World's Busiest Airports for Passengers

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

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Atlanta is world's busiest airport

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1.Atlanta, Hartsfield (ATL)110,531,300
2.Beijing (PEK)100,011,000
3.Los Angeles International (LAX)88,068,013
4.Tokyo, Haneda (HND)87,098,683
5.Dubai (DXB)86,396,757
6.Chicago, O'Hare (ORD)84,397,776
7.London, Heathrow (LHR)80,844,310
8.Shanghai, Pudong (PVG)76,153,500
9.Paris, Charles de Gaulle (CDG)76,066,956
10.Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW)75,066,956
11.Guangzhou, Baiyun (CAN)73,378,475
12.Amsterdam, Schiphol (AMS)71,706,999
13.Hong Kong (HKG)71,541,000
14.Frankfurt (FRA)70,560,987
15.Denver (DEN)69,015,703
16.Seoul, Incheon (ICN)68,350,784
17.Singapore, Changi (SIN)68,300,000
18.Delhi, Indira Gandhi (DEL)68,000,000
19.Bangkok, Suvarnabhumi (BKK)65,424,697
20.Soekarno-Hatta (CGK)64,000,000
21.New York, JFK (JFK)62,551,072
22.Kuala Lumpur (KUL)62,000,000
23.Madrid, Barajas (MAD)61,734,037
24.San Francisco (SFO)57,488,023
25.Chengdu, Shangliu (CTU)55,858,552
NOTES: Total passengers enplaned and deplaned, passengers in transit counted once.
Source: Airports Council International Web:, 2019.
Note: Due to the extreme irregularities of air travel in 2020, we will list both sets of data as they become available.

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