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20 best-connected airports in the world for business travelers

6 Oct 2021

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20 best-connected airports in the world for business travelers

Business travel is back and with it come age-old questions like “what’s the best airport in the world for a layover?” or “what is the best-connected airport with the most international flights?” Well, according to the OAG Megahubs International Index, these are the international airports with the highest number of flights and destinations.

20 best-connected international airports

  1. London Heathrow Airport (LHR), United Kingdom
  2. Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Germany
  3. Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD), United States
  4. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS), Netherlands
  5. Munich International Airport (MUC), Germany
  6. Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ), Canada
  7. Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG), France
  8. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), United States
  9. Singapore Changi Airport (SIN), Singapore
  10. Hong Kong International Airport (HKG), Hong Kong
  11. Incheon International Airport (ICN), Korea
  12. Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL), Malaysia
  13. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), United States
  14. Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK), Thailand
  15. Mexico City International Airport (MEX)
  16. Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (CGK), Indonesia
  17. Istanbul Airport (IST), Turkey
  18. John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), United States
  19. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), United States
  20. Miami International Airport (MIA), United States

Top 10 airports in Europe

Traveling to Europe? Check out this list of the continent’s busiest airports. The ranking is based on the number of passengers passing through, the number of international connections, and the number of destinations served, among other factors, across all European airports.

  1. London Heathrow Airport (LHR), United Kingdom – serving British Airways
  2. Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Germany – serving Lufthansa
  3. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS), Netherlands – serving KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
  4. Munich Airport (MUC), Germany – serving Lufthansa
  5. Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG), France – serving Air France
  6. Istanbul Airport (IST), Turkey – serving Turkish Airways
  7. Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez Airport (MAD), Spain – serving Iberia
  8. Sheremetyevo – A.S. Pushkin International Airport (SVO), Russia – serving Aeroflot
  9. Rome–Fiumicino International Airport “Leonardo da Vinci” (FCO), Italy – serving AlItalia
  10. Zurich Airport (ZRH), Switzerland – serving SWISS
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Top 10 airports in Asia

If you’re flying to an Asian country, it’s probably a good idea to understand which airports can get you where you need to go. Long-haul air travel can often imply a layover in different countries, and this list will tell you which airports you’ll most likely be heading to.

  1. Singapore Changi Airport (SIN), Singapore – serving Singapore Airlines
  2. Hong Kong International Airport (HKG), Hong Kong – serving Cathay Pacific Airways
  3. Incheon International Airport (ICN), Korea – serving Korean Air
  4. Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL), Malaysia – serving AirAsia
  5. Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK), Thailand – serving Thai Airways International
  6. Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (CGK), Indonesia – serving Garuda Indonesia
  7. Tokyo International Airport (HND), Japan – serving All Nippon Airways
  8. Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG), China -serving China Eastern Airlines
  9. Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD), Australia – serving Qantas Airways
  10. Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL), Phillippines – serving Cebu Pacific Air

Top 10 airports in North America

Whether you’re flying domestic or international, these are the top 10 best-connected airports across the United States and Canada.

  1. Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD), Illinois – serving United Airlines
  2. Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ), Canada – serving Air Canada
  3. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), Georgia – serving Delta Airlines
  4. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), California – serving American Airlines
  5. John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), New York – serving Delta Airlines
  6. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), Texas – serving American Airlines
  7. Miami International Airport (MIA), Florida – serving American Airlines
  8. George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), Texas – serving United Airlines
  9. Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), New York – serving United Airlines
  10. Vancouver International Airport (YVR), Canada – serving Air Canada

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