Top 10 Busiest Airports In The World (2023 Latest Update) and their Locations

Busiest Airports In The World? If you have travelled before by air to any country like the United States of America, United Kingdom, China, and any other Western Country, you will understand that the different airports you travelled with are not the same in their population, passengers and how busy they are by traffic. Some of them are so busy that if you have an emergency to catch up with, you may even miss out, while the other way around, some others are less busy.

However, whether you have travelled to such a busy airport I Am trying to describe before or not, through this article, you will know, because we will discuss and bring to your knowledge the 10 (ten) world’s busiest airports, by passengers and by traffic.

From our research, we discover that 8 (eight) out of the 10 (most) busiest airports are American airports, while the remaining two per cent are from Chinese airports. So if you are interested in knowing these 10 (ten) world’s busiest airports, then you have to read this article to the very end. 

According to The Airports Council International (ACI), the world’s busiest airports are measured based on data gathered from different countries numbering 175. It reports that airport traffic is measured by the total number of passengers in each of the airports. In 2019, ACI estimated that the world’s 10 busiest airports control about 863,420,02 passengers.

Top 10 Busiest Airports In The World

What Comes To Your Mind Whenever You Hear the Word Airport?

Airports are places where people who want to travel to other places within their country, continent, or other parts of the world take off their journey. It can also be seen as the take-off destination/point. Again, when you are travelling to another country, the place you take off is called departure, while when you get to the airport of the country you are travelling to, it is known as the arrival point.

List of 10 Busiest Airports In The World

Be that as it may, let us first list out the names of those airports before we begin giving detailed information about each of them and why they are in the list as the top ten busiest airports.

  1. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (107.4 million)
  2.  Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (101 million)
  3. Dubai International Airport (89.1 million)
  4. Los Angeles International Airport (87.5 million)
  5. Tokyo’s Haneda Airport (86.9 million)
  6. Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport (83.2 million)
  7. London’s Heathrow Airport (80.1 million)
  8. Hong Kong International Airport (74.5 million)
  9. Shanghai Pudong International Airport (74 million)
  10. Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (72.2 million)

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (107.4 million)

From statistics, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the first in the list of the world’s busiest airports, with 75.7 million passengers travelling through their airport terminals. This airport has been the heartbeat of most people in the United States of America, especially those who love the treat of Delta airlines. 

Now if we say that Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the busiest airport in the world, why is it so? It is so because of its convenient location, which linked northern America, and other passengers around the world. These two factors make it the busiest airport in the world.

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) 

This world’s busiest airport is situated in Dallas, America, with a total number of 62,465,756 passengers, with five terminals and 168 gates. In order to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2030, the airport has been offered about $35 million for the construction of a zero-carbon electrical plant.

Dallas has a lot of facilities that keep people busy and those who want to catch fun. They have made provision for haircuts, and nail treatments in Terminal C; Minute Suites for napping in Terminal A; and Gameway, a video game lounge, in Terminal B. The children are not left out, so they have a play area in Terminal D near gate D8. it is the largest American Airlines and fourth busiest airport by passenger number.

Dubai International Airport (89.1 million)

Lately, Dubai has attended a height of growth in almost every facet of its city. And its growth is one that astonishes people. The tallest city in the world, beautiful shopping centres, and prosperity have attracted lots of people to the city and that is why they have a lot of passengers in their airports, thereby making it so busy.

 So, it is not a surprise that its airport is one of the busiest in the world. But why is the Dubai emirate among the ten world busiest? It is because they are situated at a prime location, sandwich between Europe Asia, and Africa, and the airport has become a major route for many passengers around the aforementioned regions.

Los Angeles International Airport (87.5 million)

Los Angels international airport is one of the world’s busiest airports that is situated around the West Coast of the U.S. Compared to  2020, it has gradually increased its number of passengers from 66.8 per cent. And now it has increased to a total number of 48,007,284 passengers. Because of where it is located, it serves as a destination point/gateway for many travellers around the world, especially for those living in Asia and the Pacific.

Tokyo’s Haneda Airport (86.9 million)

This is a city with a very large population numbering 37.28 million as of 2020. It is also one of the most populous cities in Japan. As of 2018 and 2019, it has about  89,149 387 and  86,396,757 passengers respectively. 

Tokyo has two airports, but Haneda is the most favoured passenger airline. Lots of people love this airport because of its punctuality, hospitality, service and cleanliness, and it also connects most of the world’s major cities. That is why Tokyo Haneda Airport is one of the busiest in the world.

Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport (83.2 million)

Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport has 193 gates and four terminals. With lots of recreation and fun-catching places like a steam room, sauna, lap pool, and locker room. At terminal 2 near gate F1, they have a playground for kids and there are nursing rooms in all four terminals.

Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport is situated on the Northwest Side of Chicago, Illinois, the Airport is the second busiest airport in the world and one of the most significant transportation hubs in the U.S., with a total number of 54,020,399 passengers, by so, it means it has increased by 75.1 per cent as compared to 2020.

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London’s Heathrow Airport (80.1 million)

 The seventh busiest airport in the world. London Heathrow Airport, with 80,126,320 and 80,844,305 passengers in 2018 and  2019 respectively. London is the largest city in the UK and in Europe, with a population density of  8.6 million people.  It is a big city with so much financial muscle, in fact, it is the 6th richest city in the world.

 London Heathrow Airport is the busiest airport in Europe among the other six airports in the entire London and Europe. The airports connect people from around the world including Asia, the Middle East and North America. And has been at the central point of receiving passengers that make her among the 10 busiest international airports in the world.

Shanghai Pudong International Airport (74 million)

The 8th busiest airport in the world is the Shanghai Pudong International Airport. Shanghai is one of the most popular cities in China, with a population of about. 74,006,331 and  76,153,455 passengers in 2018 and  2019 respectively. In the space of one year, the airline receives up to 80 million passengers. And it is considered of the 10 world’s busiest airports because it is linked to New York.

Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (72.2 million)

The ninth busiest airport in the world, is the Paris Charles-de-Gaulle (CDG) airport, with a population of 72,229,723 and 76,150,009 passengers in 2018 and  2019 respectively.  Every year, Air France transports more than 104 million passengers.

In Conclusion;

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