U.S. airports control rankings of world’s busiest in 2015

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U.S. airports dominate rankings of world's busiest last year

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U.S. airports comprised 8 of the 10 busiest centers worldwide in 2015, according to brand-new rankings launched Monday, as a dive in domestic leisure travel displaced a few of the world’s busy worldwide centers throughout the Covid pandemic.

Delta Air Lines center Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the world’s busiest prior to the pandemic, kept its leading area on the Airport Council International’s 2021 initial ranking, with 75.7 million guests in 2015. American Airlines- controlled Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport ranked 2nd with 62.6 million guests.

Denver International Airport risen to 3rd location in 2015 with 58.8 million individuals, up from 8th location in 2020 and 16 th in2019 Orlando International Airport in Florida leapt to seventh location with 40.3 million individuals– a huge enhancement after ranking 27 th in 2020 and 31 st in 2019.

The rankings demonstrate how worldwide travel stayed suppressed in 2015 despite the fact that some nations, consisting of the U.S., loosened up pandemic travel constraints. While U.S. airports topped the ranking, traveler traffic was down throughout the board. ACI approximates airline companies brought 4.5 billion individuals in 2015, down 50% from 2019 however up 25% from 2020.

Domestic U.S. leisure travel has actually been a brilliant area in the pandemic for the nation’s airline companies, though executives have actually stated they anticipate a minimum of trans-Atlantic travel need to be strong this spring and summer season. Renewed lockdowns in China have actually called into question a revival in need there, nevertheless.

In 2019, airports in Beijing, Dubai and Tokyo ranked 2nd, 3rd and 5th on the list, respectively. Dubai continued to leading worldwide traveler traffic rankings in 2015. The other 2 centers didn’t make it.

Here are the 2021 rankings (with 2019 rankings in parentheses):

  1. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (1 )
  2. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (10)
  3. Denver International Airport (16)
  4. Chicago O’Hare International Airport (6 )
  5. Los Angeles International Airport (3 )
  6. Charlotte Douglas International Airport, in Charlotte, North Carolina (34)
  7. Orlando International Airport (31)
  8. Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, in Guangzhou, China (11)
  9. Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport, in Chengdu, China (24)
  10. Harry Reid International Airport, in Las Vegas (30)