JFK no longer ranks among the world’s busiest airports

JFK no longer ranks among the world’s busiest airports

Kennedy Airport was knocked out of a list of the top 20 busiest airports in the world as passenger traffic increased substantially in Asia, according to a report on Monday.

New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport broke into the top 20 last year, coming in at 16th place after being ranked 22nd in 2016, and the airfield in Guangzhou, China, rose two places from 15th to 13th last year, according to the Airport Council International rankings.

New Delhi’s airport was the fastest growing of the top 20, with a 14.1 percent increase in passengers. Guangzhou followed at 10.3 percent, the report said.

Kennedy, which had come in at 16th place in 2016, fell out of the top 20.

But other American airports — including Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International, Los Angeles International, Chicago’s O’Hare International, Dallas/Fort Worth International and Denver International — remain in the top 20.

Hartsfield-Jackson retained its place atop the list despite showing a 0.3 decrease in passengers.

It noted that Atlanta’s airport, which saw 104 million passengers move through its terminals, is within a two-hour flight of 80 percent of the United States population.

Following Hartsfield-Jackson in the top five were Beijing Capital International, Dubai International, Tokyo Haneda International and Los Angeles.

The report said the world’s major airports enjoyed “robust” growth in terms of travelers, with passenger traffic growing by 5.2 percent in 2017.

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