Dubai International Airport retained its position as the world’s busiest for international traffic in 2015 and improved its ranking as the world’s third busiest for total passenger traffic including domestic, according to data published on Friday by an international trade association representing airports.
Atlanta airport in the US remains the world’s busiest passenger airport for another year as the global airport traffic grew at its fastest rate last year since 2010, rising 6.4 per cent to 7.2 billion passengers
More than 101 million passengers passed though Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in 2015, an increase of 5.5 per cent over 2014, according to Airports Council International’s (ACI) 2015 World Airport Traffic Report.
The report credited the Atlanta airport’s location as a major connecting hub and port of entry into North America for its continued dominance. Atlanta is within a two-hour flight of 80 per cent of the United States population of more than 300 million people, the report noted. More info
By Issac John/Dubai www.khaleejtimes.com