Top 20 World's Busiest Airports

Ever wanted to know what the Top 20 Busiest Airports in the World are. Below is the list of Airports ranked in order of passenger numbers as at 2011.

Some interesting facts:

USA holds 6 positions within the Top 20, and London Heathrow which is widely regarded as one of the busiest airports in the world is actually in Position 4.

China has 4 Airports in the Top 20 (including Hong Kong) - obviously due to its population and high trade however India (another populous nation) doesn't even rank in the Top 20.

Another interesting statistic is that the 20th Busiest Airport in the World, Amsterdam in the Netherlands is actually half as busy as Atlanta Georgia USA (No. 1)

1. United StatesHartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport Atlanta, Georgia, United States ATL 12,611,764
2. People's Republic of China Beijing Capital International Airport Chaoyang, Beijing, China PEK 11,699,571
3. Japan Tokyo International Airport Ōta, Tokyo, Japan HND 10,054,406
4. United Kingdom London Heathrow International Airport Hillingdon, Greater London, England, United Kingdom LHR 9,678,737
5. United States O'Hare International Airport Chicago, Illinois, United States ORD 8,924,701
6. United States Los Angeles International Airport Los Angeles, California, United States LAX 8,781,312
7. Thailand Suvarnabhumi International Airport Bang Phli, Samut Prakan, Thailand BKK 8,564,503
8. France Paris Charles de Gaulle International Airport Roissy-en-France, Île-de-France, France CDG 8,316,391
9. Hong Kong Hong Kong International Airport Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong, China HKG 8,227,000
10. United States Dallas Fort Worth International Airport Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, United States DFW 8,225,400
11. United Arab Emirates Dubai International Airport Garhoud, Dubai, United Arab Emirates DXB 8,086,120
12. United States Denver International Airport Denver, Colorado, United States DEN 7,576,710
13. Germany Frankfurt Airport Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany FRA 7,439,848
14. Indonesia Soekarno-Hatta International Airport Cengkareng, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia CGK 7,247,892
15. People's Republic of China Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport Huadu, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China CAN 7,178,757
16. Singapore Singapore Changi Airport Changi, East Region, Singapore SIN 7,177,334
17. Spain Madrid Barajas International Airport Madrid, Spain MAD 6,966,229
18. United States John F. Kennedy International Airport Queens, New York City, New York, United States JFK 6,404,454
19. People's Republic of China Shanghai Pudong International Airport Pudong, Shanghai, China PVG 6,320,734
20. Netherlands Amsterdam Schiphol Airport Haarlemmermeer, North Holland, Netherlands AMS 6,314,288

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