O'Hare Loses Its Busiest Airport Crown To Atlanta

By Kate Shepherd in News on Jan 22, 2016 8:03PM

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O'Hare International Airport is no longer the world's busiest airport. Atlanta has taken back the crown.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport was the busiest airport in 2015, after holding the title from 2003-2013 and losing it to O'Hare in 2014, according to the Tribune.

The number of flights out of O'Hare in 2015 fell by 0.8 percent to 875,136 flights and the flights out of Hartsfield increased by 1.6 percent to 882,497 flights, according to Federal Aviation Administration data. O'Hare has more cargo flights and Hartsfield has more passenger flights.

Overall there were more flights in 2015, partially due to low fuel prices.

Midway is the U.S.'s 36th busiest airport.