Places/Travel 20 Countries with the Most Planes in the Sky

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Which country has the most planes in the sky? The highest air traffic? If you're an air traffic controller looking for the most stressful job possible, this is the list for you. The list of countries with the most planes in the sky is ranked by looking at the most takeoffs for airlines registered in each particular country. The United States comes in first by far, but there are plenty of international surprises on the list.

Source: World Bank

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United States of America is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 20 Countries with the Most Planes in the Sky
Washington, D.C.
9,054,478

2
China is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 20 Countries with the Most Planes in the Sky
Beijing
1,853,088

3
Canada is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 20 Countries with the Most Planes in the Sky
Ottawa
1,200,361

4
Germany is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 20 Countries with the Most Planes in the Sky
Berlin
1,154,472

5
United Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 20 Countries with the Most Planes in the Sky
London
1,056,206

6
France is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 20 Countries with the Most Planes in the Sky
Paris
827,851

7
Japan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 20 Countries with the Most Planes in the Sky
Tokyo
655,495

8
Brazil is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 20 Countries with the Most Planes in the Sky
Brasília
647,753

9
Spain is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 20 Countries with the Most Planes in the Sky
Madrid
616,893

10
India is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 20 Countries with the Most Planes in the Sky
New Delhi
592,292

11
Russian Federation is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 20 Countries with the Most Planes in the Sky
Russian Federation
522,577

12
Australia is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 20 Countries with the Most Planes in the Sky
Canberra
393,363

13
Italy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 20 Countries with the Most Planes in the Sky
Rome
382,590

14
Indonesia is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 20 Countries with the Most Planes in the Sky
Jakarta
345,240

15
Mexico is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 20 Countries with the Most Planes in the Sky
Mexico City
266,244

16
Netherlands, The is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 20 Countries with the Most Planes in the Sky
Netherlands, The
262,848

17
Korea, Rep. of is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 20 Countries with the Most Planes in the Sky
Korea, Rep. of
250,260

18
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 20 Countries with the Most Planes in the Sky
Wellington
220,375

19
Turkey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 20 Countries with the Most Planes in the Sky
Ankara
215,275

20
Colombia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 20 Countries with the Most Planes in the Sky
Bogotá
187,382