CHICAGO (CBS) — O’Hare International Airport has lost its title as the nation’s busiest airport.
In 2015, Atlanta’s Hartsfield–Jackson International Airport handled a total of 882,497 flights (departures and arrivals), up 1.6 percent compared with 2014, according to final statistics released by the Federal Aviation Administration.READ MORE: Police Seeking 2 Men Who Carjacked Woman And Family Members During A Delivery in Ford Heights
O’Hare slipped to No. 2. with 875,136 arrivals and departures, down 0.8 percent.
Midway International Airport ranked No. 25 in the country with 253,519, up 1.7 percent.READ MORE: Chicagoan David Kronfeld Shares Advice To Career Success In New Book
O’Hare and Atlanta simply compete with each other for the “busiest airport title. The No 3 airport, Dallas Fort-Worth is about 200,000 flights behind (681,261).
Los Angeles (655,564) and Denver (547,648) rounded out the top 5.
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Aug 13: 2,773
June 11: 2,750
June 19: 2,746
July 29: 2,737
Aug. 7: 2,737