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London Heathrow, pictured as the world's most internationally connected airport for the third year in a row

Revealed: London Heathrow Retains World Number 1 Mega Hub Title, with Frankfurt in Second and Chicago O'Hare in Third

  • Study looked at how many inbound and outbound flights are possible in 6 hours
  • Researchers analyzed flights on the busiest day of 2019 to produce a ranking
  • At Heathrow, 65,000 international connections were possible in six hours.
  • Other well-connected airports include Amsterdam Schiphol and Munich.

London Heathrow was named the most internationally connected airport in the world for the third year in a row, with Frankfurt International as the second most connected and Chicago O&H in third.

The ranking comes from a study that analyzed the number of possible international connections at 50 major airports around the world in a six-hour window on this year's busiest aviation day.

Heathrow has retained the world's # 1 mega-hub title thanks to over 65,000 connections in this time frame.

London Heathrow, pictured as the world's most internationally connected airport for the third year in a row

The classification, called Megahubs Index 2019, was produced by OAG, a digital flight intelligence and information company.

In fourth place is Amsterdam Schiphol, while Munich International closes the top five.

Other well-connected centers include Toronto Pearson International (sixth), Paris Charles de Gaulle (seventh), Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International (eighth), Singapore Changi (ninth) and Hong Kong International (10).

The highest rated airport in the Middle East is Dubai International, while the most connected in Latin America is named as Mexico City International.

The most connected airport in the world for low cost carriers is Kuala Lumpur International.

The second most connected airport, according to the OAG study, is Frankfurt International, pictured

The second most connected airport, according to the OAG study, is Frankfurt International, pictured

Chicago O'Hare pictured leads North America in home connectivity for fourth year in a row

Chicago O'Hare pictured leads North America in home connectivity for fourth year in a row

Meanwhile, Chicago O'Hare leads North America in home connectivity for the fourth consecutive year.

On this busiest aviation day this year, 83,580 domestic connections were possible within a three-hour window – two percent more than last year.

United Airlines operates the majority of flights on O & Hare at 48%, down two percent from 2018.

INTERNATIONAL MOST CONNECTED AIRPORTS IN THE WORLD 2019

1. London Heathrow

2. Frankfurt International

3. Chicago O'Hare

4. Amsterdam Schiphol

5. Munich International

6. Toronto Pearson International

7. Paris Charles de Gaulle

8. Hartsfield – Jackson Atlanta International

9. Singapore Changi

10. Hong Kong International

11. Seoul Incheon International

12. Kuala Lumpur International

13. Los Angeles International

14. Bangkok Suvarnabhumi

15. Mexico City International

16. Soekarno-Hatta International, Jakarta

17. Istanbul Ataturk

18. John F. Kennedy International, New York

19. Dallas / Fort Worth International

20. Miami International

21. Intercontinental George Bush, Houston

22. Tokyo Haneda International

23. Newark Liberty International

24. Dubai International

25. Shanghai Pudong International

26. Sydney

27. Vancouver International

28. Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suarez

29. Manila Ninoy Aquino International

30. Moscow Sheremetyevo – A.S. Pushkin International

31. San Francisco International

32. Bogota El Dorado International

33. Guangzhou Baiyun International

34. Rome Leonardo da Vinci

35. Delhi Indira Gandhi International

36. Beijing Capital International

37. Seattle-Tacoma International

38. O.R. Tambo International, Johannesburg

39. Tokyo Narita International

40. Zurich

41. Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International

42. Vienna International

43. Tan Son Nhat International, Ho Chi Minh City

44. Boston Logan International

45. Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat

46. ​​Sao Paulo International

47. Auckland

48. Oslo

49. Bangkok Don Mueang International

50. Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji International

Source: OAG

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