ACI today confirmed that Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta (ATL) and Hong Kong (HKG) were the world's busiest passenger and cargo airports respectively in 2017.
London Luton Airport has handlled over 13 million passengers in a 12 month period for the first time in its history.
Warsaw's Chopin Airport had broken all records this year by handling more than 11 million passengers for the first time in its history.
ACI's preliminary traffic figures for 2014 confirm that Dubai (DXB) is now the world's busiest airport for international passenger traffic ahead of London-Heathrow, writes Patrick Lucas.
Rising passenger numbers and an increase in commercial income, with its overseas retail business performing particularly well, ensured that airport operator, daa, made an after tax profit of €40 million in 2014 – 41% up on the previous year.
Passenger traffic continues to soar at Abu Dhabi International Airport, the UAE gateway reporting a 21% rise in the first quarter of 2015 as it handled a record 5.5 million people.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reports that 3.1 billion passengers were carried on scheduled air services across the globe in 2013 – up 5.1% on 2012.
London Gatwick broke its monthly record in July for the amount of passengers it handled after 4.1 million used the two terminals last month.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reports that passenger traffic results for June showing a modest deceleration in demand growth compared to the prior month.
European airport trade body, ACI Europe, reports that traffic at European gateways grew by 5.5% during the first half of 2014.