Content of the ACI EUROPE Customised Connectivity Analysis

The ACI EUROPE Customised Connectivity Analysis provides you a complete overview of your airport’s connectivity performance down to the airport-pair level. The connectivity performance is compared to that of 5 peers of your choosing. The analysis covers all years since 2004. The analysis results in two deliverables:

  • A customised report describing the main developments in connectivity at your airport and its peers.
  • An Excel-sheet showing the airport connectivity (broken down by direct and indirect connectivity) and hubconnectivity values for your airport and its peers since 2004 broken down by destination region, route group, destination country and airport-pair.

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Example of onward connectivity

The figure shows that most of Brussel Airport's indirect connections are channeled through Frankfurt, followed by Amsterdam and Atlanta. Since 2004 Frankfurt strengthened its position as the main hub for passengers travelling indirectly from Brussels. Lufthansa's flight frequency between Brussels and Frankfurt increased. In addition the STAR-network beyond Frankfurt expanded. Each flight between Brussels and Frankfurt therefore connects now to more flights beyond Frankfurt.

The connectivity through Munich also increased, mainly due to the rise of the network beyond Munich. Each flight between Brussels and Munich nowadays connects to twice as much flights beyond Munich than in 2004.

Connectivity offered via Istanbul grew by almost 800% between 2004 and 2014. The direct flight frequency between Brussels and Istanbul almost doubled. Each of those flights now connect to a much larger network beyond Istanbul. When Turkish Airlines joined the STAR alliance in 2009, even more connections were realised.

The North American hubs Charlotte (CLT), Philadelphia (PHL), Toronto (YYZ) and Montreal (YUL) emerged as connecting points. The hub carriers at those airports (US Airways and Air Canada) started operations to Brussels which resulted in many connecting flight alternatives.