For 21st time in a row Atlanta rules the world.
According to the report of Airport’s Council International, more than 107 million passengers flew through Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport last year, making it the busiest passenger airport in the world.
Furthermore, the report says that Atlanta also saw a 3.3% increase in passenger traffic, which was released on March 13.
Globally, passenger traffic increased to 8.8 billion last year, an estimated 6% increase, while air cargo shipments increased by 3.2%.
Also, passenger traffic at the world’s 20 busiest airports grew by 4.7% in 2018 with more than 1.5 billion passengers flying through those airports.
“It is heartening to see that global passenger traffic growth has remained resilient in the face of an increasingly tense and challenging geopolitical climate,” said ACI World Director General Angela Gittens in a news release.
“With the cost of travel decreasing in many markets, and a burgeoning middle class growing in emerging markets, passenger traffic growth has remained irrepressible,” said Gittens.
“Indeed, ACI’s global medium-term forecasts reveal growth in demand for air services between 2018 to 2023 will grow by almost 30%. This means many national governments face the predicament of demand outstripping available airport infrastructure.