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March 30, 2017

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Airports Council International releases the 2013 World Airport Traffic Report

The economy is fragile, but 2013’s World Airport Traffic Report doesn’t suggest that. Recently released by Airports Council International based on input from 1989 commercial airports in 160 countries, the report estimates that 6.3 billion people travelled in 2013, an increase of 4.6 percent. About 140 million of those passengers went through one of London’s six airports making the city’s system the busiest in the world. A whopping 94.4 million people went through Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport alone though making it the most happening hub worldwide.

  1. Atlanta, GA (ATL) / 94.4 million
  2. Beijing, China (PEK) / 83.7 million
  3. London, England (LHR, Heathrow) / 72.3 million
  4. Tokyo, Japan (HND) / 68.9 million
  5. Chicago, IL (ORD) / 66.7 million
  6. Los Angeles, CA (LAX) / 66.6 million
  7. Dubai, United Arab Emirates (DXB) / 66.4 million
  8. Paris, France (CDG) / 62 million
  9. Dallas/Forth Wort, TX (DFW) / 60.4 million
  10. Jakarta, Indonesia (CGK) / 60.1 million

One of the fastest-growing airports was Dubai International (DXB) with 15 percent more traffic. Istanbul Atatürk Airport (IST) and Kuala Lumpur (KUL) also experienced double-digit growth with increases of 13.7 and 19.1 percent, respectively.

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