Leezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4042 posts, RR: 53
Reply 2, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3499 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)
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James768 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2000, 112 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3493 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.
Hkg82 From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2002, 1323 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3434 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.
Setjet From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3330 times:
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!
Goboeing From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 2727 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3310 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.