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ACI reports 2012 preliminary airport ranking, Atlanta and Beijing maintain top two spots

27-Mar-2013 3:16 PM

ACI reported (26-Mar-2013) total global traffic at 1093 airports worldwide increased 4% year-on-year in 2012 while cargo and aircraft movements were flat. The industry association reported Atlanta Airport (+3.3%) continued to be the world’s busiest airport, while Beijing (+4.5%) maintains second place. London Heathrow (+0.9%) remains in third while Tokyo Haneda (+6.7%) moved into fourth place. Chicago O’Hare (-0.1%) took fifth place. Only three other airports in the top 30 experienced declines in passenger traffic in 2012, which include Madrid (-9.0%), Houston (-0.5%) and Phoenix (-0.3%). Preliminary rankings are as follows:

  • Passenger numbers:
    • Atlanta: 95.5 million, +3.3% year-on-year;
    • Beijing: 81.9 million, +4.1%;
    • London Heathrow: 70.0 million, +0.9%;
    • Tokyo Haneda: 66.8 million, +6.7%;
    • Chicago O’Hare: 66.6 million, -0.1%;
  • Cargo volume:
    • Hong Kong: 4.1 million tonnes, +2.2%;
    • Memphis: 4.0 million, +2.5%;
    • Shanghai Pudong: 2.9 million, -5.3%;
    • Seoul Incheon: 2.5 million, -3.3%;
    • Anchorage: 2.4 million, -3.7%;
  • Aircraft movements:
    • Atlanta: 930,250, +0.7%;
    • Chicago O’Hare: 878,108, +0.3%;
    • Dallas/Fort Worth: 650,124, +0.5%;
    • Denver: 612,557, -2.6%;
    • Los Angeles: 605,480, +0.3%. [more - original PR]