Top Ten Busiest Airports in the World; Delhi Airport Ranked 10th


According to a report published by OAG, Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport surpassed other airports around the world in terms of traffic in October, moving it up the list from before the outbreak.

OAG, an aviation analytics firm, stated in its study that Delhi Airport has improved from its previous ranking of 14th in October 2019, prior to the pandemic.


The OAG rankings are based on a comparison of this month’s scheduled airline capacity to the same month in 2019, prior to the epidemic. As a result, the top ten busiest airports in the world are ranked based on their combined domestic and international capacity.

Delhi Airport

In October 2022, Atlanta remains the world’s busiest airport with 4.7 million seats, a 3% increase compared to last month. Looking at historical flight data, in October 2019 Atlanta became the busiest airport in the world – moving above Beijing.


Dubai and Tokyo Haneda airports remain in the same positions as last month in 2nd and 3rd place, both have increased seat month on month by 5%.

Istanbul airport was the 4th busiest airport last month but has moved down to 8th place this month with a 6% decrease in seats and is the only airport in the top 10 to have a drop in seats.

When compared to October 2019, 6 of the Top 10 this month were also among the world’s Top 10 busiest airports then; airports which have seen their rankings rise, bringing them into the Top 10 now, are Dallas/Fort Worth (from 12th to 4th), Denver (from 20th to 5th), Istanbul (from 13th to 8th), and Delhi (from 14th to 10th).

Busiest Global Airport in the World – October 2022

2022 RankingAirport CodeAirport NameSeats2019 Ranking
1ATLAtlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport47,47,3671
2DXBDubai International41,27,7043
3HNDTokyo International (Haneda)38,77,1644
4DFWDallas Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport37,53,85812
5DENDenver International Airport37,09,39420
6LHRLondon Heathrow Airport36,76,0676
7ORDChicago O’Hare International Airport36,18,4335
8ISTIstanbul Airport34,70,69613
9LAXLos Angeles International Airport34,13,8557
10DELDelhi International Airport33,80,20514

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