For the 21st time: Atlanta is the busiest

10/16/2019 8:30:36 AM

For the 21st time: Atlanta is the busiest

Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson airport is the busiest passenger airport in the world – for the 21st year in a row. Every year, Atlanta’s airport has topped the list of the world’s busiest airports issued by Airports Council International.

In 2018, more than 107 million travelers passed through Hartsfield-Jackson, which was a 3.3 percent increase. TravelPulse reports that, according to the Airports Council International’s numbers, the global number of airline passengers has reached an estimated 8.8 billion in 2018, an increase of 6.4 percent over the previous year. The world’s airports accommodated almost 100 million aircraft movements in 2018.

Advanced economies held the largest proportion (52.8 percent) of global passenger traffic in 2018, the airport traffic in emerging markets and developing economies is actually growing faster at 8.3 percent than in advanced economies, at 4.8 percent.

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