The 100 million mark was a distinction previously held only by Atlanta since 2015. But Beijing Capital is growing faster than Hartsfield-Jackson.
“We are going to continue to double our efforts to retain our title,” said Hartsfield-Jackson general manager John Selden at an Atlanta city council transportation committee meeting Wednesday morning.
Other airports are the world’s busiest by different measures. Chicago O’Hare had the most flights with 903,747 to Atlanta’s 895,682.
It's not the first time in recent years that O'Hare has been No. 1 in flight counts -- Chicago also bested Atlanta by that measure in 2014.
In 2018, Airports Council International rankings also show that Dubai International Airport had the most international passengers, while Hong Kong International Airport handled the most cargo traffic.