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Busiest Airports

The 30 Busiest Passenger Airports in the World

By Matt Rosenberg, About.com

Aug 19 2007
This is a list of the thirty busiest airports for passenger traffic, based on finalized 2006 data from the Airports Council International.

Since 1998, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in the United States has been the world's busiest passenger airport. Numbers represent the number of passengers enplaned and deplaned with passengers in transit counted only once.

1. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport - 84,846,639

2. O'Hare International Airport (Chicago) - 77,028,134

3. Heathrow Airport (London) - 67,530,197

4. Haneda Airport (Tokyo) - 65,810,672

5. Los Angeles International Airport - 61,041,066

6. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport - 60,226,138

7. Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport - 56,849,567

8. Frankfurt Airport - 52,810,683

9. Beijing Capital International Airport - 48,654,770

10. Denver International Airport - 47,325,016

11. McCarran International Airport (Las Vegas) - 46,193,329

12. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol - 46,065,719

13. Madrid Barajas Airport - 45,501,168

14. Hong Kong International Airport - 43,857,908

15. John F. Kennedy International Airport (New York City) - 43,762,282

16. Bangkok International Airport - 42,799,532

17. George Bush Intercontinental Airport (Houston) - 42,550,432

18. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport - 41,436,737

19. Newark Liberty International Airport (New Jersey) - 36,724,167

20. Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport - 35,972,673

21. Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport - 35,612,133

22. Singapore Changi Airport - 35,033,083

23. Narita International Airport (Tokyo) - 34,975,225

24. Orlando International Airport - 34,640,451

25. London Gatwick Airport - 34,172,492

26. San Francisco International Airport - 33,574,807

27. Miami International Airport - 32,533,974

28. Philadelphia International Airport - 31,768,272

29. Toronto Pearson International Airport - 30,972,577

30. Munich Airport - 30,757,978

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