Here are Asia’s busiest airports for the first half of 2018

You may get shoved and jostled at these airports in Asia if you’re not careful. Source: Shutterstock.

ONCE AGAIN, Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport in the US remains the world’s busiest airport, with passenger traffic of 52.64 million in the first six months of 2018.

It has been the world’s busiest airport by passenger traffic since 1998 because it plays a critical role as a connecting hub for the larger US.

The other two world’s busiest airports in the US are Los Angeles International Airport and O’Hare International Airport, at number four and number six respectively while more than half of the world’s top 10 busiest airports are in Asia.

The list, compiled by Shanghai-based Civil Aviation Data Analysis, a civil aviation data platform, ranks airports in terms of passenger traffic as of the end of June 2018.

Beijing Capital International Airport remained the world’s second busiest airport by passenger traffic, witnessing 49.38 million passengers in the first half of the year.

Dubai International Airport in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) also retained its world’s third busiest airport by passenger traffic, having received 43.74 million passengers in the first half of the year.

Indira Gandhi International Airport in India, on the other hand, is the only airport on the list with the fastest growth of passengers with an increase of 13.41 percent during the same period.

Take a look at the six Asian airports that made the list:

#2: Beijing Capital International Airport

World's Busiest Airport Beijing Capital International Airport

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Total passengers: 49.38 million.

#3: Dubai International Airport

World's Busiest Airport Dubai International Airport

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Total passengers: 43.74 million.

#5: Tokyo Haneda Airport

World's Busiest Airport Tokyo Haneda Airport

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Total passengers: 41.06 million.

#8: Hong Kong International Airport

World's Busiest Airport Hong Kong International Airport

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Total passengers: 36.91 million.

#9: Shanghai Pudong International Airport

World's Busiest Airport Shanghai Pudong International Airport

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Total passengers: 36.69 million.

#10: Indira Gandhi International Airport

World's Busiest Airport Indira Gandhi International Airport

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Total passengers: 35.04 million.

So steer clear of the crowds and try not to get shoved and jostled if you ever going to any of the above airports.

Which do you think will make the top 10 list by year end?