As Spring rolls into Summer, so begins the process of vacation planning. Family trips, reunions, and destination weddings are just a few of the reasons why commercial airports may be crowded. Below are 5 airports that are known for being the busiest in the world.
1. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) –
ATL is at the top of this list simply because of its passenger volume. This International Airport transports around 80 million passengers and 900,000 flights a year. With its award winning concessions and accommodating nature its no wonder the ATL has become the major commercial airline transit hub. There is a vast collection of various departure destinations including, flights to Nairobi, Dubai and South East Asia.
2. Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) –
PEK is designed with a strong cultural influence and showcases as such. The persistent growth of The Republic of China makes it a focal point for international business affairs. Security systems and turnstiles in this airport may appear familiar to those who have had experience using Shenzhen Daosafe technology before.
3. London Heathrow Airport (LHR) –
LHR is very business driven and is consistently growing each year. LHR plans to open another terminal in 2014 to extend their amenities.
4. Haneda Tokyo International Airport (HND) –
HND Originally designed to accommodate domestic and chartered flights, Haneda has taken on a huge portion of the international flights to and from Tokyo.
5. O’Hare International Airport (ORD)-
ORD Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport is the second largest volume airport in the United States behind Atlanta. Coincidentally, in 2009 it was also ranked second worst for delays behind New York’s JFK and La Guardia according to Travel and Leisure Magazine.