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World's busiest airport revealed and it may not be where you think

Newshub logoNewshub 15/04/2018 Dan Lake

© Provided by MediaWorks NZ Limited New data released by the International Airports Council has revealed which airports are the world's busiest.

In terms of total passenger traffic, Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson Airport has topped the list with more than 100 million passenger movements in the last year.

Beijing came second with 96 million passengers followed by Dubai, Tokyo and Los Angeles which had 86 million passengers in the last year.

To put that in perspective, Auckland International Airport had almost 20 million passenger movements last year.

In terms of international passenger traffic, Dubai was by far the busiest with 87 million passengers followed by London's Heathrow which had 73 million passenger movements. Hong Kong, Amsterdam and Paris finish off the top five. 

Airports within the United States aren't as popular when it comes to international passengers with New York the first airport on the list at number 19.

Worldwide passenger movements were up 6.6 percent and international traveller numbers were up 8.4percent.

a plane parked on a runway at an airport © Provided by MediaWorks NZ Limited The world's busiest airports in 2017:

1. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport - Georgia - 104 million passengers

2. Beijing Capital International Airport - China - 96 million

3. Dubai International Airport - United Arab Emirates - 88 million

4. Tokyo Haneda International Airport - Japan - 85 million

5. Los Angeles International Airport - California - 84.6 million

6. Chicago's O'Hare International Airport - Illinois - 80 million

7. London Heathrow Airport - United Kingdom - 78 million

8. Hong Kong International Airport - China - 73 million

9. Shanghai Pudong International Airport - China - 70 million

10. Paris-Charles de Gaulle - France - 69 million

11. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol - Netherlands - 68.5 million

12. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport - Texas - 67 million

13. Guangzhou Bai Yun International Airport - China - 66 million

14. Frankfurt Am Main Airport - Germany - 64.5 million

15. Atatürk International Airport - Turkey - 64 million

16. Indira Gandhi International Airport - India - 63.5 million

17. Soekarno-Hatta International Airport - Indonesia - 63 million

18. Singapore Changi Airport - Singapore - 62.22 million

19. Incheon International Airport - South Korea - 62.16 million

20. Denver International Airport - Colorado - 61 million

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