Top 50 Airport Ranking in the World 2021

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Airports are one of the most important and often overlooked aspects of a successful international travel experience. They have to be able to accommodate thousands of people at any given time, handle all sorts of weather conditions, and provide travelers with all their needs for extended periods of time while also keeping them safe. It’s no easy task! That’s why we’re here to rank the top 50 airports in the world according to their facilities, security measures, customer service rating, and more. Read on if you want some great tips for finding your way through an airport with ease next time you fly!
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50 Airport Ranking List

The following is a list of the top 50 airports in the world as ranked by Skytrax. The ranking system is based on the airport’s passenger satisfaction, cleanliness, facilities and services. No matter where you are traveling to or from, make sure that your travel leaves you satisfied! Without further ado – here is our list of the best airports around the world.

 

Rank Airport Location Country Code
(IATA/ICAO)
Total
passengers
Rank
change
%
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1 Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport Baiyun-Huadu, Guangzhou, Guangdong China CAN/ZGGG 43,760,427 10 40.50%
2 Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport Atlanta, Georgia United States ATL/KATL 42,918,685 1 60.20%
3 Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport Shuangliu-Wuhou, Chengdu, Sichuan China CTU/ZUUU 40,741,509 21 27.10%
4 Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas United States DFW/KDFW 39,364,990 6 47.50%
5 Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport Bao’an, Shenzhen, Guangdong China SZX/ZGSZ 37,916,059 21 28.40%
6 Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport Yubei, Chongqing China CKG/ZUCK 34,937,789 42 22.00%
7 Beijing Capital International Airport Chaoyang-Shunyi, Beijing China PEK/ZBAA 34,513,827 5 65.50%
8 Denver International Airport Denver, Colorado United States DEN/KDEN 33,741,129 8 51.10%
9 Kunming Changshui International Airport Guandu, Kunming, Yunnan China KMG/ZPPP 32,989,127 28 31.40%
10 Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport Changning-Minhang, Shanghai China SHA/ZSSS 31,165,641 36 31.70%
11 Xi’an Xianyang International Airport Weicheng, Xianyang, Shaanxi China XIY/ZLXY 31,073,884 29 34.20%
12 Tokyo Haneda Airport Ōta, Tokyo Japan HND/RJTT 30,965,000 7 63.80%
13 O’Hare International Airport Chicago, Illinois United States ORD/KORD 30,860,251 7 63.50%
14 Shanghai Pudong International Airport Pudong, Shanghai China PVG/ZSPD 30,476,531 6 60.00%
15 Los Angeles International Airport Los Angeles, California United States LAX/KLAX 28,779,527 12 67.30%
16 Indira Gandhi International Airport Delhi India DEL/VIDP 28,501,000 1 58.40%
17 Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport Xiaoshan, Hangzhou, Zhejiang China HGH/ZSHC 28,224,342 29.60%
18 Charlotte Douglas International Airport Charlotte, North Carolina United States CLT/KCLT 27,200,000 16 46.00%
19 Dubai International Airport Garhoud, Dubai United Arab Emirates DXB/OMDB 25,900,000 15 70.00%
20 Istanbul Airport Arnavutköy, Istanbul Turkey IST/LTFM 23,409,000 8 55.10%
21 Charles de Gaulle Airport Roissy-en-France, Île-de-France France CDG/LFPG 22,257,469 12 70.80%
22 Heathrow Airport Hillingdon, London United Kingdom LHR/EGLL 22,109,726 15 72.70%
23 Mexico City International Airport Venustiano Carranza, Mexico City Mexico MEX/MMMX 21,981,711 10 56.30%
24 Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Phoenix, Arizona United States PHX/KPHX 21,928,708 20 52.60%
25 Tan Son Nhat International Airport Tân Bình District, Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam SGN/VVTS 21,900,000 49.00%
26 Orlando International Airport Orlando, Florida United States MCO/KMCO 21,617,803 5 57.70%
27 Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport Xinzheng, Zhengzhou, Henan China CGO/ZHCC 21,406,709 26.50%
28 Jeju International Airport Jeju City, Jeju Province South Korea CJU/RKPC 21,054,696 32.80%
29 Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Haarlemmermeer, North Holland Netherlands AMS/EHAM 20,887,174 17 70.90%
30 São Paulo/Guarulhos International Airport Guarulhos Brazil GRU/SBGR 20,322,520 52.70%
31 Seattle–Tacoma International Airport SeaTac, Washington United States SEA/KSEA 20,061,507 2 61.30%
32 Nanjing Lukou International Airport Jiangning District, Nanjing, Jiangsu China NKG/ZSNJ 19,906,576 34.90%
33 Sheremetyevo International Airport Khimki, Moscow Oblast Russia SVO/UUEE 19,784,000 2 60.40%
34 Changsha Huanghua International Airport Huanghua, Changsha, Hunan China CSX/ZGHA 19,223,825 28.60%
35 Frankfurt Airport Frankfurt, Hesse Germany FRA/EDDF 18,770,998 20 73.40%
36 Miami International Airport Miami-Dade County, Florida United States MIA/KMIA 18,663,858 9 59.40%
37 George Bush Intercontinental Airport Houston, Texas United States IAH/KIAH 18,213,571 10 59.50%
38 Gimpo International Airport Gangseo District, Seoul South Korea GMP/RKSS 17,446,239 31.40%
39 Madrid Barajas Airport Barajas, Madrid Spain MAD/LEMD 17,112,000 17 72.30%
40 Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport Pendik, Istanbul Turkey SAW/LTFJ 16,982,456 52.10%
41 Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport Huli District, Xiamen, Fujian China XMN/ZSAM 16,710,197 39.00%
42 Suvarnabhumi Airport Bang Phli, Samut Prakan Thailand BKK/VTBS 16,706,000 23 74.50%
43 John F. Kennedy International Airport Queens, New York, New York United States JFK/KJFK 16,630,642 23 73.40%
44 Guiyang Longdongbao International Airport Nanming District, Guiyang, Guizhou China KWE/ZUGY 16,583,878 25.70%
45 Haikou Meilan International Airport Lingshan, Haikou, Hainan China HAK/ZJHK 16,490,216 31.90%
46 Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport Broward County, Florida United States FLL/KFLL 16,484,132 55.10%
47 San Francisco International Airport San Mateo County, California United States SFO/KSFO 16,409,625 24 71.40%
48 Moscow Domodedovo Airport Domodedovo, Moscow Oblast Russia DME/UUDD 16,300,000 42.40%
49 Beijing Daxing International Airport Daxing District, Beijing China PKX/ZBAD 16,091,449 413.30%
50 Newark Liberty International Airport Newark, New Jersey United States EWR/KEWR 15,892,892 7 65.70%
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