Passenger traffic at Atlanta Airport 2000-2018

In 2018, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport handled about 107.4 million passengers, making it the world’s busiest airport.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s operations

As one of the busiest major airports in the United States, almost 885,000 flights take off or land at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. In 2018, the airport handled over 704,000 metric tons of cargo and mail and reported operating revenue to the value of 525.5 million U.S. dollars.

U.S. airports

The second busiest airport in the United States in terms of passenger traffic was Los Angeles International Airport, also referred LAX. In 2018, LAX handled over 87.5 million passengers. The airport is also a major freight gateway, handling over two million tons of freight every year. The leading U.S. airport in terms of operations in 2018 was Chicago O’Hare International Airport. In that year, over 83 million passengers boarded or exited planes at the Illinois-based airport. The three airports are also the country’s busiest airports at Thanksgiving.

Passenger traffic at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport between 2000 and 2018

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Release date

March 2019


United States

Survey time period

2000 to 2018

Supplementary notes

The values have been rounded to provide a better understanding of the statistic.
The figures for 2000 through 2017 were taken from previous editions.

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