Flying airport facts

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Here are some facts on world’s busiest airlines, the world’s busiest airports, who carried the most passengers.

The top five airlines

(by passenger miles flown)

1. American Airlines (324 billion)

2. Delta Air Lines (316.3 billion)

3. United Airlines (311 billion)

4. Emirates Airline (289 billion)

5. Southwest Airlines (207.7 billion)

World’s busiest airport

The busiest on the planet is Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International — as it has been since 1998 (20 years in a row).

Almost 104 million passengers passed through its terminals in 2017 — that’s slightly more than the population of the Philippines.

The biggest airline at Atlanta, by some margin, is Delta.

It operates 73 per cent of flights with 219 cities have non-stop services to it.

Most passengers in 2017

Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport 104m

Beijing Capital International Airport 95m

Dubai International Airport 88 million

Tokyo Haneda Airport 85 million

Los Angeles International Airport 84m

Chicago O’Hare International Airport 79 million

London Heathrow Airport 78m

Hong Kong International Airport 72 million

Shanghai Pudong International Airport 70 million

Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport 69 million

Busiest international
air routes

Hong Kong — Taiwan Taoyuan; 6,719,030

Jakarta — Singapore Changi; 4,810,602

Hong Kong - Shanghai Pudong; 4,162,347

Kuala Lumpur - Singapore Changi; 4,108,824

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi - Hong Kong; 3,438,628

Dubai - London Heathrow; 3,210,121

Hong Kong - Seoul Incheon; 3,198,132

Hong Kong - Singapore Changi; 3,147,384

New York JFK - London Heathrow; 2,972,817

Hong Kong - Beijing Capital; 2,962,707

Updated 10:20 am, October 3, 2018
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