Airports are among the busiest places in the world with people flying in and out all day, every day. “But which ones are the busiest among all these busy airports?” We thought you’d never ask.
You’re in luck because we’ve just finished compiling a list of the 10 Busiest Airports in the World based on the total passenger traffic between January and September 2011.
10. Denver International Airport
With 39,953,117 total passengers, Denver International Airport in Denver, Colorado, USA is the 10th busiest airport on the planet today.
9. Frankfurt Airport
Taking the 9th spot is Frankfurt Airport in Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany with 42,745,186 total passengers—that’s enough to fill several small countries!
8. Dallas Fort Worth International Airport
Beating Frankfurt Airport by less than a million passengers, we have Dallas Fort Worth International Airport in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, USA with 43,468,057 passengers.
7. Tokyo International Airport
At 7th place, we have Tokyo International Airport in Ōta, Tokyo, Japan boasting 45,499,212 passengers over the last year. If that’s a Ramen shop in the photo, then it probably explains the over 45 million people who dropped by the airport last year.
6. Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport
Coming in at 6th place is Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport in Roissy-en-France, Île-de-France, France with 46,409,711 passengers. Now, with that many people in what’s considered to be the most romantic city in the world, it probably is the best place to look for love.
5. Los Angeles International Airport
If you thought it was a close fight between Frankfurt and Dallas Fort Worth for the number eight spot, then check out Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, California, USA. It took the 5th spot from Paris Charles De Gaulle by less than 500,000 passengers at 46,832,624.
4. O’Hare International Airport
Here’s another one from the US: The O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois. It takes the 4th spot with 50,204,670 passengers.
3. London Heathrow Airport
The 3rd busiest airport on Earth right now is London Heathrow in Hillingdon, Greater London, England, UK with 52,666,875 passengers.
2. Beijing Capital International Airport
We were quite sure that China will have an entry in this top 10 based on its population alone—and we were right. Taking the 2nd spot is Beijing Capital International Airport in Chaoyang, Beijing, China with its 57,950,779 passengers.
1. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Finally, with a decisive lead, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia, USA grabs the top spot with 69,730,632 passengers. That’s almost 30 million more than Denver International Airport!
And we’re done! That was the 10 Busiest Airports in the World. Now go and travel the world. Meet people. Experience new cultures. What could be more fun?
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