Munich Airport moves to fifth place among world’s major airports

Munich Airport has risen to the number five position in the latest rankings of the world’s best-connected airports, according to the Official Airline Guide (OAG), the global authority on air service information, reports the American Journal of Transportation.

OAG releases an annual Megahubs Index in which it rates the connectivity of major air transportation hubs. According to the latest figures, Munich, which ranked 11th in the previous index, is now ranked number five behind London Heathrow, Frankfurt, Chicago O’Hare and Amsterdam.

More than 260 destinations were offered in Munich last year. New intercontinental routes – such as Osaka, Bogota and Dallas, likely boosted the airport’s connectivity.

“This placement reaffirms that Munich is firmly established as an important hub within Europe’s transportation infrastructure,” said Munich Airport CEO Michael Kerkloh.