The aviation industry is growing fast and airports play an important role in this growth. In them all the action is developed and is where more money has been invested in recent years for the convenience of its pedestrians.
We invite you to visit the 5 busiest airports in the world:
- Haneda Airport (Tokyo): It is located 20 kilometers south of the city of Tokyo. It is one of the two air terminals that operate in the city. Passenger traffic is constant and it is estimated that it receives around 79 million people per year.
- Los Angeles Airport – LAX (Los Angeles): It is located southwest of the city, in the town of Westchester, 27 kilometers from the city center. It serves 87 domestic destinations in the United States and 69 international destinations. Currently it moves more than 80 million passengers a year, and more than 2 million tons land and take off from its runways. This terminal has several curious facts, such as: it became the third busiest in the world before the 9/11 attacks and is the air terminal with the most nonstop flights in the world.
- United Arab Emirates – Dubai International Airport: It is located 4 km southeast of Dubai. It is the main base of the Emirates and Emirates SkyCargo airline, currently the largest in the Middle East. Since 2010, it operates more than 130 airlines that travel to more than 215 destinations on all continents except Antarctica. It is estimated that 83 million passengers pass through this important terminal.
- China – Peking Capital Airport (Beijing): It is the main international airport of the city of Beijing, the capital of the People’s Republic of China and is the main base of Air China; As a curious fact, this airport became the busiest in the world in 2008, since the Olympic Games of that year were held in the city of Pékin.
- United States – Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (Atlanta): Located 11 kilometers south of the Financial District of Atlanta, Georgia, United States. This airport is the number one in the world. This terminal manages more than 90 million passengers and serves as a large distribution center for both flights within the United States and for other parts of the world.
Which of these airports do you know?