It has been estimated that the number of international travels will possibly double over the next 20 years; this might not sound like much until you see the current statistics. To give you a better picture of this, we have decided to write about the Top 5 International Airports by passenger traffic.

Top 5 International Airports

The United Nations World Tourism Organization statistics stated that over 1.3 billion international travels were recorded in 2017 alone, and the number keeps growing every year. As Airport Authorities keep improving their services, and cities keep crawling with tourists, it is just a matter of time before we see this number double or even triple.

Top 5 International Airports – A brief history.

Atlanta International Airport and Beijing Capital International are well known for their heavy passenger traffic, but the norm is fast changing, as the list of Top 5 International Airports have seen an unexpected addition in the past few years – Dubai International Airport, coming in third place for the 4th year in a row since overtaking London Heathrow Airport in 2015, is an addition that couldn’t have been predicted just 2 decades ago.

Our Top 5…

Here is our compilation of the Top 5 International Airports by Passenger Traffic in ascending order.

1. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL).

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Atlanta International Airport (ATL), has been the world’s busiest airport by passenger traffic since 1998 and by the number of landings and take-offs every year since 2005 except 2014. Hartsfield–Jackson held its ranking as the world’s busiest airport in 2012, both in passengers and number of flights, by accommodating 100 million passengers (more than 260,000 passengers daily) and 950,119 flights. In 2018, it remained the busiest airport in the world with 104 million passengers.
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2. Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK).

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Beijing Capital International Airport has rapidly ascended in rankings of the world’s busiest airports in the past decade. It had become the busiest airport in Asia in terms of passenger traffic and total traffic movements by 2009. It has been the world’s second busiest airport in terms of passenger traffic since 2010.
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3. Dubai International Airport (DXB).

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Dubai International Airport (DXB), is the primary international airport serving Dubai, United Arab Emirates and is the world’s busiest airport by international passenger traffic.

It is also the third-busiest airport in the world by passenger traffic, the busiest airport for Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 movements, and the airport with the highest average number of passengers per flight.
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In 2018, Dubai International Airport recorded traffic of 88 million passengers, and also welcomed its 1 billionth passenger on 20th December 2018.

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4. Tokyo Haneda International Airport (HND).

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Tokyo Haneda International Airport (HND), is one of the two primary airports that serve the Greater Tokyo Area.
Haneda International Airport handled over 85 million passengers in 2018; by passenger throughput, it was the third-busiest airport in Asia and the fourth-busiest in the world, after Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Beijing Capital International Airport, and Dubai International Airport.

It is able to handle 90 million passengers per year following its expansion in 2010. With Haneda and Narita combined Tokyo has the third-busiest city airport system in the world, after London and New York City.
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5. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

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Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), is the primary international airport serving Los Angeles, California.
In 2018, LAX handled over 84 million passengers, making it the world’s fifth busiest and the United States’ second busiest airport following Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

As the largest and busiest international airport on the U.S. West Coast, LAX is a major international gateway to the United States and also serves a connection point for some passengers traveling internationally.
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