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

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. United Kingdom London Heathrow Airport Hillingdon, Greater London, United Kingdom LHR/EGLL 66 689 466 Steady Increase3.5%
2. United Arab Emirates Dubai International Airport Garhoud, Dubai, United Arab Emirates DXB/OMDB 65 872 250 Steady Increase15.3%
3. Hong Kong Hong Kong International Airport Chek Lap Kok, Lantau Island, Hong Kong HKG/VHHH 59 294 439 Steady Increase6.5%
4. France 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 Singapore Changi Airport Changi, East Region, Singapore SIN/WSSS 52 775 360 Increase2 Increase5.7%
6. Netherlands Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Haarlemmermeer, North Holland, Netherlands AMS/EHAM 52 527 699 Decrease1 Increase3.0%
7. Germany Frankfurt Airport Flughafen (Frankfurt am Main), Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany FRA/EDDF 51 315 550 Decrease1 Increase1.1%
8. Thailand Suvarnabhumi Airport Racha Thewa, Bang Phli, Samut Prakan, Greater Bangkok, Thailand BKK/VTBS 41 302 852 Steady Increase4.9%
9. South Korea Incheon International Airport Jung-gu, Incheon, Sudogwon, South Korea ICN/RKSI 40 785 953 Steady Increase6.4%
10. Turkey Atatürk International Airport Yeşilköy, Bakırköy, Istanbul, Turkey IST/LTBA 33 955 798 Steady Increase14.2%
11. Malaysia Kuala Lumpur International Airport Sepang, Selangor, Malaysia KUL/WMKK 32 605 356 Increase1 Increase18.1%
12. United Kingdom London Gatwick Airport Crawley, West Sussex, United Kingdom LGW/EGKK 31 657 805 Decrease1 Increase4.2%
13. Japan Narita International Airport Narita, Chiba, Kantō, Honshū, Japan NRT/RJAA 30 516 135 Steady Increase3.0%
14. Germany Munich Airport Oberding/Hallbergmoos/Marzling, Erding/Freising, Bavaria, Germany MUC/EDDM 29 216 808 Steady Increase2.1%
15. Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Dayuan, Taoyuan, Taiwan, Republic of China TPE/RCTP 28 608 274 Increase1 Increase10.2%
16. Spain Madrid-Barajas Airport Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain MAD/LEMD 27 711 197 Decrease1 Decrease9.5%
17. United States John F. Kennedy International Airport Queens, New York City, New York, United States JFK/KJFK 26 530 698 Steady Increase5.9%
18. Italy Leonardo da Vinci Airport Fiumicino, Rome, Italy FCO/LIRF 25 069 617 Steady Increase0.6%
19. Spain Barcelona Airport El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain BCN/LEBL 25 003 256 Steady Increase5.8%
20. Switzerland Zürich Airport Rümlang/Oberglatt, Bülach/Dielsdorf, Zürich, Switzerland ZRH/LSZH 24 227 178 Steady Increase0.4%
21. Qatar Doha International Airport Doha, Qatar DOH/OTBD 23 266 396 Steady Increase9.9%
22. Denmark Copenhagen Airport Tårnby, Hovedstaden, Denmark CPH/EKCH 22 096 855 Steady Increase3.7%
23. Canada Toronto Pearson International Airport Mississauga, Ontario, Canada YYZ/CYYZ 21 638 571 Steady Increase1.8%
24. Turkey Antalya Airport Antalya, Turkey AYT/LTAI 21 525 679 Increase1 Increase6.8%
25. Austria Vienna Airport Vienna, Austria VIE/LOWW 21 357 730 Decrease1 Decrease0.7%
26 United States Miami International Airport Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States MIA/KMIA 20 201 626 Steady Increase4.3%
27. Republic of Ireland Dublin Airport Dublin, Leinster, Ireland DUB/EIDW 20 092 659 Steady Increase5.6%
28. Belgium Brussels Airport Zaventem, Flemish Brabant, Flanders, Belgium BRU/EBBR 18 932 137 Steady Increase0.8%
29. Russia Sheremetyevo International Airport Khimki, Moscow Oblast, Russia SVO/UUEE 18 581 906 Increase? Increase8.3%
30. United Kingdom Manchester Airport Manchester, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom MAN/EGCC 18 432 744 Steady Increase6.2%

2011 statistics

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

2010 year-to-date statistics

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

2008 preliminary statistics (January to December 2008)

Rank Airport Location Code
(IATA/ICAO)
Total
Passengers
Monthly Rank
Change
%
Change
1. United Kingdom London Heathrow Airport Hillingdon, Greater London, England, United Kingdom LHR/EGLL 40,239,190 Steady Decrease0.8%
2. France 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 Hong Kong International Airport Chek Lap Kok, New Territories, Hong Kong HKG/VHHH 33,178,000 Steady Increase10.9%
4. Germany Frankfurt Airport Flughafen (Frankfurt am Main), Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany FRA/EDDF 30,636,917 Increase1 Increase3.0%
5. United Arab Emirates Dubai International Airport Garhoud, Dubai, United Arab Emirates DXB/OMDB 30,275,671 Decrease1 Increase14.9%
6. Netherlands Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Haarlemmermeer, North Holland, Netherlands AMS/EHAM 29,837,136 Steady Increase2.0%
7. Singapore Singapore Changi Airport Changi, East Region, Singapore SIN/WSSS 26,625,327 Steady Increase16.4%
8. South Korea Incheon International Airport Jung-gu, Incheon, Sudogwon, South Korea ICN/RKSI 21,961,033 Increase1 Increase16.9%
9. Japan Narita International Airport Narita, Chiba, Kantō, Honshū, Japan NRT/RJAA 21,919,378 Decrease1 Increase8.5%
10. Sweden Stockholm Arlanda Airport Stockholm, Sigtuna Municipality, Sweden ARN/ESSA 20,681,396
11. Spain Madrid-Barajas Airport Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain MAD/LEMD 20,636,095 Increase1 Increase5.4%
12. Thailand Suvarnabhumi Airport Racha Thewa, Bang Phli, Samut Prakan, Greater Bangkok, Thailand BKK/VTBS 20,297,696 Decrease1 Increase10.1%
13. United Kingdom London Gatwick Airport Crawley, West Sussex, South East England, England, United Kingdom LGW/EGKK 18,958,570 Steady Decrease3.5%
14. Germany Munich Airport Oberding/Hallbergmoos/Marzling, Erding/Freising, Bavaria, Germany MUC/EDDM 16,499,651 Steady Increase6.6%
15. Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Dayuan, Taoyuan, Taiwan, Republic of China TPE/RCTP 15,643,881 Steady Increase22.0%
16. Italy Leonardo da Vinci Airport Fiumicino, Rome, Italy FCO/LIRF 15,578,911 Increase2 Increase11.5%
17. United States John F. Kennedy International Airport Queens, New York City, New York, United States JFK/KJFK 15,573,060 Steady Increase6.2%
18. Turkey Atatürk International Airport Yeşilköy, Bakırköy, Istanbul, Turkey IST/LTBA 15,128,270 Increase1 Increase16.0%
19. Malaysia Kuala Lumpur International Airport Sepang, Selangor, Malaysia KUL/WMKK 15,087,900 Increase2 Increase23.5%
20. Switzerland Zürich Airport Rümlang/Oberglatt, Bülach/Dielsdorf, Zürich, Switzerland ZRH/LSZH 13,261,266 Steady Increase3.6%
21. Canada Toronto Pearson International Airport Mississauga, Ontario, Canada YYZ/CYYZ 13,115,781 Decrease1 Increase8.1%
22. Denmark Copenhagen Airport Kastrup, Tårnby, Hovedstaden, Denmark CPH/EKCH 12,591,944 Steady Increase5.9%
23. Australia Sydney International Airport Sydney, New South Wales, Australia SYD 12,409,324 Decrease1 Increase7.4%
24. Turkey Antalya Airport Antalya, Turkey AYT/LTAI 12,264,370 Increase4 Increase19.2%
25. Republic of Ireland Dublin Airport Dublin, Leinster, Republic of Ireland DUB/EIDW 12,258,434 Decrease1 Decrease11.4%
26. Italy Malpensa Airport Somma Lombardo, Varese, Lombardy, Italy MXP/LIMC 11,635,598 Increase1 Increase4.0%
27. Spain Barcelona Airport El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain BCN/LEBL 11,499,909 Increase2 Increase4.3%
28. United Kingdom London Stansted Airport Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex, East of England, England, United Kingdom STN/EGSS 11,459,549 Steady Decrease7.3%
29 United States Miami International Airport Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States MIA/KMIA 11,416,988 Decrease4 Increase5.3%
30. Belgium Brussels Airport Zaventem, Flemish Brabant, Flanders, Belgium BRU/EBBR 11,231,417 Steady Decrease1.0%
Rank Airport Location Code
(IATA/ICAO)
Total
Passengers
Rank
Change
%
Change
1. United Kingdom London Heathrow Airport Hillingdon, Greater London, England, United Kingdom LHR/EGLL 61,345,518 Steady Decrease 1.2%
2. France 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. Netherlands Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Haarlemmermeer, North Holland, Netherlands AMS/EHAM 47,349,319 Steady Decrease 0.7%
4. Hong Kong Hong Kong International Airport Chek Lap Kok, New Territories, Hong Kong HKG/VHHH 47,201,000 Increase1 Increase 2.0%
5. Germany Frankfurt Airport Flughafen (Frankfurt am Main), Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany FRA/EDDF 46,707,577 Decrease1 Decrease 0.8%
6. United Arab Emirates Dubai International Airport Garhoud, Dubai, United Arab Emirates DXB/OMDB 36,592,307 Increase2 Increase 9.3%
7. Singapore Singapore Changi Airport Changi, East Region, Singapore SIN/WSSS 36,288,050 Decrease1 Increase 3.0%
8. Japan Narita International Airport Narita, Chiba, Kantō, Honshū, Japan NRT/RJAA 32,343,590 Decrease1 Decrease 5.5%
9. United Kingdom London Gatwick Airport Crawley, West Sussex, South East England, England, United Kingdom LGW/EGKK 30,433,810 Increase1 Decrease 2.3%
10. Spain Madrid-Barajas Airport Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain MAD/LEMD 30,135,120 Increase2 Increase 2.7%

2006 preliminary statistics (January to December 2006)

Rank Location Code
(IATA)
Total
Passengers
%
Change
1. United Kingdom London Heathrow Airport London, United Kingdom LHR 61,348,340 Increase 0.6%
2. France Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport Paris, France CDG 51,888,936 Increase 6.2%
3. Netherlands Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Amsterdam, The Netherlands AMS 45,940,939 Increase 4.4%
4. Germany Frankfurt Airport Frankfurt, Germany FRA 45,697,176 Increase 1.9%
5. Hong Kong Hong Kong International Airport New Territories, Hong Kong HKG 43,274,765 Increase 8.7%
6. Japan Narita International Airport Narita, Greater Tokyo, Japan NRT 33,860,094 Increase 25.3%
7. Singapore Singapore Changi Airport Changi, Singapore SIN 33,368,099 Increase 8.6%
8. United Kingdom London Gatwick Airport West Sussex, United Kingdom LGW 30,016,837 Increase 4.4%
9. Thailand Suvarnabhumi Airport4 Samut Prakan, Thailand BKK 29,587,773 Increase 10.3%
10. United Arab Emirates Dubai International Airport Dubai, United Arab Emirates DXB 27,925,522 Increase 16.7%
11. South Korea Seoul Incheon International Airport Incheon, South Korea ICN 27,661,598 Increase 8.1%
12. Spain Barajas Airport Barajas, Madrid, Spain MAD 24,828,627 Increase 10.6%
13. Malaysia Kuala Lumpur International Airport Sepang, Malaysia KUL 24,570,385 Increase 5.9%
14. Germany Munich Airport Munich, Germany MUC 21,390,900 Increase 9.6%
15. Turkey Istanbul Ataturk Airport5 Istanbul, Turkey IST 21,265,974 Increase 10%
16. United Kingdom London Stansted Airport Essex, United Kingdom STN 20,972,291 Increase 8.4%
17. Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Taoyuan, Taiwan, Republic of China TPE 20,285,388 Increase 5.6%
18. Republic of Ireland Dublin Airport Dublin, Ireland DUB 20,271,485 Increase 14.6%
19. United States John F. Kennedy International Airport New York City, United States JFK 19,606,958 Increase 4.4%
20. Denmark Copenhagen Airport Copenhagen, Denmark CPH 18,898,625 Increase 3.9%
21. Italy Malpensa Airport Milan, Italy MXP 18,654,497 Increase 3.9%
22. United Kingdom Manchester Airport Greater Manchester, United Kingdom MAN 18,596,505 Decrease 0.5%
23. Switzerland Zürich Airport Zürich, Switzerland ZRH 18,444,894 Increase 8.0%
24. Canada Toronto Pearson International Airport Mississauga, Ontario, Canada YYZ 17,210,155 Increase 1.2%
25. Italy Leonardo da Vinci Airport Rome, Lazio, Italy FCO 17,165,932 Increase 6.4%
26. United States Los Angeles International Airport Westchester, Los Angeles, California, United States LAX 16,917,381 Decrease 3.3%
27. Belgium Brussels Airport Zaventem, Brussels, Belgium BRU 16,571,064 Increase 3.1%
28. Austria Vienna International Airport Vienna, Austria VIE 16,218,828 Increase 6.3%
29. China Shanghai Pudong International Airport Shanghai, People's Republic of China PVG 16,073,367 Increase 10.4%
30. Spain Son Sant Joan Airport Palma, Majorca, Balearic Islands, Spain PMI 16,039,187 Increase 5.3%

2005 preliminary statistics (January to December 2005)

Rank Airport Location Code
(IATA)
Total
Passengers
%
Change
1. United Kingdom London Heathrow Airport Hillingdon, Greater London, United Kingdom LHR 60,964,323 Increase 1.5%
2. France 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. Germany Frankfurt Airport Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany FRA 44,756,469 Increase 3.2%
4. Netherlands Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Haarlemmermeer, North Holland, The Netherlands AMS 43,881,540 Increase 4.0%
5. Hong Kong Hong Kong International Airport New Territories, Hong Kong HKG 39,593,000 Increase 10.2%
6. Singapore Singapore Changi Airport Changi, East Region, Singapore SIN 30,577,724 Increase 7.8%
7. United Kingdom London Gatwick Airport Crawley, West Sussex, South East, England, United Kingdom LGW 28,710,566 Increase 5.2%
8. Japan Narita International Airport Narita, Chiba, Kantō, Honshū, Japan NRT 27,115,822 Increase 2.4%
9. Thailand Bangkok International Airport Bangkok, Thailand BKK 26,768,772 Increase 4.5%
10. South Korea Incheon International Airport Incheon, South Korea ICN 25,541,362 Increase 9.0%
11. United Arab Emirates Dubai International Airport Dubai, United Arab Emirates DXB 23,607,507 Increase 15.9%
12. Spain Barajas Airport Barajas, Madrid, Madrid (autonomous community), Spain MAD 22,107,466 Increase 10.6%
13. Germany Munich Airport Munich, Upper Bavaria, Bavaria, Germany MUC 19,405,560 Increase 8.3%
14. Turkey Istanbul Ataturk Airport6 Istanbul, Turkey IST 19,293,769 Increase 10%
15. United Kingdom London Stansted Airport Uttlesford, Essex, East, England, United Kingdom STN 19,257,502 Increase 6.6%
16. Taiwan Chiang Kai-shek International Airport Taoyuan, Taiwan, Republic of China TPE 19,158,638 Increase 9.0%
17. United Kingdom Manchester Airport Greater Manchester, North West, England, United Kingdom MAN 18,690,695 Increase 6.1%
18. United States John F. Kennedy International Airport Queens, New York City, New York, United States JFK 18,534,215 Increase 7.1%
19. Denmark Copenhagen Airport Tårnby, Hovedstaden, Denmark CPH 17,964,538 Increase 5.0%
20. Republic of Ireland Dublin Airport Fingal, Dublin, Leinster, Ireland DUB 17,571,677 Increase 8.0%
21. United States Los Angeles International Airport Westchester, Los Angeles, California, United States LAX 17,469,927 Increase 6.6%
22. Switzerland Zürich Airport Kloten, Zürich, Switzerland ZRH 17,265,955 Increase3.9%
23. Canada Toronto Pearson International Airport Mississauga, Ontario, Canada YYZ 16,972,867 Increase 6.7%
24. Italy Leonardo da Vinci Airport Fiumicino, Rome, Lazio, Italy FCO 16,527,016 Increase 6.9%
25. Italy Malpensa Airport Varese, Lombardy, Italy MXP 16,199,824 Increase 8.8%
26. Belgium Brussels Airport Zaventem, Flemish Brabant, Flanders, Belgium BRU 16,060,407 Increase 3.6%
27. Turkey Antalya Airport Antalya, Turkey AYT 15,864,863 Increase 13.8%
28. Spain Son Sant Joan Airport Palma, Majorca, Balearic Islands, Spain PMI 15,250,975 Increase 4.3%
29. Austria Vienna International Airport Schwechat, Lower Austria, Austria VIE 15,172,072 Increase 7.6%
30. China Shanghai Pudong International Airport Shanghai, People's Republic of China PVG 14,542,233 Increase 16.2%

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