Source: Airports Council International.
World's Largest Airports (in Millions of Passengers)
The world 20 largest airports each handle a traffic of over 40 million
passengers per year. Several of the largest
airports may have reached their market potential with traffic
stabilizing or even declining, such as for Chicago (ORD), Los
Angeles (LAX), Tokyo (HND) and Dallas (DFW).
In such a context, the only main factor accounting for traffic
change is the hub selection by air carriers. The largest absolute growth
involved Beijing (PEK) with the
traffic tripling between 2000 and 2010; the airport now ranks as the
world's second largest.