airport awards 2021

World’s Best Airports by Passenger Numbers 2021

The ranking details on this page show the "Best Airports in the World" based upon the number of passengers being served for each airport


The award details on this page show the Best Airports in the World based upon the number of passengers being served. These awards use the air traffic statistics for departure, arrival, and transit from 2020, and group together airports handling a similar volume of customers to give a like-for-like analysis. The categories for 2021 have been scaled down to reflect the reduction in air travel over the last 18-months.

Best Airports 2021: 35-45 million passengers

1

Guangzhou

2

Atlanta

3

Shenzhen

4

Dallas/Fort Worth

5

Chengdu Shuangliu

Best Airports 2021: 25-35 million passengers

1

Doha Hamad

2

Tokyo Haneda

3

Dubai

4

Shanghai Hongqiao

5

Xi'an

6

Denver

7

Delhi

8

Los Angeles

9

Beijing Capital

10

Chicago O'Hare

Best Airports 2021: 20-25 million passengers

1

London Heathrow

2

Amsterdam Schiphol

3

Paris CDG

4

Istanbul

5

Houston George Bush

6

Jakarta

7

Seattle-Tacoma

8

Phoenix

9

Las Vegas

10

Ho Chi Minh City

Best Airports 2021: 15-20 million passengers

1

Frankfurt

2

Madrid Barajas

3

Haikou Meilan

4

Moscow Sheremetyevo

5

Seoul Gimpo

6

San Francisco

7

Mumbai

8

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi

9

Sanya Phoenix

10

New York JFK

Best Airports 2021: 10-15 million passengers

1

Singapore Changi

2

Seoul Incheon

3

Tokyo Narita

4

Munich

5

Sydney

6

Toronto Pearson

7

Barcelona

8

Jeddah

9

Kuala Lumpur

10

Riyadh

Best Airports 2021: 5-10 million passengers

1

Zurich

2

Kansai

3

Hong Kong

4

Helsinki-Vantaa

5

Copenhagen

6

Melbourne

7

Vienna

8

Vancouver

9

Fukuoka

10

Dusseldorf

Best Airports 2021: 2-5 million passengers

1

Centrair Nagoya

2

Hamburg

3

Cape Town

4

Cologne / Bonn

5

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky

6

Durban King Shaka

7

Muscat

8

Perth

9

Medina

10

Adelaide

Best Airports 2021: less than 2 million passengers

1

Quito

2

Baku

3

London City

4

Gold Coast

5

Guayaquil

6

Malta

7

Salalah

8

Mauritius

9

Keflavik

10

Halifax

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