Frankfurt overtakes Schiphol as best-connected airport

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has slid from first to second place in the rankings of European airports with the best direct connectivity, while Frankfurt Airport has assumed the top position. Schiphol has meanwhile been named the world’s second-best-hub for the third year in a row. Frankfurt leads the rankings in that category as well. These results derived from the 2018 Connectivity Report by Airports Council International Europe (ACI).

Schiphol offers direct connections (without transfer) from the Netherlands to 326 destinations in 98 countries. While Schiphol’s direct connectivity remained unchanged as compared with last year, Frankfurt's improved by 11.1%.

Hub connectivity

Schiphol's second place worldwide in the area of hub connectivity reflects the fact that aviation has effectively linked the Netherlands to the rest of the world. This position offers benefits to international trade, knowledge exchange, tourism and more. ACI bases its calculation of hub connectivity scores on the number of connections, the quality of those connections and the transfer times for passengers.