Airport passenger throughput listings are interesting. They are not what you imagine.
Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson airport is at No. 1 with almost 88 million passengers, down 2.3% from 2008 after Delta Air Lines Inc. trimmed capacity at its hometown hub. London Heathrow, whose biggest operator is British Airways, was second with 66 million passengers, a 1.5% decline.
China’s 8.7% economic expansion last year was helped by Beijing Capital International Airport, whose biggest carrier is China Southern Airlines Co.
O’Hare slipped to fourth, with an 8.8% tumble to 64.4 million as its biggest tenants American Airlines and United Airlines, slashed capacity to cut costs.
said Chicago’s decline was the steepest, followed by Las Vegas and Amsterdam.