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Atlanta rules Earth as usual. Its airport does at least.

Last year, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport was used by 107 million passengers to fly through ranking it as busiest passenger airport on Earth in a row.

According to preliminary world traffic report of  Airports Council International that was released on March 13, passenger traffic in Atlanta increased by 3.3%.

Preliminary world airport traffic rankings released – ACI World

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Passenger traffic remains resilient but cargo hubs see volume growth weaken India becomes world’s third largest aviation market for passenger traffic London, 13 March, 2019 – During the the 11th Annual Airport Economics & Finance Conference & Exhibition in London, Airports Council International (ACI) World published its preliminary world airport traffic rankings covering passenger traffic, cargo volumes, and aircraft movements ACI has …

Last year, passenger traffic increased globally increased to 8.8 billion estimated 6% while shipments of air cargo increased by 3.2%.

In 2018, passenger traffic grew by 4.7% at 20 busiest airports around the world with1.5 billion passengers using these 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. With the cost of travel decreasing in many markets, and a burgeoning middle class growing in emerging markets, passenger traffic growth has remained irrepressible. 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. Aviation is strongly linked to the global economy and to local development, however, and the protectionist rhetoric that has swept several Western countries will continue to restrain growth in the efficient flow of people, goods and services,” she said. “The ongoing trade war between the United States and several of its closest trade partners was a shock for the industry and global supply chains”

Atlanta dominates market of passenger due to its location as a major connecting port of entry into North America. Within a two-hour flight of 80% of US  population of 300 million people.

Although, airport faces bumps in road, recently Georgia voted to control airport from city of Atlanta. will Georgia House of Representatives follow suit?!

Delta Air Lines’ CEO who is Atlanta airport’s dominant tenant, was against takeover of the state.

Ranking of top three passenger airports is still.

The list of busiest airports around the world;

  1. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Georgia, US with 107.4 million passengers
  2. Beijing Capital International Airport in China with 101 million
  3. Dubai International Airport in UAE with 89.1 million
  4. LA International Airport in California, US with 87.5 million
  5. Tokyo’s Haneda Airport in Japan with 87.1 million
  6. Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport in Illinois, US with 83.3 million
  7. London’s Heathrow Airport in UK with 80.1 million
  8. Hong Kong International Airport in China with 74.5 million
  9. Shanghai Pudong International Airport in China with 74 million
  10. Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport in France with 72.2 million
  11. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in Netherlands with 71 million
  12. New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport in India with 69.9 million
  13. Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport in China with 69.8 million
  14. Frankfurt Airport in Germany with 69.5 million
  15. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in Texas, US with 69.1 million
  16. Seoul’s Incheon International Airport in South Korea with 68.4 million
  17. Istanbul’s Atatürk International Airport in Turkey with 68.2 million
  18. Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Indonesia with 66.9 million
  19. Singapore Changi Airport in Singapore with 65.6 million
  20. Denver International Airport in Colorado, US with 64.5 million

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Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport holds the title of world’s busiest airport, serving more than 107 million passengers a year.

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