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Atlanta retains its crown amid US growth trend

11 February 2019
A B-747 at the gate in Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, which handled more than 107 million passengers in 2018. Source: Getty Images

Major international airports in the United States reported record annual passenger volume in 2018.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International retained its status as the busiest airport in the country by throughput – and the busiest in the world: a title held since 2000 – with 107.3 million passengers, well ahead of Los Angeles with 87.5 million.

Chicago O’Hare recorded 83.4 million passengers, while Dallas/Fort Worth reached 69.1 million. Although Denver had not formally announced its full-year figures at the time of writing, its January-to-November growth rate suggests that it ended 2018 on about 64.5 million passengers.

In sixth place was New York JFK (61.0 million passengers), ahead of San Francisco (57.8 million). Seattle-Tacoma grew twice as fast as San Francisco, reaching 49.8 million.

Rounding off the top 10 were Las Vegas McCarran (49.7 million) and Orlando (the busiest airport in Florida with 47.7 million passengers).

Charlotte-Douglas finished 2018 just outside the top 10 with an estimated 46.6 million passengers, based on growth rates from January to November. Other US airports with more than 40 million passengers included Miami (45 million) and Houston Bush Intercontinental (43.8 million).

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