Montreal's airport ranked one of the most connected 'megahubs' in the world

Sep 21 2018, 8:26 pm

Montreal’s Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) has earned a new ranking of being the 44th most connected ‘megahub’ airport in the world.

Air travel intelligence company OAG published its 2018 rankings this week, which gave YUL a score of 114 on its connectivity index score. The airport tied with Philadelphia International Airport, and ranked just ahead of Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport (score 119) but before Philadelphia International Airport (score 105).

In comparison, London Heathrow, the top ranking airport, had a score of 333, and Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) came in at fifth place with a score of 271.

Vancouver International Airport ranked 27th with a score of 159.

Air Canada’s flights account for a fairly significant portion of the flights at each of Canada’s three largest airports; the flag carrier has a share of 60% at its main hub at YYZ, 46% at YVR, and 57% at YUL.

The analysis was based on global aviation data over the 12-month period leading to July 2018, with factors such as all the possible connections between inbound and outbound flights within a six-hour window and the minimum and maximum connection times.

It ranked the largest 200 airports in the world (based on the total scheduled number of seats in July 2018) and the largest 200 international airports (based on total international scheduled seats in July 2018).

Top 50 international megahub airports in the world in 2018

Most connected airports

Most connected ‘megahub’ airports in the world in 2018. Click on the image for an enlarged version of the list. (OAG)

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