World airport traffic rankings released: March 13, 2019

World airport traffic rankings released: March 13, 2019

ACI (Airports Council International)

London, 13 March, 2019 – During the the 11th Annual Airport Economics & Finance Conference & Exhibition in London, Airports Council International (ACI) World published its preliminary world airport traffic rankings covering passenger traffic, cargo volumes, and aircraft movements

ACI has found that passenger traffic remained resilient in 2018 and is estimated to have reached 8.8 billion, growing by an estimated 6% as compared to the previous year. This increase is above the 4.3% compound annual growth rate for passenger traffic from 2007 to 2017.

Atlanta-Hartsfield-Jackson Airport kept the top place and handled over 107 million passengers

Beijing Airport surpassed the 100 million passengers mark in 2018, growing by 5.4% and holding onto second spot.

Dubai Airport remained in third position as, after years of double-digit percentage traffic growth, it grew by 1%.

India becomes world’s third largest aviation market for passenger traffic

In the United States
1. Atlanta
2. Los Angeles
3. Chicago (O’Hare)
4. Dallas/Fort Worth
5. Denver

Total flights in the United States
Chicago O’Hare International Airport is once again the nation’s busiest in terms of total flights, surpassing Atlanta for the first time since 2014, according to federal data.

O’Hare saw 903,747 flights in 2018, up 4.2 percent compared with the previous year, while Atlanta hosted 895,502 flights, up 1.8 percent, the FAA said. Los Angeles, Dallas/Fort Worth and Denver were in third, fourth and fifth place, respectively.

United States’ busiest airports in terms of number of flights

1. Chicago O’Hare International Airport (903,747)

2. Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (895,502)

3. Los Angeles International Airport (707,833)

4. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (667,213)

5. Denver International Airport (603,403)

6. Charlotte Douglas International Airport (550,013)

7. Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (539,866)

8. San Francisco International Airport (470,166)

9. Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (466,740)

10. New York John F. Kennedy International Airport (461,054)

11. Newark Liberty International Airport (452,021)

12. Seattle–Tacoma International Airport (438,391)

13. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (434,252)

14. Boston (429,334)

15. Miami International Airport (416,032)

16. Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport (406,913)

17. Detroit Metropolitan Airport (393,681)

18. Philadelphia International Airport (379,667)

19. New York LaGuardia Airport (368,865)

20. Orlando International Airport (355,533)

21. Salt Lake City International Airport (337,404)

22. Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport (333,465)

23. Washington Dulles International Airport (305,543)

24. Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (297,048)

25. Baltimore–Washington International Airport (266,569)

26. Chicago Midway International Airport (243,322)

27. Oakland International Airport (241,733)

28. Portland International Airport (233,993)

29. Memphis International Airport (226,715)

30. San Diego International Airport (225,058)

31. Nashville International Airport (218,546)

32. Raleigh-Durham International Airport (210,642)

33. Tampa International Airport(206,958)

34. Houston William P. Hobby Airport (204,792)

35. Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport (195,627)

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