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Airline and airport awards

Qatar0In most rankings Qatar Airways scores high. CAPA - an aviation market intelligence company - named the carrier Airline of the Year on October 28, 2016 at its 2016 Global Summit in Amsterdam. It selected Qatar for its innovative strategy in a dynamic region, becoming the first major Gulf carrier to join oneworld, 1 of the 3 airline alliances. CAPA’s judging panel notes that Qatar has continued to rapidly expand its network and fleet. In fact, it has quadrupled in size over the last decade and has a fleet...
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Which region has the most flyers? (Tip: not North America)

LHRWorldwide airport passenger numbers increased in 2014 to over 6.7 billion, which is almost equal to the world’s population of 7.3 billion. This appears from Airports Council International’s (ACI) World Airport Traffic Report 2014 presenting definitive figures. A number of cities have an airport system with more than 1 airport. The world’s busiest airport systems in terms of passenger numbers are:
1. London, UK with 6 airports 147 million passengers
2. New York, USA with 3 airports 116 million passengers
3. Tokyo, Japan with 2 airports 109 million passengers
The world's...
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The world’s busiest airports in 2014

Atlanta HartsfieldUntil 2005 Chicago O’Hare International Airport was the world's busiest airport in terms of passenger numbers, but in that year it lost this position to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. However, you can measure the size of an airport in more than 1 way. Other measures are the number of international passengers, the number of operations (take-offs and landings), the volume of freight or a combination of passengers and cargo. Airports Council International (ACI) released the preliminary top-20 of the world’s busiest airports in 2014. On the basis of the number of passengers...
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The world’s best airports

Singapore Changi AirportThis year is only 3 months old, but the third airport ranking list is already in. Each publisher invariably calls its own ranking “the most prestigious”. The latest ranking is from Skytrax that runs a series of websites. Based on a survey it rates Changi Airport in Singapore the world’s...
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The best airports for mass-transit access

BarajasThe busier an airport is, the more important is its accessibility by public transport. Yet, a few of the biggest airports in terms of passenger traffic score low on mass transit access. Los Angeles International Airport is the world’s 5th largest airport, but scores only 40 points (out of 100) on mass-transit access. It has no direct rail service, travel time from the nearest downtown district takes 45 minutes, and travel costs are $6-$11 (€5,65-€10,35). John F. Kennedy International Airport and Denver International Airport score even lower. They take the last place in...
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The world’s busiest airports

Atlanta HartsfieldUntil 2005 Chicago O’Hare International Airport was the world's busiest airport, but in that year it lost this position to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The Chicago Tribune asserted on January 21, 2015 that Chicago O’Hare regains the title of the world's busiest airport. The newspaper names O’Hare the busiest on the basis of combined passenger and cargo traffic. However, you can measure the size of an airport in more than 1 way. Other measures are, for example, the number of operations (take-offs and landings) and the number of passenger enplanements...
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