Delhi airport has been ranked as the ninth busiest airport in the world in 2022 with a passenger traffic of more than 5.94 crore
Delhi airport has been ranked as the ninth busiest airport in the world in 2022 with a passenger traffic of more than 5.94 crore in the latest list compiled by Airports Council International (ACI). This is the first time that India’s capital has broken into the top 10 list of airports.
The top four busiest airports in the world are in the USA. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport tops the list with 93.7 million passengers with Dallas Fort Worth Airport ranked second (73.4 million passengers) followed by Denver Airport in the third spot (69.3 million passengers), and Chicago O’Hare Airport in the 4th position (68.3 million passengers).
Dubai Airport has been ranked 5th with 66.1 million passengers, Turkey’s Istanbul Airport reaching 7th position followed by London’s Heathrow Airport, Delhi Airport, and Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport in the 8th, 9th, and 10th spots, respectively,” ACI said in a release on Wednesday.
“Delhi airport has bettered its ranking from 13th in 2021 and 17th in 2019. Delhi airport witnessed a collective footfall of passenger traffic of over 5.94 crore in 2022 as per the ACI report,” according to the airport management.
According to ACI, the top 10 airports for total passenger traffic, representing 10 per cent of the global traffic, witnessed a gain of 51.7 per cent from 2021 amounting to 85.9 per cent recovery vis-à-vis their 2019 results.