Millions and Millions of Travelers

Flying can be exciting, but it can also be stressful – especially if you’re flying into or out of a major airport. Many of the busiest airports see more than 50 million passengers every year, which makes them a little intimidating if you’ve never been to one. Here are the top 20 busiest airports in the world:

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Code: ATL

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Passengers in 2016: 104,171,935

Beijing Capital International Airport

Code: PEK

Location: Chaoyang-Shunyi, Beijing

Passengers in 2016: 94,393,454

Dubai International Airport

Code: DBX

Location: Garhoud, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Passengers in 2016: 83,654,250

Los Angeles International Airport

Code: LAX

Location: Los Angeles, California

Passengers in 2016: 80,921,527

Tokyo International Airport

Code: HND

Location: Ota, Tokyo, Japan

Passengers in 2016: 79,520,000

Chicago O’Hare International Airport

Code: ORD

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Passengers in 2016: 77,960,588

London Heathrow International Airport

Code: LHR

Location: Hillingdon, London, England

Passengers in 2016: 75,711,130

Hong Kong International Airport

Code: HKG

Location: Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong

Passengers in 2016: 70,516,000

Shanghai Pudong International Airport

Code: PVG

Location: Pudong, Shanghai, China

Passengers in 2016: 66,002,414

Charles de Gaulle International Airport

Code: CDG

Location: Roissy-en-France, France

Passengers in 2016: 65,933,145

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

Code: DFW

Location: Dallas, Texas

Passengers in 2016: 65,670,697

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Code: AMS

Location: Haarlemmermeer, North Holland, The Netherlands

Passengers in 2016: 63,625,664

Frankfurt Airport

Code: FRA

Location: Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany

Passengers in 2016: 60,786,937

Istanbul Ataturk Airport

Code: IST

Location: Yesilkoy, Istanbul, Turkey

Passengers in 2016: 60,119,215

Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport

Code: CAN

Location: Baiyun-Huadu, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

Passengers in 2016: 59,732,147

John F. Kennedy International Airport

Code: JFK

Location: Queens, New York City, New York

Passengers in 2016: 58,956, 288

Singapore Changi Airport

Code: SIN

Location: Changi, Singapore

Passengers in 2016: 58,698,039

Denver International Airport

Code: DEN

Location: Denver, Colorado

Passengers in 2016: 58,266,515

Seoul Incheon International Airport

Code: ICN

Location: Incheon, Korea

Passengers in 2016: 57,765,397

Suvarnabhumi Airport

Code: BKK

Location: Bang Phli, Samut Prakan, Thailand

Passengers in 2016: 55,892,428