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User currently offlineYazoo From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 487 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 2554 times:

Hello everyone!

where can I find a ranking of the world's busiest airports (passengers/aircraft movements)

Thanks!


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User currently offlineScott0305 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 196 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 2493 times:

this month's airliner world magazine has top 100 by passengers

User currently offlineIRelayer From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1073 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 2473 times:

Also:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World%27s_busiest_airports

A bit outdated but it gives you a good idea.

-IR


User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26196 posts, RR: 76
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 2460 times:

Quoting IRelayer (Reply 2):
A bit outdated but it gives you a good idea.

Wikipedia is an absolutely horrible resource when giving air transport industry information.

The world's busiest airport is ATL, followed by ORD. For international passengers, it is LHR. For O&D, it is LAX



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User currently offlineBond007 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 5343 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week ago) and read 2427 times:

In the USA, ORD usually has more flights than ATL, but it's very close on a day to day basis.

Here are top 15 US Airports in terms of movements, based on data from this week. Note: Most of the airports after DFW are pretty close in number of movements, so vary slightly from day to day, week to week.

1 ORD CHICAGO OHARE INTNL,CHICAGO
2 ATL THE WILLIAM B HARTSFIELD ATLANTA INTL,ATLANTA
3 DFW DALLAS/FORT WORTH INTERNATIONAL,
4 DEN DENVER INTL,DENVER
5 IAD WASHINGTON DULLES INTERNATIONAL,WASHINGTON
6 MSP MINNEAPOLIS-ST PAUL INTL
7 LAX LOS ANGELES INTL,LOS ANGELES
8 PHX PHOENIX SKY HARBOR INTL,PHOENIX
9 DTW DETROIT METROPOLITAN WAYNE COUNTY,DETROIT
10 PHL PHILADELPHIA INTL,PHILADELPHIA
11 IAH GEORGE BUSH INTERCONTINENTAL HOUSTON
12 CLT CHARLOTTE/DOUGLAS INTL,CHARLOTTE
13 CVG CINCINNATI/COVINGTON/CINCINNATI, OH
14 LAS MC CARRAN INTL,LAS VEGAS
15 MEM MEMPHIS INTL,MEMPHIS


Jimbo



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User currently offlineNASOCEANA From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 291 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week ago) and read 2396 times:

It will surely be ORD from now on as delta, has filed for CH.11 protection, and will cut flights at ATL as they already have at CVG.

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User currently offlineJFKLGANYC From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 3176 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week ago) and read 2376 times:

Um, are we talking movements or passengers??

Most airports are ranked by the number of passengers that go through. Passengers=$

PJ


User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26196 posts, RR: 76
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week ago) and read 2389 times:

Quoting Bond007 (Reply 4):
In the USA, ORD usually has more flights than ATL, but it's very close on a day to day basis.

Here are top 15 US Airports in terms of movements, based on data from this week. Note: Most of the airports after DFW are pretty close in number of movements, so vary slightly from day to day, week to week.

1 ORD CHICAGO OHARE INTNL,CHICAGO
2 ATL THE WILLIAM B HARTSFIELD ATLANTA INTL,ATLANTA
3 DFW DALLAS/FORT WORTH INTERNATIONAL,
4 DEN DENVER INTL,DENVER
5 IAD WASHINGTON DULLES INTERNATIONAL,WASHINGTON
6 MSP MINNEAPOLIS-ST PAUL INTL
7 LAX LOS ANGELES INTL,LOS ANGELES
8 PHX PHOENIX SKY HARBOR INTL,PHOENIX
9 DTW DETROIT METROPOLITAN WAYNE COUNTY,DETROIT
10 PHL PHILADELPHIA INTL,PHILADELPHIA
11 IAH GEORGE BUSH INTERCONTINENTAL HOUSTON
12 CLT CHARLOTTE/DOUGLAS INTL,CHARLOTTE
13 CVG CINCINNATI/COVINGTON/CINCINNATI, OH
14 LAS MC CARRAN INTL,LAS VEGAS
15 MEM MEMPHIS INTL,MEMPHIS

That is commercial airports, as I can assure you VNY is up near the top overall



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User currently offlineBond007 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 5343 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2295 times:

Quoting JFKLGANYC (Reply 6):
Um, are we talking movements or passengers??

The initial question: where can I find a ranking of the world's busiest airports (passengers/aircraft movements)

Quoting N1120A (Reply 7):
That is commercial airports, as I can assure you VNY is up near the top overall

Nowhere close! The busiest 'non-airline' airport in the world is Teterboro, closely followed by White Plains (HPN) and Dulles IAD, but the number of movements are a fraction of ATL and ORD. Around 600/day as opposed to 2500/day.

Jimbo



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User currently offlineTornado82 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2284 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 7):

That is commercial airports, as I can assure you VNY is up near the top overall

Oh really? Did they put in triple-parallels at VNY in the recent past?  Silly


User currently offlineSESGDL From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3452 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2285 times:

Quoting NASOCEANA (Reply 5):
It will surely be ORD from now on as delta, has filed for CH.11 protection, and will cut flights at ATL as they already have at CVG.

Don't look for DL to cut many flights from ATL, CVG will take most. Even if DL cut 100 daily mainline flights at ATL, which they won't, it would still be overwhelmingly the busiest airport in the world. That's only gonna change if DL folds, which is a long way away hopefully.

Jeremy


User currently offlineTornado82 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2279 times:

Quoting SESGDL (Reply 10):
100 daily mainline flights at ATL, which they won't, it would still be overwhelmingly the busiest airport in the world.

I don't think ATL's passenger count lead on ORD is that substantial, but I'm willing to be called wrong if someone has the cold, hard facts.


User currently offlineSESGDL From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3452 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2265 times:

Quoting Tornado82 (Reply 11):
I don't think ATL's passenger count lead on ORD is that substantial, but I'm willing to be called wrong if someone has the cold, hard facts.

http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0004547.html

Just look at the fact that DL's adding 8 new international flights in the coming future. ORD is not expanding.

Jeremy


User currently offlineTornado82 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2248 times:

Quoting SESGDL (Reply 12):


Just look at the fact that DL's adding 8 new international flights in the coming future. ORD is not expanding.

Rank Airport Total Yearly Pass. % Growth 2003-2004
1. Atlanta, Hartsfield (ATL) 83,578,906 5.7%
2. Chicago, O'Hare (ORD) 75,373,888 7.1%

7.1% seems bigger than 5.7% to me.


User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2199 times:

Quoting Bond007 (Reply 4):
In the USA, ORD usually has more flights than ATL, but it's very close on a day to day basis.

Actually, ATL has surpassed ORD not only on passenger numbers but also the number of a/c movements.


User currently offlineBond007 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 5343 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2183 times:

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 14):
Actually, ATL has surpassed ORD not only on passenger numbers but also the number of a/c movements.

Well...like I said, I have real numbers here and it's a wash, but ORD usually ahead by a few. Not really worth arguing that one is more than the other .... roughly equal depending on day of week etc.

Here is last 24hrs actual arrivals:

1298 ORD
1194 ATL


Jimbo



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User currently offlineDB777 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 885 posts, RR: 46
Reply 16, posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2203 times:
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From the ACI:
http://www.aci.aero/cda/aci/display/...sp?zn=aci&cp=1-5-212-218-224_9_2__

Airport rankings in PASSENGER counts for the past 12 months ending May 2005, updated August 17, 2005

(total pax enplaned and deplaned, passengers in transit counted once)

Airport Total %Chg

1 ATL.........................85 373 958.....4.5
2 ORD.........................76 476 261.....5.3
3 LHR.........................67 955 909.....3.2
4 HND.........................62 548 787.....(0.2)
5 LAX.........................61 273 359.....6.8
6 DFW........................58 920 061.....4.3
7 CDG.........................51 841 391.....8.7
8 FRA.........................51 375 644.....2.8
9 AMS........................43 036 171.....4.3
10 DEN........................42 629 682.....7.1
11 LAS........................42 590 531.....10.6
12 PHX........................40 383 751.....5.9
13 MAD.......................39 749 488.....6.8
14 JFK........................39 078 239.....14.2
15 HKG.......................38 613 000.....22.2
16 BKK........................38 436 059.....14.9
17 IAH........................38 070 247.....8.1
18 MSP.......................37 638 484.....8.3
19 PEK........................37 310 503....29.1
20 DTW.......................36 300 355.....8.3
21 SFO........................34 005 966.....10.1
22 MCO.......................32 347 143.....9.9
23 EWR.......................32 235 342.....4.6
24 LGW.......................32 233 003.....6.0
25 NRT........................31 748 795.....11.3
26 SIN.........................31 190 591.....14.0
27 PHL.........................30 743 775.....19.0
28 MIA.........................30 373 331.....0.3
29 YYZ........................29 598 686.....12.8
30 SEA........................29 053 873.....5.1

Airports participating in the ACI Monthly Traffic Statistics Collection. Results are preliminary.

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Airports ranked by MOVEMENTS:

http://www.aci.aero/cda/aci/display/...tent.jsp?zn=aci&cp=1-5-54-57_9_2__

Traffic Movements 2004 FINAL, Last update: July 12 2005

Rank City (Airport) Total Movements % Change

1 ORD..........................992 427............6.9
2 ATL..........................964 858............5.8
3 DFW.........................804 865............5.2
4 LAX..........................655 097............5.3
5 DEN..........................560 198...........11.9
6 PHX..........................546 763............0.9
7 LAS..........................544 679............8.7
8 MSP..........................541 093............5.6
9 CDG..........................525 660............2.1
10 DTW.........................522 538............6.4
11 CVG..........................517 520............2.4
12 IAH...........................517 197............8.9
13 PHL...........................486 164............8.9
14 FRA...........................477 475............4.1
15 LHR...........................475 999............2.7
16 IAD...........................469 634...........40.0
17 VNY..........................448 681..........( 2.6)
18 EWR......................... 437 828.............7.6
19 CLT...........................427 390............(3.6)
20 AMS..........................418 613.............2.5
21 SLC...........................411 978.............2.9
22 BOS..........................405 258.............8.6
23 YYZ..........................403 778.............8.8
24 MAD..........................401 503.............4.6
25 MIA...........................400 864............(4.0)
26 LGA...........................398 957.............6.4
27 MEM..........................387 968............(3.6)
28 MUC...........................383 110.............7.7
29 SEA...........................358 898..............1.2
30 SFB............................357 076............(7.3)

Airports participating in the ACI Annual Traffic Statistics Collection.
Total Movements: landing and take off of an aircraft.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

And for historical amusement, non-commercial Opa-locka Airport (OPF) held the #1 ranking in movements nationwide (yes, busier than ORD at the time) for one or two years in the early 70's due to Vietnam Era GI bill flight training activities at several flight schools on the field.



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User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6708 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2114 times:

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Quoting DB777 (Reply 16):
Total Movements: landing and take off of an aircraft.

You mean landing or takeoff?

How do touch-and-go's count?


User currently offlineDB777 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 885 posts, RR: 46
Reply 18, posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2047 times:
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It's ACI's language, not mine. If I were to guess, it would really be landings per year because generally takeoffs are the same amount or very close to it. I know they say "and" but it's misleading in that one could think that X airport has 1000 ops and 500 of those would be landings and 500 would be takeoffs, and I don't think that's the case.

I could be wrong but I believe touch and goes are counted as one operation, just like a pax arrival and then departure hours later.



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User currently offlineBond007 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 5343 posts, RR: 8
Reply 19, posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2034 times:

No, a movement would be a landing OR a takeoff.

If you take my landings figures and do a rough multiply by 365, you get around 50% of your last years total movements.

A touch and go is counted as 2 movements.


Jimbo

[Edited 2005-09-16 04:43:11]


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