• June 13, 2024

Delhi Airport Soars High: Retains Spot Among Top 10 Busiest Globally

DEL The Delhi airport has earned a position in the list of ten busiest international airports in the world. This is represented in the ACI 2023 rankings for major accomplishments and demonstrates a significant recovery of India’s aviation industry.

Surge in Passengers and Changes in Rankings

In 2023, Delhi Airport registered an incredible increase of 20.36% from last year to 72.2 million passengers. To begin with, this trajectory clearly shows that air travel has started bouncing back after it was disrupted during the pandemic. 

However, according to another report given by ACI about Delhi’s ranking change, although it stayed within the first ten positions, Chicago Airport took its number nine position away from it. What we are observing here is a dynamic global pattern of air transportation.

Understanding ACI and Its Rankings

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The headquarters of ACI are located in Montreal Canada and is one of those notable international organizations that aims at standardizing airport operations. It boasts over two thousand airports across the world. The newly published preliminary rankings by ACI provide useful directions on trends prevailing in worldwide air travel.

Increase in world air travel

It is estimated that there were some 8, the global number of passengers. 5 billion by 2023. This is a massive recovery of almost 93% from the pre-pandemic period and 27 percent greater than. 2% compared to the previous year, as per the report from ACI World Director-General Luis Felipe de Oliveira. 

Global passenger traffic is estimated to have increased to 8.5 billion by 2023. This is a huge comeback, close to 93%, from the pre-pandemic low and up by 27.2% compared to the year before, as ACI World Director-General Luis Felipe de Oliveira stated.

Key Points on the ACI Rankings

In its report, the ACI reveals some key findings:

  • A total of about 8.5 billion passengers are expected worldwide in 2023, representing a rise of 27.2 percent from last year and almost a restoration to pre-pandemic figures at about 98.3 percent.
  • The domestic market rebounded, reaching up to 96.8% of its size recorded back in 2019, with an expansion rate for this year as per IATA of about one-fifth.
  • International air travel increased considerably by approximately 36.5%, but it still accounts for only around 90% of what it was before COVID-19 (ACI statistics).
  • The combined passenger traffic at the ten busiest airports rose by nearly 20%.
  • Dubai International Airport came second globally, surpassing Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in historical terms, while Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport remained number one.
  • Notably, five American airports took slots among the top ten.
  • The combined passenger traffic at the ten busiest airports rose by nearly 20%.
  • Dubai International Airport came second globally, surpassing Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in historical terms, while Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport remained number one.
  • Notably, five American airports took slots among the top ten. 

Importance of ACI Data

ACI is recognized as a key source for air traffic information since it collects data from more than two thousand six hundred airports all over one hundred eighty countries. It is a reliable international airway point that has placed Delhi Airport among the first ten ranks severally. This shows its contribution to enhancing global connectivity.