Heathrow retains title of the world’s No1 megahub with Frankfurt second and Chicago O’Hare third 

Revealed: London Heathrow retains the title of the world’s No1 megahub with Frankfurt second and Chicago O’Hare third

  • Examine checked out what number of inbound and outbound flights are attainable in 6 hours
  • Researchers analysed flights on the busiest day of 2019 to provide a rating
  • At Heathrow, 65,000 worldwide connections had been attainable throughout six hours
  • Different well-connected airports embody Amsterdam Schiphol and Munich

London Heathrow has been named the world’s most internationally linked airport for the third yr operating, with Frankfurt Worldwide the second-most linked and Chicago O’Hare in third place.

The rating comes from a examine that analysed the variety of worldwide connections attainable at 50 main airports all over the world in a six-hour window on the busiest day for aviation this yr.

Heathrow stored the title of world No1 megahub because of over 65,000 connections on this time-span. 

London Heathrow, pictured, has been named because the world’s most internationally linked airport for the third yr operating

The rating, known as the Megahubs Index 2019, has been produced by OAG, a digital flight info and intelligence agency. 

Coming fourth within the rating is Amsterdam Schiphol whereas Munich Worldwide rounds off the highest 5.

Different well-connected hubs embody Toronto Pearson Worldwide (sixth), Paris Charles de Gaulle (seventh), Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Worldwide (eighth), Singapore Changi (ninth) and Hong Kong Worldwide (10th).

The very best-ranked airport within the Center East is Dubai Worldwide whereas essentially the most linked in Latin America is called as Mexico Metropolis Worldwide.

Probably the most linked airport on this planet for low-cost carriers is Kuala Lumpur Worldwide.

The second most connected airport, according to the study by OAG, is Frankfurt International, pictured

The second most linked airport, in line with the examine by OAG, is Frankfurt Worldwide, pictured 

Chicago O'Hare, pictured, leads North America in domestic connectivity for the fourth consecutive year

Chicago O’Hare, pictured, leads North America in home connectivity for the fourth consecutive yr

In the meantime, Chicago O’Hare leads North America in home connectivity for the fourth consecutive yr.

On the busiest day in aviation this yr, 83,580 home connections had been attainable inside a three-hour window – two per cent greater than final yr.

United Airways operates the vast majority of flights at O’Hare at 48 per cent, down two per cent from 2018.

A Heathrow spokesperson stated: ‘Heathrow performs a important half in linking British passengers, items and companies to far-flung locations throughout the globe. 

‘Heathrow enlargement will allow us to extend the UK’s connectivity, reaching these key locations in rising markets that stay exterior of our community, permitting us to double our cargo capability and join the entire of Britain to international development post-Brexit.’ 


1. London Heathrow

2. Frankfurt Worldwide

3. Chicago O’Hare

4. Amsterdam Schiphol

5. Munich Worldwide

6. Toronto Pearson Worldwide

7. Paris Charles de Gaulle

8. Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta Worldwide

9. Singapore Changi

10. Hong Kong Worldwide

11. Seoul Incheon Worldwide

12. Kuala Lumpur Worldwide

13. Los Angeles Worldwide

14. Bangkok Suvarnabhumi 

15. Mexico Metropolis Worldwide 

16. Soekarno-Hatta Worldwide, Jakarta

17. Istanbul Ataturk

18. John F. Kennedy Worldwide, New York

19. Dallas/Fort Value Worldwide

20. Miami Worldwide

21. George Bush Intercontinental, Houston

22. Tokyo Haneda Worldwide

23. Newark Liberty Worldwide

24. Dubai Worldwide

25. Shanghai Pudong Worldwide

26. Sydney 

27. Vancouver Worldwide

28. Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez

29. Manila Ninoy Aquino Worldwide

30. Moscow Sheremetyevo – A.S. Pushkin Worldwide

31. San Francisco Worldwide

32. Bogotá El Dorado Worldwide

33. Guangzhou Baiyun Worldwide

34. Rome Leonardo da Vinci 

35. Delhi Indira Gandhi Worldwide

36. Beijing Capital Worldwide

37. Seattle-Tacoma Worldwide

38. O.R. Tambo Worldwide, Johannesburg

39. Tokyo Narita Worldwide

40. Zurich

41. Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau Worldwide

42. Vienna Worldwide

43. Tan Son Nhat Worldwide, Ho Chi Minh Metropolis

44. Boston Logan Worldwide

45. Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat

46. Sao Paulo Worldwide

47. Auckland

48. Oslo

49. Bangkok Don Mueang Worldwide

50. Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Worldwide

Supply: OAG