The OAG index considers all connections which are feasible between scheduled flights, adhering to the airports’ own Minimum Connect Times. At LHR there are more than 65,000 possible connections on its busiest day, a slight decline from a year ago, but still well ahead of the rest of the global competition.
Four other European airports, Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS), Munich International Airport (MUC) and Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG), were in the Top 10 for connectivity, OAG found.
Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) is third in global connections and tops among U.S. airports. Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International (ATL) is listed as eighth, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) was ranked 19, followed by Miami International Airport (MIA) ranked number 20, and Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) at 21.
Elsewhere in the world, a number of major airports have seen their ranking in the OAG Megahubs Index fall, including Dubai International Airport (DXB), Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, (BOM) and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL).