For the 15th consecutive year, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has retained the title as the world’s busiest airport. Aviation officials reported passenger traffic increased by more than 3.1 million passengers in 2012, making 2012 the busiest year ever for the airport.
The 2012 total of 95.49 million passengers is 3.35 percent higher than the previous record of 92.39 million passengers, set in 2011. Aircraft operations (landings and takeoffs) increased by .68 percent – from 923,996 in 2011 to 930,310 in 2012. Domestic operations increased by .81 percent – from 855,215 to 862,101 in 2012.
“Hartsfield-Jackson remains the busiest airport in the world in terms of passengers and operations,” said Louis Miller, aviation general manager. “In addition to the airport amenities and services which appeal to many travelers, the city of Atlanta has established itself as an attractive environment in which to do business.”
Hartsfield-Jackson recently has been named the best US airport for passengers searching for dining, amenities and business traveler services and for passengers with a connecting flight. That recognition is the result of Travel Leaders Group’s annual Travel Trends Survey.