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World's 30 Busiest Airports by Passengers and Cargo, 2011

Frequent fliers beware, the airports below process the most passengers and cargo of all the world's hubs

  Airport Total
passengers
2010–2011
percent change
Airport Total
cargo
2010–2011
percent change
1. Atlanta, Hartsfield (ATL) 92,389,023 3.5% Hong Kong (HKG) 3,976,768 -4.5%
2. Beijing (PEK) 78,675,058 6.4 Memphis (MEM) 3,916,410 0.0
3. London, Heathrow (LHR) 69,433,565 5.4 Shanghai (PVG) 3,085,268 -4.4
4. Chicago, O'Hare (ORD) 66,701,241 -0.1 Anchorage (ANC) 2,543,155 -3.9
5. Tokyo, Haneda (HND) 62,584,826 -2.5 Incheon (ICN) 2,539,221 -5.4
6. Los Angeles (LAX) 61,862,052 4.7 Paris, Charles de Gaulle (CDG) 2,300,063 -4.1
7. Paris, Charles de Gaulle (CDG) 60,970,551 4.8 Frankfurt-Main (FRA) 2,214,939 -2.6
8. Dallas/Ft. Worth (DFW) 57,832,495 1.6 Dubai (DXB) 2,194,264 -3.4
9. Frankfurt-Main (FRA) 56,436,255 6.5 Louisville (SDF) 2,188,422 1.0
10. Hong Kong (HKG) 53,325,436 5.9 Tokyo, Narita (NRT) 1,945,351 -10.3
11. Denver (DEN) 52,849,132 1.7 Singapore (SIN) 1,898,850 3.1
12. Jakarta (CGK) 51,533,187 16.2 Miami (MIA) 1,841,929 0.3
13. Dubai (DXB) 50,977,960 8.0 Los Angeles (LAX) 1,696,115 -2.9
14. Amsterdam, Schiphol (AMS) 49,755,252 10.0 Beijing (PEK) 1,640,247 5.7
15. Madrid (MAD) 49,653,055 -0.4 Taipei (TPE) 1,627,463 -7.9
16. Bangkok (BKK) 47,910,904 12.0 London, Heathrow (LHR) 1,569,449 1.2
17. New York (JFK) 47,664,060 2.4 Amsterdam, Schiphol (AMS) 1,549,686 0.8
18. Singapore (SIN) 46,543,845 10.7 New York (JFK) 1,344,537 -0.9
19. Guangzhou (CAN) 45,040,340 9.9 Bangkok (BKK) 1,321,853 0.9
20. Shanghai (PVG) 41,447,730 2.1 Chicago, O'Hare (ORD) 1,311,622 -4.7
21. San Francisco (SFO) 40,927,786 4.3 Guangzhou (CAN) 1,179,968 3.1
22. Phoenix, Sky Harbor (PHX) 40,591,948 5.3 Indianapolis (IND) 971,664 -4.0
23. Las Vegas (LAS) 40,560,285 2.0 Tokyo, Haneda (HND) 873,255 6.6
24. Houston (IAH) 40,128,953 -0.9 Shenzhen (SZX) 828,375 2.4
25. Charlotte (CLT) 39,043,708 2.1 Newark (EWR) 813,528 -4.9
26. Miami (MIA) 38,314,389 7.3 Doha (DOH) 808,099 14.2
27. Munich (MUC) 37,763,701 8.8 Leipzig (LEJ) 743,983 16.5
28. Kuala Lumpur (KUL) 37,704,510 10.6 Osaka (KIX) 742,977 –2.1
29 Rome (FCO) 37,651,222 3.9 Cologne, DE (CGN) 726,257 12.8
30. Istanbul (IST) 37,406,025 16.3 Kuala Lumpur (KUL) 694,311 0.0
NOTES: Total passengers enplaned and deplaned, passengers in transit counted once. Total cargo loaded and unloaded, freight and mail (in metric tons).
Source: Airports Council International World Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland. Web: www.airports.org .

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