In a recent release, OAG, a prominent data platform in the global travel industry, unveiled its highly anticipated Megahubs 2023 ranking. This comprehensive report meticulously evaluates the efficiency and connectivity of international airports across the globe.
London Heathrow Airport (LHR) has once again emerged as the reigning champion, securing its position as the world’s premier internationally connected airport. British Airways retains its dominance at Heathrow, commanding a 50% share of the total flights. Meanwhile, New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) experienced a remarkable surge, ascending to the #2 spot among Global Megahubs. Istanbul Airport (IST) also made an impressive entry into the Top 10, clinching the #7 position. Turkish Airlines emerges as the dominant player at Istanbul, boasting a commanding 79% share of all flights.
When examining the Top 20 Global Megahubs, a well-balanced distribution of connectivity is evident. Six of these hubs are situated in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa region, another six are located in North America, and the remaining seven are in the Asia Pacific region.
John Grant, the chief analyst at OAG, commented on the significance of the Megahubs ranking, stating, “OAG Megahubs 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.”