Airports have become the busiest centers of traffic. People, everyday, come, depart or transfer through these places. The activity of these passengers and their number determines which airport stands as the busiest. Given today’s world, the number of these airports is countless. The data provided by the Airports Council International and the BAA give the following ten airports as the most hectic airports around the globe.
1. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
With the total passenger count being 20,181,931 and the largest number of take-offs and landings, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is known to be the world’s busiest airport. Located in Georgia, United States and locally called as Atlanta Airport, it serves more than 88 million passengers per annum.
2. London Heathrow Airport
As of 2011, London Heathrow Airport is rated to be the fourth busiest airport in the world and the fourth in United Kingdom. Situated in London Borough of Hillingdon, it flies the most number of international passengers.
3. Chicago O’Hare International Airport
This primary and biggest hub of United Airlines airplanes is situated in Chicago, Illinois, United States. It is also simply called O’Hare and has a total passenger count of 15,346,475.
4. Beijing Capital International Airport
With total 15,153,600 passengers, Beijing Capital International Airport is the main hub for airplanes of Air China. In the past decade, it has risen remarkably and stands nearly behind Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport.
5. Tokyo International Airport
South of Tokyo Station in Ota, Tokyo is Tokyo International Airport, also known as Haneda Airport.