Across the globe, some of the most dynamic airports have shown growth and marked record performance, ultimately helping drive progress.

Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson International: This airport has been named the busiest airport in the world of 2015 by the Airports Council International (ACI). Year-on-year, this airport records growth in terms of passenger traffic and movement owing to its strategic location. Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson International is considered to be a popular choice as a port of entry to the United States for passengers across the globe. Here’s a snapshot of the data ACI provides (in 2015):

  • Passenger traffic: 101.5m
  • Growth in passenger traffic: 5.5%
  • Total movements: 882,497

Dubai International: It’s no hidden fact that prolific location – connecting the East and the West – makes it an ideal hub. This is exactly why the city’s airport has been ranked amongst the top airports in the world. To accommodate increasing capacity, Dubai has also launched its new Al Maktoum International Airport to reinforce its position as a global aviation hub. Here’s a snapshot of the data ACI provides (in 2015):

  • Passenger traffic: 78.0m
  • Growth in passenger traffic: 10.7%
  • Total cargo: 2,506,092 metric tonnes
  • Growth in cargo: 3.4%

Beijing Capital International: This airport is regarded as one of the most prominent hubs of Asia. It has often been compared to Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson International, forecasts even predicting it to become the busiest airport in the world. However, 2015 saw the gap between the two global airports widening. Here’s a snapshot of the data ACI provides (in 2015):

  • Passenger traffic: 89.9m
  • Growth in passenger traffic: 4.4%
  • Total cargo: 1889829 metric tonnes
  • Growth in cargo: 2.3%
  • Total movements: 590,169

Chicago O’Hare International: After Atlanta, this is the second busiest airport in the United States. Here’s a snapshot of the data ACI provides (in 2015):

  • Passenger traffic: 76.9m
  • Growth in passenger traffic: 9.8%
  • Total cargo: 1592826 metric tonnes
  • Growth in cargo: 15.6%
  • Total movements: 875,136

London Heathrow: With high figures of international passenger traffic, this airport has created a place for itself in the ranking of the world’s busiest airports. Here’s a snapshot of the data ACI provides (in 2015):

  • Passenger traffic: 75.0m
  • Growth in passenger traffic: 2.2%
  • Total cargo: 1591637 metric tonnes
  • Growth in cargo: 0.2%
  • Total movements: 474,103

Faez Roger Online Editor

Faez Roger is Online Editor of CPI Business' flagship publication - SME Advisor.

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