3 OCTOBER 2022


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Article from BTNews 3 OCTOBER 2022

World's great hubs

According to OAG, the background tool that supplies the electronic data to the airline industry, Chicago O’Hare is now the most connected airport in the world.

Heathrow (LHR) has maintained its first-place ranking among European hubs, but its global ranking dropped from 1 in 2019 to 22 this year. Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) and Frankfurt (FRA) experienced similar drops, falling out of the top 10 to 27 and 30 respectively.

US airports dominated the global Megahubs, with Chicago O’Hare (ORD), Dallas/Fort Worth International (DFW) and Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International (ATL) finishing as the top three most connected airports in the world. Mexico City Juarez International (MEX) is the highest ranked non-US airport.

“The global market has yet to fully recover post-pandemic. While the US currently dominates due to its strong domestic market, we could see Europe and other global hubs catch up in the next 12 months as the industry works towards a full recovery”, said John Grant, Chief Analyst at OAG, based at Luton.
The most connected Megahub in Asia Pacific is Indira Gandhi International (DEL) as Hong Kong International dropped out of the Top 50. Mumbai International (BOM) only ranked 6 in Asia Pacific with Singapore Changi (SIN) dropping to 12. With restrictions still in place the airports in China do not feature.

OAG still produces three so-called pocket guides for Asia Pacific - Americas - Europe and Middle East & Africa.  Each weights 1.5lbs plus and is an inch deep.  No flight times are given and a magnifying glass is required for reading.


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