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If you know me, you know I enjoy air travel. Our airport here in Charlotte is growing fast. Maybe we’ll be top 10 busiest one day!

Not that many people actually got on a plane in the past year, and that’s affected the yearly rankings of the busiest airports in the world.

  • For the past 22 years, Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport has held the title of the busiest airport in the world, but not anymore.
  • According to Airports Council International, Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport in China was the busiest airport in 2020, with more than 43 million passengers.
  • Atlanta’s airport drops to two, with only 42,918,685 passengers last year, a drop of more than 67 million from the year prior.
  • Other U.S. airports making the Top Ten include Dallas-Fort Worth at four, and Denver, Colorado at seven.

Top 10 Busiest Airports In The World

  1. Guangzhou, China (CAN)
  2. Atlanta, U.S. (ATL)
  3. Chengdu, China (CTU)
  4. Dallas/ Fort Worth, U.S. (DFW)
  5. Shenzhen, China (SZX)
  6. Beijing, China (PEK)
  7. Denver, U.S. (DEN)
  8. Kunming, China (KMG)
  9. Shanghai, China (SHA)
  10. Xi’an, China (XIY)

Source: USA Today