Top 10 Busiest Airports
The top ten busiest airports listed today in our ranking based on the total number of cargo and passengers transportation, here we go with our list.
# 10. Las Vegas (LAS)
Passengers: 43 989 982
Situated 8kilometers south of Las Vegas’s central business district, McCarran International Airport (LAS) is the major airport serving the notorious Sin City, handling a whopping 40 million passengers each year. Flights to Las Vegas McCarran International Airport come from all over the world. However, the most popular routes are short domestic flights from US cities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, Phoenix, Chicago and Salt Lake City.
# 9. Amsterdam, Scchipol (AMS)
Passengers: 44 163 098
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (airport code AMS) is located just 14 kilometers southwest of this capital city. Schiphol Airport has one terminal, which is divided into six piers (B through G) extending out from a central plaza. From Schiphol passengers can hop a 20-minute Direct Rail Link train to Amsterdam’s Central Station and then connect to trains traveling throughout the Netherlands and into Germany and Belgium. From canals to coffee, Amsterdam is a relaxing city with few cars because the residents either walk or ride bikes.
#8. Frankfurt—Main (FRA)
Passengers: 52 219 412
Close to the communes of Mörfelden, Schwanheim, Sindlingen and Zeppelinheim, and within the German state of Hesse, Frankfurt Airport (FRA) can be found around 12 km / 8 miles south-west of central Frankfurt Main. Currently ranking as the world’s eighth-busiest airport in terms of actual passenger traffic, Frankfurt Airport is also Germany’s busiest and sees enormous annual traffic figures of over 53 million.
#7. Paris, Charles de Gaulle (CDG)
Passengers: 53 798 308
Charles de Gaulle is also known as Roissy Airport, Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) is situated 16 miles outside of the famous City of Lights. Among the busiest airports in the world, Charles de Gaulle processes an astounding 58 million passengers each year. With the tempt of Parisian glamour drawing millions from across the world, Charles de Gaulle is where most vacations in France begin and end. Flights to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport are available from almost everywhere, including London, New York, Beijing, Johannesburg, Moscow, Berlin, Toronto, Sydney, Dublin, Delhi, Mauritius, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Chicago, Rome, Seoul, Hong Kong, Geneva, Cairo, Rio de Janeiro and Dubai. There are also many local flight connections to other, smaller French.
#6. Dallas/Ft. worth (DFW)
Passengers: 559 176 265
DFW international airport which covers a region of almost 30 square miles, has just lately received its uppermost passenger approval scores, concluding as number 3 in the world among the large airports, and number 1 among 13 large US airport hubs. It is located 18 miles from downtown Dallas, and 24 miles from downtown Fort Worth, in the State of Texas. It is accessible from Highways 183 & 360 and Highways 114, 121 & 635. The Airport has 7 runways and an estimated 56 million passengers a year.
#5. Los Angeles (LAX)
Passengers: 61 489 398
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is the fourth busiest airport in the world and third busiest in the United States, serving more than 565 daily flights to 81 domestic cities and more than 1,000 weekly nonstop flights to 66 international destinations on more than 75 air carriers. It ranks 13th in the world in the amount of air cargo tonnage handled.
#4. Tokyo, Haneda (HND)
Passengers: 63 282 219
Haneda Airport (HND), formally known as Tokyo International Airport, was opened in 1931. With the achievement of the new Narita Airport (NRT) in the year 1978, Narita Airport took over the majority of Tokyo’s worldwide air traffic, and Haneda Airport was chosen to handle Tokyo’s domestic air traffic. However, thanks to the completion of a new runway and international terminal building, Haneda resumed handling an augmented number of international flights in October 2010.
#3. London, Heathrow (LHR)
Passengers: 67 915 403
Heathrow Airport in London (airport code LHR) is Europe’s busiest airport and 3rd busiest in the world. 24 kilometers from downtown London, Heathrow is associated to the city by the Heathrow Express, a rail line that takes passengers straight to and from Paddington Station in only 15 minutes. Heathrow has four terminals with Terminal 1 serving international customers and those traveling from other parts of the UK and Ireland. In 2011, all terminals were connected by a series of battery-operated Personal Transit Pods that carry passengers and luggage around the airport faster than buses while using less energy.
#2. Chicago, O’Hare (ORD)
Chicago O’Hare International Airport (airport code ORD), the second busiest airport in the US and the world’s 4th busiest, is just 20 miles from downtown Chicago with convenient connections by train, bus or car. Home to the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere (The Willis Tower), Chicago has 2.6 million residents and is the gateway to the third largest metropolitan area in the US covering three states-Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana.
#1. Atlanta, Hartsfield (ATL)
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (airport code ATL) is the world’s busiest serving 90 million domestic and international passengers. The airport has exhausted the last decade making major improvements, counting a fifth runway and an eminent Sky Train, which led the Air Transport Research Society to name Atlanta the world’s most efficient airport in 2011.