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Atlanta Reclaims Title as World’s Busiest Airport


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Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport has officially reclaimed its title as the world’s busiest airport after knocking China’s Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport from the top spot.

After the pandemic saw travel through Hartsfield-Jackson drop dramatically, 2021 figures show a massive rebound with 75.7 million passengers traversing through the airport, up 76 percent from 2020.


However, travel at the Atlanta hub is still not back to pre-pandemic levels with figures from the Airports Council International showing 2021 travel at Hartsfield-Jackson was still down close to 32 percent from 2019.

According to CNN, US Airports accounted for 8 of the top ten busiest airports in the world for 2021.

CNN reports Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in Texas came in second place with 62.5 million passengers in 2021. Denver International Airport in Colorado was the third busiest airport in the world for 2021 with 58.8 million passengers, and Chicago’s O’Hare International Aiport and Los Angeles LAX Airport rounded out the top five.

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