Asia in Numbers

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Asia is known for its busy ports and tourist traffic. In our latest issue is an extensive infographic showing Asia’s busiest airports and its most visited cities, amongst other exciting top picks.

Busiest Airports in Asia

Long transfers and airport transits, holiday destinations, or business hubs; most busy cities are entered through an airport. Here is a list of the busiest airports in Asia by number of passengers.

(Number of passengers per year/ Based on 2018 figures)

  1. Beijing Capital International Airport, Beijing, China – 100,983,290
  2. Dubai International Airport, Dubai, UAE – 89,149,387
  3. Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Tokyo, Japan – 87,131,973
  4. Hong Kong International Airport, Hong Kong – 74,517,402
  5. Shanghai Pudong International Airport, Shanghai, China – 74,006,331
  6. Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi, India – 69,900,938
  7. Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, Guangzhou, China – 69,769,497
  8. Seoul Incheon International Airport, Incheon, South Korea – 68,350,784
  9. Istanbul Atatürk Airport, Istanbul, Turkey – 68,192,683
  10. Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Java, Indonesia – 66,908,159

Most Visited Cities in Asia

Asia has become a hot tourist destination, both by its citizens and those beyond its boundaries. Here is a list of the most visited cities in Asia by number.

(Number of arrivals per year/ Based on 2018 figures)

  1. Bangkok, Thailand – 22,780,000
  2. Dubai, UAE – 15,930,000
  3. Singapore, Singapore – 14,670,000
  4. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – 13,790,000
  5. Istanbul, Turkey – 13,400,000
  6. Tokyo, Japan – 12,930,000
  7. Antalya, Turkey – 12,410,000
  8. Seoul, South Korea – 11,250,000
  9. Osaka, Japan – 10,140,000
  10. Mecca, Saudi Arabia – 10,000,000

Check out the rest of this article and other exciting ‘Top in Asia’ picks in our lastest issue of Asian Geographic No.138 Issue 5/2019 here or download a digital copy here!

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