william
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What Makes An Airport The World's Bustiest ?

Fri Jul 02, 1999 1:55 pm

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?
 
David L
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Dolly Parton?

Fri Jul 02, 1999 8:35 pm

Sorry, couldn't resist.
 
william
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RE: Dolly Parton?

Sat Jul 03, 1999 10:14 am

Oops,my mistake,it should be busiest.
 
Philly Phlyer
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RE: What Makes An Airport The World's Bustiest ?

Sat Jul 03, 1999 10:27 am

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 ;>)
 
B-707
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David L & Philly Phlyer

Sat Jul 03, 1999 11:20 am

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.
 
twa747100
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RE: What Makes An Airport The World's Bustiest ?

Sun Jul 04, 1999 2:22 pm

Off topic should be on topic but hey its true!!!
 
David L
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But Seriously, William

Sun Jul 04, 1999 6:45 pm

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.