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The World's Busiest Airport

For the 18th year in a row, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport was named the world's busiest airport in Airports Council International's annual report. 

In 2015, more than 101 million passengers flew through Atlanta, an increase of 5.5% over the previous year. The report cited the location of Georgia's capital as a major contributing factor—80% of people in the U.S. live within a two-hour flight of the city. 

Beijing's airport came in second, with 89.9 million passengers, and Dubai jumped into third place from sixth in 2014. 

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Chicago's O'Hare occupied the fourth slot, making it the second busiest airport in the U.S.

The figures were good news for airports overall, reflecting a 6.4% increase in worldwide passenger traffic.  

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