Here's Asia-Pacific's Most Internationally-Connected Countries 2019
The OAG Megahubs Index 2019 reveals the 50 most internationally connected airports in the world. The index is generated by comparing the number of scheduled connections to and from international flights with the number of destinations served from the airport. The Megahubs Index harnesses the world’s most comprehensive schedules database to dynamically build connections through a dedicated analytics platform, Connections Analyser, and is further enhanced by OAG’s MCT Exception Table.
The top 50 International Megahubs are those airports with the highest ratio of possible scheduled international connections to the number of destinations served by the airport. Online and interline connections are included and utilising the power of Connections Analyser, low-cost carriers (LCC) connections are also included.
London Heathrow Airport (LHR) continues to lead the world as the most internationally connected airport making it the Number 1 Megahub once again. OAG’s Megahubs Index calculates LHR’s score as 317, somewhat below where it was a year ago but still well ahead of its nearest rival. On the busiest day in 2019 the airport will have made possible a massive 65,294 potential scheduled international connections between arriving and departing flights within a six-hour window.
Singapore Airport (SIN) and Hong Kong Airport (HKG), ranked ninth and 10th, respectively. While SIN has dropped one place from 2018, HKG has risen up the rankings from 13th place as a result of a 1.5% increase in international connections achieved (within a six-hour window on the busiest day).
In China, the highest ranked airport is Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG) which was ranked 25th with a Connectivity Index of 163.