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Chicago O’Hare is world’s best connected hub – new OAG data


Leading data platform for the global travel industry, OAG, today released Megahubs 2022, the Top 50 most internationally connected airports in the world.

Last updated in 2019, Megahubs provides fresh insight into how ongoing travel disruptions are affecting global connectivity.

While London Heathrow (LHR) maintained its first-place ranking among European hubs, its global ranking dropped from 1st in 2019 to 22nd this year.

According to OAG data, Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) and Frankfurt Airport (FRA) experienced similar drops, falling out of the top 10 to 27th and 30th respectively.

US airports dominated the global Megahubs, with Chicago O’Hare (ORD) the new No.1 followed Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL) finishing as the top three most connected airports in the world.

Mexico City Juarez International Airport (MEX) is the highest ranked non-US Megahub ranking 8th, up seven spots from its 15 ranking in 2019.

“The global market has yet to fully recover post-pandemic. While the US currently dominates due to its strong domestic market, we could see Europe and other global hubs catch up in the next 12 months as the industry works towards a full recovery,” said John Grant, chief analyst at OAG.

According to OAG, the most connected Megahub in Asia-Pacific is Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) as Hong Kong International Airport dropped out of the Top 50.

Mumbai-Chhtrapati Shivaji International Airport (BOM) ranked sixth in Asia-Pacific as Singapore Changi Airport (SIN) dropped to 12th.

For more insights from Megahubs 2022 and the full methodology, view the analysis here.

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