Airports Council International, the world’s only global trade representative of the world’s airport authorities, has released it’s statistics regarding the top 20 busiest airports in the world by passengers, movements, and cargo.

See the lists:

PASSENGERS

  1. Atlanta / Hartsfield Jackson International Airport (ATL) / United States / 104,171,935 / +2.6%
  2. Beijing / Capital International Airport (PEK) / China / 94,393,454 / +5.0%
  3. Dubai International Airport (DXB) / United Arab Emirates / 83,654,250 / +7.2%
  4. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) / United States / 80,921,527 / +8.0%
  5. Tokyo Haneda International Airport (HND) / Japan / 79,699,762 / +5.5%
  6. Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) / United States / 77,960,588 / +1.3%
  7. London / Heathrow International Airport (LHR) / United Kingdom / 75,715,474 / +1.0%
  8. Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) / Hong Kong / 70,305,857 / +3.0%
  9. Shanghai / Pudong International Airport (PVG) / China / 66,002,414 / +9.8%
  10. Paris / Charles de Gaulle International Airport (CDG) / France / 65,933,145 / +0.3%
  11. Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) / United States / 65,670,697 / +0.2%
  12. Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) / Netherlands / 63,625,534 / +9.2%
  13. Frankfurt am Main International Airport (FRA) / Germany / 60,786,937 / -0.4%
  14. Istanbul Ataturk International Airport (IST) / Turkey / 60,119,876 / -1.9%
  15. Guangzhou / Baiyun International Airport (CAN) / China / 59,732,147 /+8.2%
  16. New York John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) / United States / 58,873,386 / +3.5%
  17. Singapore Changi International Airport (SIN) / Singapore / 58,698,000 / +5.9%
  18. Denver International Airport (DEN) / United States / 58,266,515 / +7.9%
  19. Seoul / Incheon International Airport (ICN) / South Korea / 57,849,814 / +17.1%
  20. Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK) / Thailand / 55,892,428 / +5.7%

Notable stats:

  • ATL retains it’s spot as world’s busiest airport, boasting 100+ million passengers for the second year in a row.
  • LAX climbs from 7th in 2015 to 4th, being amongst the fastest growing hubs in the world.
  • Seoul / Incheon grew a whopping 17.1%, being the only airport to breach double digits in growth.
  • ORD, LHR, CDG, DFW, FRA, IST, JFK, and SIN all dropped in the rankings compared to 2015.
  • Istanbul declined 1.9%, being the biggest loser. This is likely due to increased unrest in the country after a series of attacks in the Summer.
  • AMS, CAN, and DEN all climbed a spot.

MOVEMENTS

  1. Atlanta / Hartsfield Jackson International Airport (ATL) / United States / 898,356 / +1.8%
  2. Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) / United States / 867,635 / -0.9%
  3. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) / United States / 697,138 / +6.3%
  4. Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) / United States / 672,748 / -1.3%
  5. Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) / China / 606,086 / +2.7%
  6. Denver International Airport (DEN) / United States / 565,503 / +4.5%
  7. Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) / United States / 545,742 / +0.3%
  8. Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) / Netherlands / 496,256 / +6.6%
  9. Shanghai / Pudong International Airport (PVG) / China / 479,902 / +6.8%
  10. Paris Charles de Gaulle International Airport (CDG) / France / 479,199 / +0.7%
  11. London Heathrow International Airport (LHR) / United Kingdom / 474,983 / +0.2%
  12. Houston / George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) / United States / 470,780 / -6.4%
  13. Istanbul Ataturk International Airport (IST) / Turkey / 465,289 / +0.1%
  14. Frankfurt am Main International Airport (FRA) / Germany / 462,885 / -1.1%
  15. Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) / Canada / 456,536 / +2.8%
  16. San Francisco International Airport (SFO) / United States / 450,388 / +4.8%
  17. Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS) / United States / 448,458 / +1.8%
  18. New York John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) / United States / 448,354 / +2.1%
  19. Mexico City Benito Juarez International Airport (MEX) / Mexico / 448,181 / +5.0%
  20. Tokyo Haneda International Airport (HND) / 445,822 / +1.7%

Notable stats:

  • LAX, AMS, PVG, IST, YYZ, SFO, and MEX are up in the rankings from 2015.
  • DFW, CLT, IAH, FRA, LAS, and HND are down in the rankings from 2015.
  • The biggest increase was LAX at +6.3%, and the biggest decrease was IAH at -6.4%, likely due to United Airlines changing their hub structure.
  • MEX is the only new airport to the top 20.

CARGO (in metric tonnes)

  1. Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) / Hong Kong / 4,615,241 / +3.5%
  2. Memphis International Airport (MEM) / United States / 4,322,071 / +0.7%
  3. Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) / China / 3,440,280 / +5.0%
  4. Seoul Incheon International Airport (ICN) / South Korea / 2,714,341 / +4.6%
  5. Dubai International Airport (DXB) / United Arab Emirates / 2,592,454 / +3.5%
  6. Anchorage Ted Stevens International Airport (ANC) / United States / 2,542,526 / -3.4%
  7. Louisville International Airport (SDF) / United States / 2,437,010 / +3.7%
  8. Tokyo Narita International Airport (NRT) / Japan / 2,165,427 / 2.0%
  9. Paris Charles de Gaulle International Airport (CDG) / France / 2,135,172 / 2.1%
  10. Frankfurt am Main International Airport (FRA) / Germany / 2,113,594 / +1.8%
  11. Taipei Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) / Taiwan / 2,097,228 / +3.7%
  12. Miami International Airport (MIA) / United States / 2,014,205 / +0.5%
  13. Singapore Changi International Airport (SIN) / Singapore / 2,006,300 / +6.3%
  14. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) / United States / 1,993,308 / +2.9%
  15. Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) / China / 1,943,159 / +2.8%
  16. Doha Hamad International Airport (DOH) / Qatar / 1,758,074 / +20.8%
  17. Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) / Netherlands / 1,694,729 / +2.4%
  18. Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN) / China / 1,652,215 / +7.4%
  19. London Heathrow International Airport (LHR) / United Kingdom / 1,640,000 / +3.1%
  20. Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) / United States / 1,528,136 / +0.2%

Notable stats:

  • ICN, DXB, SIN, DOH, and CAN are all up in the rankings from 2015.
  • Doha had a massive increase of over 20%, likely due to the increasing fleet of Qatar Cargo.
  • ANC, LAX, PEK, AMS, LHR, and ORD all fell in the rankings.
  • Anchorage has had a steady decrease recently likely due to the introduction of longer-range, more efficient cargo jets (Boeing 777F and Boeing 747-8F) taking over USA-Asia flying, therefore not needing a fuel stopover in Anchorage.
  • HKG, the busiest cargo airport, is home to Cathay Pacific Cargo, operating a fleet of 20+ B747 freighters.

 

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