OAG: Changi and HKIA lead APAC megahubs

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Singapore's Changi airport is consistently ranked as one of the best airports in the world. (PHOTO: Shutterstock)

OAG: Changi and HKIA lead APAC megahubs

Travel data specialist OAG released its Megahubs Index 2019 naming the Top 50 most internationally connected airports in the world with Singapore’s Changi and Hong Kong International Airport leading the Asia-Pacific region. Singapore continues to lead the Asia-Pacific region in international connectivity, ranking ninth globally for a second consecutive year. Hong Kong ranks second regionally and jumps from 13th to 10th place in the global rankings due to a 1.5 percent increase in international connections.

Sixteen other Asia-Pacific airports were featured as Top 50 Global Megahubs, with Incheon, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and Jakarta all ranking in the Top 20. Shanghai Pudong Airport  rounded out the Top 25 and is the highest ranked airport in China.

Asia-Pacific airports also had a strong presence in the low-cost carrier (LCC) category, with Kuala Lumpur keeping its title as the most internationally connected LCC Megahub in the world. AirAsia is the dominant carrier with 41 percent of all flights. Other highly ranked LCC Megahubs include Manila, which jumped two spots over last year to place second, New Delhi in India and Thailand.

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Matthew Driskill is the Editor of Asian Aviation and is based in Cambodia. He has been an Asia-based journalist and content producer since 1990 for outlets including Reuters and the International Herald Tribune/New York Times and is a former president of the Foreign Correspondents Club of Hong Kong. He frequently appears on international broadcast outlets like CNN, Al Jazeera and the BBC and has taught journalism at Hong Kong University and the American University of Paris. Driskill has received awards from the Associated Press for Investigative Reporting and Business Writing and in 1989 was named the John J. McCloy Fellow by the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University in New York where he earned his Master's Degree.

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