Analysts have named the 20 busiest airports in the world, with 11 of them located in Europe

By TravelWiseDec 10, 2023 08:03 AMNews
Analysts have named the 20 busiest airports in the world, with 11 of them located in Europe
According to the report on the world's busiest airports, Dubai Airport is the busiest in the world. Source: Photo: Freepik

ForwardKeys, a leading provider of global travel information, conducted an analytical study to identify the world's most congested airports by 2023. The top 20 busiest airports were determined.

According to the analysis, among the top 20, 11 of the busiest airports are located in Europe, as reported by The South African.

Simultaneously, Dubai Airport claimed the top spot among the most frequented airports. The report from ForwardKeys highlighted that: "Dubai International remains the global leader in the number of dispatched international passengers, fully recovering to 2019 levels. Its robust performance is attributed to its excellent connectivity and its position as a global hub, facilitating the resumption of travel to Europe, North America, and India."

Analysts have named the 20 busiest airports in the world, with 11 of them located in Europe
Dubai International is the world's leader in international departures. Source: Photo: Pixabay

In addition, according to, 41.6 million visitors were recorded at Dubai International Airport in the first half of 2023.

20 airports among the world's top leaders:

  1. Dubai Airport
  2. London Heathrow Airport
  3. Charles de Gaulle Airport
  4. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
  5. Changi International Airport
  6. Istanbul Airport
  7. Incheon International Airport
  8. Frankfurt Airport
  9. Hamad International Airport
  10. Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suarez Airport
  11. Hong Kong International Airport
  12. Suvarnabhumi Airport
  13. London Gatwick Airport
  14. Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport
  15. John F. Kennedy International Airport
  16. Barcelona-El Prat Airport
  17. Dublin Airport
  18. Kuala Lumpur International Airport
  19. Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport
  20. Franz Josef Strauss Airport
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