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World Airport Rankings 2010: US airports dominate, Atlanta still biggest. Tokyo Haneda into Top 30

16-Mar-2011

The world’s air traffic controllers had a slightly busier year in 2010, handling 0.8% more flights across the leading airports. But regional differences abound. Aircraft movements increased the most in Latin America-Caribbean (+6.2%), Middle East (+6.1%) and Asia Pacific (+5%) while movements continued to decline in Europe (-0.4%) and North America (-1.2%), according to Airports Council International.

See related World Airport Rankings 2010 reports:

Atlanta Hartsfield maintained its position as the world’s busiest airport by aircraft movements, while Los Angeles replaced Houston as the fifth busiest. Nine of the Top 10 places are held by US airports (indeed 20 of the Top 30 worldwide are in the US), but Chinese capital Beijing is rising up the rankings, gaining two places with a 6% increase in movements last year to finish 8th.

Paris’ main gateway slid three places to 10th in 2010 as movements fell 4.8%. Other notable movers were New York JFK, which dropped from 17th to 21st. Detroit and Miami each gained three places to 14th and 24th, respectively, while Los Angeles Van Nuys dropped out of the global Top 30, replaced by Tokyo Haneda Airport, which came in 29th.

NB: Click on any of the airport names/codes in the table below to view detailed schedule and fares data, as well as news and analysis.

World’s Top 30 Airports by Aircraft Movements: 2010

Airport

Movements

% change

Rank 2010

Rank 2009

Change

Atlanta (ATL)

950,119

-2.1

1

1

-

Chicago (ORD)

882,614

6.4

2

2

-

Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW)

652,261

2.1

3

3

-

Denver (DEN)

630,089

3.8

4

4

-

Los Angeles (LAX)

575,835

5.3

5

6

+1

Houston (IAH)

531,347

-1.3

6

5

-1

Charlotte (CLT)

529,101

3.9

7

9

+2

Beijing (PEK)

517,582

6.0

8

10

+2

Las Vegas (LAS)

505,591

-1.1

9

8

-1

Paris (CDG)

499,997

-4.8

10

7

-3

Frankfurt (FRA)

464,432

0.3

11

13

+2

Philadelphia (PHL)

460,779

-2.5

12

11

-1

London Heathrow (LHR)

454,883

-2.5

13

12

-1

Detroit (DTW)

452,616

4.6

14

17

+3

Phoenix (PHX)

450,293

-1.5

15

14

-1

Minneapolis (MSP)

434,120

0.4

16

16

-

Madrid (MAD)

433,683

-0.3

17

15

-2

Toronto (YYZ)

418,051

2.6

18

20

+2

Amsterdam (AMS)

402,374

-1.1

19

21

+2

Newark (EWR)

401,930

-2.2

20

18

-2

New York JFK (JFK)

397,419

-4.1

21

17

-4

Munich (MUC)

389,939

-1.7

22

23

+1

San Francisco (SFO)

387,248

2.0

23

24

+1

Miami (MIA)

376,208

7.1

24

27

+3

Phoenix (DVT)

367,651

-8.6

25

22

-3

Salt Lake City (SLC)

361,954

-2.6

26

25

-1

New York LaGuardia (LGA)

360,544

1.9

27

26

-1

Boston (BOS)

352,641

2.1

28

30

+2

Tokyo Haneda (HND)

342,804

2.1

29

33

+4

Mexico City (MEX)

339,898

-2.3

30

29

-1


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