Airports Council International (ACI) has listed the airports with the best connecting flights for 2021. Accordingly, Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport from the United States ranked first. From Turkey, Istanbul Airport is in the sixth position.
1. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (USA)
The airport, which is 24 km from Dallas and 29 km from Fort Worth in the state of Texas in the USA, ranks first with 42 connecting flights annually.
Opened in 1973, the airport is the third largest airport in the world in terms of passenger volume, departures and landings. However, in a study by “The Family Vacation Guide”, it was ranked DFW's third place among the airports with the most flight cancellations or delays in the US.
2. Denver International Airport (USA)
Denver International Airport in Colorado offers 35 connecting flights.
The airport in the city, which is also referred to by the popular television series of the 80s, was in 19th place in 2019 before the Covid-7 outbreak. Known for its fantastic paintings on its walls, the airport is also the winner of many awards.
3. Frankfurt Airport (Germany)
Germany's largest commercial airport has been badly damaged by the pandemic. The airport, which was at the top of the ACI ranking in 2019, ranked third in 2021 with 25 connecting flights.
It is possible to take a nap in the areas called NapCaps at the airport, where there are green lounges and playgrounds where passengers can make the most of their waiting time.
4. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (USA)
23 connecting flights are made annually at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, the capital of Georgia.
Before the pandemic, it was the airport with the world's largest passenger volume with 2019 million in 110,5.
As one of the top ten cities Lonely Planet recommends to travel to in 2022, Atlanta is also the birthplace of Martin Luther King.
5. Amsterdam Schiphol (Netherlands)
The airport of the Dutch capital, Schiphol (AMS), became the second European airport to be ranked with 23 connecting flights. The airport, which is also famous for its entertainment facilities and architecture, was designed by Benthem Crouwel, who is known for its hi-tech buildings with functional design.
Visitors can see works by Dutch masters at the airport branch of the world-famous Amsterdam Rijksmuseum.
6. Istanbul Airport
Istanbul Airport ranked 23th in the ACI ranking with 229 connecting flights per year. The center, which stands out in areas such as good accessibility, check-in, gastronomy, shopping and design, was ranked second after Singapore Changi Airport among the top 6 airports of 2021 by the American “Travel and Leisure” magazine. (euronews)