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FAA: Chicago's O'Hare airport busiest in US in 2018

FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2015, file photo, ground traffic is seen from the control tower at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago. O'Hare International Airport was the busiest airport in the U.S. last year, surpassing Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport for the first time in four years, according to data released Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, by the Federal Aviation Administration. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
February 04, 2019 - 3:03 PM

CHICAGO - O'Hare International Airport in Chicago was the busiest airport in the U.S. in 2018, surpassing Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport for the first time in four years.

The Federal Aviation Administration released data on Monday showing that O'Hare had more than 903,000 arrivals and departures during 2018. Atlanta's airport was second, with more than 895,000 arrivals and departures.

Los Angeles International Airport, Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and Denver International Airport round out the top five.

O'Hare last held the top spot in 2014.

Last year, O'Hare operations increased 4.2 per cent, compared with a 1.8 per cent increase in Atlanta. United Airlines is the largest carrier at O'Hare and has been adding more flights from its hub at the Chicago airport to smaller cities throughout the Midwest.

News from © The Associated Press, 2019
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