Top 8 Biggest Airports

Today there are over 40 000 airports in the world. It is no longer a luxury but a need to travel by plane, and using Airportinfo helps checking arrival and departure times to keep up to date. Some of those airports are places where constantly every day and night over one million people come and go, wait for their planes, share their lives with complete strangers for about an hour, three or more, enjoy the services of the flying company and are hoping to get to the wanted destination safe and sound.
The following list will guide you through some of the largest and busiest airports around the world. Fasten your seatbelts.

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#1. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, USA

This is one of the busiest and biggest airports in the world since 1998. During a year it services more than 95 million passengers. On an average day more than 250,000 passengers pass through its terminals on nearly 2,500 flights. The airport has around 55,300 employees, which makes it the largest employment center in Georgia, USA. Its total layout is approximately 6,800,000 square foot.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, USA
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#2. Beijing Capital International Airport, China

This is the second busiest airport in the world. It is located about 32 kilometers from Beijing’s city center in the Chaoyang district and is the largest and busiest airport on the Asian continent. The airport was opened on March 2nd, 1958 and today is the main for Air China hub. In the 2012, it handled 81,929,359 passengers, on 3 terminals. The third terminal was opened in 2008 in time for the Olympic Games. The third terminal is now the second largest airport terminal in the world after Dubai international airport’s Terminal 3, and the fifth largest building in the world by area. Also this is a great trademark in Beijing representing the growing Chinese city.

Beijing Capital International Airport, China
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#3. London Heathrow Airport, UK

Located about 22 kilometers from the center of London, Heathrow start its work back in 1929. Today is used from over 90 airline companies and from here you can go to 170 different destinations in the world. This is the busiest UK airport and third busiest in the world. The passengers can get there with any public transport such as bus or a taxi, and passengers flying into Heathrow are able to do the same, as well as look at airport transfers from Heathrow terminal 5 to central London. Also the airport has all the conditions for servicing disabled people, children and business travelers. The Heathrow Express is also one of the major ways of transportation here. Heathrow keeps the first place in Europe as the continent’s busiest airport. It has 5 terminals, 4 for passengers and 1 for cargo.

London Heathrow Airport, UK
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#4. Tokyo International Airport, Japan

Haneda Airport was opened in 1931 and is located 14 kilometers south of Tokyo station, in Ota. The total passenger transition goes up to 66,795,178 making it the second busiest airport in Asia and 4th in the world. The airport has 4 terminals and capability to serve up to 90 million passengers per year.

Tokyo International Airport, Japan
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#5. Chicago O’Hare International Airport

Simply called O`Hare, located in the northwestern-most corner of Chicago, Illinois, United States, 17 miles (27 km) northwest of the Chicago Loop). It is the primary airport serving the Chicago area with 56.2 million passengers per year.

Chicago O'Hare International Airport
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#6. Los Angeles International Airport

Often called LAX (pronounced with the letters separately) this airport is located in southwestern Los Angeles along the Pacific coast in the neighborhood of Westchester, 16 miles (26 km) from Downtown Los Angeles. In the first ten months of last year 55.9 million passengers used the the airport which ranked it as the 6th busiest airport in the world.

Los Angeles International Airport
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#7. Dubai International Airport

This one is the largest airport and certainly the busiest in the countries of the Middle East. This is also the main Dubai airport, located in the Al Garhoud district in United Arab Emirates. The airport is operated by the Dubai Airports Company and is the home base of Emirates, Dubai’s international airline, FlyDubai and Emirates SkyCargo. It had over 55 million passengers from January to October in 2013.

Dubai International Airport
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#8. Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport

Also known as Roissy Airport, this is the French largest airport. It was named after Charles de Gaulle (1890–1970), the leader of the Free French Forces and founder of the French Fifth Republic. 52.6 millions of passengers used the airport in 2013.

Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport
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