World's busiest airports by international passenger traffic

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The following is a list of the world's busiest airports by international passenger traffic.

2013 statistics[edit]

Airports Council International's 12 months (January–December) figures are as follows.[1]

Rank Airport Location Code
(IATA/ICAO)
Total
passengers
Monthly Rank
Change
%
Change
1. London Heathrow Airport Hillingdon, Greater London, United Kingdom LHR/EGLL 66,689,466 Steady Increase3.5%
2. Dubai International Airport Garhoud, Dubai, United Arab Emirates DXB/OMDB 65,872,250 Steady Increase15.3%
3. Hong Kong International Airport Chek Lap Kok, Lantau Island, Hong Kong HKG/VHHH 59,294,439 Steady Increase6.5%
4. Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport Roissy-en-France, Val d'Oise, Île-de-France, France CDG/LFPG 56,767,748 Steady Increase1.0%
5. Singapore Changi Airport Changi, East Region, Singapore SIN/WSSS 52,775,360 Increase2 Increase5.7%
6. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Haarlemmermeer, North Holland, Netherlands AMS/EHAM 52,527,699 Decrease1 Increase3.0%
7. Frankfurt Airport Flughafen, Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany FRA/EDDF 51,315,550 Decrease1 Increase1.1%
8. Suvarnabhumi Airport Racha Thewa, Bang Phli, Samut Prakan, Greater Bangkok, Thailand BKK/VTBS 41,302,852 Steady Increase4.9%
9. Incheon International Airport Jung-gu, Incheon, Sudogwon, South Korea ICN/RKSI 40,785,953 Steady Increase6.4%
10. Guarulhos International Airport Guarulhos, Greater São Paulo, Brazil GRU/SBGR 36,460,923 Increase? Increase11.23%
11. Atatürk International Airport Yeşilköy, Bakırköy, Istanbul, Turkey IST/LTBA 33,955,798 Steady Increase14.2%
12. Kuala Lumpur International Airport Sepang, Selangor, Malaysia KUL/WMKK 32,605,356 Increase1 Increase18.1%
13. London Gatwick Airport Crawley, West Sussex, United Kingdom LGW/EGKK 31,657,805 Decrease1 Increase4.2%
14. Narita International Airport Narita, Chiba, Kantō, Honshū, Japan NRT/RJAA 30,516,135 Steady Increase3.0%
15. Munich Airport Oberding/Hallbergmoos/Marzling, Erding/Freising, Bavaria, Germany MUC/EDDM 29,216,808 Steady Increase2.1%
16. Taoyuan International Airport Dayuan, Taoyuan, Taiwan, Taiwan TPE/RCTP 28,608,274 Increase1 Increase10.2%
17. Madrid-Barajas Airport Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain MAD/LEMD 27,711,197 Decrease1 Decrease9.5%
18. John F. Kennedy International Airport Queens, New York City, New York, United States JFK/KJFK 26,530,698 Steady Increase5.9%
19. Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport Fiumicino, Rome, Italy FCO/LIRF 25,069,617 Steady Increase0.6%
20. Barcelona–El Prat Airport El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain BCN/LEBL 25,003,256 Steady Increase5.8%
21. Zurich Airport Rümlang/Oberglatt, Bülach/Dielsdorf, Zürich, Switzerland ZRH/LSZH 24,227,178 Steady Increase0.4%
22. Doha International Airport Doha, Qatar DOH/OTBD 23,266,396 Steady Increase9.9%
23. Copenhagen Airport Tårnby, Hovedstaden, Denmark CPH/EKCH 22,096,855 Steady Increase3.7%
24. Toronto Pearson International Airport Mississauga, Ontario, Canada YYZ/CYYZ 21,638,571 Steady Increase1.8%
25. Antalya Airport Antalya, Turkey AYT/LTAI 21,525,679 Increase1 Increase6.8%
26. Vienna International Airport Vienna, Austria VIE/LOWW 21,357,730 Decrease1 Decrease0.7%
27 Miami International Airport Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States MIA/KMIA 20,201,626 Steady Increase4.3%
28. Dublin Airport Dublin, County Dublin, Leinster, Ireland DUB/EIDW 20,092,659 Steady Increase5.6%
29. Brussels Airport Zaventem, Flemish Brabant, Flanders, Belgium BRU/EBBR 18,932,137 Steady Increase0.8%
30. Sheremetyevo International Airport Khimki, Moscow Oblast, Russia SVO/UUEE 18,581,906 Increase? Increase8.3%

2011 statistics[edit]

Airports Council International's full year (January–December) figures are as follows.[2]

Rank Airport Location Code
(IATA/ICAO)
Total
passengers
Monthly Rank
Change
%
Change
1. London Heathrow Airport Hillingdon, Greater London, United Kingdom LHR/EGLL 64,687,737 Steady Increase6.2%
2. Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport Roissy-en-France, Val d'Oise, Île-de-France, France CDG/LFPG 55,674,880 Steady Increase4.8%
3. Hong Kong International Airport Chek Lap Kok, Lantau Island, Hong Kong HKG/VHHH 52,749,262 Steady Increase6.0%
4. Dubai International Airport Garhoud, Dubai, United Arab Emirates DXB/OMDB 50,192,013 Increase1 Increase8.4%
5. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Haarlemmermeer, North Holland, Netherlands AMS/EHAM 49,680,283 Increase1 Increase10.1%
6. Frankfurt Airport Flughafen, Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany FRA/EDDF 49,477,184 Decrease2 Increase6.9%
7. Singapore Changi Airport Changi, East Region, Singapore SIN/WSSS 45,429,263 Steady Increase11.0%
8. Suvarnabhumi Airport Racha Thewa, Bang Phli, Samut Prakan, Greater Bangkok, Thailand BKK/VTBS 35,009,002 Increase3 Increase11.4%
9. Incheon International Airport Jung-gu, Incheon, Sudogwon, South Korea ICN/RKSI 34,537,845 Decrease1 Increase4.8%
10. Madrid-Barajas Airport Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain MAD/LEMD 32,449,857 Steady Increase4.7%
11. London Gatwick Airport Crawley, West Sussex, United Kingdom LGW/EGKK 29,923,391 Increase1 Increase7.5%
12. Munich Airport Oberding/Hallbergmoos/Marzling, Erding/Freising, Bavaria, Germany MUC/EDDM 27,879,045 Increase1 Increase10.1%
13. Narita International Airport Narita, Chiba, Kantō, Honshū, Japan NRT/RJAA 26,331,010 Decrease4 Decrease18.1%
14. Kuala Lumpur International Airport Sepang, Selangor, Malaysia KUL/WMKK 25,915,723 Increase4 Increase10.7%
15. Leonardo da Vinci Airport Fiumicino, Rome, Italy FCO/LIRF 24,448,925 Steady Increase5.0%
16. John F. Kennedy International Airport Queens, New York City, New York, United States JFK/KJFK 24,164,827 Steady Increase4.6%
17. Atatürk International Airport Yeşilköy, Bakırköy, Istanbul, Turkey IST/LTBA 24,048,585 Steady Increase32.2%
18. Zürich Airport Rümlang/Oberglatt, Bülach/Dielsdorf, Zürich, Switzerland ZRH/LSZH 23,628,718 Increase1 Increase6.6%
19. Taoyuan International Airport Dayuan, Taoyuan, Taiwan, Republic of China TPE/RCTP 23,137,062 Decrease5 Steady0.0%
20. Barcelona Airport El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain BCN/LEBL 21,663,602 Increase6 Increase23.5%
21. Antalya Airport Antalya, Turkey AYT/LTAI 20,555,170 Increase2 Increase13.6%
22. Vienna Airport Vienna, Austria VIE/LOWW 20,398,766 IncreaseNEW Increase8.0%
23. Toronto Pearson International Airport Mississauga, Ontario, Canada YYZ/CYYZ 20,355,771 Decrease3 Increase6.0%
24. Copenhagen Airport Tårnby, Hovedstaden, Denmark CPH/EKCH 20,233,904 Decrease3 Increase6.7%
25. Dublin Airport Fingall, Leinster, Republic of Ireland DUB/EIDW 18,607,651 Decrease1 Increase3.1%
26. Brussels Airport Zaventem, Flemish Brabant, Flanders, Belgium BRU/EBBR 18,590,891 Increase3 Increase9.6%
27 Miami International Airport Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States MIA/KMIA 18,417,513 Increase1 Increase9.0%
28. Doha International Airport Doha, Qatar DOH/OTBD 18,108,521 IncreaseNEW Increase15.2%
29. Malpensa Airport Somma Lombardo, Varese, Lombardy, Italy MXP/LIMC 17,551,677 Decrease4 Increase1.3%
30. Manchester Airport Manchester, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom MAN/EGCC 16,605,737 IncreaseNEW Increase7.7%

2010 year-to-date statistics[edit]

Airports Council International's year-to-date (August) figures are as follows.[3]

Rank Airport Location Code
(IATA/ICAO)
Total
passengers
Monthly Rank
Change
%
Change
1. London Heathrow Airport Hillingdon, Greater London, England, United Kingdom LHR/EGLL 40,239,190 Steady Decrease0.8%
2. Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport Roissy-en-France, Val d'Oise, Île-de-France, France CDG/LFPG 35,526,374 Steady Decrease0.8%
3. Hong Kong International Airport Chek Lap Kok, New Territories, Hong Kong HKG/VHHH 33,178,000 Steady Increase10.9%
4. Frankfurt Airport Flughafen, Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany FRA/EDDF 30,636,917 Increase1 Increase3.0%
5. Dubai International Airport Garhoud, Dubai, United Arab Emirates DXB/OMDB 30,275,671 Decrease1 Increase14.9%
6. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Haarlemmermeer, North Holland, Netherlands AMS/EHAM 29,837,136 Steady Increase2.0%
7. Singapore Changi Airport Changi, East Region, Singapore SIN/WSSS 26,625,327 Steady Increase16.4%
8. Incheon International Airport Jung-gu, Incheon, Sudogwon, South Korea ICN/RKSI 21,961,033 Increase1 Increase16.9%
9. Narita International Airport Narita, Chiba, Kantō, Honshū, Japan NRT/RJAA 21,919,378 Decrease1 Increase8.5%
10. Stockholm Arlanda Airport Stockholm, Sigtuna Municipality, Sweden ARN/ESSA 20,681,396
11. Madrid-Barajas Airport Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain MAD/LEMD 20,636,095 Increase1 Increase5.4%
12. Suvarnabhumi Airport Racha Thewa, Bang Phli, Samut Prakan, Greater Bangkok, Thailand BKK/VTBS 20,297,696 Decrease1 Increase10.1%
13. London Gatwick Airport Crawley, West Sussex, South East England, England, United Kingdom LGW/EGKK 18,958,570 Steady Decrease3.5%
14. Munich Airport Oberding/Hallbergmoos/Marzling, Erding/Freising, Bavaria, Germany MUC/EDDM 16,499,651 Steady Increase6.6%
15. Taoyuan International Airport Dayuan, Taoyuan, Taiwan, Republic of China TPE/RCTP 15,643,881 Steady Increase22.0%
16. Leonardo da Vinci Airport Fiumicino, Rome, Italy FCO/LIRF 15,578,911 Increase2 Increase11.5%
17. John F. Kennedy International Airport Queens, New York City, New York, United States JFK/KJFK 15,573,060 Steady Increase6.2%
18. Atatürk International Airport Yeşilköy, Bakırköy, Istanbul, Turkey IST/LTBA 15,128,270 Increase1 Increase16.0%
19. Kuala Lumpur International Airport Sepang, Selangor, Malaysia KUL/WMKK 15,087,900 Increase2 Increase23.5%
20. Zürich Airport Rümlang/Oberglatt, Bülach/Dielsdorf, Zürich, Switzerland ZRH/LSZH 13,261,266 Steady Increase3.6%
21. Toronto Pearson International Airport Mississauga, Ontario, Canada YYZ/CYYZ 13,115,781 Decrease1 Increase8.1%
22. Copenhagen Airport Kastrup, Tårnby, Hovedstaden, Denmark CPH/EKCH 12,591,944 Steady Increase5.9%
23. Sydney International Airport Sydney, New South Wales, Australia SYD 12,409,324 Decrease1 Increase7.4%
24. Antalya Airport Antalya, Turkey AYT/LTAI 12,264,370 Increase4 Increase19.2%
25. Dublin Airport Dublin, Leinster, Republic of Ireland DUB/EIDW 12,258,434 Decrease1 Decrease11.4%
26. Malpensa Airport Somma Lombardo, Varese, Lombardy, Italy MXP/LIMC 11,635,598 Increase1 Increase4.0%
27. Barcelona Airport El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain BCN/LEBL 11,499,909 Increase2 Increase4.3%
28. London Stansted Airport Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex, East of England, England, United Kingdom STN/EGSS 11,459,549 Steady Decrease7.3%
29 Miami International Airport Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States MIA/KMIA 11,416,988 Decrease4 Increase5.3%
30. Jinnah International Airport Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan KHI/OPKC 11,461,292 Steady Increase3.0%

2008 preliminary statistics (January to December 2008)[edit]

Rank Airport Location Code
(IATA/ICAO)
Total
passengers
Rank
Change
%
Change
1. London Heathrow Airport Hillingdon, Greater London, England, United Kingdom LHR/EGLL 61,345,518 Steady Decrease 1.2%
2. Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport Roissy-en-France, Val d'Oise, Île-de-France, France CDG/LFPG 55,804,279 Steady Increase 1.6%
3. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Haarlemmermeer, North Holland, Netherlands AMS/EHAM 47,349,319 Steady Decrease 0.7%
4. Hong Kong International Airport Chek Lap Kok, New Territories, Hong Kong HKG/VHHH 47,201,000 Increase1 Increase 2.0%
5. Frankfurt Airport Flughafen, Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany FRA/EDDF 46,707,577 Decrease1 Decrease 0.8%
6. Dubai International Airport Garhoud, Dubai, United Arab Emirates DXB/OMDB 36,592,307 Increase2 Increase 9.3%
7. Singapore Changi Airport Changi, East Region, Singapore SIN/WSSS 36,288,050 Decrease1 Increase 3.0%
8. Narita International Airport Narita, Chiba, Kantō, Honshū, Japan NRT/RJAA 32,343,590 Decrease1 Decrease 5.5%
9. London Gatwick Airport Crawley, West Sussex, South East England, England, United Kingdom LGW/EGKK 30,433,810 Increase1 Decrease 2.3%
10. Madrid-Barajas Airport Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain MAD/LEMD 30,135,120 Increase2 Increase 2.7%

2006 preliminary statistics (January to December 2006)[edit]

Rank Location Code
(IATA)
Total
passengers
%
Change
1. London Heathrow Airport London, United Kingdom LHR 61,348,340 Increase 0.6%
2. Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport Paris, France CDG 51,888,936 Increase 6.2%
3. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Amsterdam, The Netherlands AMS 45,940,939 Increase 4.4%
4. Frankfurt Airport Frankfurt, Germany FRA 45,697,176 Increase 1.9%
5. Hong Kong International Airport New Territories, Hong Kong HKG 43,274,765 Increase 8.7%
6. Narita International Airport Narita, Greater Tokyo, Japan NRT 33,860,094 Increase 25.3%
7. Singapore Changi Airport Changi, Singapore SIN 33,368,099 Increase 8.6%
8. London Gatwick Airport West Sussex, United Kingdom LGW 30,016,837 Increase 4.4%
9. Suvarnabhumi Airport[4] Samut Prakan, Thailand BKK 29,587,773 Increase 10.3%
10. Dubai International Airport Dubai, United Arab Emirates DXB 27,925,522 Increase 16.7%
11. Seoul Incheon International Airport Incheon, South Korea ICN 27,661,598 Increase 8.1%
12. Barajas Airport Barajas, Madrid, Spain MAD 24,828,627 Increase 10.6%
13. Kuala Lumpur International Airport Sepang, Malaysia KUL 24,570,385 Increase 5.9%
14. Munich Airport Munich, Germany MUC 21,390,900 Increase 9.6%
15. Istanbul Ataturk Airport[5] Istanbul, Turkey IST 21,265,974 Increase 10%
16. London Stansted Airport Essex, United Kingdom STN 20,972,291 Increase 8.4%
17. Taoyuan International Airport Taoyuan, Taiwan, Republic of China TPE 20,285,388 Increase 5.6%
18. Dublin Airport Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland DUB 20,271,485 Increase 14.6%
19. John F. Kennedy International Airport New York City, United States JFK 19,606,958 Increase 4.4%
20. Copenhagen Airport Copenhagen, Denmark CPH 18,898,625 Increase 3.9%
21. Malpensa Airport Milan, Italy MXP 18,654,497 Increase 3.9%
22. Manchester Airport Manchester, England, United Kingdom MAN 18,596,505 Decrease 0.5%
23. Zürich Airport Zürich, Switzerland ZRH 18,444,894 Increase 8.0%
24. Toronto Pearson International Airport Mississauga, Ontario, Canada YYZ 17,210,155 Increase 1.2%
25. Leonardo da Vinci Airport Rome, Lazio, Italy FCO 17,165,932 Increase 6.4%
26. Los Angeles International Airport Westchester, Los Angeles, California, United States LAX 16,917,381 Decrease 3.3%
27. Brussels Airport Zaventem, Brussels, Belgium BRU 16,571,064 Increase 3.1%
28. Vienna International Airport Vienna, Austria VIE 16,218,828 Increase 6.3%
29. Shanghai Pudong International Airport Shanghai, People's Republic of China PVG 16,073,367 Increase 10.4%
30. Son Sant Joan Airport Palma, Majorca, Balearic Islands, Spain PMI 16,039,187 Increase 5.3%

2005 preliminary statistics (January to December 2005)[edit]

Rank Airport Location Code
(IATA)
Total
passengers
%
Change
1. London Heathrow Airport Hillingdon, Greater London, United Kingdom LHR 60,964,323 Increase 1.5%
2. Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport Seine-et-Marne/Seine-Saint-Denis/Val-d'Oise, Île-de-France, France CDG 48,551,870 Increase 5.0%
3. Frankfurt Airport Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany FRA 44,756,469 Increase 3.2%
4. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Haarlemmermeer, North Holland, The Netherlands AMS 43,881,540 Increase 4.0%
5. Hong Kong International Airport New Territories, Hong Kong HKG 39,593,000 Increase 10.2%
6. Singapore Changi Airport Changi, East Region, Singapore SIN 30,577,724 Increase 7.8%
7. London Gatwick Airport Crawley, West Sussex, South East, England, United Kingdom LGW 28,710,566 Increase 5.2%
8. Narita International Airport Narita, Chiba, Kantō, Honshū, Japan NRT 27,115,822 Increase 2.4%
9. Bangkok International Airport Bangkok, Thailand BKK 26,768,772 Increase 4.5%
10. Incheon International Airport Incheon, South Korea ICN 25,541,362 Increase 9.0%
11. Dubai International Airport Dubai, United Arab Emirates DXB 23,607,507 Increase 15.9%
12. Barajas Airport Barajas, Madrid, Madrid, Spain MAD 22,107,466 Increase 10.6%
13. Munich Airport Munich, Upper Bavaria, Bavaria, Germany MUC 19,405,560 Increase 8.3%
14. Istanbul Ataturk Airport[6] Istanbul, Turkey IST 19,293,769 Increase 10%
15. London Stansted Airport Uttlesford, Essex, East, England, United Kingdom STN 19,257,502 Increase 6.6%
16. Chiang Kai-shek International Airport Taoyuan, Taiwan, Republic of China TPE 19,158,638 Increase 9.0%
17. Manchester Airport Greater Manchester, North West, England, United Kingdom MAN 18,690,695 Increase 6.1%
18. John F. Kennedy International Airport Queens, New York City, New York, United States JFK 18,534,215 Increase 7.1%
19. Copenhagen Airport Tårnby, Hovedstaden, Denmark CPH 17,964,538 Increase 5.0%
20. Dublin Airport Fingal, Dublin, Leinster, Ireland DUB 17,571,677 Increase 8.0%
21. Los Angeles International Airport Westchester, Los Angeles, California, United States LAX 17,469,927 Increase 6.6%
22. Zürich Airport Kloten, Zürich, Switzerland ZRH 17,265,955 Increase3.9%
23. Toronto Pearson International Airport Mississauga, Ontario, Canada YYZ 16,972,867 Increase 6.7%
24. Leonardo da Vinci Airport Fiumicino, Rome, Lazio, Italy FCO 16,527,016 Increase 6.9%
25. Malpensa Airport Varese, Lombardy, Italy MXP 16,199,824 Increase 8.8%
26. Brussels Airport Zaventem, Flemish Brabant, Flanders, Belgium BRU 16,060,407 Increase 3.6%
27. Antalya Airport Antalya, Turkey AYT 15,864,863 Increase 13.8%
28. Son Sant Joan Airport Palma, Majorca, Balearic Islands, Spain PMI 15,250,975 Increase 4.3%
29. Vienna International Airport Schwechat, Lower Austria, Austria VIE 15,172,072 Increase 7.6%
30. Shanghai Pudong International Airport Shanghai, People's Republic of China PVG 14,542,233 Increase 16.2%

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