Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport makes top 10 of the most connected megahubs in the world

Soekarno-Hatta International Airport Terminal 3. Photo: Nadia Vetta Hamid/Coconuts Media
Soekarno-Hatta International Airport Terminal 3. Photo: Nadia Vetta Hamid/Coconuts Media

One of the great things about Jakarta is that, by virtue of its geographic location and the multitude of low-cost carriers in the region, it’s easy to go on quick and cheap getaways to tons of great tourist hotspots throughout Asia from the Indonesian capital.

And that’s not just our opinion. The data once agains shows that Jakarta is indeed one of the region and the world’s most connected travel hubs. In a new ranking by UK-based travel intelligence company OAG, Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (or technically, Tangerang’s) was named the 10th most connected megahub in the world.

OAG’s report, titled “Megahubs International Index 2018”, calculated the total number of all possible connections between inbound and outbound flights within a six-hour window at the largest 200 airports in the world on their busiest day over a 12-month period.

It’s actually a bit of a step back for Soekarno-Hatta, which was ranked the most connected megahub in all of Asia in OAG’s 2016 report, but has now fallen behind glory-hogging Changi. Singapore’s airport came in eighth in this year’s edition of OAG’s report, making it the biggest megahub in the Asia-Pacific. Other Asian airports to make it high up the list include the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (12th) and Incheon International Airport (15th).

The first three spots were taken up by London’s Heathrow Airport, Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, and the Frankfurt am Main Airport.

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