Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport comes in at the 10 spot in a ranking of airports globally, based on total passenger traffic last year.
Beijing had been expected to overtake Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson International Airport as the world’s busiest. But China’s economic slowdown and the airport’s capacity restraint kept that from occurring.
Atlanta remained on top, according to statistics from Airports Council International. The airport in Atlanta is within a two-hour flight of 80 percent of the U.S. population.
Dubai was the world’s busiest airport for international passengers and came in third in terms of overall passengers.
Among U.S. airports, D/FW ranks fourth behind Atlanta, Chicago and Los Angeles.
April 18, 2016