Aviation industry is flying upto new heights, flying above the sea and hills and mountains. As the people’s wealth is increasing like never before and fares for air transport is coming into the men’s pocket range of every common people, it is quite evident that airports are becoming busier and busier day by day.
Passengers are not only saving their time by travelling in air but the increased cut throating competition is providing the better service in air. This has lead to increased passengers for the aviation industry. As a result, the airports have become busier and busier than ever before. The more busier an airport is, the more staff they need in that airport. Airports have actually become more of an attraction centre for those passengers as well. And in this article, we are going to list 10 busiest airports by passengers’ traffic all over the world.
Here are the top 10 Busiest International Airports In The World in 2018
Table of Contents
- 1. Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport
- 2. Beijing Capital International Airport
- 3. Dubai International Airport
- 4. Los Angeles International Airport
- 5. Tokyo International Airport
- 6. O’Hare International Airport
- 7. Heathrow Airport
- 8. Hong Kong International Airport
- 9. Shanghai Pudong International Airport
- 10. Charles de Gaulle Airport
1. Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport
It is a public airport and it is owned by the City of Atlanta. It has been operated by the Atlanta Department of Aviation, popularly known as ADA in the state of Georgia. It is a hub for Delta Air Lines. The weird fact about this airport is that it is constructed on an abandoned racetrack and it is so well designed that nobody could ever guess that it was ever constructed over an abandoned racetrack. In recent years, it has been expanded due to its rising traffic of passengers from all over the world. It is also renovated from time to time to keep the pace of development with other airports around the world. Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport has terminal and concourse space equal to 6,800,000 square feet.
2. Beijing Capital International Airport
It is a public airport and it is owned by Chinese government. Beijing Capital International Airport Company Limited is its operator. It is located in Chaoyang Shunyi in one of those Chinese province. It has its focus on S7 airlines, which are very popular in China. Since China is one of the fastest developing nation, it is becoming quite affordable for their citizen to afford the cost of air travel within their pocket range. Moreover, the highest population of Chinese people in the China have also caused the Beijing Capital International Airport to rank on the number 2 of our list.
3. Dubai International Airport
In the 21st century, Dubai actually became the international market. The rise in the wealth of people of Dubai has actually helped its people to travel by aeroplanes. Despite their small population but great wealth, Dubai International Airport has become one of the busiest international airport by the passenger’s traffic. Also, it is owned by Government of Dubai and it is a public type airport. It is located in Dubai itself and it is hub for Emirates airlines and FedEx express. Qantas airlines are also located in Dubai International Airport. If we say that Dubai International Airport is very new and modern, then it will be quite untrue. The history of civil aviation was started in 1937 and the airport opened in the 1960’s.
4. Los Angeles International Airport
As the name suggests, Los Angeles International Airport is located in Los Angeles itself. It is a public type airport and it is owned by City of Los Angeles. When it comes to passenger airlines, there are more than 5 airlines of which Los Angeles International Airport has become the hub. Alaska Airlines and American Airlines have their hub in Los Angeles International Airport. Other than passenger airlines, it is hub for cargo airlines such as Atlas Airlines as well. This airport is quite old and its construction was started back into the days before the second world war. Before than that, there was the field of wheat and barley upon which the airport was constructed. Before that, these fields were cleared to construct the fours busiest world’s airport Los Angeles International Airport.
5. Tokyo International Airport
It is a public owned airport and it is run by the administration of Tokyo. The crux of the high traffic in Japan is that the people of the Japan are developing at a very fast rate. People have made wealth at the right time when the air fares are in the affordable ranges. moreover, the Japanese aviation industry are not too harsh on the pockets of people of Japan. Tokyo International Airport is being operated by Civil Aviation Bureau, MLIT, Japan Airport Terminal Co., Ltd, and Tokyo International Air Terminal Corp. The first company operates the airfield while the third company operates the international terminal. This airport is located in Ota, Tokyo, Japan. It is hub for the most famous Japan Airlines.
6. O’Hare International Airport
It is one of the busiest and biggest airport of the USA. It is situated at the Chicago, Illinois, USA. It was first opened for the passengers in February 1994. It is hub for Air Choice One, American Airlines and the world famous United Airlines. Just like other US airports, its operator is Chicago Department of Aviation, popularly known as CDA. It’s owner is City of Chicago.
7. Heathrow Airport
Their tagline flaunts, “Making every journey better” and indeed it is making journey of many passengers worldwide better by receiving all of them with warmth and a welcoming sign. Heathrow airport is a public type of airport, which is currently operated by Heathrow Airport Limited. It is located in the London, England. It is owned by the Heathrow Airport Holdings. It has been the hub for British Airways since its day of inception. It has been recorded that there were 75,711,130 passengers and it was 1 percent increase with the previous statistics of 2015.
8. Hong Kong International Airport
It is again a public type airport, which is owned by Airport Authority of Hong Kong. It majorly serves Hong Kong only and it was inaugurated on July 6, 1998. Since then, this airport has reached great heights as China advanced its development to new heights. It is hub for Air Hong Kong, which is known for its splendid passenger service. Other than that, Hong Kong International Airport ranks at the eighth number in terms of passenger traffic but with respect to cargo traffic, it is ranked at the first number.
9. Shanghai Pudong International Airport
It is a public type airport, which is operated by Airport Authority of Hong Kong. It is situated at Pudong, Shanghai, China. It is one of the two international airports of Shanghai. It is the busiest of these two airports. it has two terminal for the ease of passengers and to control the immense traffic of passengers that come daily for air transportation and travel. It is hub for both types of airplanes passenger and cargo. Air China has made the hub in this airport. China Cargo Airlines has a hub in the same airport.
10. Charles de Gaulle Airport
It is named after Charles de Gaulle and it is situated in Paris, France. It is also known as Roissy Airport, which is popularly known by the locals by this name. Also, it is named after Charles de Gaulle, who was the leader of the French Armed Forces in the World War II. It has served as the hub for Air France and it is a hub for other European airlines as well. Delta Airlines has hub in Roissy Airport as well.
As we can see that we have listed all these 10 busiest airports based on the passengers’ traffic out of which Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the busiest of all. The Hong Kong International Airport is busiest of all the airports in terms of the cargo traffic. Moreover, these airports are earning very well due to the increased and flourishing traffic rates. So, these airports are earning a lot of revenue as well and they are investing this money into the future of the airport by expanding it and renovating its designs.