• 24 Jun, 2024

The world's ten busiest airports ranked by total number of passengers

The world's ten busiest airports ranked by total number of passengers

This article examines the airports with the greatest passenger counts in 2022, counting all passengers departing, arriving, transferring, and traveling directly during COVID-19.

 

The top ten busiest airports in terms of total passengers in 2022 are listed below, based on data from Airports Council International (ACI). The total number of passengers departing, arriving, transferring, and using direct transit at each airport during the course of the year is added up to determine the passenger counts. Specifically, 2022 saw the restoration of international traffic to several of the biggest airport hubs globally, which was a significant step toward air travel's complete recovery from the pandemic's effects.   
 

1 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)   

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A view of the passenger runway at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport   

Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport, which serves as the main international airport for Atlanta, is the second busiest airport in the world in terms of both passenger volume and aircraft movements.   
 

Passengers in total in 2022: 93, 699, 630   

In comparison to 2021: a 23.8% rise   
 

2. International Airport of Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW)    

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Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport from above   

Due to its vastness, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is spread across two counties. It is the busiest airport in terms of passenger volume and the largest hub for American Airlines.   
 

73, 362, 946 passengers in total in 2022   

In comparison with 2021: 17.5% rise   

 

3. The airport at Denver International (DEN)   

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Denver International   

Denver International Airport, the fifth busiest airport in the United States and the largest aviation market in the world, generates approximately $26 billion in revenue for the Colorado region annually.   
 

69, 286, 461 passengers in total in 2022   

In comparison to 2021: a 17.8% rise   

 

4. O'Hare International Airport in Chicago (ORD)   

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O'Hare International Airport, the second busiest airport in the world and one of the most important transportation hubs in the United States, is situated on the Northwest Side of Chicago, Illinois.   
 

68, 340, 619 passengers in total in 2022   

In comparison with 2021: a 26.5% rise   

 

5. International Airport of Dubai (DXB)   

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Passenger traffic at Dubai Airport   

The main international airport that serves Dubai, United Arab Emirates, is called Dubai International Airport. It is situated on 7,200 acres of land and has an economic impact of $26.7 billion.   

Passengers in total: 66, 069, 981   

In comparison with 2021: a 127% rise   

 

6. The airport at Los Angeles International (LAX)   

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Los Angeles International Airport from above   

Los Angeles International Airport, which is situated on the American West Coast, provides access to a number of foreign locations, including those in Asia and the Pacific.   

65, 924, 298 passengers in total in 2022    

In comparison to 2021: a 37.3% rise   

 

7. Airport in Istanbul (IST)Istanbul Airport   

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The primary international airport servicing Istanbul, Turkey, is Istanbul Airport. On the European side of the city, it is situated in the Arnavutky neighborhood.   

64,289,107 passengers in total in 2022    

In comparison to 2021: a 73.8% rise   

 

8. London Heathrow International Airport   

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Of the six international airports in the London airport system, Heathrow Airport is the largest and serves as the primary international airport for the city of London. Heathrow Airport Holdings is the owner and operator of the airport.    
 

61,614, 508 passengers in total in 2022    

In comparison to 2021: a 217.7% rise   

 

9. Gandhi India India Gandhi International Airport, Delhi International Airport (DEL)   

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India's capital city of Delhi is served by its main international airport, Indira Gandhi International Airport. The airport is located in Palam, Delhi, and occupies 5,106 acres.    

59,490,074 passengers overall in 2022    

In comparison to 2021: a 60.2% rise   


 

10. Airport Charles de Gaulle (CDG) in Paris Charles de Gaulle   

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The largest international airport in France, Charles de Gaulle Airport serves Paris, the capital city, and the Paris metropolitan area. It is located in the French town of Roissy.   
 

In 2022, there will be 57, 474, 033 travelers.   

In comparison to 2021: a 119.4% rise