passengers in 2019: 80,844,310
London Heathrow airport -  Top 10 Busiest Airports In The World

Heathrow Airport known as London Heathrow is an international airport based in London, United Kingdom. Heathrow Airport is the second busiest airport in terms of international passengers and ranks 7th busiest airport in the world by passenger traffic.

Opened on 31 May 1946 it handled a record of 80.8 million passengers in 2019 and having been ranked 7th on our list it is also the busiest airport in the United Kingdom.

Heathrow Airport is spread over 12.14 kilometer square (12.50 sq mi) in London, United Kingdom.

06. O’Hare International Airport

  • Location: Chicago, USA,
  • Started: August 8, 1958 (62 years ago)
  • Total passengers in 2019: 84,397,776
O'Hare International airport -  Top 10 Busiest Airports In The World

O’hare International Airport is located in Chicago, USA, and ranks 6th on our list of top 10 busiest airports in the world. O’Hare International Airport is the third busiest airport in the US.

O’hare International Airport covers 30.86km² part of Chicago. Opened on August 8, 1958, it handled 84.3 million passengers in 2019.

05. Tokyo Haneda Airport

  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Started: 1931 (89 years ago)
  • Total passengers in 2019: 85,505,054
Tokyo Haneda International airport -  Top 10 Busiest Airports In The World

Based in Tokyo Japan Haneda international airport ranks 5th on our list of top 10 busiest airports in the world by passengers movement

Opened in 1931, In 2019 it handled approx 85.5 million passengers along with 397,236 aircraft movements. It covers 251 hectares (620 acres) part of Tokyo, Japan. Tokyo Haneda Airport is the busiest airport in Japan.

04. Dubai International Airport

  • Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Started: 27 June 2010 (10 years ago)
  • Total passengers in 2019: 86,396,757
dubai International airport -  Top 10 Busiest Airports In The World

Based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates Dubai International Airport ranks 4th on our list of top 10 busiest airports in the world. In 2019 Dubai International Airport handled 86.3 million passengers along with 409,493 aircraft movements.

In July 2019, Dubai International airport installed the largest solar energy system in the region’s airports.

Opened on 27 June 2010 it covers 7,200 acres of land in Dubai and ranks 1st busiest airport in Dubai and 2nd busiest airport in Asia.

03. Los Angeles International Airport

  • Location: Los Angeles, the US
  • Started: October 1, 1928 (92 years)
  • Total passengers in 2019: 86,396,757
los angeles International airport -  Top 10 Busiest Airports In The World

Based in Los Angeles, the United States Los Angeles International Airport ranks 3rd on our list of top 10 busiest airports in the world. Managed by Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) it handled 88 million passengers in 2019 along with 691,257 aircraft movements.

Los Angeles International Airport is also the second busiest airport in the US following to Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport. ‎

Los Angeles International Airport covers overs 3,500 acres in Los Angeles, The US.

02. Beijing Capital International Airport

  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Started: 1 March 1958 (62 years ago)
  • Total passengers in 2019: 100,011,000
Beijing Capital International airport -  Top 10 Busiest Airports In The World

Based in Beijing, China Beijing Capital International Airport ranks 2nd on our list of the top 10 busiest airports in the world by passenger movement. It is also the busiest airport in Asia and China.

At present, Beijing Capital International Airport is operated by Beijing Capital International Airport Company Limited. In 2019 it operated approx 10 million passengers along with 557,167 aircraft movements.

Opened on 1 March 1958 it covers 986,000m² (244 acres) part of Beijing, China.

01. Hartsfiel Jackson Atlanta International Airport

  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia, the US
  • Started: September 21, 1980 (40 years ago)
  • Total passengers in 2019: 110,531,300
Hartsfiel Jackson Atlanta International airport -  Top 10 Busiest Airports In The World

Hartsfiel Jackson Atlanta International Airport ranks 1st on our list of busiest airports in the world by passenger traffic. Hartsfiel Jackson Atlanta International Airport is based in Atlanta, Georgia, the US.

Every day it handles more than 1700 flights. In 2019 it handled 11 million passenger traffic along with 904,301 aircraft movements.

Opened on September 21, 1980, it covers 4,700 acres of land in Atlanta, Georgia, and rank 1st busiest airport in the world.

These are the Top 10 Busiest Airports In The World.

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