Chicago O'Hare International Airport
Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
O'Hare International Airport
O'Hare International Airport (ORD) spans 30.86km² in the north-west metropolitan area of Chicago. It is the busiest airport on this list and sixth busiest in the world, handling 79 million passengers and experiencing 867,049 aircraft movements in 2017.
O'Hare Airport in known worldwide as a busy airport, in fact, is one of the busiest airports in the world. It is preferred for international flights, while Midway is better for domestic flights as it offers shorter lines.
Most of the airports that top the list of being the busiest didn't rank in the list of the biggest airports. The world's busiest airport for the past 20 years, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport, is nowhere to be seen in the largest airports list. Yet, they handle over 107 million passengers a year.
World's Busiest Airports
|1.||Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport||43,760,427|
|2.||Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport||42,918,685|
|3.||Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport||40,741,509|
|4.||Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport||39,364,990|
King Fahd International Airport
In terms of overall size, the King Fahd International Airport in Dammam, Saudi Arabia is the world's biggest airport by an overwhelming margin. Taking up nearly 300 square miles, this former United States airbase very nearly matches the area of all five boroughs of New York City put together (302.6 mi2).
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport has been the busiest airport (by passenger number) for many years. The airport's strategic location and role as the main hub for one of the world's largest airlines combine to make it the busiest in the world.
Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport
In 2020, there were 548,000 take-offs and landings at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport, making it the world's busiest airport by aircraft movements.
Delta Air Lines
Hartsfield–Jackson is the primary hub of Delta Air Lines. With just over 1,000 flights a day to 225 domestic and international destinations, the Delta hub is the world's largest airline hub and is considered the first mega-hub in America.
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