World Top 30 Airports

World’s Busiest Airports

Over the past 10 years our website’s database has grown from around 10,000 airports around the world to now featuring over 40,000 airports, strips, fields or heliports.

This is partly because of the popularity of air travel and the lower budget flights availability which has caused an expansion in the number of airports.

These are the Top 30 busiest airports in the World for 2015:

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Airport Country IATA Passengers 2015
Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International United States ATL 101,489,887
Beijing Capital International China PEK 89,938,628
Dubai International United Arab Emirates DXB 78,010,265
Chicago O’Hare International United States ORD 76,942,493
Tokyo International Japan HND 75,316,718
London Heathrow United Kingdom LHR 74,989,914
Los Angeles International United States LAX 74,704,122
Hong Kong International Kai Tak Hong Kong HKG 68,342,785
Charles de Gaulle International France CDG 65,771,288
Dallas Fort Worth International United States DFW 64,072,468

Atatürk International Turkey IST 61,836,781
Frankfurt am Main International Germany FRA 61,032,022
Shanghai Pudong International China PVG 60,053,387
Amsterdam Schiphol Netherlands AMS 58,284,848
John F Kennedy International United States JFK 56,845,250
Singapore Changi International Singapore SIN 55,449,000
Guangzhou Baiyun International China CAN 55,201,915
Soekarno-Hatta International

Indonesia CGK 54,053,905
Denver International United States DEN 54,014,903
Suvarnabhumi (Bangkok) Thailand BKK 52,808,013

San Francisco International United States SFO 50,057,826
Incheon International South Korea ICN 49,412,750
Kuala Lumpur International Malaysia KUL 48,934,118
 Madrid Barajas International Spain MAD 46,814,739
 Indira Gandhi International (New Delhi) India DEL 45,981,773
 McCarran International (Las Vegas) United States LAS 45,356,580
 Charlotte Douglas International United States CLT 44,876,627
Miami International United States MIA 44,350,250
 Phoenix Sky Harbor International United States PHX 44,025,393
George Bush Intercontinental Houston United States IAH 42,962,381

Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International
Beijing Capital International
Dubai International
Chicago O’Hare International
Tokyo International
London Heathrow
Los Angeles International
Hong Kong International Kai Tak
Charles de Gaulle International
Dallas Fort Worth International

Atatürk International
Frankfurt am Main International
Shanghai Pudong International
Amsterdam Schiphol
John F Kennedy International
Singapore Changi International
Guangzhou Baiyun International
Soekarno-Hatta International

Denver International
Suvarnabhumi (Bangkok)

San Francisco International
Incheon International
Kuala Lumpur International
 Madrid Barajas International
 Indira Gandhi International (New Delhi)
 McCarran International (Las Vegas)
 Charlotte Douglas International
Miami International
 Phoenix Sky Harbor International
George Bush Intercontinental Houston

Here are more of the World’s busiest airports, by passenger numbers, for 2014. Showing the Top 31 – 50 ranked airports:

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Airport Country IATA Passengers 2014
Seattle Tacoma International United States SEA 42,340,461
Chengdu Shuangliu International China CTU 42,244,842
Lester B. Pearson International Canada YYZ 41,036,847
Munich International Germany MUC 40,981,522
Chhatrapati Shivaji International India BOM 40,637,377
Leonardo Da Vinci (Fiumicino) International Italy FCO 40,422,156
London Gatwick United Kingdom LGW 40,271,343
Sydney Kingsford Smith International Australia SYD 39,914,103
Shenzhen Bao’an International China SZX 39,721,619
Barcelona International Spain BCN 39,674,095

Guarulhos – Governador André Franco Montoro International Brazil GRU 39,213,865
Shanghai Hongqiao International China SHA 39,090,699
Orlando International United States MCO 38,727,749
Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Taiwan TPE 38,473,333
Benito Juárez International Airport Mexico MEX 38,433,288
Kunming Changshui International Airport China KMG 37,523,345
Newark Liberty International United States EWR 37,494,704
Narita International Japan NRT 37,268,307
Ninoy Aquino International Philippines MNL 36,583,459
Minneapolis-St Paul International/Wold-Chamberlain United States MSP 36,556,281

Seattle Tacoma International
Chengdu Shuangliu International
Lester B. Pearson International
Munich International
Chhatrapati Shivaji International
Leonardo Da Vinci (Fiumicino) International
London Gatwick
Sydney Kingsford Smith International
Shenzhen Bao’an International
Barcelona International

Guarulhos – Governador André Franco Montoro International
Shanghai Hongqiao International
Orlando International
Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport
Benito Juárez International Airport
Kunming Changshui International Airport
Newark Liberty International
Narita International
Ninoy Aquino International
Minneapolis-St Paul International/Wold-Chamberlain

The tables above show the number of passengers for the top 50 busiest airports in the World for 2014 and 2015.

Airport Information Index:

1. The busiest airport are ranked depending on the number of passengers flying to or from each airport.

2. Passenger may only be catching connecting flights from an airport to another destination.

3. Passenger Number data is related to the Airport Council International estimated full year figures for 2015.

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