BUSIEST AIRPORTS IN THE WORLD

WHICH IS THE BUSIEST AIRPORT IN THE WORLD THIS MONTH?

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The Top 10 Busiest Global Airports in the World are calculated using total airline capacity (domestic and international flights). The Top 10 Busiest International Airports are calculated using international airline capacity only.  The data is updated each month and is available to download by clicking the button below.

BUSIEST GLOBAL AIRPORTS IN THE WORLD | FEBRUARY 2024


KEY POINTS

  • Dubai International (DXB) continues to be The Busiest Global Airport in February 2024 with 4.7 million seats, having moved up to first place last month.
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  • Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL) is in second place with 4.5 million seats and seats per day have increased by 1% compared to last month.
  • Tokyo International Airport (HND) is in third place with 4.2 million seats.
  • Guangzhou (CAN) continues to grow with a 10% increase in seats per day this month compared to last month (the same increase in seats per day as last month) and remains in fourth place with 4.2 million seats.
  • Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) has also seen a large increase in seats per day this month compared to last month adding 7% which moves this airport up two places to fifth.
  • In the Top 10 Busiest Global Airports there are two airports which are in the top 10 in February 2024 but not in 2023, these are: Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) (in 5th place in 2024, was in 19th in 2023) and Beijing Capital International Airport (in 9th place in 2024, was in 18th place in 2023).  

BUSIEST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS IN THE WORLD | FEBRUARY 2024


KEY POINTS

  • Dubai International (DXB) remains the World’s Busiest International Airport in February 2024 with 4.7 million seats.
  • London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is in second place with 3.6 million seats, 30% lower than Dubai International (DXB) in first place.
  • Seoul Incheon Airport (ICN) and Singapore Changi Airport (SIN) are in third and fourth places respectively with 3.27 million and 3.26 million seats.
  • Amsterdam (AMS) and Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) have had the biggest increase in seats per day this month compared to last month with both airports adding 6% more capacity and are in fifth and eighth place. 

BUSIEST EUROPEAN AIRPORTS IN THE WORLD | FEBRUARY 2024


KEY POINTS

  • In February 2024, London Heathrow Airport (LHR) continues to be the Busiest Airport in Europe with 3.9 million seats, a 3% increase in capacity compared to January 2024.
  • Istanbul Airport (IST) is the second busiest airport with 3.5 million seats. Amsterdam (AMS), Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) and Frankfurt International Airport (FRA) have all increased seats per day by 6% this month compared to January 2024 and are in third, fourth and fifth place respectively.
  • Munich International Airport (MUC) has had the biggest increase in seats per day in the top 10 European Airports adding 12% more and continues to be in tenth place. 

RANKING METHODOLOGY


SEATS

The rankings are based on scheduled capacity in the current month and compared to the equivalent month in 2023. The Top 10 Busiest Airports are calculated using total capacity (domestic and international) and The Top 10 Busiest International Airports are calculated using international seats only.

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