MIA moves into top-10 list of busy U.S. airports



Miami International Airport became one of the top 10 busiest U.S. airports in 2013, according to information released this week.

The Airports Council International, a nonprofit association of airports, released a preliminary ranking of the world’s busiest airports based on passenger traffic data.

MIA, which had more than 40.5 million passengers in 2013, moved up two spots from the previous year to No. 10 in 2013. Miami was No. 26 in the world, also up two spots from 2012.

Atlanta holds the top spot for both the world and the United States. The rest of the U.S. list, in order from second- to tenth-busiest, includes Chicago O’Hare International, Los Angeles International, Dallas/Fort Worth International, Denver International, New York’s John F. Kennedy International, San Francisco International, Charlotte Douglas International, Las Vegas’ McCarran International and Miami International airports.

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