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TOP 10 airport in the world ranked by passenger number 2019. We will answer all your questions regarding airport passenger numbers in the world for 2019.
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10. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
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Total passengers: 75,066,956
Location: Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, US
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Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (IATA: DFW, ICAO: KDFW, FAA LID: DFW), often known colloquially as Dallas Airport[2] or DFW Airport, is that the primary international airport serving the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex area within the U.S. state of Texas.
It is the most important hub for American Airlines, which is headquartered near the airport.
It's the fourth busiest airport within the world by aircraft movements and therefore the 10th busiest airport within the world by passenger traffic in 2019.
It's the ninth busiest international gateway within the us and therefore the second busiest international gateway in Texas.
American Airlines at DFW is that the second largest single airline hub within the world and therefore the us, behind Delta's Atlanta hub.
In 2019, DFW set a replacement passenger traffic record in its 45-year history, serving 75,066,956 passengers.
Located roughly halfway between the main cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, DFW spills across portions of Dallas and Tarrant counties, and includes portions of the cities of Irving, Euless, Grapevine and Coppell.
At 17,207 acres (6,963 hectares; 27 square miles), DFW is larger than the island of Manhattan, and is that the second largest airport by acreage within the US, after Denver International Airport.
It's its own post office postcode, 75261, and us mail city designation ("DFW Airport, TX"), also as its own police, fire protection and emergency medical services.
The members of the airport's board of directors are appointed by the "owner cities" of Dallas and Fort Worth, with a non-voting member chosen from the airport's four neighboring cities on a rotating basis.
As of January 2020, DFW Airport has service to 260 destinations, including 67 international and 193 domestic destinations within the US.
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9. Charles de Gaulle International Airport

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Total passengers: 76,150,007
Location: Roissy-en-France, Île-de-France, France, EU
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Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (French: Aéroport de Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle, IATA: CDG, ICAO: LFPG), also referred to as Roissy Airport, is that the largest international airport in France and second-busiest airport in Europe.
Opened in 1974, it is located in Roissy-en-France, 23 km (14 mi) northeast of Paris. 
It's named after Charles de Gaulle (1890–1970).
Charles de Gaulle Airport is found within portions of several communes in Val-d'Oise, Seine-Saint-Denis and Seine-et-Marne.
It is the principal hub for Air France and a destination for other legacy carriers (from Star Alliance, Oneworld and SkyTeam), also as attention city for low-cost carriers easyJet, Vueling, and Norwegian Air Shuttle.
The Airport is operated by Groupe ADP under the brand Paris Aéroport.
In 2019, the airport handled 76,150,007 passengers and 498,175 aircraft movements, thus making it the world's 9-busiest airport, and Europe's second-busiest airport (after London Heathrow) in terms of passenger numbers.
Charles de Gaulle is additionally the busiest airport within the EU.
In terms of cargo traffic, the airport is that the twelfth busiest within the world and therefore the second busiest in Europe (after Frankfurt Airport), handling 2,150,950 metric tons of cargo in 2012.
As of 2017, the airport offers direct flights to the foremost countries and hosts the foremost airlines within the world.
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8. Shanghai Pudong International Airport

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Total passengers: 76,153,500
Location: Pudong, Shanghai, China
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Shanghai Pudong International Airport (IATA: PVG, ICAO: ZSPD) is one among the 2 international airports in Shanghai and a serious aviation hub of East Asia.
Pudong Airport mainly serves international flights, while the city's other major airport Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport mainly serves domestic and regional flights in East Asia.
Located about 30 kilometers (19 mi) east of the town center, Pudong Airport occupies a 40-square-kilometre (10,000-acre) site adjacent to the coastline in eastern Pudong.
The airport is operated by Shanghai Airport Authority (Chinese: 上海机场集团公司, SSE: 600009).
The airport is that the main hub for China Eastern Airlines and Shanghai Airlines, and a serious international hub for Air China, also as secondary hub for China Southern Airlines.
It is also the hub for privately owned Juneyao Airlines and Spring Airlines, and an Asia-Pacific cargo hub for FedEx, UPS and DHL.
The DHL hub, opened in July 2012, is reportedly the most important express hub in Asia.
Pudong Airport has two main passenger terminals, flanked on each side by four operational parallel runways.
A 3rd passenger terminal has been planned since 2015, additionally to a satellite terminal and two additional runways, which can raise its annual capacity from 60 million passengers to 80 million, alongside the power to handle six million plenty of freight.
Pudong Airport may be a fast-growing hub for both passenger and cargo traffic. With 3,703,431 metric tons handled in 2017, the airport is that the world's third-busiest airport by cargo traffic.
Pudong Airport also served a complete of 74,006,331 passengers in 2018, making it the third-busiest airport in China after Beijing Capital and Hong Kong Airport, fifth busiest in Asia, and therefore the eighth busiest within the world.
It is also the busiest international gateway of China, with 35.25 million international passengers.
By the top of 2016, Pudong Airport hosted 104 airlines serving quite 210 destinations.
Shanghai Pudong is that the busiest international hub in China, and about half its total passenger traffic is international.
Pudong Airport is connected to Shanghai Hongqiao Airport by Shanghai Metro Line 2 and therefore the Shanghai Maglev Train via Pudong International Airport Station.
There also are airport buses connecting it with the remainder of the town.
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7.  London Heathrow Airport

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Total passengers: 80,844,310
Location: Hillingdon, London, UK
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Heathrow Airport, also referred to as London Heathrow (IATA: LHR, ICAO: EGLL), may be a major international airport in London, UK.
Heathrow is that the seventh busiest airport within the world by international passenger traffic, also because the busiest airport in Europe by passenger traffic, and therefore the seventh busiest airport within the world by total passenger traffic.
It is one among six international airports serving London region.
In 2019, it handled a record 80.8 million passengers, a 0.9% increase from 2018 also as 475,861 aircraft movements, a decrease of 1,743 from 2018.
The airport facility is owned and operated by Heathrow Airport Holdings.
Heathrow lies 14 miles (23 km) west of Central London and has two parallel east–west runways alongside four operational terminals on a site that covers 12.27 square kilometers (4.74 sq mi).
The airport is that the primary hub for British Airways and therefore the primary operating base for Virgin Atlantic.
In September 2012, the govt of the UK established the Airports Commission, an independent commission chaired by Sir Howard Davies to look at various options for increasing capacity at UK airports.
In July 2015, the commission backed a 3rd runway at Heathrow, which the govt approved in October 2016.
However, the UK Court of Appeal rejected this plan for a 3rd runway at Heathrow, thanks to concerns about global climate change and therefore the environmental impact of aviation.
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6. O'Hare International Airport

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Total passengers: 84,397,776
Location: Chicago, Illinois, US
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O'Hare International Airport (IATA: ORD, ICAO: KORD, FAA LID: ORD), typically mentioned as O'Hare Airport, Chicago O'Hare, or just O'Hare, is a world airport located on the Northwest Side of Chicago, Illinois, 14 miles (23 km) northwest of the Loop downtown.
Operated by the Chicago Department of Aviation and covering some 7,627 acres (3,087 ha), O'Hare has non-stop flights to 228 destinations in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania as of 2018.
Designed to be the successor to Chicago's "busiest area unit within the world", O'Hare began as an airfield serving a Douglas factory for C-54 military transports during war II. it had been named for Edward "Butch" O'Hare, the U.S. Navy's first Medal of Honor recipient during that war.
Later, at the peak of the conflict, O'Hare served as a lively fighter base for the Air Force.
As the first major airport planned after war II, O'Hare's innovative design pioneered concepts like concourses, direct highway access to the terminal, jet bridges, and underground refueling systems.
It became famous because the first World's Busiest Airport of the jet age, holding that distinction from 1963 to 1998; today, it's the world's sixth-busiest airport, serving 84,5 million passengers in 2019.
In 2015, Chicago had 11.4 million international passengers, while New York’s JFK had 29.4 million and Miami and each had 20.2 million.
Within the year ending New Year's Eve, 2019, O'Hare had 919,704 aircraft operations, averaging 2,520 per day, the foremost of any airport within the world partially due to an outsized number of regional flights.
O'Hare is unusual therein it is a serious hub for quite one among the three U.S. mainline carriers: United Airlines (which is headquartered in Chicago) and American Airlines.
It is attention city for Frontier Airlines and Spirit Airlines.
While Terminals 2 and three remain of the first design, the airfield has seen radical modernization, and an expansion of passenger facilities within the terminal complex began in 2020, which can remake it as North America's first airport built around airline alliances.
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5. Dubai International Airport

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Total passengers: 86,396,757
Location: Garhoud, Dubai, UAE
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Dubai International Airport (IATA: DXB, ICAO: OMDB) (Arabic: مطار دبي الدولي‎) is that the primary international airport serving Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and is that the world's busiest airport by international passenger traffic.
It is also the fifth-busiest airport within the world by passenger traffic, the sixth-busiest cargo airport within the world, the busiest airport for Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 movements, and therefore the airport with the very best average number of passengers per flight.
In 2017, DXB handled 88 million passengers and a couple of .65 million tons of cargo and registered 409,493 aircraft movements.
In July 2019, Dubai International airport installed the most important solar power system within the region's airports as a part of Dubai's goal to scale back 30 percent of the town energy consumption by 2030.
Dubai International Airport is situated within the Al Garhoud district, 2.5 nautical miles (4.6 km; 2.9 mi) east of Dubai and cover a neighborhood of seven, 200 acres (2,900 ha) of land.
Terminal 3 is that the second-largest building within the world by floor space and therefore the largest air terminal within the world.
Emirates Airline has its hub airport in Dubai International (DXB) and has their own terminal 3 with 3 concourses that they share with Fly Dubai.
The Emirates hub is that the largest airline hub within the Middle East; Emirates handles 51% of all passenger traffic and accounts for about 42% of all aircraft movements at the airport.
Dubai Airport is additionally the bottom for low-cost carrier Fly Dubai which handles 13% of passenger traffic and 25% of aircraft movements at DXB.
The airport features a total capacity of 90 million passengers annually. As of January 2016, there are over 7,700 weekly flights operated by 140 airlines to over 270 destinations across all inhabited continents.
Over 63% of travelers using the airport in 2018 were connecting passengers.
Dubai International is a crucial contributor to the Dubai economy, because it employs approximately 90,000 people, indirectly supports over 400,000 jobs and contributes over US$26.7 billion to the economy, which represents around 27 per cent of Dubai's GDP and 21% of the utilization in Dubai.
It is predicted that by 2020, the economic contribution of Dubai's aviation sector will rise to 37.5% of the city's GDP and by 2030, the economic impact of aviation is projected to grow to $88.1 billion and support 1.95 million jobs in Dubai or 44.7% of the GDP and 35.1% of the entire employment.
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4. Tokyo Haneda Airport

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Total passengers: 87,098,683 (2018) 
Location: Ōta, Tokyo, Japan
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Tokyo International Airport (東京国際空港, Tōkyō Kokusai Kūkō), commonly referred to as Haneda Airport (羽田空港, Haneda Kūkō), Tokyo Haneda Airport, and Haneda International Airport (IATA: HND, ICAO: RJTT), is one among the 2 primary airports that serve the Greater Tokyo Area, and is that the primary base of Japan's two major domestic airlines, Japan Airlines (Terminal 1) and every one Nippon Airways (Terminal 2), also as Air Do, Skymark Airlines, Solaseed Air, and StarFlyer. 
It is located in Ōta, Tokyo, 15 km (9.3 mi) south of Tokyo Station.
Haneda was the first international airport serving Tokyo until 1978; from 1978 to 2010, Haneda handled most domestic flights to and from Tokyo also as "scheduled charter" flights to a little number of major cities in East Asia, while Narita International Airport handled the overwhelming majority of international flights.
In 2010, a fanatical International Terminal, current Terminal 3, was opened at Haneda in conjunction with the completion of a fourth runway, allowing long-haul flights during night-time hours.
Haneda opened to long-haul service during the daytime in March 2014, with carriers offering nonstop service to 25 cities in 17 countries.
The Japanese government is currently encouraging the utilization of Haneda for premium business routes and therefore the use of Narita for leisure routes and by low-cost carriers.
Haneda handled 87,098,683 passengers in 2018; by passenger throughput, it had been the third-busiest airport in Asia and therefore the fourth-busiest within the world, after Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Beijing Capital International Airport (Asia's busiest), and Dubai International Airport.
It is ready to handle 90 million passengers per annum following its expansion in 2010.
Haneda was named the simplest Airport: 70+ million passengers, World’s Cleanest Airport, World’s Best Domestic Airport, and World’s Best PRM/Accessible Facilities in 2020.
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3. Los Angeles International Airport

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Total passengers: 88,068,013
Location: Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles International Airport (IATA: LAX, ICAO: KLAX, FAA LID: LAX), commonly mentioned as LAX (with each of its letters pronounced individually), is that the primary international airport serving l. a. and its surrounding metropolitan area.
LAX is found within the Westchester neighborhood of l. a. , 18 miles (30 km) southwest of Downtown l. a. , with the commercial and residential areas of Westchester to the north, the town of El Segundo to the south and therefore the city of Inglewood to the east.
Owned and operated by l. a. World Airports (LAWA), workplace of the govt of l. a., formerly referred to as the Department of Airports, the airport covers 3,500 acres (1,400 ha) of land.
LAX has four parallel runways.
In 2019, LAX handled 88,068,013 passengers, making it the world's third busiest and therefore the United States' second busiest airport following Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Because the largest and busiest international airport on the U.S. West Coast, LAX may be a major international gateway to the US, and also serves a connection point for passengers traveling internationally.
The airport holds the record for the world's busiest origin and destination airport, since relative to other airports, more travelers begin or end their trips in l. a. than use it as a connection.
It is also the sole airport to rank among the highest five U.S. airports for both passenger and cargo traffic.
LAX is a hub or focus city for more passenger airlines than the other airport within the US.
It is the sole airport that four U.S. legacy carriers (Alaska, American, Delta and United) have designated as a hub and may be a focus city for Air New Zealand, Allegiant Air, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Qantas, Southwest Airlines and Volaris.
While LAX is that the busiest airport within the Greater l. a. area, several other airports, including Hollywood Burbank Airport, Wayne Airport, Long Beach Airport, also as Ontario International Airport, also serve the world.
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2. Beijing Capital International Airport

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Total passengers: 100,011,000
Location: Chaoyang-Shunyi, Beijing, China
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Beijing Capital International Airport (IATA: PEK, ICAO: ZBAA) is that the main international airport serving Beijing. it's located 32 km (20 mi) northeast of Beijing's city center, in an enclave of Chaoyang District and therefore the surroundings of that enclave in suburban Shunyi District.
The airport is owned and operated by the Beijing Capital International Airport Company Limited, a state-controlled company.
The airport's IATA Airport code, PEK, is predicated on the city's former romanized name, Peking.
Beijing Capital has rapidly ascended in rankings of the world's busiest airports within the past decade.
It had become the busiest airport in Asia in terms of passenger traffic and total traffic movements by 2009. 
It is been the world's second busiest airport in terms of passenger traffic since 2010.
The airport registered 557,167 aircraft movements (take-offs and landings), ranking 6th within the world in 2012.
In terms of cargo traffic, Beijing airport has also witnessed rapid climb.
By 2012, the airport had become the 13th busiest airport within the world by cargo traffic, registering 1,787,027 tons.
From September 2019, all Oneworld & Skyteam flights from Beijing Capital International Airport were transferred to the new Beijing Daxing International Airport except Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon.
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1. Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport
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Total passengers: 110,531,300
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
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Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (IATA: ATL, ICAO: KATL, FAA LID: ATL), also referred to as Atlanta Hartsfield–Jackson International Airport, Atlanta Airport, Hartsfield, or Hartsfield–Jackson, is that the primary international airport serving Atlanta, Georgia.
The airport is found seven miles (11km) south of the Downtown Atlanta district. 
It is named after former Atlanta mayors William B. Hartsfield and Maynard Jackson.
The airport has 192 gates: 152 domestic and 40 International.
ATL covers 4,700 acres (1,902 ha) of land and has five parallel runways.
Hartsfield–Jackson is that the primary hub of Delta Air Lines and may be a focus city for low-cost carriers Frontier Airlines and Southwest Airlines. With just over 1,000 flights each day to 225 domestic and international destinations, the Delta hub is that the world's largest airline hub. Additionally, to hosting Delta's corporate headquarters, Hartsfield–Jackson is additionally the house of Delta's Technical Operations Center, which is that the airline's primary maintenance, repair and overhaul arm.
The airport has international service within North America and to South America, Central America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. As a world gateway to the US, Hartsfield–Jackson ranks seventh in international passenger traffic.
Many of the nearly a million annual flights are domestic flights; the airport may be a major hub for travel within the southeastern region of the country. Atlanta has been the world's busiest airport by passenger traffic since 1998.
The airport is usually in unincorporated areas of Fulton and Clayton counties, but it spills into the town limits of Atlanta, College Park, and Hapeville.
The airport's domestic terminal is served by MARTA's Red and Gold rail lines.
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