In this article, we review which airports had the highest passenger numbers in 2021, based on the total number of departing, arriving, transferring and direct passengers, throughout COVID-19.
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Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN)
Preliminary world airport traffic rankings published by ACI World show a vastly different top 10 busiest airports ranking in 2020 compared to 2019.
Almost a year since his participation in International Airport Review’s Coronavirus Roundtable, Stefano Baronci, Director General of ACI Asia-Pacific, looks back on 2020 and what the coronavirus pandemic has meant for aviation, and considers how this will affect the aviation sector’s recovery in the immediate future.
Carol Lobato, Deputy General Manager at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport Terminal 2, details the hard work that goes into creating an effortless, stress-free experience for passengers, and the importance of trust, now more than ever, in building and keeping relationships that will see those passengers return.
With a focus on creating the best possible passenger experience, Bingxin Xie, Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport’s Chief Economist, details how the airport’s unique service brand celebrates both the passenger, and Chinese culture.
Cirium found that Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport came out on top in multiple categories, followed by Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport.