Delhi's IGI Airport Ranks Among Top 10 Busiest Airports Globally

This holistic embark marks a significant progression from its 2019 ranking of 17th place, despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Delhi's IGI Airport Ranks Among Top 10 Busiest Airports Globally

New Delhi: According to the rankings released by the Airports Council International (ACI) World recently for the busiest airports worldwide in 2023, Delhi's Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport has secured the tenth position, handling 7.22 crore passengers annually. 

This holistic embark marks a significant progression from its 2019 ranking of 17th place, despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

IGI Airport has eventually reached rank, from 17th in 2019 to 10th in 2023, showcasing consistent growth in passenger traffic over the years.

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The ACI report further highlights the dominance of US airports in the top 10 rankings, with Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport maintaining its top position and including Dubai International Airport's rise to second place and Tokyo Haneda International Airport to achieve fifth place from 16th in 2022.

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The global air travel recovery in 2023 was boosted up by  the international segment, fueled by factors like China's reopening and a growing inclination towards travel despite prevailing macroeconomic conditions.

The Significant Growth of the top 10 airports, representing nearly 10% of global traffic, experienced a substantial 19.8% increase from 2022 or a 0.7% gain from pre-pandemic levels in 2019.

ACI World Director General, Luis Felipe de Oliveira, highlighted the enduring strength of perennial US leaders in the top rankings. He noted Dubai International Airport's significant jump to second place and Tokyo Haneda International Airport's remarkable ascent.

The rankings are based on data collected from over 2,600 airports across more than 180 countries and territories globally, providing a comprehensive overview of global airport traffic trends.

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