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Airport With Biggest Number Of Dest In The World

Thu Dec 17, 2015 6:58 pm

I was wondering today, which airport in the world has the biggest number of destinations in the world right now??

Some airports like ATL, ORD, AMS, FRA, IST, HKG, PEK, SIN, DXB come to my mind right now as a good candidates, but I am not sure how to check all of this right now.

I know by pax numbers ATL is number 1, but they have many high freq flights, same for ORD, I read in some magazine that TK has the most number of international destinations in the world, so IST could be high also, PEK has a huge domestic network and so many new airlines and routes that is difficult to know.

HKG has a big network also, it's a main financial and tourist destinations and many low cost airlines fly there, many Chinese airlines and few big airlines base there, CX and DragonAir, HK Express, Hong Kong Airlines, plus a big number of cargo operators.

For the Europeans it's also difficult, too many low cost airlines flying to secondary destinations so a big chunk of the traffic and number of destinations are in secondary airports but maybe FRA is in the top, LHR has a big issue with capacity so adding new destinations is quite difficult for any airline.

It is quite difficult to make a ranking because they have so many variables and it's changing so much with some airports in the past years growing so much.
 
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Thu Dec 17, 2015 7:26 pm

I will put IST as the airport with the most destinations served. TK alone serves a whopping 48 domestic destinations (according to Wiki), and over 200 intl destinations. ATL second, it's own web site claiming 225 destinations. PEK probably as a close third. or maybe DXB.
 
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RE: Airport With Biggest Number Of Dest In The Wor

Thu Dec 17, 2015 7:31 pm

Counting the number of destinations served from the respective's airports' Wikipedia pages is one way that I can think of. Will be laborious though.
 
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RE: Airport With Biggest Number Of Dest In The Wor

Thu Dec 17, 2015 7:47 pm

Here are destinations from major US airports:

ATLApprox 225
IAHApprox 200
DFWApprox 200
DENApprox 173
ORDApprox 171
JFKApprox 166
MIAApprox 153
CLTApprox 150
DTWApprox 150
EWRApprox 144
PHLApprox 130
LAXApprox 126
IADApprox 125
FLLApprox 122
BOSApprox 120
SFOApprox 115
PHXApprox 100
SEAApprox 91
DCAApprox 85
SLCApprox 80
LGAApprox 72


Note that some airports tallied above report airports served, others report destinations served, some play fast and loose with their definition of service, and I took the easiest available data rather than data from the same period.

Now I'm going to go back to doing my day job.

[Edited 2015-12-17 12:06:48]
 
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RE: Airport With Biggest Number Of Dest In The Wor

Thu Dec 17, 2015 7:49 pm

LHR has to have a ton.
 
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Thu Dec 17, 2015 7:50 pm

From Wikipedia "As of winter 2012/2013, Frankfurt Airport served 264 destinations in 113 countries, making it the airport with the most international destinations in the world". However the link to Fraport that they provide does not actually mention that it is the most.

While I too am very much interested in information like this, I have found it very difficult to find through conventional online searches. I guess that this type of data is quite dynamic and is useful primarily to industry insiders and so isn't posted in easy to find areas.  
 
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RE: Airport With Biggest Number Of Dest In The Wor

Thu Dec 17, 2015 8:15 pm

Quoting washingtonflyer (Reply 4):
LHR has to have a ton.

But well below FRA/CDG/AMS and I'm sure that's still the case among major hubs in Europe.
 
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RE: Airport With Biggest Number Of Dest In The Wor

Thu Dec 17, 2015 8:16 pm

Quoting washingtonflyer (Reply 4):
LHR has to have a ton.

Under 200 fluctuates between 178-190 mark- But is connected to more US cities direct than any other none US domestic airport.

In the UK

Manchester claims to serve in excess of 220 however most are seasonal.

Stansted serves more direct European destinations than any other UK airport.

When measuring this dynamic you need to set some rules in place.

As a network of airports without doubt London connects to more points than probably anywhere on the planet - The network handles in excess of 140million SLF boardings per annum.

In reality very much doubt the Chinese come close.

Dubai is a Hub for Emirates and Flydubai with regional Sub-continent carriers present but still away by a huge margin from London and indeed the likes of Manchester.

Frankfurt claims to serve more scheduled destinations than any other European Airport - Probably true.
 
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Thu Dec 17, 2015 8:24 pm

This is the number of airports that were scheduled to be served with more than 52 weekly (avg 1 per week) departures from each airport.

Top 30:
IST…258
FRA…242
CDG…241
AMS…225
PEK…225
ATL…221
ORD…221
DXB…210
DFW…200
MUC…190
IAH…187
PVG…181
DME…178
JFK…176
MAD…175
BCN…173
FCO…173
LHR…173
DEN…166
LGW…166
CAN…161
BRU…160
LAX…160
EWR…159
STN…157
CLT…150
MIA…150
DUB…149
VIE…149

[Edited 2015-12-17 12:25:12]
 
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RE: Airport With Biggest Number Of Dest In The Wor

Thu Dec 17, 2015 8:36 pm

Quoting RDH3E (Reply 9):
DXB…210

So what's going on here ? How about your stat shows DXB 210 but they boast 270 ? They're counting 5 flights a year type of charter operations ?
 
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Thu Dec 17, 2015 8:40 pm

Quoting jetblue1965 (Reply 10):
So what's going on here ? How about your stat shows DXB 210 but they boast 270 ? They're counting 5 flights a year type of charter operations ?

I count 26 routes with fewer than 52 annual scheduled departures.

They probably also include freight destinations and charters.
 
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RE: Airport With Biggest Number Of Dest In The Wor

Thu Dec 17, 2015 8:52 pm

Quoting RDH3E (Reply 11):

I count 26 routes with fewer than 52 annual scheduled departures.

They probably also include freight destinations and charters.

RDH3E exactly the rules i was referring to ,

Certainly don't believe 270 for Dubai either - around 210 perhaps,

Likely they are including cargo routes and "regular" charters in those figures.

I'm sure the only one missing is Manchester or its just off the bottom -there are around 150 scheduled routes plus an other 40 or so regular charters i can think of - Still bit short of the 220 quoted by the airport PR machine.
 
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RE: Airport With Biggest Number Of Dest In The Wor

Thu Dec 17, 2015 8:56 pm

Quoting RDH3E (Reply 9):
FRA…242
CDG…241
AMS…225
MUC…190
MAD…175
BCN…173
FCO…173
LHR…173

And there is, IMHO, the #1 argument for a third runway at LHR. The most important city in the world is tied for 6th place in Europe for the amount of destinations that are offered from its primary gateway. It should be #1, the city can support it but the airport can't. I am sure LGW adds to the total number of destinations offered from London but I am guessing still way below it's peers.
 
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Thu Dec 17, 2015 9:13 pm

Quoting United787 (Reply 13):
Quoting RDH3E (Reply 9):
FRA…242
CDG…241
AMS…225
MUC…190
MAD…175
BCN…173
FCO…173
LHR…173

And there is, IMHO, the #1 argument for a third runway at LHR. The most important city in the world is tied for 6th place in Europe for the amount of destinations that are offered from its primary gateway. It should be #1, the city can support it but the airport can't. I am sure LGW adds to the total number of destinations offered from London but I am guessing still way below it's peers.

Haven't checked but I would guess that if you combine destinations from all LON airports (LHR/LGW/LCY/LTN/STN) the total will exceed the other European hubs. CDG's total will also increase somewhat if you add destinations from ORY not served from CDG. FRA has always been helped in the destination statistics by only having one airport (not counting distant HHN).
 
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RE: Airport With Biggest Number Of Dest In The Wor

Thu Dec 17, 2015 9:17 pm

Quoting rutankrd (Reply 8):
Frankfurt claims to serve more scheduled destinations than any other European Airport - Probably true.

Not true. That distinction belongs to IST which is the European airport that serves most number of destinations (more than FRA, CDG, LHR and AMS).
 
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RE: Airport With Biggest Number Of Dest In The Wor

Thu Dec 17, 2015 9:32 pm

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 14):
Haven't checked but I would guess that if you combine destinations from all LON airports (LHR/LGW/LCY/LTN/STN) the total will exceed the other European hubs.

By the same standard, LON has service to 360 destinations.
 
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Thu Dec 17, 2015 9:42 pm

Quoting United787 (Reply 13):
And there is, IMHO, the #1 argument for a third runway at LHR. The most important city in the world is tied for 6th place in Europe for the amount of destinations that are offered from its primary gateway. It should be #1, the city can support it but the airport can't. I am sure LGW adds to the total number of destinations offered from London but I am guessing still way below it's peers.

Already pointed out that the London Network way out performs other cities.

The big difference in the London and South East market Gatwick and Stansted in particular serve the Med holiday and burgeoning Eastern Europe budget markets on flexible fare carriers on point to point -
This traffic has no need to be at Heathrow R3 or no.

Again just about any European airport of significance is directly connected to London .

I think Americans just don't get the European dynamics of holiday travel either via a budget carrier or traditional inclusive tour operator.

BTW Easyjet services are used by a number of tour operators as well.
 
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RE: Airport With Biggest Number Of Dest In The Wor

Thu Dec 17, 2015 9:45 pm

Quoting adamblang (Reply 6):
Quoting airbazar (Reply 1):
IST
Approx 264

And that was for 2013. TK alone has probably added at least a dozen new destinations in the last 2 years.

Quoting United787 (Reply 13):
And there is, IMHO, the #1 argument for a third runway at LHR. The most important city in the world is tied for 6th place in Europe for the amount of destinations that are offered from its primary gateway.

Not exactly. All of those other cities with the exception of Paris, only have 1 airport. London has a few.

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 14):

Haven't checked but I would guess that if you combine destinations from all LON airports (LHR/LGW/LCY/LTN/STN) the total will exceed the other European hubs.

  

Quoting RDH3E (Reply 16):
By the same standard, LON has service to 360 destinations.

True but that wasn't the OP's question. The question was what airport, not what city.
 
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RE: Airport With Biggest Number Of Dest In The Wor

Thu Dec 17, 2015 9:54 pm

Quoting airbazar (Reply 18):
True but that wasn't the OP's question. The question was what airport, not what city.

.............. Yes, I realize that which is why I provided the initial statistics by airport.

This was just an "FYI" and more of a refutation of this claim:

Quoting United787 (Reply 13):
And there is, IMHO, the #1 argument for a third runway at LHR.
 
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RE: Airport With Biggest Number Of Dest In The Wor

Thu Dec 17, 2015 10:13 pm

Quoting 747megatop (Reply 15):
Quoting rutankrd (Reply 8):
Frankfurt claims to serve more scheduled destinations than any other European Airport - Probably true.

Not true. That distinction belongs to IST which is the European airport that serves most number of destinations (more than FRA, CDG, LHR and AMS).

If you only consider international destinations, FRA is probably still #1. Roughly 50 of IST's destinations are domestic, vs. only 12 or so at FRA.

Quoting RDH3E (Reply 9):
This is the number of airports that were scheduled to be served with more than 52 weekly (avg 1 per week) departures from each airport.

Top 30:
IST…258
FRA…242

What is your source for the FRA number? Some sources have a larger number. I expect the number of destinations varies quite a bit from summer to winter, with significantly more destinations in summer.
 
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RE: Airport With Biggest Number Of Dest In The Wor

Thu Dec 17, 2015 10:15 pm

Are all you guys counting just nonstop destinations?
 
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RE: Airport With Biggest Number Of Dest In The Wor

Thu Dec 17, 2015 10:41 pm

Quoting timz (Reply 21):
Are all you guys counting just nonstop destinations?

Yes. To include anything else would be to include almost every airport in the world from most major metro airports.

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 20):
What is your source for the FRA number? Some sources have a larger number. I expect the number of destinations varies quite a bit from summer to winter, with significantly more destinations in summer.

All numbers are from OAG, only scheduled passenger services, only destinations that had 52 or more flights scheduled during the calendar year 2015.
 
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RE: Airport With Biggest Number Of Dest In The Wor

Thu Dec 17, 2015 10:54 pm

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 20):
If you only consider international destinations, FRA is probably still #1. Roughly 50 of IST's destinations are domestic, vs. only 12 or so at FRA.

Correct; but since the title of the thread just says "destinations" i am factoring in both international and domestic destinations; which puts IST at no. 1.

Quoting rutankrd (Reply 8):
As a network of airports without doubt London connects to more points than probably anywhere on the planet - The network handles in excess of 140million SLF boardings per annum.

True; but the thread talks about a single airport that serves the most number of destinations. Which again, puts IST at no.1 since IST is a single airport with most no. of destinations (domestic+international) served non-stop (even though of course the thread title doesn't explicitly say non stop it only seems logical & a no brainer that we limit our discussions to non stop destinations   )
 
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RE: Airport With Biggest Number Of Dest In The Wor

Fri Dec 18, 2015 4:23 am

HKG Total Destinations -

Passengers: 166
Cargo: 69

Total: 235

*Including all seasonal, but excluding regular chartered.

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RE: Airport With Biggest Number Of Dest In The Wor

Fri Dec 18, 2015 7:48 am

Quoting 747megatop (Reply 23):
Correct; but since the title of the thread just says "destinations" i am factoring in both international and domestic destinations; which puts IST at no. 1.

We are talking about number of different destinations served, domestic and international, for example if they fly to 2 or 3 different airports in the same city that counts as 2 or 3, not only 1.

Quoting timz (Reply 21):
Are all you guys counting just nonstop destinations?

good question, I think we should consider when the flight is triangular or continue to other destination after landing, I know TK as a few, for example KLM also has AMS-JRO-DAR-AMS AMS-CGK-DPS then I think we should count both.

Quoting airbazar (Reply 18):
And that was for 2013. TK alone has probably added at least a dozen new destinations in the last 2 years.

Correct, few new airlines have been added in the last 2 years, OZH, DUR, LBD, OGU, YKO, MIA, MPM, and some are announced to start soon, like DWC, MRU, TNR, ATL. And probably more I forgetting, and that's only TK, I am not sure about other airlines starting IST.

MAD is adding a few new destinations with IB and IBX so maybe they will pass MUC soon.
 
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RE: Airport With Biggest Number Of Dest In The Wor

Fri Dec 18, 2015 8:47 am

I'm surprised SIN didn't feature in the top 30. Especially when factoring in the Silkair, Scoot and Tiger destinations, as well as multiple European carriers on top of the SQ destinations.
 
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Fri Dec 18, 2015 9:21 am

FRA 2015 timetable : 297 destinations
nothing on rank.
see: http://www.fraport.com/en/press-cent...t-airport-offers-new-destinat.html
 
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RE: Airport With Biggest Number Of Dest In The Wor

Fri Dec 18, 2015 12:58 pm

Quoting RDH3E (Reply 9):
STN…157

This number looks a bit low to me.

In their Start-of-Season Summer 2014 Report for STN, and only in that report, Airport Coordination Ltd published a detailed list of destinations by airline with the number of planned flights and the number of passenger seats.

For FR they listed 128 destinations.

For U2 they listed 28 destinations of which 19 were not served from STN by FR.

For TCX they listed 19 destinations of which eight were not served by either FR or U2.

The fourth largest operator out of STN was TOM with 11 destinations, two of which were not served by FR, U2 or TCX.

So that's 157 destinations. And there are many others. For example from the top of the ACL listing 4U will add a further three new destinations and 9U will add one more. And GR operate to both GCI and JER, destinations not served by any of the previously mentioned carriers.

There are many other airlines that I have not checked but will possibly add one or more other additional destinations.
 
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Fri Dec 18, 2015 1:04 pm

Quoting VV701 (Reply 28):

RDH3E only counted destinations averaging at least 1.0x weekly for the whole year, so summer Saturday only type of seasonal destinations would drop off from his count.

Another point is that it's more useful to only count pax destinations. Freight only destinations, while academically fun to count, is useless to pax.
 
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Fri Dec 18, 2015 1:45 pm

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 20):
If you only consider international destinations, FRA is probably still #1. Roughly 50 of IST's destinations are domestic, vs. only 12 or so at FRA.
Quoting YLWbased (Reply 24):
HKG Total Destinations -
Passengers: 166
Cargo: 69
Total: 235

And none of those cargo destinations are the same as the pax destinations?

Quoting jetblue1965 (Reply 29):

Another point is that it's more useful to only count pax destinations.

The main reason is that a lot of cargo destinations are not unique to cargo so they are redundant because they are either pax destinations too, or it's cargo sent on passenger planes.
 
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RE: Airport With Biggest Number Of Dest In The Wor

Fri Dec 18, 2015 2:08 pm

Quoting jetblue1965 (Reply 10):
Quoting RDH3E (Reply 9):
DXB…210

So what's going on here ? How about your stat shows DXB 210 but they boast 270 ? They're counting 5 flights a year type of charter operations ?
Quoting rutankrd (Reply 12):
uoting RDH3E (Reply 11):

I count 26 routes with fewer than 52 annual scheduled departures.

They probably also include freight destinations and charters.

RDH3E exactly the rules i was referring to ,

Certainly don't believe 270 for Dubai either - around 210 perhaps,

According to OAG 12 months ended March 2016 for the airports below (not a full list). First number is the full count, second number requires weekly service (52 ops).

FRA 297, 243
CDG 290. 236
AMS 265, 224
IST 272, 263
PEK 240, 234
DXB 228, 212
 
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RE: Airport With Biggest Number Of Dest In The Wor

Fri Dec 18, 2015 2:47 pm

TK is very proud of saying that they fly to more countries than any other carrier. Considering most of their destinations are served via IST, a good key would be how many of those countries are served with multiple cities within a given country. I have always found that claim interesting, especially as they have a relatively small WB fleet. I certainly do not doubt their claim, however. I am looking forward to us coming up with a definitive answer. Until then, I'm throwing my bet on IST.
 
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Fri Dec 18, 2015 3:09 pm

Quoting AA777223 (Reply 32):
I have always found that claim interesting, especially as they have a relatively small WB fleet.

Due to IST's geographic location they do not need a large WB fleet to serve a lot of destinations. Their strategy has always been to offer frequencies and to serve many secondary cities with smaller aircraft. They have a huge fleet of narrowbody aircraft, the largest in Europe and possibly one of the largest in the World outside of the U.S. Having said that, they have 72 WB aircraft in their fleet. What's your definition of small?
 
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Fri Dec 18, 2015 3:28 pm

Quoting airbazar (Reply 33):

Due to IST's geographic location they do not need a large WB fleet to serve a lot of destinations. Their strategy has always been to offer frequencies and to serve many secondary cities with smaller aircraft. They have a huge fleet of narrowbody aircraft, the largest in Europe and possibly one of the largest in the World outside of the U.S. Having said that, they have 72 WB aircraft in their fleet. What's your definition of small?

Keep in mind that TK has a good selection of routes and destinations that has tag-ons, especially to Central Asia or Africa. While those exists in TK's column, they can't be counted against IST's column because strictly speaking they aren't nonstop, which is the criteria we're using here.

Ditto for SQ's tag-on flights to the Americas. They are SQ's but not SIN's.
 
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Fri Dec 18, 2015 4:34 pm

Quoting airbazar (Reply 30):
And none of those cargo destinations are the same as the pax destinations?

Nope, I've already deducted the duplicated Destinations, 235 is nett.

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Fri Dec 18, 2015 5:00 pm

Quoting jetblue1965 (Reply 29):
Another point is that it's more useful to only count pax destinations. Freight only destinations, while academically fun to count, is useless to pax.

No cargo flights were included in the numbers. So I entirely excluded the likes of Titan Airways who operate both cargo (mail) and passenger flights from their STN home base and QR/BA, FX, GTI and UPS who only operate scheduled and some unscheduled freighter flights to and from STN.

And the routes counted exclude those served relatively infrequently. If I remember correctly all the routes I counted offered a minimum of more than 24,000 passenger seats in Summer Season 2014 with the sole exception of GR's JER-STN-JER rotation where 266 ATMS in Summer Season 2014 offered a total of 19,152 passenger seats.

However the routes counted did include a significant number of likely seasonal destinations. But here it is worth noting that the summer flights to beach destinations are often effectively replaced by winter flights to ski resorts.
 
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Fri Dec 18, 2015 5:54 pm

Quoting migair54 (Reply 25):
We are talking about number of different destinations served, domestic and international, for example if they fly to 2 or 3 different airports in the same city that counts as 2 or 3, not only 1.

Isn't that what i said too?
 
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Fri Dec 18, 2015 6:04 pm

Quoting rutankrd (Reply 8):
Under 200 fluctuates between 178-190 mark- But is connected to more US cities direct than any other none US domestic airport.

I take it you're not counting YYZ as a non-US airport   Obviously you are correct that after a few Canadian and Mexican airports LHR serves the most US destinations from abroad. Certainly the most from overseas.
 
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Fri Dec 18, 2015 6:05 pm

Surprisingly, isn't (or wasn't) MAN high up the list for destinations offered at one point?
 
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Fri Dec 18, 2015 6:11 pm

And Istanbul destination count will grow significantly once the new airport opens.

At last week Airports Council International congress that took place in Turkey, TK stated it could easily add 100+ second and third tier airports within 3-hours flying time of Istanbul as it now was considering developing a large RJ feeder network.

anna.aero also this week had a story that OAG identified 150-200 more cities that could be linked to the new airport.

Istanbul New Airport could help generate over 200 new routes when it opens in 2018
http://www.anna.aero/2015/12/17/ista...help-generate-over-200-new-routes/

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Fri Dec 18, 2015 7:09 pm

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 40):
And Istanbul destination count will grow significantly once the new airport opens.

At last week Airports Council International congress that took place in Turkey, TK stated it could easily add 100+ second and third tier airports within 3-hours flying time of Istanbul as it now was considering developing a large RJ feeder network.

anna.aero also this week had a story that OAG identified 150-200 more cities that could be linked to the new airport.

Istanbul New Airport could help generate over 200 new routes when it opens in 2018
http://www.anna.aero/2015/12/17/ista...help-generate-over-200-new-routes/

What is so special about IST? How has it become no. 1 in terms of connections? Is it because TK is a well run airline with a good global vision and aggressive ambitions? Or is it just sheer accident of geography..an even better geography than LHR, FRA or DXB?
 
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RE: Airport With Biggest Number Of Dest In The Wor

Fri Dec 18, 2015 10:32 pm

Quoting 747megatop (Reply 41):
What is so special about IST? How has it become no. 1 in terms of connections? Is it because TK is a well run airline with a good global vision and aggressive ambitions? Or is it just sheer accident of geography..an even better geography than LHR, FRA or DXB?

I see it as there are many positives at play for Istanbul as a major hub.

Yes certainly geography a major role to play repeating the great role Constantinople naturally long played in global trade cross roads. Turkey today still sits in this key nexus between Europe-Africa-MidEast and Asia.

Then certainly TK and its tutelage under the Turkish government has enjoyed great success the last few decades. With good guidance and investment its grown from 50 to 300 planes in two decades.

Turkish government has also huge role in its positive policies. Everything from deregulation of airlines, elimination of ticket taxes, big focus on infrastructure investment, pro-trade policies with other nations, etc.

Plus lets not forget, unlike the ME3, Turkey has a massive home market also. As of 3rd quarter 2015, only 29% of enplanements in TK is international transit traffic. That means near 3 out of 4 passengers TK carries is local O&D.

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