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World top 50 airports 1998 – 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  Atlanta William B Hartsfield USA ATL 73,474,298 +7.7
2  Chicago O'Hare USA ORD 72,369,951 +3.0
3  Los Angeles International USA LAX 61,216,072 +1.8
4  London Heathrow UK LHR 60,659,500 +4.3
5  Dallas/Ft Worth International USA DFW 60,482,700  0
6  Tokyo Haneda Japan HND 51,240,704 +3.9
7  Frankfurt Rhein-Main Germany FRA 42,734,178 +6.1
8  San Francisco International USA SFO 40,059,975 -1.1
9  Paris Charles de Gaulle France CDG 38,628,916 +9.5
10  Denver International USA DEN 36,817,520 +5.3
11  Amsterdam Schiphol Netherlands AMS 34,420,143 +9.0
12  Miami International USA MIA 33,935,491 -1.7
13  Newark International USA EWR 32,445,000 +5.0
14  Phoenix Sky Harbor International USA PHX 31,771,762 +3.6
15  Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County USA DTW 31,544,426 +0.1
16  New York John F Kennedy USA JFK 31,295,000 -0.2
17  Houston George Bush Intercontinental USA IAH 31,025,726 +8.1
18  Las Vegas McCarran International USA LAS 30,217,665 -0.3
19  Seoul Gimpo International Korea SEL 29,429,044 -19.9
20  London Gatwick UK LGW 29,173,257 +8.2
21  St Louis Lambert International USA STL 28,640,345 +3.5
22  Minneapolis-St. Paul International USA MSP 28,532,487 -2.8
23  Hong Kong International Hong Kong HKG 27,897,619 -3.8
24  Orlando International USA MCO 27,748,571 +1.6
25  Toronto Lester B. Pearson International Canada YYZ 26,744,530 +2.5
26  Boston Logan International USA BOS 26,415,593 +5.1
27  Seattle-Tacoma International USA SEA 25,825,688 +4.4
28  Bangkok International Thailand BKK 25,623,720 +2.0
29  Rome Fiumicino Italy FCO 25,254,520 +1.0
30  Madrid Barajas Spain MAD 25,254,338 +7.0
31  Paris Orly France ORY 24,951,984 -0.4
32  Tokyo Narita International Japan NRT 24,441,365 -4.8
33  Philadelphia International USA PHL 24,230,967 +8.0
34  Singapore Changi Singapore SIN 23,803,180 -5.4
35  Charlotte Douglas International USA CLT 22,947,613 +0.7
36  Honolulu International USA HNL 22,920,793 -3.9
37  New York La Guardia USA LGA 22,679,700 +5.0
38  Sydney Kingsford Smith International Australia SYD 21,206,897 +2.8
39  Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International USA CVG 21,179,226 +4.0
40  Pittsburgh International USA PIT 20,556,075 -1.0
41  Salt Lake City International USA SLC 20,252,339 -3.9
42  Munich Franz Josef Strauss Germany MUC 19,321,355 +8.0
43  Zurich Kloten Switzerland ZRH 19,301,424 +5.3
44  Osaka Kansai International Japan KIX 19,223,600 -2.7
45  Mexico City Benito Juarez International Mexico MEX 18,946,440 +6.2
46  Brussels Zaventem International Belgium BRU 18,481,897 +16.0
47  Palma de Mallorca Son Sant Joan International Spain PMI 17,660,402 +6.7
48  Manchester International UK MAN 17,507,635 +8.3
49  Beijing International China PEK 17,318,999 +2.4
50  Copenhagen Kastrup Denmark CPH 16,670,511 -1.0

Source: Airports Council International (ACI)