The busiest airports in 2011 by number of passengers and air traffic
According Airports Council International (ACI), passenger traffic increased by 4.9% in 2011 compared to 2010. The preliminary report was made by gathering information from about 900 from airports around the world. According to these statistics, the number of aircraft movements also increased by 2%.
On continents the situation has not been the same everywhere. Due to economic problems, business environment or weather, the smallest growth was in North America - 1.8%. At the other end are Latin America - 8.6%, Middle East - 8.4% and Asia-Pacific - 5.6%.
The report released on 27 March 2012 also presented the busiest airports in the world regarding the number of passengers.
And for those interested, below is the ranking of the busiest airports in terms of number of aircraft in motion.
Airports Council International is a non-governmental organization that monitors over 580 airlines operating on 1,650 airports in 179 countries and territories.