Atlanta airport remains world’s busiest


ATLANTA – Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport retained its distinction as the world’s busiest airport last year, the industry organization Airport Council International reported Monday.

The Atlanta airport served 104.7 million passengers in 2023, based on preliminary figures, an 11.7% increase over the previous year.

“Being home to the world’s busiest airport underscores our city’s economic vitality,” Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens said. “It is a testament to our global connectivity and an affirmation of our city’s place on the world stage.”

Hartsfield-Jackson was the world’s busiest airport from 1998 until 2020, when it lost the No. 1 ranking to Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport in China. Atlanta regained the top spot in 2021 and has held it every year since.

Atlanta’s airport became the first in the world to hit the 1 million mark in annual passengers in 2015.