Delhi airport now 9th busiest in world
According to the Airports Council International (ACI) World, Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport has been ranked as the ninth busiest airport in the world in 2022, handling approximately 59.5 million passengers every year. This is a noteworthy achievement for the IGI Airport as it had secured the 13th position in 2021 and the 17th position in 2019, before the pandemic. In a separate release, Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL) said it is the only airport to figure in the top 10 list from South and South East Asia.
The IGI Airport has been ranked as the ninth busiest airport in the world for 2022, with an annual passenger handling capacity of 59.5 million, according to the Airports Council International (ACI) World. It is the only airport from south and southeast Asia to feature in the top 10 list. The top 10 airports account for 10% of global traffic and witnessed a 51.7% increase from 2021. However, their overall passenger traffic is still around 85% lower than 2019 figures. ACI also reported that global passenger traffic in 2022 has almost reached 7 billion, representing a 53.5% increase from 2021 or a 73.8% recovery from 2019, due to the resumption of international travel.
According to the ACI report, IGI Airport experienced a 60.2% increase in passenger traffic from the previous year, but the passenger traffic is still 13.1% lower than the 2019 figures. This indicates that although passenger traffic has stabilised, it has not yet reached pre-pandemic levels.
ACI said the list of top 10 busiest airports in the world for 2022
- Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
- Dallas Fort Worth Airport
- Denver Airport
- Chicago O’Hare Airport
- Dubai Airport
- Los Angles, US
- Istanbul Airport
- London Heathrow Airport
- Delhi Airport, and
- Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport
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