Detroit Metro remains 17th busiest U....

Detroit Metro remains 17th busiest U.S. airport as traffic falls slightly

There are 4 comments on the The Detroit News story from Apr 4, 2013, titled Detroit Metro remains 17th busiest U.S. airport as traffic falls slightly. In it, The Detroit News reports that:

Washington - Detroit Metropolitan Airport remained the nation's 17th busiest airport in 2012, but saw overall passenger traffic fall by 0.7 percent.

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kev

United States

#1 Apr 4, 2013
Curious.why do they keep saying it is one of the worlds busiest airport? 17Th just in usa. That can be classified as one of the worlds busiest?. Detroit mi is around 17th largest city. In usa. does that mean it is one of the world largest cities? Not trying to be cynical but does it sound better in marketing? I know u know me(.lol)
kev

United States

#2 Apr 5, 2013
Ok. Look on internet.a couple websites showed not in top 30 worlds busiest. 2012. Another 24th busiest in world . Recent. Still # 17th busiest in usa. Just trying to get record straight on claim to " one of worlds busiest airports" thks
kev

Toledo, OH

#3 Apr 10, 2013
Ok. Here r facts on worlds busiest airports. 1. Atlanta 90 mil.#2Chicago 69.33 million passengers.#4Tokyo 65.8 mill.#5 paris 60.85 mill. Los angeles #6. 59.5 mill.#8 beiging china55.66 mill.#12 Amsterdam almost 40 million.#24 DETROIT METRO AROUND 34 MILLION GIVE OR TAKE. THIS DATA IS FROM 1 HALF YEARS AGO. U BE THE JUDGE WHEN THEY SAY IT IS AMONG WORLDS BUSIEST.
Pete

Livonia, MI

#4 Apr 11, 2013
kev wrote:
Ok. Here r facts on worlds busiest airports. 1. Atlanta 90 mil.#2Chicago 69.33 million passengers.#4Tokyo 65.8 mill.#5 paris 60.85 mill. Los angeles #6. 59.5 mill.#8 beiging china55.66 mill.#12 Amsterdam almost 40 million.#24 DETROIT METRO AROUND 34 MILLION GIVE OR TAKE. THIS DATA IS FROM 1 HALF YEARS AGO. U BE THE JUDGE WHEN THEY SAY IT IS AMONG WORLDS BUSIEST.
Well Kev, it's still much busier than Mettetal or Coleman A. Young. Plus you can land an Air Buss or a Dreamliner there. You can even land on Middlebelt, but that is problematic.

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