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World top 50 airports 1996 – ranking by total passengers

Total Passengers: Arriving and departing passengers, plus direct transit passengers (counted once)

Rank  Airport (official name) Country IATA
code
Total
passengers
% change
1  Chicago O'Hare USA ORD 69,133,189 +2.8
2  Atlanta William B Hartsfield USA ATL 63,344,730 +9.7
3  Dallas/Ft Worth International USA DFW 58,034,503 +2.7
4  Los Angeles International USA LAX 57,974,559 +7.5
5  London Heathrow UK LHR 56,037,813 +2.9
6  Tokyo Haneda Japan HND 46,631,475 +2.5
7  San Francisco International USA SFO 39,247,308 +8.2
8  Frankfurt Rhein-Main Germany FRA 38,761,174 +1.5
9  Seoul Gimpo International Korea SEL 34,707,549 +12.3
10  Miami International USA MIA 33,504,579 +0.8
11  Denver International USA DEN 32,264,312 +3.9
12  Paris Charles de Gaulle France CDG 31,823,741 +12.2
13  New York John F Kennedy USA JFK 31,015,239 +2.1
14  Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County USA DTW 30,614,038 +5.5
15  Las Vegas McCarran International USA LAS 30,470,957 +8.8
16  Phoenix Sky Harbor International USA PHX 30,376,584 +9.0
17  Hong Kong International Hong Kong HKG 30,212,327 +7.7
18  Minneapolis-St. Paul International USA MSP 29,612,167 +10.6
19  Newark International USA EWR 29,072,591 +9.2
20  Amsterdam Schiphol Netherlands AMS 27,753,088 +9.5
21  Paris Orly France ORY 27,364,985 +2.7
22  St Louis Lambert International USA STL 27,274,846 +6.0
23  Houston George Bush Intercontinental USA IAH 26,475,801 +7.1
24  Orlando International USA MCO 25,548,773 +13.7
25  Tokyo Narita International Japan NRT 25,408,196 +4.9
26  Boston Logan International USA BOS 25,042,667 +3.9
27  Bangkok International Thailand BKK 24,993,486 +8.1
28  Singapore Changi Singapore SIN 24,514,248 +5.7
29  London Gatwick UK LGW 24,327,480 +7.9
30  Seattle-Tacoma International USA SEA 24,324,600 +6.8
31  Honolulu International USA HNL 24,247,332 +2.4
32  Toronto Lester B. Pearson International Canada YYZ 24,204,641 +7.8
33  Rome Fiumicino Italy FCO 23,035,764 +8.9
34  Madrid Barajas Spain MAD 21,856,673 +10.5
35  Charlotte Douglas International USA CLT 21,847,510 +5.2
36  Salt Lake City International USA SLC 21,073,484 +14.2
37  New York La Guardia USA LGA 20,685,627 +0.4
38  Pittsburgh International USA PIT 20,533,660 +2.6
39  Sydney Kingsford Smith International Australia SYD 19,705,876 +4.9
40  Philadelphia International USA PHL 19,316,422 +5.2
41  Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International USA CVG 18,864,206 +23.9
42  Mexico City Benito Juarez International Mexico MEX 16,265,384 +2.6
43  Zurich Kloten Switzerland ZRH 16,251,166 +6.1
44  Copenhagen Kastrup Denmark CPH 15,857,390 +8.1
45  Munich Franz Josef Strauss Germany MUC 15,686,095 +5.5
46  Taipei Chiang Kai Shek International Taiwan TPE 15,613,624 +7.8
47  Palma de Mallorca Son Sant Joan International Spain PMI 15,377,437 +5.7
48  Washington (DC) Dulles International USA DCA 15,090,155 -1.9
49  Manchester International UK MAN 14,842,950 -0.9
50  Dusseldorf International Germany DUS 14,417,261 -4.8

Source: Airports Council International (ACI)