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Airport With The Highest Number Of Transit Pax.  
User currently offlineAirblue From San Marino, joined May 2001, 1828 posts, RR: 11
Posted (14 years 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4705 times:

In many topic it was asked which is the largest airport in terms of pax, which is the busiest and which airport is the biggest in terms of terminal and tarmac size.

But which airport has the highest number of transit pax??

and which one has the highest percentage of transit??

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User currently offlineHawkeye2 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4696 times:

My guess is Atlanta for both -- I've read 80% of the pax are transit, and it's always been the 2nd or 1st busiest airport in the world.

User currently offlineLeezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4053 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (14 years 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4683 times:

I'd have to say LHR is pretty highup on that list too (don't have fact 'n' figures tho) but a majority of pax are transferring to one place or another, that's why it has been dubbed 'the crossroads of the world' and just about every major airline would like to fly there (if they don't already) Big grin

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User currently offlineJames768 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2000, 112 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4677 times:

It may be Hong Kong, which has vast numbers of people transiting between Taiwan and mainland China. I think I read something like 20% of passengers at CLK are in transit between these two destinations. maybe more.

User currently offlineF.pier From Italy, joined Aug 2000, 1531 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (14 years 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4658 times:

I think it's ATL, I'm almost sure of it!!!

User currently offlineFly-K From Germany, joined May 2000, 3204 posts, RR: 48
Reply 5, posted (14 years 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 4652 times:
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In Europe, FRA and CDG are probably highest. LHR has a lower percentage of transfer pax. AMS has a very high, but then the airport is a bit smaller than the big three.


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User currently offlineHkg82 From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2002, 1331 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (14 years 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4618 times:

SIN & BKK handle a great deal of transit passengers, and to a lesser extent HKG. SIN is probably the Asian airport most used by Australians because of the 'Kangaroo route'. Singapore is an important hub for QF flights linking Australian cities with services to Europe & other parts of Asia.


User currently offlineUal777contrail From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (14 years 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4594 times:

i would say ORD,and i would say LHR isnt one.everyone wantd to go to london at least once.i bet london gets some of the highest number of pax getting off in london.


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User currently offlineTrickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (14 years 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4586 times:

I'm sure ORD or ATL are neck to neck in this category.

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User currently offlineKrisair747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 238 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (14 years 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 4530 times:

Wouldn't Dubai be in there?

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User currently offlineSetjet From US Minor Outlying Islands, joined Mar 2002, 1169 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (14 years 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 4514 times:

Largest percentage:
I bet it is "Ilha do Sal - Amilcar Cabral" with more than 95% in transit. The number was even higher when all of SAA's flights from South Africa to Europe stopped there for refueling!

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User currently offlineGoboeing From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 2829 posts, RR: 14
Reply 11, posted (14 years 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4494 times:

I think Amsterdam Schipol has been overlooked. Think about how small the country that it's in is. This is just my guess, but I don't think many tourists go to Holland in comparison with the U.K., France, or Germany. But, there is plenty of nonstop service EHAM from the USA and Canada. After arriving from Northwest, KLM, or another airline, you can take KLM to anywhere in Europe, and many places in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. My aunt and uncle always do this when they go to Nairobi. Drive from here (around KPHL), KEWR or KJFK on NWA/KLM to AMS, and then on to Nairobi. They get tons of miles too, and the NWA/KLM alliance doesn't even seem to care which you use to cross the ocean anymore.

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User currently offlinePendrilsaint From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 685 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (14 years 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4468 times:

I would say Atlanta , Ive heard a lot of Delta pilots refer to as "The hub of the universe"

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