OAG, a data platform for the global travel industry, released ‘Megahubs 2023’, the market’s ranking of the top 50 most internationally connected airports in the world.
The index analyses the efficacy and connectivity of the world’s international hubs.
London Heathrow Airport reclaimed its position as the world’s most internationally connected airport. British Airways is its dominant airline, owning a 50 per cent share of the flights.
New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport surged to second place among global megahubs, with Istanbul Airport joining the top 10 in seventh place. Turkish Airlines is the dominant airline at Istanbul, owning a 79 per cent share of the flights.
The top 20 global megahubs show an even spread of connectivity, with six located in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region, six in North America, and seven in Asia Pacific.
“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,” said John Grant, Chief Analyst at OAG.