O’Hare beats Atlanta as busiest US airport

O’Hare International Airport was the nation’s busiest airport in terms of air traffic during the first half of 2006, surpassing Atlanta’s, according to government statistics released Monday. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport had the second-most flights from Jan. 1 through June 30, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

In third place was Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

The number of flights encompasses both takeoffs and landings, according to the FAA.

Chicago and Atlanta have run neck-and-neck in recent years to claim the title of busiest airport.
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