Top 15 Airports in World Ranked by Aircraft Departures, Passengers and Volume of Freight in October 2018 YoY basis: ICAO

In terms of aircraft departures, the Top 15 airports reported a growth of +2.9% YoY. All the Top 15 airports posted YoY increases. Chicago retained the 1st position with a growth of +5.4%, followed by Atlanta (+1.5%). The strongest growth in operations was recorded by Denver at +7.9% and Frankfurt at +6.3%. New Delhi Airport ranked at 14th place with a YoY increase of 4.2%.

In terms of passengers, the Top 15 airports reported a growth of +3.1% YoY. All the Top 15 airports posted YoY increases, except for Tokyo with a decline of -3.7%. Two Chinese airports, Guangzhou and Beijing, topped the list in terms of YoY increases at +6.3% and +6.0%, respectively. Atlanta remained at 1st with a growth of +1.2%, followed by Beijing. New Delhi Airport ranked at 15th place with a YoY increase of 4.2%.

In terms of freight, the Top 15 airports reported a growth of +2.7% YoY. Four airports posted YoY declines, with three in Asia/Pacific. The most significant decline was posted by Shanghai (-5.5%), impacted by the trade tension. Doha continued to demonstrate strong performance, and was the only airport growing double-digitally at +13.1%.

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