What is Facebook's most popular airport?

Summary:Facebook has released a list of the top 25 most social airports in the world. The data was collected between August 2010 and November 2011. Can you guess which airport tops the list?

Facebook has released data based on check-ins and third-party location services that have integrated with the Facebook Places API, but only for airports around the world. It turns out that the Los Angeles International Airport is the most social out of the world's airports, as it has the highest number of check-ins to the social network between August 2010 and November 2011. In other words, more people share that they are at LAX than any other airport in the world.

The data also shows that checking into airports via Facebook is a largely US phenomenon. Out of the top 25 list of airports, which you can see below, only five were not located stateside:

  1. Los Angeles International Airport
  2. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
  3. Chicago O’Hare International Airport
  4. San Francisco International Airport
  5. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
  6. Denver International Airport
  7. Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport
  8. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
  9. McCarran International Airport
  10. Suvarnabhumi International Airport
  11. Philadelphia International Airport
  12. Miami International Airport
  13. Boston Logan International Airport
  14. Charlotte Douglas International Airport
  15. John F. Kennedy International Airport
  16. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
  17. San Diego International Airport
  18. Newark Liberty International Airport
  19. Washington Dulles International Airport
  20. Heathrow Airport
  21. Toronto Pearson International Airport
  22. Baltimore Washington International Airport
  23. Portland International Airport
  24. Fort Lauderdale – Hollywood International Airport
  25. Salt Lake City International Airport

Four months ago, Facebook decided to kill Facebook Places. In its place though, Palo Alto added a lot more location features to its social network. Although it phased out the mobile-only Facebook Places, the company started letting users add their current location to anything (status update, photo, or Wall post), from anywhere (regardless of what device you are using).

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Topics: Social Enterprise


Emil is a freelance journalist writing for CNET and ZDNet. Over the years, he has covered the tech industry for multiple publications, including Ars Technica, Neowin, and TechSpot.

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