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Airport With The Highest % Of Connecting Passenger  
User currently offlineKEno From Malaysia, joined Feb 2004, 1842 posts, RR: 27
Posted (10 years 6 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 8231 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.


[Edited 2004-03-25 14:20:56]

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User currently offlineSailorOrion From Germany, joined Feb 2001, 2058 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 8179 times:

FRA has around 50%, give or take a few.

SailorOrion


User currently offlinePortcolumbus From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1614 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 8178 times:

CVG has to be pretty high.

User currently offlineInnocuousFox From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2805 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 8040 times:

STL probably used to be up there a few years ago.


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User currently offlineRoberta From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 7997 times:

I bet MIA, AMS, NRT, SIN, HKG, LAX and even JFK are quite high up, although they all have a lot of O&D too.

User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19230 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 7992 times:

To be quite specific, I believe I read somewhere that the majority of passengers flying between DUB and LHR are connecting to onward flights.


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User currently offlineAs739x From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6143 posts, RR: 23
Reply 6, posted (10 years 6 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 7972 times:

I'd also have to agree that CVG has to be up there percentage wise!

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User currently offlineBA747400 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 428 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (10 years 6 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 7949 times:

Hi,
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.

Personal observation  Smile

Regards,
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User currently offlineFlymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7175 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (10 years 6 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 7898 times:

Why not ATL. Biggest airport in the world with to Airlines Hubs. Its not like Atlanta is a very big tourism destination. Sure they have Bussisness but not 40% of their Traffic.


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User currently offlineVC10BOAC From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 402 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 6 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 7804 times:

DTW has to be up there.

User currently offlineKEno From Malaysia, joined Feb 2004, 1842 posts, RR: 27
Reply 10, posted (10 years 6 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 7784 times:

Can anyone come up with some figures?

User currently offlineFlyLondon From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 377 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 6 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 7783 times:

LHR is not as high as you might think and by no means the highest proportion in the world. According to BAA the figure is just over 30%.

User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19230 posts, RR: 52
Reply 12, posted (10 years 6 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 7763 times:

I'm not that surprised that LHR isn't a major hub through which people connect, as it is the UK's main gateaway (for Britons leaving and foreigneers arriving), thus meaning it has plenty of O&D.


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User currently offlineAirbazar From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 8376 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (10 years 6 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 7731 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.

User currently offlineWarren747sp From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1163 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 6 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 7683 times:

What about Anchorage? Most flights stop just to refuel.


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User currently offlineCkfred From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 5237 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (10 years 6 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 7661 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.


User currently offlineSHUPirate1 From United States of America, joined exactly 11 years ago today! , 3670 posts, RR: 16
Reply 16, posted (10 years 6 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 7659 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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User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9642 posts, RR: 52
Reply 17, posted (10 years 6 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 7643 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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User currently offlineGeoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (10 years 6 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 7625 times:

Statistics I can find for transit pax:
Heathrow (2002) - 0.51% (~350k vs ~63m)

Atlanta (Jan 2004) - 8% or 4% depending whether you count enplaning and deplaning seperately or as an average (transit are counted as one). (Aug 2003) - 10% or 5%.

Some summary info (doesn't distinguish transit pax in the free version)
http://www.airports.org/traffic/traf_month.htm

Geoff M.


User currently offlineAa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 19, posted (10 years 6 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 7626 times:

NRT-for all the Asian connections
DXB-for the Middle East and Indian Ocean connections
AMS-for European connections



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User currently offlineGeoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (10 years 6 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 7607 times:

Hmmm... let me just check those figures...

User currently offlineFlyLondon From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 377 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (10 years 6 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 7605 times:

From the BAA website

http://www.baa.com/main/airports/heathrow/terminal_information/flight_connections_frame.html


User currently offlineGeoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 6
Reply 22, posted (10 years 6 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 7582 times:

False alarm, I got confused between monthly ATL and yearly LHR... sorry, figures above are roughly correct.

However, the CAA figures for LHR don't compare with the BAA figures posted by FlyLondon. Either that or I've lost the plot... http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/80/airport_data/200312/Table_09_Terminal_and_Transit_Pax.pdf

Geoff M.

[Edited 2004-03-25 19:50:23]

User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (10 years 6 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 7581 times:

ORD, JFK, DFW, and LAX are big ones too

Interesting with LAX... as they are the largest O&D airfield, but still more than 40% of their traffic is connecting


User currently offlineAllee From Canada, joined Jun 1999, 483 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (10 years 6 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 7575 times:

Amsterdam. They have a population of 768,000 people, but the airport serves over 40 million.

25 Csavel : Since we're talking percentage here, I'd be surprised if MEM was not up there. That is a smallish city, and other than, say, Graceland, and the Civil
26 Geoffm : Ah... transit is not the same as connecting it seems. The former is where you stay on the plane, the latter where you get off and board a different pl
27 BUFJets : If we are looking at airports with the highest percentage of connecting passengers relative to total passengers, then it seems hub airports with the l
28 Post contains images Jobalas : I think you forget CDG guys!!!!
29 Hugojimenez : Does anybody knows about MIA? Remember that MIA receive more different airlines around the world.
30 NWA Man : I'd have to disagree with JFK... there's so much point to point traffic out of there that it couldn't be that high in terms of connecting passengers.
31 SESGDL : ATL is high up there, but ATL also is one of the biggest O&D markets in the country(approximately 45% of ATL's traffic is O&D), Atlanta's O&D is bigge
32 Goomba : For connecting traffic only....it's ATL. ORD is a close second. It's amazing how the answers in these threads get so off of the original point/questio
33 NWA Man : It's amazing how the answers in these threads get so off of the original point/question. It's also amazing how far your answer is from the correct one
34 TR763 : I think MIA has a lot of connecting passengers doesn´t it?? - specially to latin america... I have already gone to MIA many times, but to connect wit
35 Timz : Dunno if Aviation Daily has printed such a table since, but in their issue for 3 Apr 2001 they listed connecting-plus-transit percentages for the top
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