3 Indian Airports Named Among Top 50 International Megahubs For 2022


According to a survey conducted by travel data provider OAG, three Indian airports have made it to the list of the top 50 international Megahubs of 2022. Airports were surveyed based on the number of destinations served to the number of possible scheduled international connections.

According to OAG’s report, international airports of Delhi, Mumbai, and Bengaluru have made their way to the list of Top 50 International Airport Meghahubs.

Mumbai International Airport (CSMIA)

The Delhi International Airport rose from the 35th position in the 2019 survey to claim the 13th spot. Mumbai International Airport rose from 51st place in 2019 to 24th place in the rankings. The international airport of Bengaluru was ranked 45th, up from 90th in 2019.

Delhi and Mumbai top the list of low-cost airports

According to the OAG 2022 survey, Delhi and Mumbai airports held the top two positions globally in the subcategory of low-cost Megahubs. Actually, Haneda Airport in Japan was named the second largest Megahub in the Asia Pacific region, trailing Delhi.

Delhi Airport

IndiGo Remain Only Dominant Carrier

Low-cost airline IndiGo continues to be the dominant carrier for all three airports, accounting for 34% of connections from the Delhi airport, 37% from the Mumbai airport, and 54% from the Bengaluru airport.

IndiGo Aircrafts Image

Top 50 Global Airport Megahubs

According to the survey, Chicago O’Hare International Airport in the US was the largest international Megahub, and United Airlines held a 46% share of the airport’s flight connections. In 2019, it was ranked third.

Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport had 43,350 possible connections within a six-hour window on its busiest day, and it served 66 international destinations as of August 2022.

Heathrow Airport in London, which was ranked first in the 2019 survey, has dropped to 22nd place this year.

RankAirportCountryRank in 2019Dominant CarrierShare of Flights
1ORDUSA 3United Airlines46%
2DFWUSA 19American Airlines85%
3ATLUSA 8Delta Air Lines77%
4SEAUSA 37Alaska Airlines55%
5DENUSA 80United Airlines52%
6LAXUSA 13Delta Air Lines20%
7JFKUSA 18Delta Air Lines34%
8MEXMexico 15Aeromexico53%
9IAHUSA 21United Airlines76%
10MIAUSA 20American Airlines67%
11EWRUSA 23United Airlines69%
12CLTUSA65American Airlines89%
14HNDJapan22Japan Airlines39%
15SFOUSA31United Airlines47%
16SYDAustralia26Qantas Airways40%
17MCOUSA62Southwest Airlines22%
19YYZCanada6Air Canada53%
20MNLPhilippines29Cebu Pacific Air37%
21CGKIndonesia16Lion Air30%
22LHRUnited Kingdom1British Airways47%
23ISTTurkey17Turkish Airlines82%
25LASUSA109Southwest Airlines40%
26BOSUSA44JetBlue Airways Corporation25%
27CDGFrance7Air France57%
28YVRCanada27Air Canada43%
29PHLUSA49American Airlines68%
30FRAGermany2Deutsche Lufthansa AG62%
31AMSNetherlands4KLM-Royal Dutch Airlines52%
33GRUBrazil46LATAM Airlines Group48%
34BKKThailand14Thai Vietjet Air17%
35PHXUSA117American Airlines43%
36MUCGermany5Deutsche Lufthansa AG63%
37DXBUnited Arab Emirates24Emirates39%
38FLLUSA59Spirit Airlines27%
40ATHGreece56Aegean Airlines33%
41SGNViet Nam43Vietnam Airlines42%
42MELAustralia60Qantas Airways35%
43SAWTurkey55Pegasus Airlines66%
44BCNSpain45Vueling Airlines45%
47LIMPeru58LATAM Airlines Group56%
48SINSingapore9Singapore Airlines38%
49RUHSaudi Arabia73Saudi Arabian Airlines45%
50YULCanada41Air Canada56%

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Manish Khandelwal
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Manish Khandelwal, a travel-tech enthusiast with over a decade of experience in the travel industry. Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Travelobiz.com, he's passionate about writing.

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