2013 World’s Busiest Airports- Release Date March 31, 2014

April 4, 2014

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2013 World Airport Traffic and Rankings
Release Date March 31, 2014

See update: Release Date March 26, 2015

Charlotte Douglas International Airport
Charlotte Douglas International Airport (above) is the 8th busiest airport in the U.S. by passengers and 6th busiest in the U.S. by traffic.  The airport  is the 23rd busiest airport in the world by passengers and the 7th busiest in the world by traffic. 

Airports Council International (ACI)

MONTREAL- Based on reports from over 1105 airports worldwide, Airports Council International (ACI) preliminary passenger traffic results for 2013 show that the top six ranked positions with respect to the world’s busiest airports remained unchanged as compared to the previous year. Although Atlanta (-1.1%) remains the world’s busiest airport, Beijing (+2.2%) continues to close the gap in second position. London-Heathrow (+3.3%) remains in third while Tokyo-Haneda (+3.2%) preserves fourth position. Chicago-O’Hare (+0.2%) and Los Angeles (+4.7) maintain fifth and sixth ranks respectively.

One of the fastest-growing airports in the world is Dubai, moving from 10th to 7th rank. Dubai passenger traffic grew by over 15% in 2013. Istanbul (18th rank) and Malaysia (20th rank) were two other airports experiencing double-digit growth rates, increasing by 13.6% and 19.1% respectively.

The world’s largest air cargo hub continues to be Hong Kong (+2.3%). Memphis (+3%) is in second followed by Shanghai (-0.3%) in third rank. Incheon (+0.3%) and Dubai (+6.8%) move up ahead of Anchorage (-1.7%) to the 4th and 5th positions respectively.

Busiest Airports 2013

Busiest Airports 2013

Busiest Airports 2013

US Busiest Airports 2013

US Busiest Airports 2013


Airports Council International (ACI)
Airports Council International (ACI) is the only global trade representative of the world’s airports. Established in 1991, ACI represents airports interests with Governments and international organizations such as ICAO, develops standards, policies and recommended practices for airports, and provides information and training opportunities to raise standards around the world. This section provides you with information on the structure and background of ACI.


See previous ranking:
ACI’s 2012 World’s busiest airports traffic and rankings


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