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Orlando International Airport Joins Top 10 Busiest In The World

Fabulous news for Orlando tourism as Orlando International Airport is not only one of the busiest airports in the U.S., but it is now recognized as one of the busiest in the world, as it's been added to the list of top ten busiest in the world, according to Airports Council International.

Orlando International Airport is now the seventh busiest in the world for 2021, jumping from 27th worldwide in 2020.

ACI said among the U.S. airports ranked in the top 10, “the biggest improvement recorded was from Orlando International Airport,” which saw nearly 40.4 million passengers travel through the airport.

“The ACI World passenger traffic rankings tell the story of an encouraging trend of recovery, with most of the recurrent busiest airports pre-COVID-19 back at the top,” ACI World Director General Luis Felipe de Oliveira said in a release. “Although we are cautious that recovery could face multiple headwinds, the momentum created by reopening plans by countries could lead to an uptick in travel in the second half of 2022.

The airport ended 2021 strongly as the busiest airport in Florida and the seventh busiest in the U.S., plus in OIA's latest update,, officials said February saw more than 3.6 million passengers, bringing the 2022 count to 7.1 million.

This new ranking comes as Orlando International Airport prepares to open its brand new South terminal to handle even more passengers.

Here are the top 10 busiest airports in the world:

  1. Atlanta, Georgia

  2. Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas

  3. Denver, Colorado

  4. Chicago, Illinois

  5. Los Angeles, California

  6. Charlotte, North Carolina

  7. Orlando, Florida

  8. Guangzhou, China

  9. Chengdu, China

  10. Las Vegas, Nevada


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