US airport reclaims title as world’s busiest

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Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Worldwide Airport has as soon as once more been named the world’s busiest airport, two years after slipping to second place on the record.

The Georgia hub had held the title for 22 years earlier than it was knocked off the highest spot in 2020 by Guangzhou Baiyun Worldwide Airport.

The annual record is measured by passenger quantity and compiled by the Airports Council Worldwide (ACI).

Hartsfield-Jackson Worldwide noticed 75.7 million passengers throughout 2021, whereas Guangzhou’s airport plummeted to quantity eight for passenger figures, which hit solely 40.3 million in 2021.

Atlanta’s passenger figures had been up 76 per cent on 2020’s, when pandemic journey restrictions had been at their worst, however the whole stays practically 32 per cent beneath its passenger quantity measured in 2019.

US airports dominated the highest of the record this 12 months: Texas’s Dallas Fort Price Worldwide was second with 62.5 million guests, whereas Denver Worldwide in Colorado got here third with 58.8 million.

In the meantime, Chicago’s O’Hare Airport and Los Angeles Worldwide had been in fourth and fifth respectively, with Charlotte, Orlando and Las Vegas’s worldwide airports additionally making the highest 10.

The world’s airports collectively noticed an estimated 4.5 billion guests throughout 2021, in keeping with the report – representing a 25 per cent enhance on 2020’s passenger numbers, however remaining greater than 50 per cent decrease than 2019’s.

ACI’s director normal, Luis Felipe de Oliveira, stated: “Though we’re cautious that restoration may face a number of headwinds, the momentum created by reopening plans by international locations may result in an uptick in journey within the second half of 2022.”

World’s 10 busiest airports 2021

1. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Worldwide

75.7 million passengers

2. Dallas Fort Price Worldwide

62.5 million passengers

3. Denver Worldwide

58.8 million passengers

4. Chicago O’Hare Worldwide

54 million passengers

5. Los Angeles Worldwide

48 million passengers

6. Charlotte Douglas Worldwide

43.3 million passengers

7. Orlando Worldwide

40.4 million passengers

8. Guangzhou Baiyun Worldwide

40.3 million passengers

9. Chengdu Shuangliu Worldwide

40.1 million passengers

10. Las Vegas Harry Reid Worldwide

39.8 million passengers

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