Busiest Airports in the World

This interactive tracks passenger traffic in the world’s busiest airports from 2003 to 2017. Use the search field to find a specific airport or all airports in a country or region. Hover over the vertical axis to reveal airport names. Click on a year on the horizontal axis to reveal the busiest airports in that year.

Use this interactive to explore the busiest airports in the world. By default, we’ve selected China’s major airports, which over the past two decades have become hubs for air travel. Use the search field to discover trends elsewhere.

Hover to reveal more airports
Click a year to see busiest airports for that year

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