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London Heathrow Reclaims Top Spot as World’s Most Connected Airport, OAG Data

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The skies have spoken, and the rankings are in! OAG, the unrivaled data platform for the global air travel sector, recently published its Megahubs 2023 report, offering the definitive ranking of the world’s Top 50 most connected airports.

London’s Legendary Heathrow Returns to Glory

Once again, London Heathrow Airport (LHR) emerges as the global leader, securing its title as the world’s #1 internationally connected airport. British Airways remains the dominant airline operating at Heathrow, responsible for half of the airport’s flight operations and contributing to Heathrow’s success.

However, Heathrow isn’t the only airport making headlines. New York’s JFK Airport clinches the second spot, while Istanbul Airport debuts in the Top 10 list at #7. Turkish Airlines dominates in Istanbul, accounting for 79% of flight operations.

Spotlight on Other Global Megahubs

OAG reports on world's most connected airports.
Source: OAG
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) ranks second worldwide, with Delta Air Lines as the dominant carrier, operating 34% of all flights.
  • Amsterdam Schiphol takes third place, with KLM accounting for 53% of flights at the airport.
  • Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) stands out as the Asia Pacific region’s most connected airport and ranks fourth globally, largely powered by AirAsia, which operates 34% of flights.
  • Tokyo Haneda (HND) takes the fifth spot globally, with All Nippon Airways (ANA) accounting for 36% of flights.
  • Maintaining its stronghold, Dubai International Airport (DXB) continues to rule the Middle East and Africa at the #1 spot in the region.
  • Meanwhile, in Europe, Frankfurt International Airport (FRA) holds the sixth spot on the global scale.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) makes the cut at #10 of the world’s most connected airports.
OAG top ten airport Megahubs
OAG Top 10 Global Megahubs. Source: OAG

John Grant, Chief Analyst at OAG, voiced his insights, “The OAG Megahubs result demonstrates the enduring vitality of international connectivity. From London Heathrow’s resurgence to the impressive ascent of Asian hubs like Kuala Lumpur, these findings underscore the resilience and adaptability of airports worldwide.”

Check out the complete analysis for an in-depth view and comprehensive methodology.

About OAG

A pioneer in the global travel industry, OAG has been fueling air travel growth and innovation since 1929. With the world’s largest network of flight information, OAG continues to serve as the backbone for countless enterprises, including airlines, airports, and government agencies. Headquartered in the UK, OAG operates in the USA, Singapore, Japan, China, and Lithuania.

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