Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) has regained its number one spot in the airport race, serving more passengers and handling more aircraft operations than any other airport in the world in 2015.
ATL has retained the title as the World’s Busiest Airport for 18 years.
“Hartsfield-Jackson is once again leading the global aviation industry and last year’s performance confirms that Atlanta’s airport is still the busiest airport on the planet,” said Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed. “This designation is not only a bragging right, but it underscores the airport’s ability to move over a hundred million passengers and hundreds of thousands of takeoffs and landings with seamless efficiency.”
“Maintaining our status as the World’s Busiest Airport is quite an achievement,” Airport General Manager Miguel Southwell added.
“It’s a testament to the relationship we’ve built with our tenant airlines, our employees, our concessionaires and, most importantly, our passengers.”
ATL hosted 101,491,106 passengers in 2015, becoming the first airport ever to serve more than 100 million passengers in a single year. The total passenger number for 2015 was a 5.52% increase over the 2014 total of 96,178,899 passengers served.
ATL also hosted more aircraft operations than any other airport in 2015. The 882,497 aircraft movements at ATL 2015 was an increase of 1.63% over 2014’s total of 868,359.
In addition, ATL’s cargo traffic increased by 4.15% over 2014.