KEno From Malaysia, joined Feb 2004, 1842 posts, RR: 27 Posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 8612 times:
Based on a book that I read few years back, the title went to Atlanta-Hartsfield with something like 80% connecting passengers. Does this statistic still hold true today? What about other US hub airports like ORD, EWR, IAD, IAH, SLC, DTW, MSP, MEM, PIT, CLT?
No doubt the airport with the highest % of connecting passengers is in the US. Now what about non-American airports? I'm guessing it's one of these airports : DXB, SIN, AMS, FRA, LHR, MXP.
Also, if you have the figures for any airport you know, whether or not it has a high % of connecting passengers, please share with us here. It's good to have a comparison of various airports across the globe. Cheers.
BA747400 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 428 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 8330 times:
I would have to agree with those who said CVG and LHR. I also think ORD, JFK, DFW, and LAX are big ones too. MIA has a lot for Latin America travel, but not so much for domestic.
As InnocuousFox said, I bet STL was up there back-in-the-day with TWA and AA.
Airbazar From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 8663 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 8112 times:
And that would apply to just about any major airport in a large population area such JFK, LAX, SFO, etc. SIN on the other hand with only a couple of million people must have a very high percentage of transfers. In the US I'd guess Denver.
Ckfred From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 5312 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 8042 times:
It used to be that ORD had 60% connecting traffic and 40% O&D traffic. Whether this statistic is still accurate, I don't know.
I read somewhere in the last couple of months that ORD was the number one airport in America for international passengers making connections, both in terms of percentage of international passengers connecting and volume of passengers.
SHUPirate1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3670 posts, RR: 16
Reply 16, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 8040 times:
It's doubtful that it is ATL...believe it or not, ATL is actually the second-largest O&D market east of the Mississippi (behind ORD, and only LAX and LAS are larger within the US)...having not looked it up, I'd have to guess CVG, although the reasons are compounded by the fact that Delta cannibalizes its O&D traffic by having fares so ridiculously high there (and many of the passengers who go from surrounding cities like DAY and SDF are routed right back through Covington, Kentucky)
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RoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9828 posts, RR: 52
Reply 17, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 8024 times:
I highly doubt that SFO and LAX can compare to ATL or ORD due to the fact that there are very few domestic connections at these airports. ORD and ATL have a huge number of flights and their location ideally situated for connections because they are in the center of larger areas. While LAX and SFO probably have a lot of connections to Asia, they probably generate most of their traffic O/D due to large populations and centrally located facilities.
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