Four U.S airports were among the
10 busiest in the world last year, according to a compilation of preliminary
traffic results assembled by Airport World.
Topping the list was
Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, which, with a passenger
count of 101.5 million, became the first airport to service more than 100
million flyers in a year.
Chicago O’Hare, with 76.9 million
passengers, was the world’s fourth-busiest airport in 2015, leaping from
seventh spot a year earlier on the strength of 9.8% growth. Los Angeles
International Airport served as a gateway to 74.9 million flyers, good for
seventh on the list. And Dallas/Fort Worth was the world’s tenth-busiest
airport last year, serving 64.1 million travelers.
Leading the way among foreign
airports was Beijing Capital, which welcomed 89.9 million
passengers, second most in the world. Dubai, with 78 million
flyers, jumped from sixth to third on the strength of
Rounding out the top 10 were Tokyo
Haneda in fifth, London Heathrow (Europe’s busiest airport) in sixth,
Hong Kong in eighth and Paris Charles de Gaulle in ninth.