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A new report by travel industry data platform OAG has determined the world’s most connected international airports. Dubbed “Megahubs 2022,” the report reveals that the United States occupies the top seven most connected international airports. This year rocked the airport industry as the world crawled out of the pandemic, with US airports surpassing many around the world compared to his 2019 megahubs.
Why did the US take over the rankings?
Covid has changed nearly every facet of society, and the airline industry is no exception. Every country emerged from the pandemic on its own terms and at its own pace. As a result, this year’s ranking looks very different from his 2019 list pre-pandemic. The US dominated this year’s list, thanks to strong domestic connectivity. As the world begins to reopen, the United States will have a strong year for domestic travel, with far more airports than most other countries.
Despite the closure of many international destinations at various times of the year, domestic travel has rebounded significantly in the United States, with other countries discussing reopening strategies.
What are the top 10 most connected international airports?
The United States wins 9 out of the top 10 most connected international airports in 2022. The only other country in the top ten was Mexico. In contrast, his only two US airports in the top 10 in 2019 were Atlanta (ATL) and Chicago (ORD). Here are the top 10 most connected international airports this year:
1) Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) – 2019 Ranking: 3rd
2) Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) – 2019 Ranking: 19th
3) Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) – 2019 Ranking: 8
4) Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) – 2019 ranking: 37
5) Denver International Airport (DEN) – 2019 Ranking: 80
6) Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) – 2019 Ranking: 13
7) John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) – 2019 Ranking: 18
8) Mexico City International Airport (MEX) – 2019 Ranking: 15
9) George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) – 2019 Ranking: 21
10) Miami International Airport (MIA) – 2019 Ranking: 20
Which airport was overtaken?
London Heathrow (LHR) was the most connected international airport in 2019, dropping to 22.nd this year. Given the turmoil Heathrow has been through this summer, this is not all that surprising. At one point, London Heathrow even asked the airline to stop selling tickets so it could deal with the disruption.
Other notable airports to drop out of the top 10 list since 2019 were Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS), which ranked second.nd and 4th 2019 respectively. Amsterdam was considered the European capital of airport chaos this summer, and Frankfurt was similarly affected. In June, at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, security he staff shortages led to queues long enough to get out of the building.
As a result, Amsterdam Schiphol reduced capacity by 11%, losing a total of 541,000 seats. Frankfurt cut capacity by 7% of his, losing a total of 253,000 seats.As a result, Amsterdam fell to 31st On the 2022 list, Frankfurt drops to 30th. The airport, which once led the world in international connections, has now plummeted its rankings, not even making the top 25. It will probably come out on top in the next few years as the world continues to come out of the pandemic. However, the United States has the upper hand at the moment.
Top 5 Best US Airports to Save: Honorable Mention
OAG does more than simply list the most connected international airports in its report. The travel data company also listed the top 25 low-cost megahubs. Let’s say you have a budget for your next trip and you happen to live near one of the airports listed below. If so, it can be reassuring to know that there are plenty of destinations to choose from while flying with budget airlines. Note that
3) Denver International Airport (DEN) – 2019 Ranking: 55
4) Harry Reid International Airport (LAS) – 2019 ranking: 54
5) Orlando International Airport (MCO) – 2019 Ranking: 15
9) Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) – 2019 Ranking: 13
11) Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) – 2019 Ranking: 88
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