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ACI: World’s Most-traveled Airports in 2017

Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

The Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport was the world’s busiest airport in terms of total passenger traffic in 2017, according to a recent report released by Airports Council International (ACI), the trade association of the world’s airports.

According to ACI’s preliminary passenger traffic results, some 104 million passengers traveled through Atlanta’s airport, making it the busiest, despite a 0.3 percent drop in traffic in the last year.

Beijing International Airport holds second spot in the rankings occupies, with some 96 million travelers passing through its doors.

Dubai International Airport, Tokyo International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport complete the top five busiest airports last year with 88 million, 85 million and 84 million passengers, respectively, passing through their terminals in 2017.

The top ten of the world’s busiest airports in 2017 includes Chicago O’Hare in the sixth place, London Heathrow in the seventh and Hong Kong International Airport in the eighth. Shanghai Pudong International Airport ranked ninth and Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport tenth.

ACI’s report noted that global passenger traffic grew by 6.6 percent in 2017 compared to the previous year, while total aircraft movements increased by 2.4 percent.

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