Whether on business or pleasure trip, airport is the first port of call for most travelers. In this day and age, we simply cannot avoid them. Let's take a look at some of the busiest airports in the world based on passenger traffic. (Data courtesy: Airports Council International)
No.10 Frankfurt Airport
Frankfurt Airport is a major international airport located in Frankfurt, the fifth-largest city in Germany and one of the world's leading financial centers. It is operated by Fraport and serves as the main hub for national carrier Lufthansa. The airport covers an area of 2,100 hectares (5,200 acres) of land and features two passenger terminals. It handled 49 million passengers in the first 10 month of 2013.
No.9 Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is the primary international airport serving the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex in the state of Texas, United States. It is the largest hub for American Airlines, which is headquartered near the airport. DFW has a total area of 17,207 acres, making it the largest airport in Texas and the second-largest in the United States. In January to October, 2013, more than 50 million passengers passed through this airport.
No. 8 Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport
Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, also known as Roissy Airport, is one of the world's principal aviation centers, as well as France's largest airport. It is named after Charles de Gaulle (1890-1970), the leader of the Free French Forces and founder of the French Fifth Republic. It is located within portions of several communes, 25 km (16 miles) to the northeast of Paris. The airport serves as the principal hub for Air France. It provided services to 52.6 million passengers between January and October of 2013.