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Best flight path – choose the right connecting airport

Are you looking for the most optimal flight path for a certain route? We can give you a hand! Here we guide you to the best flight path through the major hubs and other popular connecting airports, no matter which destination you are traveling to.

choose the best connecting airport

If you’re traveling by connecting flights, the goal is always to find the most convenient route with the shortest total flight time. But how do you find these routes? In this guide we narrow down the best options through each connecting airport.

There are a number of airports worldwide that have become major connecting hubs, thanks to their location and capacity of passing through many connecting flights. In the following list you find some of the biggest connecting hubs in the world. You can also learn more and take a look at each airport by following the links. Here you find the best flight paths passing through this specific airport.

All the lists in our compilation are continuously updated with new data to make sure you always have the latest information and the best possibility to find the optimal flight path.

Major connecting hubs around the world

London Heathrow Airport (LHR), United Kingdom

Being the biggest airport in Europe and one of the biggest airports in the world, it comes as no surprise that London Heathrow Airport is part of this compilation. The airport is the primary hub for British Airways and is a common place to stop for example when you’re flying to New York (JFK) or Amsterdam (AMS).

Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Germany

Frankfurt Airport is located in the south western part of Germany, and is one of the busiest airports in Europe – especially when it comes to connecting flights. This airport has frequent routes to lots of places around the world, two of them being London Heathrow Airport and Berlin Airport. The dominant carrier at Frankfurt Airport is Lufthansa.

Chicago O’Hare Airport (ORD), USA

The most connected airport in the US is Chicago O’Hare Airport, with its dominant carrier United Airlines. This is mainly a hub for domestic flights in the US, and two popular routes lead to La Guardia in New York and Los Angeles Airport.

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS), Netherlands

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the main international airport in the Netherlands, and the primary hub for the airline KLM. This European airport is a common pitstop when you are traveling through Europe, for example when you are headed to London Heathrow Airport or Copenhagen Airport in Denmark.

Charles de Gaulle (CDG), France

The French airport of Charles de Gaulle is located north of Paris, and is well connected to the rest of the world. The airport serves as the primary hub for Air France, and is frequently visited by travelers headed for London Heathrow Airport and Amsterdam Airport.

Atlanta Airport (ATL), USA

The airport of Atlanta is well visited primarily by travelers heading through the US. Two popular destinations are La Guardia in New York and Miami Airport. The airport is home base and the biggest hub for Delta Air Lines, who run more than 50 per cent of the traffic passing through the airport.

Singapore Changi Airport (SIN), Singapore

The first airport on the list which is not located in Europe or the US is Singapore Changi Airport. This airport is well connected to the rest of Asia, with two of the most popular routes headed to Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok. The dominant carrier at the airport is Singapore Airlines.

Haneda Airport (HND), Japan

Haneda Airport in Tokyo, Japan, is the largest one in the country and an important hub for both Asian air traffic and connections to other continents. Two popular routes from this airport connect Tokyo to Seoul and Los Angeles.

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