Air passenger traffic worldwide rose by a healthy 8 percent last year to more than two billion passengers, according to a survey of world airports published today.
The survey, from Airports Council International, showed the United States was still the undisputed world leader in air travel. Eight of the 10 busiest airports were American, including the leader, Chicago's O'Hare airport, which handled 66.4 million passengers.
The second-busiest airport in the world was Atlanta, Ga., with 54.1 million passengers, a 13.9 percent increase. Dallas's Fort Worth airport was third, with 52.6 million.