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Top 10 airports: Passenger traffic in 2012

Jakarta's Soekarno-Hatta and Dubai International have both broken into the top 10 busiest airports in the world.

Jakarta's Soekarno-Hatta and Dubai International have both broken into the top 10 busiest airports in the world.

Soekarno-Hatta’s traffic rose 14.4% to 60 million passengers while Dubai increased 13.2% to 57.6 million.

Atlanta Hartsfield–Jackson remains at the top of the pile and is rapidly heading towards 100 million passengers a year.

The gateway welcomed 95.5 million travellers in 2012, a 3.4% rise on the previous year.

Beijing stays in second place with a 4.2% hike in traffic, handling 81.8 million passengers.

While London Heathrow and Chicago O’Hare both saw minimal increases in traffic but held on to third and fourth, respectively.

Tokyo Haneda remained in fifth with around 65 million passengers.

Hong Kong International and Frankfurt slipped out of the top 10, despite rises in passenger numbers.

Global passenger traffic increased by 3.9% in 2012, according to ACI’s preliminary traffic figures for the year.

While the world's top international airports in North America and Europe posted more modest gains in passenger traffic, air transport markets in emerging economies continue to show buoyant activity.

Top 10 airports (passenger traffic) 2012

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