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These Are The 10 Busiest Airports in the World

The world's 10 busiest airports in 2022, ranked by passenger traffic, are:

  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) - 93.7 million passengers
  • Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) - 73.4 million passengers
  • Denver International Airport (DEN) - 69.3 million passengers
  • Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) - 68.3 million passengers
  • Dubai International Airport (DXB) - 66.1 million passengers
  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) - 65.9 million passengers
  • Istanbul Airport (IST) - 64.3 million passengers
  • London Heathrow Airport (LHR) - 61.6 million passengers
  • Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi - 59.5 million passengers
  • Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport - 57.5 million passengers

These 10 airports alone account for 10% of global air traffic. US airports dominate the list due to a strong domestic market and the fact that they relaxed pandemic travel restrictions more quickly than other countries.

COVID-19 is still impacting international travel, with passenger numbers only recovering 74% of pre-pandemic levels. Additionally, global travel is suffering from a sustainability "say-do" gap. Four out of five consumers worldwide say sustainable travel is important to them, but the slow uptake of sustainable options suggests many aren't following through. Reasons for this could include the perceived extra expense, a clunky purchasing experience, or poor promotion of sustainable options.

Providers can overcome these barriers by boosting the range and awareness of sustainable options and making sustainable choices worthwhile with rewards and attractive prices.

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