Airport World - Joe Bates
ACI World has revealed the top 10 busiest airports on the planet for passenger traffic, cargo and aircraft movements in 2022.
In terms of passenger traffic, the top 10 welcomed back some of the world’s largest hubs following the global re-opening of borders to international travel.
The top four airports actually remained the same as in 2021, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta (ATL) welcoming 93.7 million passengers (+23.8%) to retain top spot in 2022 followed by Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) with 73.4 million (+17.5%), Denver (DEN) in third with 69.3 million (+17.8%), and Chicago O’Hare (ORD) in fourth with 68.3 million (+26.5%).
However, then, with the exception of Los Angeles (LAX) in sixth place with 65.9 million (+37.3%), the remainder of the top 10 was made up of airports either regaining their previously held status among the world’s busiest gateways – Dubai (DXB), London Heathrow (LHR) and Paris CDG (CDG) – or continuing their rapid upward trajectory for passenger growth such as Istanbul (IST) and Delhi (DEL).