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TOP30 Busiest Airport In The World (2011)  
User currently offlineLIPZ From Austria, joined Jun 2006, 1075 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 5 months 6 days ago) and read 6807 times:

Airports Council International just released the updated traffic statistics, the following table shows the world's busiest top 30 airports by passenger numbers for 2011



1 ATLANTA GA, US(ATL) 92 365 860 3.4
2 BEIJING, CN(PEK) 77 403 668 4.7
3 LONDON, GB(LHR) 69 433 565 5.4
4 CHICAGO IL, US(ORD) 66 561 023 (0.5)
5 TOKYO, JP(HND) 62 263 025 (2.9)
6 LOS ANGELES CA, US(LAX) 61 848 449 4.8
7 PARIS, FR(CDG) 60 970 551 4.8
8 DALLAS/FORT WORTH TX, US(DFW) 57 806 152 1.6
9 FRANKFURT, DE(FRA) 56 436 255 6.5
10 HONG KONG, HK(HKG) 53 314 213 5.9
11 DENVER CO, US(DEN) 52 699 298 0.9
12 JAKARTA, ID(CGK) 52 446 618 19.3
13 DUBAI, AE(DXB) 50 977 960 8.1
14 AMSTERDAM, NL(AMS) 49 754 910 10.1
15 MADRID, ES(MAD) 49 644 302 (0.4)
16 BANGKOK, TH(BKK) 47 910 744 12.0
17 NEW YORK NY, US(JFK) 47 854 283 2.9
18 SINGAPORE, SG(SIN) 46 543 845 10.7
19 LAS VEGAS NV, US(LAS) 41 479 572 4.3
20 SHANGHAI, CN(PVG) 41 450 211 2.6
21 SAN FRANCISCO CA, US(SFO) 40 907 389 4.2
22 PHOENIX AZ, US(PHX) 40 565 677 5.2
23 HOUSTON TX, US(IAH) 40 170 844 (0.8)
24 CHARLOTTE NC, US(CLT) 39 043 708 2.4
25 MIAMI FL, US(MIA) 38 314 389 7.3
26 MUNICH, DE(MUC) 37 763 701 8.8
27 KUALA LUMPUR, MY(KUL) 37 670 586 10.5
28 ROME, IT(FCO) 37 651 222 3.9
29 ISTANBUL, TR(IST) 37 398 221 16.3
30 SYDNEY, AU(SYD) 36 022 614 0.1


http://www.airports.org/cda/aci_comm...?zn=aci&cp=1-5-212-218-222_666_2__

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User currently onlinejfklganyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 3433 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (2 years 5 months 6 days ago) and read 6715 times:

It has interesting how much this list has changed over the last 10, 20 and 30 years.

So many international cities on there now. The idea of a super airline hub was formed by US airlines for midwestern hubs...it has obviously spread world wide.

Only 12 of the top 30 airports are now in the US. Simply amazing.

Also, ORD doesn't even come close to #1 for the past several years.

And look at PEK...it will pass ATL over the next decade IMO


User currently offlineLIPZ From Austria, joined Jun 2006, 1075 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 5 months 6 days ago) and read 6673 times:

JKT is amazing too, with an increase of 19,3%.
What happened to Indonesia to be able to achieve such a big surge in traffic last year?


User currently offlineleftyboarder From Turkey, joined Apr 2008, 693 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (2 years 5 months 6 days ago) and read 6538 times:

I actually find it peculiar that only PEK and PVG are in top 30 after years of explosive growth in China. No CAN? Also, both Chinese cities growing around 5%, that is a far cry from the days of 20-30% a year. Are they leveling off?

User currently offlineclydenairways From Ireland, joined Jan 2007, 1232 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 5 months 6 days ago) and read 6502 times:

Big jump by IST as well, and probably more growth to come.

User currently offlineIndianicWorld From Australia, joined Jun 2001, 2945 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 5 months 6 days ago) and read 6471 times:

^^ Chinese airports are becing capacity constrained. This is particularly evident at PEK.

User currently offlineavi8 From United States of America, joined Jun 2011, 643 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 5 months 6 days ago) and read 6356 times:
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How many flights does DL have in ATL? 92 million is a lot of capacity.


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User currently onlinewolbo From Netherlands, joined Mar 2007, 487 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (2 years 5 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5932 times:

Quoting leftyboarder (Reply 3):
I actually find it peculiar that only PEK and PVG are in top 30 after years of explosive growth in China. No CAN? Also, both Chinese cities growing around 5%, that is a far cry from the days of 20-30% a year. Are they leveling off?

It seems that Guangzhou doesn't always report their numbers. They are not included in the 2011 list but should be around the same position as Shanghai judging by their 2010 numbers:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World's_busiest_airports_by_passenger_traffic

Interesting to see that the stellar growth of Beijing (PEK) and Shanghai (PVG) in the previous years has leveled off this year. Are they hitting the capacity boundaries or is it an indication of a slowing down of the economic growth in China (or both)?

Nevertheless the growing presence of Asia in this list is clearly continuing with Singapore (SIN), Bangkok (BKK), Dubai (DXB), Kuala Lumpur (KUL) and especially Jakarta (CGK) all storming up the charts. And even Istanbul (IST) although that's technically Europe.

Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) also showed a surprising double digit growth and just pipped Madrid (MAD) to regain the third spot in Europe.

US airports are falling behind. In 2000 13 out of the top 20 airports were in the US (65%), now it's only 7 (35%). Next year it will probably only be 5 (25%).

[Edited 2012-03-20 08:06:21]

User currently offlineleftyboarder From Turkey, joined Apr 2008, 693 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (2 years 5 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5857 times:

Quoting wolbo (Reply 7):

US airports are falling behind. In 2000 13 out of the top 20 airports were in the US (65%), now it's only 7 (35%). Next year it will probably only be 5 (25%).

Since number 21 through 25 are all from the US anyway I don't see fewer US airports in top 20 anytime soon - unless MUC or KUL grow by some 15% or so. Of course no one remembers CVG, STL...


User currently offlinesankaps From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 2255 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (2 years 5 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5678 times:

Curious where the major Indian airports (esp BOM, DEL) rank on this list after all these years of high growth? (Clearly below 30).

User currently offlineVV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7461 posts, RR: 17
Reply 10, posted (2 years 5 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5612 times:

The top 15 for growth from the largest 30 also makes interesting reading. However there is a health warning. These figures hide whether the growth is recovery growth, following a year when passenger numbers declined, or growth on top of earlier growth:

1. CGK 19.3%
2. IST 16.3%
3. SIN 10.7%
4. KUL 10.5%
5. AMS 10.1%
6. MUC 8.8%
7. DXB 8.1%
8. MIA 7.3%
9. FRA 6.5%
10. HKG 5.9%
11. LHR 5.4%
12. PHX 5.2%
13=. CDG 4.8%
13=. LAX 4.8%
15. PEK 4.7%

Note that PVG does not make this top half for growth amongst the largest airports and that PEK only ranks at number 15. Note also that the listing includes five European (including two German) airports and three American airports and that DXB showed lower growth than SIN. However also remember the previous health warning.


User currently offlineGlareskin From Netherlands, joined Jun 2005, 1304 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (2 years 5 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 5517 times:

Quoting wolbo (Reply 7):
Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) also showed a surprising double digit growth and just pipped Madrid (MAD) to regain the third spot in Europe.

That would be right if you stated main land Europe. But AFAIK the UK is still considered a part of Europe even though they like to think different and drive on the wrong side of the road
  But 4th place isn't bad either I would say!



There's still a long way to go before all the alliances deserve a star...
User currently onlinewolbo From Netherlands, joined Mar 2007, 487 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (2 years 5 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 5475 times:

Quoting leftyboarder (Reply 8):
Since number 21 through 25 are all from the US anyway I don't see fewer US airports in top 20 anytime soon - unless MUC or KUL grow by some 15% or so. Of course no one remembers CVG, STL...

I found the data for Guangzhou and they had 45.0 million passengers in 2011 placing them ahead of Las Vegas in 19th position.

www.centreforaviation.com/news/guang...-traffic-growth-in-dec-2011-136556

If Shanghai (PVG) overtakes Las Vegas (LAS) there will only be 6 US airports in the top 20 but you are right that with all the US airports in pos. 21-25 it is unlikely to decrease to 5 next year. Nevertheless the trend is quite clear.

Interestingly, Shanghai's domestic airport (SHA) grew faster than Pudong last year and may soon join the top 30. Chengdu (CTU) will probably also appear in the list within 2 or 3 years.


User currently onlinewolbo From Netherlands, joined Mar 2007, 487 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (2 years 5 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 5474 times:

Quoting Glareskin (Reply 11):
That would be right if you stated main land Europe. But AFAIK the UK is still considered a part of Europe even though they like to think different and drive on the wrong side of the road
  But 4th place isn't bad either I would say!

Oops, overlooked our UK friends. Despite Cameron's best efforts they are not yet a separate continent so indeed AMS goes to number 4 spot and MAD to number 5.


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