In the No. 2 spot is Beijing Capital, followed by Dubai, fast-growing Los Angeles International, Seoul and Shanghai. The four other airports in the top 5 are all growing faster than Hartsfield-Jackson, and Beijing is less than 10 million passengers behind Atlanta.
“We see passenger traffic continuing to grow at many of the major hubs,” said ACI World director general Angela Gittens, who is also a former Hartsfield-Jackson general manager. “The combined use of larger aircraft, increased load factors by airlines and more efficient use of infrastructure continue to be an important trend across the industry.”