If you’ve ever been in or around an airport you’ll know that there’s a lot going on. People everywhere, excitedly coming together, tearfully saying goodbye, or for the seasoned traveler simply drifting through another prosaic process. In 2014 commercial aviation is celebrating its 100th year and it’s fairly safe to say business is booming; in 2013 alone over 6 billion travelers passed through almost 2000 airports in 160 countries across the globe. Here’s a run-down of the 10 busiest passenger airports in the world for 2013:
10. Jakarta, Indonesia (CGK)
Soekarno–Hatta International Airport, named after Indonesia’s first president and vice-president respectively, is the third busiest airport in Asia by passenger numbers. Last year the number of travelers using the airport rose 4.1% to 60,137,347 and it’s only getting busier, with plans for a new third runway to be completed in 2015. Even with this huge amount of travelers passing through, it has dropped down from its place as 9th busiest airport in 2012.