Schiphol Airport has once again won some places on the ranking of the busiest airports on the planet. With a total of 68.5 million passengers over the past year, Schiphol is now number 11 on the list. The busiest airport remains the airport of Atlanta, which received 104 million passengers in 2017.
Worldwide passenger traffic increased by almost 7 percent last year, according to provisional figures from Airports Council International (ACI). The large airports benefited greatly from that growth. For example, the airport of the Indian city of Delhi grew the fastest: from 55.6 million to 63.4 million. Due to this increase the airport is now on place 16 compared to place 21 in 2016.
Thanks to a growth from 63.6 to 68.5 million passengers Schiphol went from place 12 till 11. Schiphol passed the American airport of Dallas. In 2015, Schiphol was only at place 14 on the list. When the airport gains more than a half million passengers on Charles de Gaulle in Paris, it will officially belong to the busiest 10 airports in the world next year.
The full top 11:
1. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (USA) – 104 million passengers
2. Beijing Capital International Airport (China) – 96 million
3. Dubai International Airport (United Arab Emirates) – 88 million
4. Tokyo Haneda International Airport (Japan) – 85 million
5. Los Angeles International Airport (US) – 84.6 million
6. Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport (US) – 80 million
7. London Heathrow Airport (England) – 78 million
8. Hong Kong International Airport (China) – 73 million
9. Shanghai Pudong International Airport (China) – 70 million
10. Aéroport de Paris-Charles de Gaulle (France) – 69 million
11. Schiphol (Netherlands) – 68.5 million