ATLANTA – A rivalry over which airport is the world’s busiest has
pitted Chicago against Atlanta, with each city saying its hub holds the
Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport had the most takeoffs
and landings in 2003 – 928,735 according to the National Air Traffic
or 931,000 according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
But Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is projected to have
the most passengers. It had 58,875,694 passengers through September.
FAA spokesman William Shumann said takeoffs and landings and passengers
are both valid measures for determining which airport is the world’s busiest.
That makes the title elusive, he said.
"We don’t have a World Series of airports," Hartsfield-Jackson
spokesman Robert Kennedy said Friday.