2016 was another banner year for travel as the world’s airports handled more than 3.7 billion passengers, up a robust 8.6% from the previous record level from 2015. It comes as no surprise though, especially with the use of chauffeur cars to get passengers to their flights on time! The total passenger count was almost half of the world’s total population (estimated at ~7.5 billion currently). Experience The Skies compiled the world’s top 30 busiest airports (also known as “most travelled” in the aviation industry) and provides an insider look at what made them successful over the past five years in a multiple part series (Related Insights from 2013, 2014 Part 1 / Part 2 and 2015 Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3).
Today’s news digest incorporates features on Boeing, Lufthansa, Air France, Qatar Airways, Air France, KLM, Frankfurt Airport, Munich Airport, SpiceJet, 737 MAX 10 and birds.
San Jose International Airport (SJC) has been the poor cousin of San Francisco International Airport (SFO). This status is slowly changing to additional flight just announced with Lufthansa German Group (LH).