2016. The World’s Busiest Airports: The Top 10 for International Passengers


10. Atatürk International Airport – 41.1m (2016). Istanbul’s biggest airport, and the main hub for Turkish Airlines which, surprisingly, is the world’s largest carrier in terms of number of countries served.

9. Suvarnabhumi Airport – 46m (2016). The main hub for Thai Airways International, Bangkok Airways, and Orient Thai Airlines. Its most popular international routes are to Hong Kong, Singapore, Seoul, Dubai and Shanghai.  

8. Incheon International Airport – 48.7m (2015). Incheon International Airport is a destination in itself featuring an ice rink, casino, golf course, spa, sauna, free showers and seven gardens.

7. Frankfurt Airport – 54m (2015). Germany’s largest airport and a hub for over 100 airlines connecting to 300 destinations worldwide.

6. Singapore Changi Airport – 54.8m (2015). Like Incheon International Airport, Changi is a destination in itself offering free cinemas, a swimming pool, a six-metre waterfall, butterfly garden housing 1,000 species and more.

5. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol – 58.2m (2015). Begining as a military airbase in 1916 the airport has become one of Europes busiest.

4.  Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport – 60.4m (2015). Paris-Charles de Gaulle busiest routes are to New York JFK, Heathrow, Barcelona El Prat and Dubai.

3. Hong Kong International Airport – 68.1m (2015). Hk Airport has been growing rapidly and looks set to challenge the top two for international traffic with a third runway in plan.

2. London Heathrow Airport – 71m (2016). Her busiest routes are from Heathrow are to New York-JFK, Dubai, Dublin, Amsterdam and Hong Kong.

1. Dubai International Airport – 77.5m (2015). Dubai International Airport has grown rapidly to only recently knock Heathrow off from the top perch and become a leading international air travel hub.

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