Ten years ago, Beijing was the 33rd busiest passenger airport in the world. Today it is the second largest and on track to surpass Atlanta, the perennial number one, by 2015. In Indonesia, Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta Airport went from the 85th position in 2001 to the 12th in 2012. Eight of the world’s 20 largest airports are now in emerging markets.

Hong Kong has unseated Memphis as the largest cargo airport in the world and four of the ten largest cargo airports are now in emerging markets.