Monday, June 11, 2007

Big airport traffic numbers

I was looking at world airport traffic data and came away, uh, impressed. Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson airport processed more passengers than any airport in the world last year, roughly 84 million, which is like the entire population of Germany passing through annually. To Atlanta's discredit, unfortunately, most of this traffic is of the hub-and-spoke variety, while Los Angeles claims the most originating or terminating passengers. All of this is, of course, just a pissing contest. For a different kind of airport pissing contest, here's a board of people discussing the most beautiful airports in the world.