Global Air Traffic on the rise despite a universally tanking economy and widespread political uncertainty

According to the preliminary report by Airports Council International, global passenger traffic has remained resilient in the face of global uncertainties and the down economy that has plagued the global economy during 2012.

Preliminary results are based on reports from over 1093 airports worldwide which indicate that global passenger traffic grew at a rate of four percent. The top three world’s busiest airport remain Atlanta, Beijing, and London Heathrow. Tokyo Haneda has moved into fourth place and Chicago O’Hare takes fifth place. See top ten ranking in the table below, or see the 2012 World Airport Traffic and Rankings press release.

Top 10 World Airport Traffic and Rankings:

Rank Airport Enplaning &
1 Atlanta GA, US (ATL) 95,462,867 up 3.3%
2 Beijing, CN (PEK) 81,929,359 up 4.1%
3 London, GB (LHR) 70,037,417 up 0.9%
4 Toykyo, JP (HND) up 6.7%
5 Chicago IL, US (ORD) 63,688,121 down 0.1%
6 Los Angeles CA, US (LAX) 63,688,121 up 3.0%
7 Paris, FR (CDG) 61,311,934 up 1.1%
8 Dallas/Fort Worth TX, US (DFW) 58,591,842 up 1.4%
9 Jakarta, ID (CGK) 57,772,762 up 12.1%
10 Dubai, AE (DXB) 57,684,550 up 13.2