Top 10 Most Connected Airports

Casual travelers might not put much thought into which airports their flights arrive at, but those who travel frequently know that not all airports are created equally.

Corporate travelers often need to connect to the internet, charge their devices, and remain productive while on the go – which makes a connected airport crucial during their travel.

OAG, a trusted air travel intelligence company, has compiled lists of the most connected airports in 2018 internationally and within the US. 

Quick Stats

Highest rated domestic airline: Delta Air Lines (source

Highest rated domestic airport: San Diego International Airport (source)

Top business travel destination: Chicago, IL (source)

OAG’s Most Connected Airports 2018

The OAG Megahubs International Index 2018 ranks the 50 most internationally connected airports “by comparing the number of scheduled connections to and from international flights with the number of destinations served from the airport.” This connectivity index is generated by calculating “the total number of all possible connections between inbound and outbound flights within a six-hour window” including an international flight from the largest 200 airports in the world based on total scheduled seats and total international scheduled seats on the busiest day for global aviation. The dominant carrier was also reported with the percent share of flights scheduled.  

Most Connected – International

Top 10 in the World

1. Heathrow Airport (LHR)

Connectivity Index: 333

Dominant Carrier: British Airways (52% share)

2. Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD)

Connectivity Index: 306

Dominant Carrier: United Airlines (48% share)

3. Frankfurt Airport (FRA)

Connectivity Index: 302

Dominant Carrier: Lufthansa (63% share)

4. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS)

Connectivity Index: 286

Dominant Carrier: KLM (51% share)

5. Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)

Connectivity Index: 271

Dominant Carrier: Air Canada (60% share)

6. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

Connectivity Index: 257

Dominant Carrier: American Airlines (21% share)

7. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)

Connectivity Index: 256

Dominant Carrier: Delta Airlines (79% share)

8. Singapore Changi Airport (SIN)

Connectivity Index: 253

Dominant Carrier: Singapore Airlines (23% share)

9. Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG)

Connectivity Index: 250

Dominant Carrier: Air France (51% share)

10. Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (CGK)

Connectivity Index: 249

Dominant Carrier: Garuda Indonesia (28% share)

 

Most Connected – Domestic

Top 10 within the US

1. Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD)

Connectivity Index: 306

Dominant Carrier: United Airlines (48% share)

2. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)

Connectivity index: 256

Dominant carrier: Delta Airlines (79% share)

3. Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT)

Connectivity Index: 236

Dominant Carrier: American Airlines (90% share)

4. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)

Connectivity Index: 228

Dominant Carrier: American Airlines (84% share)

5. Denver International Airport (DEN): 

Connectivity Index: 187

Dominant Carrier: United Airlines (53% share)

6. Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW)

Connectivity Index: 139

Dominant Carrier: Delta Air Lines (76% share)

7. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

Connectivity Index: 257

Dominant Carrier: American Airlines (21% share)

8. Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP)

Connectivity Index: 121

Dominant Carrier: Delta Air Lines (74% share)

9. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)

Connectivity Index: 95

Dominant Carrier: American Airlines (51% share)

10. Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)

Connectivity Index: 95

Dominant Carrier: American Airlines (78% share)

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