Munich International Airport has moved up to fifth place in the latest rankings of the world’s best-connected airports.
London Heathrow reached first place for the third consecutive year in Official Airline Guide’s (OAG) latest Megahubs Index.
Last year, Munich offered around 260 destinations. Its connectivity increased with the introduction of new routes to Osaka in Japan, Bogata in Colombia and Dallas in the US.
Munich International Airport was at 11th position in the previous edition of Megahubs Index.
Munich Airport CEO Michael Kerkloh said: “This outstanding placement in the OAG rankings impressively reaffirms that Munich Airport is now firmly established as an important hub within Europe’s transportation infrastructure.
“The beneficiaries of this development are above all travellers and businesses in Southern Germany, who profit from a wide selection of non-stop connections to important cities and markets all over the world.”
According to the OAG report, Heathrow handled around 65,000 international connections in six hours on its busiest day this year.
Frankfurt International Airport, which moved up one place, is ranked second in this year’s rankings.
Chicago O’Hare and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol reached third and fourth positions respectively. Chicago O’Hare handled around 83,580 domestic connections in six hours on the busiest day this year, which is a 2% increase since last year.
In the Asia-Pacific region, Singapore was labelled the most connected airport and took ninth position in the overall global ranking.
Hong Kong is ranked tenth, Incheon 11th and Bangkok placed in 14th position.
The most connected airport for low-cost carriers is Kuala Lumpur.