Dubai Ranked Among World’s Busiest Airports

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Dubai is again the world’s busiest airport by the number of international passengers.

More than 89.1 million passengers passed through the airport in 2018, according to the latest Airports Council International’s world traffic report – making it once again the world’s busiest airport for international passengers.

Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport in the US state of Georgia was once again the world’s busiest airport overall, with more than 107 million passengers last year, though most of those were domestic passengers heading to other destinations in the US. In second place was Beijing Capital International Airport, which has about 101 million passengers, though like Atlanta many of those were also travelling between domestic Chinese destinations.

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The world’s third busiest was Dubai, followed by Los Angeles International Airport (87.5 million passengers). Tokyo Haneda Airport (86.9 million passengers) was fifth, and Chicago O’Hare International Airport (83.2 million passengers) in the US state of Illinois was sixth.

Rounding out the top 10 were London Heathrow Airport (seventh), Hong Kong International Airport (eighth), Shanghai Pudong International Airport (ninth) and Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (tenth).

The latest edition of the Airports Council International’s world traffic report was released on September 16.

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  1. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (US) // 107.4 million passengers
  2. Beijing Capital International Airport (China) // 101 million passengers
  3. Dubai International Airport (UAE) // 89.1 million passengers
  4. Los Angeles International Airport (US) // 87.5 million passengers
  5. Tokyo Haneda Airport (Japan) // 86.9 million passengers
  6. Chicago O’Hare International Airport (US) // 83.2 million passengers
  7. Heathrow Airport (UK) // 80.1 million passengers
  8. Hong Kong International Airport (China) // 74.5 million passengers
  9. Shanghai Pudong International Airport (China) // 74 million passengers
  10. Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (France) // 72.2 million passengers
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