Thursday, 27 September 2018

Mexico City International Airport Leads Latin America Region

Mexico City International Airport Leads Latin America Region in International Connectivity for Second Straight Year, According to OAG’s 2018 Megahubs Index

According to the latest data from OAG, the leading provider of digital flight information, Mexico City International Airport is the most internationally connected airport in Latin America. This is the second year in a row the airport finished number one in International Connectivity for the region.



Mexico City International Airport (MEX) is the most connected airport in Latin America, ranking 20th in International Connectivity and 12th in low-cost carrier connectivity.
Brazil’s Sao Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport (GRU) increased its Connectivity Index (CI) by 11 points this year and came in 37th overall. The airport secured the 21st spot in the Low-Cost International Megahubs category.
Colombia’s El Dorado International Airport (BOG) ranked 39th on the list of Top 50 International Megahubs. Panama’s Tocumen International Airport (PTY) ranked 47th overall.
London Heathrow (LHR) is the most connected international airport in the world, followed closely behind by Chicago O’Hare (ORD).
OAG’s Megahubs International Index 2018 reveals the world’s top 50 most-connected airports for international services, as measured by the highest ratio of scheduled connections to the number of destinations served. Mexico City International Airport (MEX; CI: 181) finished 20th for International Connectivity, 50 points ahead of Latin America’s second most connected hub, Brazil’s Sao Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport (GRU; CI: 131), which came in 37th place and increased its Connectivity Index by 11 points over last year.


“Mexico City is in a prime geographic position with proximity to key travel markets, such as the Caribbean and the United States,” said John Grant, senior analyst at OAG. “Already relied on as a domestic and regional hub, we expect the airport’s International Connectivity to increase even more as the new $13 billion mega airport finishes development.”

However next year may be different, a number of airlines have recently announced either the cancellation of some or all of their flights to and from Mexico City. European long-haul low-cost airline Norwegian and Alaska Airlines are just two.

El Dorado International Airport (BOG; CI: 122), Tocumen International Airport (PTY; CI: 104) and Jorge Chavez International Airport (LIM; CI: 93) round out the top five most-connected airports in Latin America. Mexico City International Airport (MEX; CI: 68) and Sao Paulo-Guarulhos Airport (GRU; CI: 43) both performed strongly in the Low-Cost International Megahubs category, securing 12th and 21st respectively.

OAG’s full Megahubs International Index 2018 can be downloaded at: www.oag.com/megahubs




(Images OAG)
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