Biggest And Busiest Airports In The World

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Airports all around the world are built not just to house planes but also to look good and impress customers who would want to patronize it. With this in mind, the architecture of Airports from time immemorial has been intentionally crafted with delicate care — the bigger, the better.

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Based on 2015 statistics from all airport rankings, these are the largest and Busiest airports in the world at the moment. These Airports are not just large, the structure and unique architecture of the airport Terminals gives you a sense of awe. Find out their locations, economic impacts and number of passengers annually.

The 26 Largest and Busiest Airports in the World 2015

1. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Int’l Airport

Location: Atlanta Georgia, USA

Economic Impact: $23.7 Billion

Passengers (2015): 101,491,106

2. Beijing Capital Int’l Airport

Location: Chaoyang-shunyi,China

Economic Impact: $6.5 Billion and 571.7 thousand

Passengers (2015): 89,938,628

3. Dubai Int’l Airport

Location: Al Gauhoud, United Arab Emirate

Economic Impact: $26.7 Billion

Passengers 2015: 78,010,265

4. O’Hare Int’l Airport

Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Economic Impact: $14.1 Billion

Passengers 2015: 76,949,504

5. Tokyo Haneda Int’l Airport

Location: Õta, Tokyo, Japan

Economic Impact: $14.9 Billion and 133.9 thousand(2012)

Passengers 2015: 75,316,718

6. London Heathrow Airport

Location: Hillingdon, London UK

Passengers 2015: 74,989,795

7. Los Angele Int’l Airport

Location: California, USA

Economic Impact: $14.9 Billion and 133.9 thousand

Passengers 2015: 74,937,004

8. Hong Kong Int’l Airport

Location: Chek Lap, Kok, Hong Kong, China

Economic Impact: $28.3 Billion and 315.9 thousand

Passengers 2015: 68,283,407

9. Paris-Charles De Gaulle

Location: Roisse-en-France, île-de-France

Economic Impact: $29.0 Billion and 250.8 thousand

Passengers 2015: 65,766,986

10. Dallas/FortWorth Int’l Airport

Location: Dallas-Forth Worth, Texas USA

Economic Impact: $16.8 Billion and 157 thousand

Passengers 2015: 64,072,468

11. Istanbul Atatürk Int’l Airport

Location: Istanbul, Turkey

Passengers 2015: 61,836,781

12. Frankfurt Int’l Airport

Location: Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany

Economic Impact: $22.3 Billion

Passengers 2015: 61,032,022

13. Shanghai Pudong Int’l Airport

Location: Pudong Shanghia, China

Passengers 2015: 60,053,387

14. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Location: Haarlemmermeer, North Holland, Netherland.

Economic Impact: $27.3 Billion

Passengers 2015: 58,284,864

15. John F. Kennedy Int’l Airport

Location: Queens, New York City, New York, USA

Passengers 2015: 56,827,154

16. Singapore Changi Airport

Location: Changi, Singapore

Economic Impact:

Passengers 2015: 55,449,000

17. Guangzhou Baiyun Int’l Airport

Location: Baiyun-Haudu, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

Passengers 2015: 55,201,915

18. Soekarno–Hatta Int’l Airport

Location: Cengkareng, Banten, Indonesia

Passengers 2015: 54,053,905

19. Denver Int’l Airport

Location: Denver, Colorado, USA

Economic Impact: $26.3 Billion and 146.6 thousand

Passengers 2015: 54,014,502

20. Survanabhumi Airport

Location: Bang Phli, Samut Prakan, Thailand

Passengers 2015: 52,808,013

21. San Francisco Int’l Airport

Location: San Mateo County, California, USA

Passengers 2015: 50,057,887

22. Seoul Incheon Int’l Airport

Location: Incheon, Republic of Korea

Passengers 2015: 49,412,750

23. Kuala Lumpur Int’l Airport

Location: Sepang, Selangor, Malaysia

Passengers 2015: 48,938,424

24.  Madrid Barajas Airport

Location: Madrid, Spain

Passengers 2015: 46,779,554

25.  Indira Gandhi Int’l Airport

Location: Delhi, India

Passengers 2015: 45,981,773

26. McCarran Int’l Airport

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

Passengers 2015: 45,356,580

 2014 Statistics

Airport

Location

Economic Impact

Passengers

Sep 2014 (1)

1. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Int’l Airport Atlanta Georgia, USA $23.7 Billion 96,178,899
2. Beijing Capital Int’l Airport Chaoyang-shunyi,China $6.5 Billion and 571.7 thousand 86,128,270
3. London Heathrow Airport Hillingdon, London UK 73,181,287
4. Tokyo Haneda Int’l Airport Õta, Tokyo, Japan $14.9 Billion and 133.9 thousand(2012) 71,639,669
5. Los Angele Int’l Airport California, USA $14.9 Billion and 133.9 thousand 69,840,712
6. Dubai Int’l Airport Al Gauhoud, United Arab Emirate $26.7 Billion 69,474,915
7. O’Hare Int’l Airport Chicago, Illinois, USA $14.1 Billion 69,211,730
8. Paris-Charles De Gaulle Roisse-en-France, île-de-France $29.0 Billion and 250.8 thousand 63,246,261
9. Dallas/FortWorth Int’l Airport Dallas-Forth Worth, Texas USA $16.8 Billion and 157 thousand 62,946,401
10. Hong Kong Int’l Airport Chek Lap, Kok, Hong Kong, China $28.3 Billion and 315.9 thousand 62,106,838
11. Frankfurt Int’l Airport Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany $22.3 Billion 59,460,823
12. Soekarno–Hatta Int’l Airport Cengkareng, Banten, Indonesia $5.1 Billion and 705 thousand 57,493,243
13. Istanbul Atatürk Int’l Airport Istanbul, Turkey 51,304,654 55,103,495
14. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Haarlemmermeer, North Holland, Netherland. $27.3 Billion 54,303,064
15. Singapore Changi Airport Changi, Singapore 54,081,656
16. Guangzhou Baiyun Int’l Airport Baiyun-Haudu, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China 54,059,265
17.  Denver Int’l Airport Denver, Colorado, USA $26.3 Billion and 146.6 thousand 53,455,474
18. John F. Kennedy Int’l Airport Queens, New York City, New York, USA 52,402,616
19. Shanghai Pudong Int’l Airport Pudong Shanghia, China 49,892,261
20. Kuala Lumpur Int’l Airport Sepang, Selangor, Malaysia 49,212,116
21. San Francisco Int’l Airport San Mateo County, California, USA 46,763,219
22. Survanabhumi Airport Bang Phli, Samut Prakan, Thailand 46,497,257
23. Seoul Incheon Int’l Airport Incheon, Republic of Korea 44,282,123
24. Charlotte Douglas Int’l Airport Charlotte, North Carolina, USA 44,249,446
25. McCarran Int’l Airport Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
26. São Paulo-Gaurolhos International Airport Gaurolhos, São Paulo, Brazil $3.4 Billion and 154.1 thousand 39,537,000

There are more spaces  and plans for future development in all of these airports as was the case when they were constructed. Hence the ranking continues!