Hartsfield-Jackson and Chicago O’Hare both take “world’s busiest” titles

Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is still the world’s busiest airport ranked by passenger counts, but Chicago O’Hare has taken the lead in flight counts, as confirmed by rankings from a global airport association.

Airports Council International released its world airport rankings Monday, showing Atlanta in the No. 1 position with 96.2 million passengers in 2014.

Beijing came in second, with 86.1 million passengers, followed by London, Tokyo, Los Angeles and Dubai.

But when it comes to numbers of flights, Chicago O’Hare took the lead with 881,933 flights in 2014. Atlanta got bumped to the No. 2 position with 866,359 flights, followed by Los Angeles, Dallas, Beijing and Denver..

The airport group released preliminary results earlier this year indicating that Atlanta maintained its title as world’s busiest in passengers but lost the No. 1 position in flight counts for 2014, and its traffic report released Monday confirmed the results.