Most airlines operate a hub-and-spoke system whereby flights from many cities converge on a central hub city. Each airline may have multiple hubs, and many of the largest airports in the world are the hubs for one or more airlines. Here is a list of the top 25 cities for airline travel, along with helpful details about each hub.
Atlanta – Hartsfield International Airport (ATL)
The busiest airport in the world, Atlanta’s Hartsfield International was originally a tiny field that merely served as a fueling stop for planes flying between New York and Miami. But it didn’t take long before it became clear that Atlanta was destined to be a major transit center and so the airport began to expand rapidly. While Delta Airlines has traditionally been its bread-and-butter carrier, other airlines have also made their home at Hartsfield over the years, including ValuJet (which later merged with AirTran Airways), Eastern Airlines and Pan Am. Today, there are some 70 airlines serving almost 100 million passengers annually at ATL Airport.
Boston – Logan International Airport (BOS)
Located just three miles from downtown Boston, Logan Airport serves as the primary gateway into New England for travelers from all over the world. It is
Welcome to our Airline Hubs page. Here, you’ll find a list of the top 25 cities for airline travel, along with helpful details about each hub.
Our airline hub listings include:
1. Name of airline
2. Number of destinations
3. Number of passengers serviced (annually)
4. Hub location (city and state)
5. Airport code
6. List of hubs from busiest to least busy
The 25 Most Important Hubs in the World
1. Atlanta, Georgia, USA: As the home of Delta Air Lines, Atlanta has been the world’s busiest airport for a long time. While it may not be as good as some other hub cities, Delta has a huge presence in Atlanta and it is popular with business travelers.
2. Beijing, China: The capital of China is one of the most important cities in Asia and its airport helps to get travelers around the country.
3. Chicago, Illinois, USA: Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport is a major hub for both American Airlines and United Airlines and it’s one of the busiest airports in the world.
4. Frankfurt, Germany: Frankfurt Airport is a major international travel hub and it is also used by members of Star Alliance.
5. Hong Kong, China: The Hong Kong International Airport serves as an important gateway between Asia and many other parts of the world.
6. Houston, Texas, USA: The George Bush Intercontinental Airport is a hub for United Airlines and it is located close to downtown Houston.
7. London Heathrow Airport – Heathrow Airport is located outside of London but it offers easy access to Central London using public transportation or taxis. It’s one of
The world’s best airlines for 2015 have been announced as part of the annual Skytrax World Airline Awards.
Airlines from all over the world were ranked on cabin staff service, quality of food and beverages, inflight entertainment and comfort, aircraft boarding and cleanliness, among other qualities.
The top three airlines for 2015 are:
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Atlanta is the world’s busiest airport, both in terms of passengers and number of flights. Fifty-one million passengers pass through Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) each year, with an average of 275,000 departing and arriving passengers daily. The airport serves as a major international hub for Delta Air Lines, with more than 1,000 daily flights to destinations around the world.
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the primary hub for Delta Air Lines, which carries about 90 percent of all passengers traveling through the airport. The sixteen airlines that use Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport offer flights to over 150 domestic destinations and more than 70 international destinations in over 45 countries on six continents. A modern tram system transports passengers to and from throughout a complex featuring 191 gates in seven concourses.
1. Atlanta, GA (ATL)
2. Beijing, China (PEK)
3. Chicago, IL (ORD)
4. Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (DFW)
5. Denver, CO (DEN)
6. Frankfurt, Germany (FRA)
7. Guangzhou, China (CAN)
8. Hong Kong, China (HKG)
9. London-Heathrow Airport (LHR)
10. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)