Folks if you think you are the busiest in your room right now, here’s the fact.
“It’s not just you”
There’s an 24/7, all day, all night, no holidays, whole year round operations. Airports along the world has getting busier, based on the latest data.
With a incredible 104 million passengers passed though Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in 2017, making it the world’s busiest passenger airport for another year.
The data were came from 2017 travel data released Thursday by Airports Council International.
The research result also suggest that there were significant increases in passenger numbers, air cargo traffic and total aircraft movements.
Atlanta can thank its location as a major connecting hub and port of entry into North America for its continued dominance.
The city is within a two-hour flight of 80% of the United States population of more than 300 million people.
However, that could change by next year. Atlanta was the only airport among the top 20 busiest airports for passengers to see a decrease in passenger traffic last year, with a small drop of 0.3%.
Beijing Capital International has long nipped at the heels of Hartsfield-Jackson.
In 2017, the Chinese capital’s airport came in second place again with 96 million passengers (a 1.5% increase).
The overall news is also good for the world’s airports.
Worldwide passenger traffic increased 7.5% to 8.3 billion in 2017, one of the strongest growth rates on record.
Also, international passenger numbers were up 8.6% globally.
Worldwide cargo traffic rose 7.7%.
The world’s largest air cargo hub remains Hong Kong. The US city of Memphis, Tennessee, took the second spot, followed by Shanghai, China.
Here’s the full list of busiest airports in the world and their total passenger per annum:
The world’s busiest airports 2017
1. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (Georgia) — 104 million passengers
2. Beijing Capital International Airport (China) — 96 million
3. Dubai International Airport (United Arab Emirates) — 88 million
4. Tokyo Haneda International Airport (Japan) — 85 million
5. Los Angeles International Airport (California) — 84.6 million
6. Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport (Illinois) — 80 million
7. London Heathrow Airport (United Kingdom) — 78 million
8. Hong Kong International Airport (China) — 73 million
9. Shanghai Pudong International Airport (China) — 70 million
10. Aéroport de Paris-Charles de Gaulle (France) — 69 million
11. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (Netherlands) — 68.5 million
12. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (Texas) — 67 million
13. Guangzhou Bai Yun International Airport (China) — 66 million
14. Frankfurt Am Main Airport (Germany) — 64.5 million
15. Atatürk International Airport (Turkey) — 64 million
16. Indira Gandhi International Airport (India) — 63.5 million
17. Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (Indonesia) — 63 million
18. Singapore Changi Airport (Singapore) — 62.22 million
19. Incheon International Airport (South Korea) — 62.16 million
20. Denver International Airport (Colorado) — 61 million