Worldwide airport passenger numbers increased in 2014 to over 6.7 billion, which is almost equal to the world’s population of 7.3 billion. This appears from Airports Council International’s (ACI) World Airport Traffic Report 2014 presenting definitive figures.
A number of cities have an airport system with more than 1 airport. The world’s busiest airport systems in terms of passenger numbers are:
|1.||London, UK with 6 airports||147 million passengers|
|2.||New York, USA with 3 airports||116 million passengers|
|3.||Tokyo, Japan with 2 airports||109 million passengers|
The world's busiest domestic airports (domestic passenger traffic) in terms of passengers are:
|1.||Atlanta, USA||85 million passengers|
|2.||Beijing, China||69 million passengers|
|3.||Tokyo (Haneda), Japan||62 million passengers|
However, in terms of aircraft movements Chicago is the busiest airport, followed by Atlanta and Los Angeles.
The world's busiest international airports (international passenger traffic) are:
|1.||Dubai, United Arab Emirates||70 million passengers|
|2.||London, UK||68 million passengers|
|3.||Hong Kong, China||63 million passengers|
Asia-Pacific records the highest number of passengers through airports:
|1.||Asia-Pacific||2.3 billion passengers|
|2.||Europe||1.8 billion passengers|
|3.||North America||1.6 billion passengers|
|4.||Latin America-Caribbean||0.5 billion passengers|
|5.||Middle East||0.3 billion passengers|
|6.||Africa||0.2 billion passengers|
However, North America has the highest number of aircraft movements.