Top 20 Largest and Busiest Airports In The World 2022

Busiest and biggest airports in the world

What’s the largest Airport in the world?. And which Airport is the busiest?.

By the total Passengers Served per year, here are the world’s biggest airports and the top most busy airports ever.

The aviation industry encompasses almost all aspects of air travel and the activities that help to facilitate it.

This means, it includes the entire airline industry, aircraft manufacturing, research companies, military aviation, and much more.

Today, the aviation industry is valued at over $370 billion United States dollars (market size of the global airline industry).

The aviation industry supports $3.5 trillion (4.1%) of the world’s gross domestic product (GDP). Which means if aviation were a country, it would rank 17th in size by GDP.

In a normal year, with no worldwide events such as World Cup or any Pandemic, over 4.3 billion passengers fly to different parts of the world each year.

Out of all the billions of people traveling through airplanes, which airports in the world hosts the largest percentage of these passengers?.

Below is the list of the top busiest airports in the world and the largest airports to ever exist today.

China is the leading country with the busiest Airports in the world while USA takes the first place as the country with highest number of Airports worldwide.

Busiest Airports In The World:

(By the number of passengers)

  1. Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN)

Guangzhou, China — 43,767,557 (passengers)

  1. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)

Atlanta, GA United States — 42,918,685 (passengers)

  1. Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport (CTU)

Chengdu, China — 40,741,509 (passengers)

  1. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)
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Grapevine, TX United States — 39,364,990 (passengers)

  1. Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport (SZX)

Shenzhen, China — 37,916,054 (passengers)

  1. Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport (CKG)

Chongqing, China — 34,937,789 (passengers)

  1. Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK)

Beijing, China – 34,513,827 (passengers)

  1. Denver International Airport (DEN)

Denver, CO United States – 33,741,129 (passengers)

  1. Kunming Changshui International Airport (KMG)

Kunming, China – 32,990,805 (passengers)

  1. Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA)

Shanghai, China – 31,165,641 (passengers)

Largest Airports In The World:

(By Land Area – in square miles)

  1. King Fahd International (DMM) — Dammam, Saudi Arabia

— 776 km2 (299.61 mi2)

  1. Denver International (DEN) — Denver, CO United States

— 135.7 km2 (53.09 mi2)

  1. Dallas/Fort Worth International (DFW) — Dallas, TX United States

— 69.6 km2 (26.88 mi2)

  1. Orlando International (MCO) — Orlando, FL United States

— 53.8 km2 (20.78 mi2)

  1. Washington Dulles International (IAD)

— Washington D.C., United States — 48.6 km2 (18.75 mi2)

  1. Beijing Daxing International (PKX) — Beijing, China

— 46.6 km2 (18 mi2)

  1. George Bush Intercontinental (IAH) — Houston, TX United States

— 44.5 km2 (17.19 mi2)

  1. Shanghai Pudong International (PVG) — Shanghai, China

— 39.9 km2 (15.4 mi2)

  1. Cairo International (CAI) — Cairo, Egypt

— 36.3 km2 (14 mi2)

  1. Suvarnabhumi International (BKK) — Bangkok, Thailand

— 32.4 km2 (12.51 mi2)

Airports With The Most Take-Offs and Landings In The World:

  1. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)

Atlanta, GA United States — over 500,000

  1. O’Hare International Airport (ORD)

Chicago, IL United States — over 500,00

  1. Dallas/Fort Worth International (DFW)

Dallas, TX United States — 500,00.

  1. Denver International (DEN)
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Denver, CO United States — over 400,00

  1. Phoenix Deer Valley (DVT)

Phoenix, AZ United States — over 350,00

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