Using up-to-the-minute OAG aviation data, we're able to bring our readers fresh insight into a broad range of areas in the travel and aviation industries. This month's infographics cover the world's busiest airports in April, the most productive commercial aircraft over the years, the fastest-growing US states for airline capacity and more...
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Five Out of Ten Busiest Airports Are in the US
- While Atlanta tops the list of the world's busiest airports, Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), Denver (DEN), Chicago O’Hare (ORD) and Los Angeles (LAX) in the US all make the top ten.
- Los Angeles enters the top ten this month, replacing Delhi (DEL) airport.
Airbus A320 Holds Its Position as Most Heavily Used Aircraft in 2022
This interactive chart details our measurement of Available Seat Kilometers (ASKs) to determine the most heavily used aircraft types in 1997, 2008 and 2022.
Use the date selector and watch as the Boeing 747-400 is overtaken by the Airbus A320.
ASK data also reveals that:
- easyJet was the top A320 operating airline in terms of ASK production last year.
- The easyJet route producing most ASKs is their Luton – Tel Aviv service.
Cairo-Jeddah Route Replaces Kuala Lumpur - Singapore Changi as World's Busiest International Route
For many months, Kuala Lumpur (KUL)-Singapore Changi (SIN) sat at the top of the list of the world's busiest airline routes. This month, it has been replaced by Cairo-Jeddah (446,877 seats vs KUL- SIN's 409,946).
All of the top 5 busiest international routes this month are in Asia and the Middle East, and looking at the top ten, New York (JFK) - London Heathrow (LHR) is the only one outside of those two regions.
The US's Busiest Airports & Fastest Growing States
Represented by the black fill on this map, South Carolina is the US state adding the most airline capacity this month:
- Compared to March, it has an additional 83,430 seats.
- More than half of these were added by Spirit Airlines.
Capacity from the Top 10 US busiest airports contributes 35% of total US capacity this month:
- The largest airport in terms of seats, Atlanta (ATL) handles 5.2% of all capacity at US airports.
- All of the top ten busiest US airports saw capacity reduce or remain steady when compared to March 2023.
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