World’s 25 busiest air travel “markets” in 2011


Source: mydestination.com

It is often heard that Atlanta’s Hartsfield International Airport is the busiest airport in the world. On an individual airport basis, that is correct. But when you calculate the total air passengers passing through each market (single airport or multiple-airport), the data shows Atlanta is not even close to the busiest air passenger market in the world, nor is it even the busiest in the United States. Instead, those designations go to Greater London and New York City respectively. In fact, Atlanta’s air passenger traffic would have to increase by approximately 50 percent to reach the total air passenger traffic flying in and out of Greater London. Below is the 2011 data for each of the 25 busiest air travel markets as compiled from the resources listed at the end of the post.

City/airports/millions of passengers
1. London: Heathrow  69.4
                  Gatwick     33.7
                  Stansted   18.6
                  Luton           9.1
                  City              2.5
                                  133.3 million
2. New York: Kennedy            47.7
                      Newark-Liberty  33.7
                      La Guardia         24.1
                      Westchester        1.9
                      MacArthur            0.9
                      Stewart                 0.4
                                               108.7 million
3. Atlanta: Hartsfield  92.4 million
4. Tokyo:    Narita    28.0
                  Haneda  62.3
                                 90.3 million
5. Paris: de Gaulle 61.0
                     Orly    27.1
                               88.1 million
6. Chicago: O’Hare  66.7
                   Midway 18.8
                                 85.5 million
7. Los Angeles – International  61.9
                           John Wayne   8.7
                           Ontario           4.6
                           Burbank         4.4 est.
                           Long Beach    3.1
                          Palm Springs   1.6 est.
                                                 84.3 million
8. Beijing: 77.4 million
9. Shanghai: Pudong    41.4
                     Hongqiao 33.1
                                     74.5 million
10. Southeast Florida: Miami                 38.3
                                    Fort Lauderdale 23.3
                                     Palm Beach        5.9
                                                              67.5 million
11. Dallas-Fort Worth: International 57.7
                                     Love Field     7.9
                                                        65.6 million
12. Washington: Reagan National 18.8
                           Dulles                   23.1
                           Baltimore             22.4
                                                       64.3 million
13. Bay Area: San Francisco  40.8
                       Oakland             9.3
                       San Jose            8.3
                       Santa Rosa        0.2  est.
                                               58.6 million
15. Frankfurt: 56.4 million
15. Hong Kong :53.3 million
16. Denver: 52.7 million
17. Jakarta: 52.4 million
18. Dubai: 51.0 million
19. Houston: Intercontinental 40.2
                      Hobby               9.8
                                              50.0 million
20. Amsterdam: Schiphol 49.8 million
21. Madrid: 49.6 million
22. Moscow: Domodedovo       25.7
                     Sheremetyevo      22.6
                                                 48.3 million
23. Bangkok: 47.9 million
24. Sao Paulo: Guarulhos  30.0
                        Congohas  16.8
                                          46.8 million
25. Singapore: 46.5 million
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10 Responses to World’s 25 busiest air travel “markets” in 2011

  1. basil berchekas jr says:

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  2. pep says:

    The Amsterdam region has two more airports: Rotterdam,-The Hague and Eindhoven. The total amount of passengers would rise to almost 53 million visitors. Rotterdam has 1.2 million passengers and Eindhoven 2,7 million.

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  3. pep says:

    Schiphol’s name is derived from a former fortification named Fort Schiphol which was part of the Stelling van Amsterdam defence works.[19] Before 1852, the Haarlemmermeer polder in which the airport lies was a large lake, in the shallow waters of which sudden violent storms could claim many ships. This was the main reason for reclaiming it. In English, Schiphol translates to ‘Ship Grave’, a reference to the number of ships lost in the area

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