How OFC became the world’s busiest airport

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From travel retail veteran Clive Carpenter, now working with Sazerac in Cognac, France, comes this gem detailing the new ‘airport codes’ for our current travels.

LVG – Living room
DNR – Dining room
BTH – Bathroom
BKY – Back yard
PAT – Patio
MBR – Master bedroom
OFC – Office
WNC – Wine cellar

Source: JMariani@banfi.com

Having studied the list (and noticed the omission of a very busy domestic airport, KTN – Kitchen), The Moodie Davitt Report is pleased to release a new and exclusive study on global passenger volumes.

We can reveal that currently the world’s busiest airport is OFC (which is recording all-time record traffic and has surpassed 2019 number one, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International), followed by LVG with occasional bursts at BTH (which also caters for emergency flights) and three particularly busy flight periods at DNR each day.

KTN, twinned with DNR, is experiencing steady passenger flow throughout each day. Late night to early morning flights through MBR are unchanged from much of the rest of the year, though there has been a reported sharp rise in on-airport ancillary activities due to the lockdown.

BKY and PAT have been experiencing big surges in weekend volumes, while traffic through WNC (which offers direct connections to/from DNR and PAT) has hit unexpected all-time highs.

All the airports mentioned are currently serving domestic passengers only.

Another peak traffic day at OFC, currently the world’s busiest airport

KTN, twinned with DNR, is experiencing steady passenger flow throughout each day
LVG is mainly a night time airport
DNR enjoys three key traffic spikes a day

 

A highly functional airport, BTH continues to generate traffic in sporadic bursts. It also caters for emergency flights.
Late night to early morning flight volumes through MBR are unchanged from much of the rest of the year, though there has been a reported sharp rise in on-airport ancillary activities due to the lockdown.
Increasingly well-served with direct flights from WNC (especially) and KTN, PAT is benefiting from strong weekend traffic
One of the world’s most scenic airports, BKY is set to enjoy rising traffic through the summer months. But it remains vulnerable to bird strikes.

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