samL
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Top 5 Global Hubs

Thu Nov 04, 2004 4:07 am

What do you reckon are the top 5 global hubs of the aviation world?

I think mine are:

1. LHR - world's busiest international airport may be rubbish to connect at but you geniunely can fly everywhere in the world

2. FRA - Similar to LHR but not hampered with the Bermuda II and so has service to Charlotte, Dallas and a few others

3. LAX Biggest hub on the Pacific rim - loses out to European hubs for connections to Africa and the middle easy but unbeatable for Pacific Islands and Far east

4. AMS - I had to put it somewhere, thought it didn't have as many destinations as LHR or FRA but pretty awesome

5. SIN - not 100% about this, great for connections to SE Asia and Australasia and pretty good from Europe but I was also tempted by JFK, BKK and DXB

Any thoughts?
 
jasepl
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RE: Top 5 Global Hubs

Thu Nov 04, 2004 4:47 am

I'd go for these 5:

LHR
CDG
FRA
BKK
ORD
 
Checo77
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RE: Top 5 Global Hubs

Thu Nov 04, 2004 5:14 am

Frankfurt
London Heathrow
Amsterdam Schiphol
New York Newark
Los Angeles International
Maybe somewhere in between them Atlanta and Paris Charles de Gaulle.
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CXoneworld
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RE: Top 5 Global Hubs

Thu Nov 04, 2004 6:06 am

Nobody's mentioned HKG which is indeed the busiest airport in Asia, in terms of international traffic.

If you also count in domestic operation, then Tokyo crowns the honour!!

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RCS763AV
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RE: Top 5 Global Hubs

Thu Nov 04, 2004 7:24 am

What about ATL people!!!!!!
 
flymia
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RE: Top 5 Global Hubs

Thu Nov 04, 2004 9:01 am

I would say MIA might be in the top ten and ATL for sure.
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ordflyer
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RE: Top 5 Global Hubs

Thu Nov 04, 2004 9:26 am

Talking in terms of global implications, I'd go for these in no particular order...
LHR, ORD, FRA, JFK, LAX
 
srbmod
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RE: Top 5 Global Hubs

Thu Nov 04, 2004 11:21 am

ATL, it's the world's busiest airport, and is home to the largest single airline hub in the world as well. What they lack in international service, they make up for domestically. There's an old saying in the South that when you die and go to Heaven (or Hell), you have to change planes @ Atlanta!
 
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RE: Top 5 Global Hubs

Thu Nov 04, 2004 6:25 pm

LAX, LHR, FRA, SIN, HKG
 
karan69
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RE: Top 5 Global Hubs

Thu Nov 04, 2004 6:48 pm

FRA
LHR
JFK
ORD
SIN
 
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RE: Top 5 Global Hubs

Thu Nov 04, 2004 10:10 pm


I agree, ATL certainly has to be in there. It is user friendly and for the amounts of traffic this airport handles, it is quiet amazing their efficiency in operations and also you can reach anywhere in the U.S. from ATL.
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manni
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RE: Top 5 Global Hubs

Sat Nov 06, 2004 9:03 pm

Worldwide and internationally, ATL is of none significant meaning compared to many others. I'd go for HKG, NRT, FRA, LHR and LAX.
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Qantasclub
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RE: Top 5 Global Hubs

Sat Nov 06, 2004 10:08 pm


ATL is not a GLOBAL hub. I'm sure it is a busy domestic airport but it's share of world international flights is small.

LHR (definitely and without dispute the top)
Either CDG or FRA
LAX
SIN-best connections in Asia
HKG
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ordflyer
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RE: Top 5 Global Hubs

Sun Nov 07, 2004 2:43 am

ATL is not a GLOBAL hub. I'm sure it is a busy domestic airport but it's share of world international flights is small.
I'd have to agree, while its obviously in the top 5 US domestic hubs, it's not quite a "global" hub like LHR or LAX

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