By Andrea Romano
March 18, 2019

If you’ve looked around the security line and thought that airports are becoming more popular (and more crowded) than ever, you’re actually right. And it’s not just in Europe and the U.S., airports in Asia, in particular, are booming as a means for travelers to get from point A to point B.

In fact, according to a world traffic report published by the Airports Council International (ACI), China’s Beijing Capital International Airport is the second busiest airport in the world, with over 100 million passengers in 2018.

And China isn’t the only country in Asia that is seeing rapid growth.

According to research by Routesonline, Phnom Penh International Airport in Cambodia is the fastest growing major airport in the world, with an increased passenger count of over 38 percent in 2018.

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The research showed that the airport saw over 6.25 million passengers pass through its terminals in 2018, compared to 4.5 million in 2017.

In addition, out of the study’s top 20 growing airports, 15 were located in Asia, with five in China and five in India. Back in 2018, Routesonline also predicted that China and India would become two of the fastest growing air travel markets since travel is becoming “easier and cheaper” than ever before in the two countries, especially due to a growing number of budget airlines in these regions. shows Quanzhou Jinjiang International in China as the second fastest growing airport, followed by Semarang Airport in Indonesia and Kempegowda Bangalore International Airport in India.

To see the full list of the fastest growing airports, visit the Routesonline website.