caliboy93
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Most popular international airports for Americans

Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:48 pm

What are the airports outside the USA which are most popular for US travelers (includes both O/D and connecting). I'm guessing the top 10 are probably Heathrow, Paris, and a mix of Canadian and Mexican cities.
 
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Re: Most popular international airports for Americans

Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:54 pm

Given the number who will be ex military, how about FRA.
 
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Re: Most popular international airports for Americans

Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:59 pm

YYZ in North America, LHR for Europe
 
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Re: Most popular international airports for Americans

Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:00 pm

I would think Cancun might be up there.
 
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Re: Most popular international airports for Americans

Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:04 pm

alggag wrote:
I would think Cancun might be up there.


That was my thought also. The number of daily USA - Cancun flights is crazy, and then it gets crazier with the Saturday and Sunday only flights.
 
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Re: Most popular international airports for Americans

Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:25 pm

YYZ is IIRC the ~forth biggest port of entry to the US, even including US airports. (You can actually clear USCBP and legally enter the United States in Toronto). Between O/D and connections, the number of people entering the United States is greater than most US airports total international traffic.
 
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Re: Most popular international airports for Americans

Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:22 pm

whywhyzee wrote:
YYZ is IIRC the ~forth biggest port of entry to the US, even including US airports. (You can actually clear USCBP and legally enter the United States in Toronto). Between O/D and connections, the number of people entering the United States is greater than most US airports total international traffic.


The question is for Americans, not to the US.

YYZ will have a fair share of Canadians and other people connecting to the US (Europeans, Asians, etc) on Air Canada.

But US-Cancun will be overwhelmingly US citizens flying to Cancun. I doubt many Mexicans or other nationalities use those flights in a relevant number.
 
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Re: Most popular international airports for Americans

Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:49 pm

YVR should right up there because of all the cruise ship traffic.
 
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Re: Most popular international airports for Americans

Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:39 pm

caliboy93 wrote:
What are the airports outside the USA which are most popular for US travelers (includes both O/D and connecting). I'm guessing the top 10 are probably Heathrow, Paris, and a mix of Canadian and Mexican cities.


Just because Heathrow has a unch of passengers does not make it most popular with travelers. If that was true ORD & ATL woud be heaven.
 
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Re: Most popular international airports for Americans

Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:38 am

Per DOT top foreign destinations for U.S. services during 2018 in enplanements.

1. London
2. Toronto
3. Cancun
4. Mexico City
5. Paris
6. Frankfurt
7. Tokyo
8. Vancouver
9. Seoul
10. Montreal
From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
 
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Re: Most popular international airports for Americans

Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:28 am

From my experiences, one also needs to consider Amsterdam (AMS), Zurich (ZRH), Rome (FCO) and Tel Aviv (TLV).
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