Atlanta-Hartsfield-Jackson Airport world’s busiest airport for 20th consecutive year

Atlanta-Hartsfield-Jackson (ATL) Photo by Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta

Atlanta-Hartsfield-Jackson (ATL) served more passengers and conducted more aircraft movements than any other airport in the world in 2017.

Pending confirmation from industry trade group Airports Council International, 2017 marks the 20th consecutive year ATL will be named the busiest airport in the world. ATL remains the only airport ever to reach the 100 million passenger mark in a single year; 2017 is the third consecutive year it surpassed this milestone.

ATL hosted 12,033,865 international travelers in 2017, a 4.86 percent increase over 2016’s total of 11,475,615 passengers. Cargo operations also increased by 5.66 percent over 2016. Overall, ATL hosted 103,902,992 passengers in 2017, a quarter of a percent less than 2016’s total of 104,171,935. ATL also tops the world in aircraft movements, with 879,560 operations in 2017, 2.09 percent less than 2016’s total of 898,356.

— Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta