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Top 10 Busiest Airports In The World

Travel was greatly impacted by the pandemic as air travel fell pretty badly over the last few years. Things are slowly getting better with airports around the world. According to OAG`s most recent report, Dubai International Airport and Atlanta Airport are among the busiest in the world. Would you like to know the others? Here is a list of the top 10 busiest airports in the world (in no particular order). Major airports in the world are experiencing heavy passenger traffic with travelling opening up once again. Five out of 10 busiest airports are in the US. The UAE, Japan, China, India and Indonesia are the other airports with heavy passenger traffic. 

Busiest Airports In The World

Dubai International Airport (DXB)

Dubai Airport

Dubai International Airport is the busiest airport in the world in terms of passenger traffic. It is also one of the busiest airports by seats and is the hub for Emirates Airline. There are fabulous facilities here with smart gates to avoid long immigration lines, world-class lounges, sleeping pods, a zen garden and uber-fast wi-fi. The airport is voted as one of the best several times. As the airport is located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia and Africa it is an important transit airport for many travellers across the globe. DXB continues to be the busiest airport in the world 2022 by seats or scheduled capacity in the month.

Tokyo International Airport (HND)

Tokyo Airport

One of the top 10 busiest airports in the world is the Tokyo International Airport. It is one of the two airports in the popular city of Tokyo, the other being Narita Airport. Haneda Airport is closer to the city than Narita and is a popular premium business route for travellers. It is a great experience with world-class services and plenty of shopping options. The airport connects Japan to the world with top-notch technology embedded facilities such as seamless contact and facial recognition.  The customer-oriented passenger terminal provides convenience and comfort and a sense of peace.

Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN)

Guangzhou Airport

Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport is a leading airport in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, in Southern China. The ISO code is derived from its Romainisation Canton name for Guangzhou. In 2020 it was recognised as the busiest airport in the world with around 43 million passengers being served here. There are 3 main terminals and runways with significant passenger traffic. It is the hub for major airlines such as China Southern Airlines, Hainan Airlines, FedEx Express among others. The Airport duty-free, Airport retail, Airport food and top-notch lounge are some of the facilities here.

Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson Airport (ATL)

Atlanta Airport

Among the busiest airports in the world, ATL Airport has approximately 300,000 passengers that pass through every day. The airport is located seven miles south of Downtown Atlanta and services over 1000 flights to various international and domestic destinations. The airport has around 195 gates and two terminals. It is the primary hub of Delta Airlines, one of the leading international airlines. The geographic location of the airport also makes it one of the top 10 busiest airports in the world. Sure enough, make sure you book your ATL parking slot in advance. 

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)

Dallas Airport

One of the busiest airports in the world 2022 at fifth number is the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in terms of passenger traffic. It is the largest hub for American Airlines and is the second biggest airport in the USA by area of land. DFW Airport is located midway between Dallas and Fort Worth and serves around 273 destinations in 44 countries the world over. It is one of the safest with respect to pandemic safety protocols with multiple onsite COVID 19 testing sites. The airport provides Smart Restrooms offering touchless experiences such as auto faucets and soap dispensers. Digital screens at the entrances indicate vacant areas to avoid crowding.

LAX Airport 

LAX Airport

LAX is one of the busiest international airports in the world with annual passenger traffic of over 80 million before the pandemic. It is located 18 miles southwest of Downtown Los Angeles. It is a major airport in California and is a leading hub for major airlines such as Delta, United, Alaska and American Airlines. The airport has 9 terminals and many facilities to enhance customer experience. Book your parking slot in advance if you are availing of domestic air services to ensure you can park your car with ease before taking off.

London Heathrow Airport (LHR)

Heathrow Airport

One of the top 10 busiest airports in the world is the Heathrow Airport in London. It is the UK’s largest and busiest airport and the seventh busiest in the world by passenger traffic. Heathrow Airport is located in the west of the city in the London borough of Hillingdon. It is the primary hub of British Airways and is the main operating base of Virgin Atlantic. The airport has two runways and four terminals and operates approximately 80 airlines. The airport was opened in 1946 and covers 1227 acres. The 6th terminal is known as the Royal Suite and is used for royalty and visiting heads of state.

O`Hare International Airport (ORD)

Chicago Airport

The airport is one of the busiest in the world by passengers of around 30 million passengers that pass through the terminals. It has 4 terminals and serves as a major hub for American Airlines and United Airlines. The O’Hare Airport has been the world’s busiest airport from 1963 to 1998, a unique feat. It was a popular airport during the ‘Jet Age’ and is named after Edward Henry Butch O`Hare. He was a World War 2 pilot who shot down airplanes. The international airport is located on the Northwest side of Chicago, Illinois, 17 miles northwest of the Loop Business District. 

Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL)

Delhi Airport

Shop, dine and travel at the Delhi Airport or Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, India. It is the busiest airport in India and is the ninth busiest airport in the world. The airport is located 9 miles from the city center. It serves as a major hub for Indian Airlines, Air India, Go Air, Spice Jet and Vistara. With baggage wrapping services, interactive retail maps, lost & found service counters, health care facilities, dining areas and more the airport services the needs of passenger comforts. The Air Suvidha portal provides all COVID 19 related guidelines for international travel.

Jakarta International Airport (CGK)


The Jakarta Cengkareng Airport is the primary airport serving the Jakarta metropolitan area on the island of Java in Indonesia. It is one of the busiest airports in the world and is a hub for Batik Air, Lion Air, Garuda Indonesia and Citilink. The airport even has an 18-hole golf course spread across over 250 acres. There are several comfort lounges for passengers and hotels in the airport. The airport is located 10m above sea level and extends across 1800ha. The Soekarno-Hatta International Airport is also popular as the main gateway to Jakarta and hosts many domestic, regional and international passenger and cargo services.

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