Dubai again world's busiest airport by int'l passenger number

World Traffic Report
- A Monitor Report01 Oct, 2019 | 224 Views|-+
Dubai : Dubai is again the world's busiest airport by number of international passengers. More than 89.1 million passengers passed through the airport in 2018, according to the latest Airports Council International's "World Traffic Report" - making it once again the world's busiest airport for international passengers.

Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson Airport in the US state of Georgia was once again the world's busiest airport overall, with more than 107 million passengers last year, though most of those were domestic passengers heading to other destinations in the US.

In second place was Beijing Capital International Airport, which has about 101 million passengers, though like Atlanta many of those were also travelling between domestic Chinese destinations.

The world's third busiest was Dubai, followed by Los Angeles International Airport (87.5 million passengers). Tokyo Haneda Airport (86.9 million passengers) was fifth, and Chicago O'Hare International Airport (83.2 million passengers) in the US state of Illinois was sixth.

Rounding out the top ten were London Heathrow Airport (seventh), Hong Kong International Airport (eighth), Shanghai Pudong International Airport (ninth) and Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (tenth).

Cargo

According to the report, Hong Kong remained the world's busiest airport for cargo traffic.

The world's fastest-growing airport was Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru (formerly Bangalore), India. The airport's traffic grew by 29 per cent in 2018 compared to 2017, reaching 32.3 million passengers.

The latest edition of the Airports Council International's world traffic report was released on September 16.

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