We are witnessing a dive in the Covid-19 cases worldwide, and vaccination drives are also in full swing. Most countries have opened their borders for tourists, and before you plan a trip, there are a few things to know about. One of those things that you should know is that a few airports are highly crowded in both ways, in terms of aircraft traffic and passenger traffic. It has become quite a necessary thing to keep ourselves safe and also follow the social distancing regulations.
Various health experts say that the pandemic will stay, and we need to learn to live with it. These figures that ACI has provided are collected based on daily landings and take-offs.
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
ATL is the primary airport that serves all of Atlanta, and it is considered the busiest airport in terms of passenger movement. And it is the second most active when it comes to aircraft movement. However, the airport has seen a decline of 0.1% in traffic compared to the previous year.
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
This large airport serves as the gateway to multiple places, and if you have been there, you must know how busy and vast it is. The airport connects a majority of destinations in Asia and across the Pacific. The airport witnessed a total of 691,257 in 2019. However, it’s an approximately 2.3% fall compared to 2018.
Denver International Airport
DEN is ranked 5th in the list of busiest airports that you will see across the States. The airport is also a significant contributor to Colorado’s revenue, and it sums up to around $26 billion. Though it’s one of the biggest aviation centers, the airport has witnessed a drop of about 6% in its traffic.
Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK)
This dragon-resembling airport is the one that is located in the capital city of China. The airport is vast, and it is ranked second among the busiest airports in terms of passenger traffic. The 2019 data showed that it had seen a decline of around 3.2% in its overall traffic. It’s the largest airport in China and serves as a primary airport for the areas around Beijing.
Las Vegas McCarran International Airport
This airport serves the dual purpose of acting as a passenger and military use. LAS is located in the Las Vegas Valley and receives a total aircraft movement of around 600,000 landings and take-offs. The airport infrastructure is one of the best, and according to the data published by ACI, it has witnessed a 2.3% increase in traffic.
This is the place that is the operating hub of many cargo companies operating from Germany and Europe. The airport is spread out in a vast area, and the infrastructure here is also quite distinctive. With a total aircraft movement up to 5.5 lacs, FRA is ranked in the tenth position. Like LAS, Frankfurt Airport has also seen an increase of 0.4% compared to 2018’s traffic.
London Heathrow Airport
You must have heard that Heathrow airport is the hub of world aviation. There are six airports in London, only and it is the hub that welcomes over 80 million tourists every year. It is also the airport that has seen an increase of 0.1% over the past year. Apart from being on the list of busiest, LHR is also one of the most beautiful airports worldwide.