2015 was another record year for travel as the world’s airports handled more than 7.1 billion passengers. The increase of 6.1% over 2014 brought the total passengers travelled closer to matching the world’s total population (estimated at ~7.4 billion in 2016). Experience The Skies compiled the world’s busiest airports by passengers for a third straight year with more facts in a multi part insight (Refer to our coverage in 2013 and 2014 Part 1 / Part 2). Part 1 will provide an overview, unveiling of the Top 30 list and a detail look at the Top 5 busiest airports by passengers in 2015. Follow part 2 of the series here
2015 has been a big year for air travel. While final numbers are being prepared, year to year passenger gains are estimated to be around 6%. The biggest growth will come from Asia and the Middle East as with the prior five years.
Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) is the busiest airport in the world by passenger (Insight – March 31, 2015). The airport will be celebrating a big 100 millionth passenger milestone in December 2015.