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What Makes An Airport The World's Bustiest ?  
User currently offlineWilliam From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1262 posts, RR: 0
Posted (15 years 2 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3102 times:

Atlanta is claiming the world's busiest PASSENGER airport,with 73 million going through in 1998

Chicago ORD is claiming busiest do to AIRCRAFT movements,I forgot the figure.
Strange that DFW is a close second and ATL is third in this department.

So what criterior should be used to determine which is the busiest airport?

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User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9524 posts, RR: 42
Reply 1, posted (15 years 2 months 18 hours ago) and read 3102 times:

Sorry, couldn't resist.


User currently offlineWilliam From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1262 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (15 years 2 months 4 hours ago) and read 3102 times:

Oops,my mistake,it should be busiest.

User currently offlinePhilly phlyer From United States of America, joined May 1999, 317 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (15 years 2 months 4 hours ago) and read 3102 times:

I would have to guess that LAX is the world's "bustiest" airport since breast enhancement surgery is probably more in vogue here than anywhere. DFW in Texas would have to run a close second.

I also, couldn't resist ;>)


User currently offlineB-707 From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 497 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (15 years 2 months 3 hours ago) and read 3102 times:

You know that really cracked me up. When I read the title I thought about the same thing, but was too much of a coward to post it. Those administrators will have a fit.

OFF Topic I think the busiest international airport is Heathrow.


User currently offlineTwa747100 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 600 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (15 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3102 times:

Off topic should be on topic but hey its true!!!

User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9524 posts, RR: 42
Reply 6, posted (15 years 1 month 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3102 times:

There isn't any one criterion which determines the busiest airport. Anyone talking about the busiest has to qualify it as being "in terms of...", e.g in terms of passengers, in terms of aircraft movements, in terms of international passengers, in terms of baggage lost, etc.

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