Chicago O’Hare Airport, Dallas/Fort Price Worldwide Airport and Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Worldwide Airport rank because the world’s prime three “megahubs” for worldwide flight connectivity, in keeping with a examine by journey knowledge agency OAG, a mirrored image of the sturdy U.S. rebound in air journey.
O’Hare is a United Airways hub and DFW is an American Airways hub. Atlanta is Delta’s largest hub.
OAG’s rating of airports by worldwide connectivity relies on the variety of doable connections to and from worldwide flights relative to the variety of locations served.
Atlanta moved up within the rating from the No. 8 spot in 2019, which was the final time OAG issued a rating of megahubs. The U.S. air journey market has recovered from the results of the COVID-19 pandemic extra strongly than different international locations around the globe.
“Given the mix of fewer worldwide locations and the power of restoration within the U.S. home market, it’s not shocking that seven U.S. airports have taken the highest international spots this 12 months,” stated John Grant, OAG’s chief analyst, in a press launch.
In 2019, London Heathrow was the No. 1 most internationally linked airport on this planet, however dropped to No. 22 this 12 months.
In an OAG rating of U.S. home megahubs based mostly on home flight connectivity, Atlanta ranked No. 2 behind O’Hare, on par with 2019.
Some airports that benefitted from sturdy recoveries in leisure journey moved larger within the home rating, together with Las Vegas McCarran Worldwide Airport and Honolulu’s airport.