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Wikivoyage has articles for several dozen of the world's largest and most-complicated international airports. They are designed to help you navigate safely and comfortably around them, and provide essential knowledge such as information on eating and sleeping options in the airport, and onward travel advice. This article lists our current airport articles by continent and city.

If you know of a major international airport not listed here that deserves its own article, first take a look at our Airport expedition, then plunge forward!


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Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International is Africa's busiest airport
Greenery in Terminal 3 of Singapore Changi Airport


  • 1 O.R. Tambo Airport. The major hub for southern Africa, and the continent's busiest airport. O. R. Tambo International Airport on Wikipedia OR Tambo International Airport (Q821750) on Wikidata




  • 3 Capital Airport. The second busiest airport in the world by passenger count. As of 2017 construction for an even bigger airport to replace or supplement this airport is underway. Beijing Capital International Airport on Wikipedia (Q12691852) on Wikidata


  • 4 Gimhae Airport. Overtaken as the biggest South Korean airport outside greater Seoul by the one serving Jeju. Gimhae International Airport on Wikipedia Gimhae International Airport (Q483223) on Wikidata




  • 7 Dubai Airport. The world's busiest airport for international traffic, due to its strategic location between east and west. Much of its traffic is connecting traffic on the Middle East carrier Emirates rather than origin or destination. Dubai International Airport on Wikipedia Dubai International Airport (Q193439) on Wikidata


Hong Kong

  • 9 Hong Kong Airport (Chek Lap Kok). Also known as Chek Lap Kok to distinguish it from the now-closed airport at Kai Tak which it replaced in 1997 Hong Kong International Airport on Wikipedia Hong Kong International Airport (Q17704) on Wikidata


Kansai (Osaka, Kyoto and Kobe)

Kuala Lumpur





  • 16 Incheon Airport. Opened in 2001 to relieve old Gimpo airport, Incheon is the primary international and intercontinental hub while Gimpo handles domestic and short haul international flights Incheon International Airport on Wikipedia Incheon International Airport (Q20932) on Wikidata




Tel Aviv

  • 20 Ben Gurion Airport. Despite lying in a very tense region and Israel (as well as its national symbols and aviation) frequently being the target of terrorism, the airport enjoys a stellar reputation for safety and security. Ben Gurion Airport on Wikipedia Ben Gurion Airport (Q181479) on Wikidata



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Barcelona-El Prat, exterior of Terminal 2
Fine woodwork in the check-in at Oslo


  • 23 Schiphol Airport. Hub for flag carrier KLM, one of the oldest airlines in the world and one of the top contenders for "most countries served from one airport". Curiously lies below sea level, which is interesting because its name means "ship grave". Amsterdam Airport Schiphol on Wikipedia Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (Q9694) on Wikidata


  • 24 El Prat Airport. Spain's amusingly-named second hub has some architectural features of the modernisme movement that helped make Barcelona's name. The route MAD-BCN was among the ten busiest in the world until competition with high speed rail made flights increasingly unattractive. Barcelona–El Prat Airport on Wikipedia Barcelona–El Prat Airport (Q56973) on Wikidata


  • 25 Copenhagen Airport. The busiest airport in the Nordic countries according to 2017 numbers, this airport also offers flights to Greenland and the Faroes Copenhagen Airport on Wikipedia Copenhagen Airport (Q206277) on Wikidata


  • 26 Frankfurt Airport. Germany's biggest airport and the hub of flag carrier Lufthansa Frankfurt Airport on Wikipedia Frankfurt Airport (Q46033) on Wikidata


  • 27 Helsinki Airport. Historically one of Europe's airports with the most connections to east Asia, as it is close enough to the north pole for air routes avoiding Soviet (now Russian) airspace Helsinki Airport on Wikipedia Helsinki Airport (Q215327) on Wikidata


  • 28 Atatürk Airport. Named after the honorific ("father of the Turks") granted to the founder and first president of modern Turkey. Istanbul Atatürk Airport on Wikipedia Atatürk International Airport (Q86473) on Wikidata
  • 29 Istanbul Airport (New). A megaproject still only partially open. Istanbul Airport on Wikipedia Istanbul Airport (Q3661908) on Wikidata


  • 30 Gatwick Airport. London's second hub is as drab and functional as they come. Gatwick Airport on Wikipedia Gatwick Airport (Q8703) on Wikidata
  • 31 Heathrow Airport. Europe's busiest airport by international traffic, and the world's second. Heathrow Airport on Wikipedia Heathrow Airport (Q8691) on Wikidata
  • 32 Stansted Airport. Busy low cost and business aviation hub. London Stansted Airport on Wikipedia London Stansted Airport (Q8709) on Wikidata


  • 33 Adolfo Suárez Airport (Barajas Airport). Spain's main hub has Europe's best air links to Latin America. Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport on Wikipedia Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport (Q166276) on Wikidata





  • 38 Munich Airport (Franz Josef Strauß Airport). Officially named after a conservative politician from Bavaria (died 1988) and Germany's second airport. The airport replaced Riem Airport in 1992. Munich Airport on Wikipedia Munich Airport (Q131402) on Wikidata



  • 40 Charles de Gaulle Airport. Built to replace Orly, it's France's biggest international hub and the main base of flag carrier Air France Charles de Gaulle Airport on Wikipedia Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (Q46280) on Wikidata
  • 41 Orly Airport. Besides its role as a domestic hub, it also sees several intercontinental flights to French overseas territories and departments and a wide selection of (mainly short-haul) international flights. Orly Airport on Wikipedia Orly Airport (Q223416) on Wikidata


  • 42 Keflavík Airport. Not to be confused with Reykjavik's domestic airport, this airport is Iceland's principal door to the world and sees flights from both sides of the Atlantic. Keflavík International Airport on Wikipedia Keflavík International Airport (Q139921) on Wikidata




  • 45 Vienna Airport (Often referred to as Wien-Schwechat in German). Vienna International Airport on Wikipedia Wien-Schwechat Airport (Q32999) on Wikidata


North America[edit]

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A model DC3 hangs in San Francisco Airport


  • 47 Hartsfield–Jackson Airport. The busiest airport in the world by passenger count for several years in a row, mostly on the strength of Delta's hub. Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Wikipedia Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (Q214861) on Wikidata



  • 49 O'Hare Airport. The world's busiest airport until overtaken by Atlanta O'Hare International Airport on Wikipedia O'Hare International Airport (Q213717) on Wikidata

Dallas and Fort Worth


  • 51 Denver Airport. Moved to its current site "overnight" in 1995 after old Stapleton Airport had grown too small and too close to downtown for modern needs. Famously contains a bunch of "weird" artwork that has given rise to absurd conspiracy theories. Denver International Airport on Wikipedia Denver International Airport (Q330015) on Wikidata



Las Vegas

Los Angeles

  • 55 Los Angeles Airport. LAX, as it is commonly referred to, is often called the airport with the highest "destination traffic", i.e. travelers that intend to visit the area the airport serves instead of boarding a connecting flight. Los Angeles International Airport on Wikipedia Los Angeles International Airport (Q8731) on Wikidata

Mexico City


Minneapolis and Saint Paul

New York City

  • 59 John F. Kennedy Airport. While only the fifth busiest airport in the U.S. by total passenger count, it is the busiest by international passenger count and the only American airport to make the top 20 in that list. John F. Kennedy International Airport on Wikipedia John F. Kennedy International Airport (Q8685) on Wikidata
  • 60 Newark Airport. Newark Liberty International Airport on Wikipedia Newark Liberty International Airport (Q466786) on Wikidata


  • 61 Orlando Airport. A useful international gateway to the Caribbean, both through connecting flights and through cruises departing from Port Canaveral. Orlando International Airport on Wikipedia Orlando International Airport (Q929859) on Wikidata


San Francisco



Washington, D.C.


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South America[edit]

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Buenos Aires

Rio de Janeiro

São Paulo

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