Top 10 Busiest Airports in the World

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6. Los Angeles International Airport, USA

Los Angeles International Airport

Located to the south coast of California, in the 2nd most populated metropolitan area in the US, it is the 6th busiest airport in the world in terms of passenger traffic. It is situated around 15 miles (24 km) from the city of Los Angeles and the two places are well connected by rail and bus service. It registered more than 63 million passengers in 2012. It has 8 terminals and well packed with impressive shops, restaurants and many other things to fulfill the need of passengers. The airport holds the claim for “the world’s busiest origin and destination (O & D) airport” for the year 2011 and it is also the only airport to rank among the top five U.S. airports for both passenger and cargo traffic.

 

7. Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, France

Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport

Popularly known as the Roissy Airport, it is one of the world’s principal aviation centers and the largest airport in France. The Charles de Gaulle Airport is named after Charles de Gaulle, the french leader. It is situated at around 25 km North-East of Paris with extensive road and rail connections to with the capital city. It is one of the first airports to have a rail service connection. This airport handled 61,556,202 passengers in 2012. It has 3 terminals. It is also the 2nd busiest airport in Europe.

 

8. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, USA

Dallas_Fort Worth International Airport, USA

It is located in the state of Texas of United states of America. The airport is the largest airport in Texas and second largest in USA with land area of at 17,207 acres. It is also ranked as the best cargo airport in the world by Air Cargo World. The most convenient medium of travel is taxi and bus which are easily available here. Here you can get free Wi-Fi connection which is offered by AT&T in terminals and parking garages. In June 2013 it is expected to reach a milestone of reaching 200 nonstop destinations, which makes it a group of selected airports (with only 6 others) worldwide with that distinction. It consists of 5 terminals and recorded more than 58 million passengers in 2012.

 

9. Soekarno–Hatta International Airport, Indonesia

Soekarno–Hatta International Airport, Indonesia

Located in Tangerang, Banten of Indonesia, this international airport is named after the first President of Indonesia, Soekarno, and the first vice-president, Mohammad Hatta. It is known as Cengkareng by Indonesian and the origin of its IATA code lies in the Cengkareng, a sub district located to the northwest of the city. It began operations in 1985 and has a recorded more than 57 million passenger last year. ForbesTraveller, the leading travel related information provider recognized Soekarno–Hatta International Airport as the 6th most punctual airport in the world. It have 3 terminals and it is known as one of the fastest growing airport in the world in terms of passengers jumping from 32 million in 2008 to 57 million in 2012 which shifted its position from 37th in 2008 to 9th position in global ranking of busiest airports in world, a huge increase in a very short period.

 

10. Dubai International Airport, United Arab Emirates

Dubai International Airport, United Arab Emirates

A major airline hub in Middle East, the Dubai international airport is the 10th busiest airport in the world. It is spread over an area of 8,640 acres of land. It is also the 3rd busiest airport in the world by international passenger traffic in 2012. It was opened in 1960 and was the first airport to be built in the UAE with a single 1.8 km runway. It has three terminals with each having the capacity of 75 million passengers each year. Dubai International Airport has been the winner of Best Airport in Middle East Award for four consecutive years. The terminal 1 and 3 is for international passengers and they account for 90% of the total visitors annually. The transport system is very good to and from this airport by train, bus and taxi. The taxi service is provided by the government-run Dubai Transport airport taxi service with nominal charge. In the year 2012 it registered more than 57 million passengers.

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