No other airport offers more connecting flights than Frankfurt. This marks the 13th consecutive year that we have retained this title, which is awarded by Airports Council International Europe (ACI Europe).
In its Connectivity Report for the year 2017, Airports Council International Europe (ACI Europe) has confirmed that Frankfurt Airport (FRA) continues to be the world’s number one airport for hub connectivity – an accolade that it has held since 2005 - with FRA clearly exceeding Amsterdam-Schiphol and Dallas-Fort Worth in terms of hub flight connections.
Hub connectivity is a metric to measure the number of connecting flights that can be facilitated by an aviation gateway, taking into account factors such as the airport’s minimum connecting time or the quality of the available connections. In a globalized, internationally connected world, this is the key to any airport’s success: the better its global connectivity, the more attractive it is to passengers. This of course has an impact on its economic importance as well.
In recent years, Frankfurt Airport has consistently demonstrated and enhanced its quality in terms of connectivity. European airport hubs are among the best connected in the world, with six of the world’s top ten hub airports based in Europe. This is due not only to their geographic location as well as Europe’s high population density and strong economic position, but also – and especially – to the strengths of the European aviation market. At FRA, as many as 1,400 aircraft take off and land daily. For the current summer timetable, FRA is served by 96 passenger airlines flying to 299 destinations in some 100 countries worldwide.
To download ACI Europe’s full Connectivity Report, click here.