ORD regains crown as worlds busiest airport

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  1. Gargoyle
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    O'Hare International Airport has regained its crown as the world's busiest airport, at least in terms of operations, city officials are saying.

    http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20140924/BLOGS02/140929936

    For the first time since 2004, the number of aircraft landings and takeoffs at O'Hare is running ahead of Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson Memorial Airport. For the first 9 months of 2014 ORD had 585,517 operations, about a half of a percentage point ahead of Hartsfield's 582,138.
     
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    Atlanta has not yet released its passenger figures for the year so far. But that airport held a wide lead in 2013, although Dubai International Airport has been growing quickly and could reach the top slot in a few years.

    O'Hare may be closing that gap in passenger traffic, too. So far this year, it's up 4.6 percent, to 46.7 million, from 44.6 million in 2013.
     
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    I doubt they will catch on passenger movements but aircraft movements has been growing good since 10/28C opened, if noise abatement didn't start at 9pm, I think the movements would jump more even.
     
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    ORD has now surpassed ATL in passenger and cargo traffic.

    While 2014 traffic at O'Hare was down by 0.2 percent, it lost less traffic than the Atlanta airport, where traffic declined by 4.7 percent, according to new FAA data. O'Hare had 881,933 arrivals and departures; Atlanta had 868,359. International traffic helped; in the last 18 months, O'Hare and Midway airports added six new international airlines and dozens of destinations.
     
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    Can we blame it on Southwest for de-hubbing AirTran's operation at ATL? ;)
     
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    We can blame anything on Southwest. Isn't that what all the legacies do?

    :p
     
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