601 accounts of regional and international airports are now on our Twittairport list. This enables us to report the development of these airports and monthly statistic changes. The following tables show the key indicators followers, friends and status by end of May 2013.
Top 10 airports with the most followers on Twitter
London Heathrow (IATA code: LHR, Twitter screen name: @HeathrowAirport, their Twitter philosophy) is still the airport with the most followers on Twitter. This number is already 8.96% of total airport followers. Significant is that at least five out of ten airports are British sites. It is a share of 20.82%. The share slightly decreased in May. This is due to another portion of 55 new accounts.
London Heathrow got the most new followers in May followed by Gatwick
London’s second airport Gatwick (IATA code: LGW, Twitter screen name: @Gatwick_Airport) took a noticeable jump from 5th to 2nd place. They got last month 4,038 new followers (a plus of 6.31%). The marginal growth was1,203 more new followers than in April.
Also Dublin (IATA code: DUB, Twitter screen name: @DublinAirport) made a small jump. This account went from Rank 10 to rank 6.
Top 10 airports with the most friends on Twitter
Same than in the month before. The Twitter user @HeathrowAirport is the most linked airport on Twitter! In May they followed 147,976 accounts (101 friends less than in previous month). These are 29.97% of all total airport friends. The second airport is Manchester (IATA code: MAN, Twitter screen name: @manairport), which counted “only” 66,244 friends.
@manairport became friend in May with most Twitter users
MAN could add 3,839 more Twitter users to their number of following. At Manchester Airport the passengers can get flight information by Twitter. They simply have to send a direct message starting with flight number etc. Ergo, it is neccessary that the passenger and the airport are following each other.
Manchester and sometimes London Heathrow are the only ones that grow in the four digit range. The other airports are in the top list, followed just a few hundred friends more than last month.
The Indian Aranmula airport (Twitter screen name: @AranmulaAirport) currently exists only on the drawing board. Your Twitter account is followed by 392 Twitter users. The airport, however, follows 821 tweeters. However, only 108 tweets were posted. The new project certainly needs a few more years to full operation. Nevertheless, a Twitter account can help to inform about the project and capture opinions about it.
Top 10 airports with the most public statuses on Twitter
Frankfurt Airport (IATA code: FRA, Twitter screen name: @Airport_FRA) lost its pole position of Top Twitter poster ever. @Airport_FRA released in total 41,345 statuses. With 8,323 followers FRA ranked at Number 43. The new number one is @aeropuertozulia, the official account of the Zulia (Venezuela) State Airports Black Gold, St Barbara and mainly the international airport La Chinita (IATA code: MAR). Till today they posted 48,152 tweets. In general they are tweeting arrival and departure information. This account is new in our Twittairport list, so that we are not able currently to conclude on changes to previous month.
In May Airport_FRA is again the busiest Twitter poster
Frankfurt Airport was in May 2013 the busiest Twitter poster with 1,630 public statuses. Airport_FRA published a lot of greetings and gave information about shops and events. @Airport_FRA had only 577 friends. Therefore their amount of monthly statuses is signicant for public conversation. Going through their timeline one could see quite a lot of replies.
Toulouse (IATA code: TLS, Twitter screen name: @ToulouseAirport) was going to rush into the Top 10 of the most busiest Tweeters in May. With 20 tweets per day, the finished the current month with 607 new tweets.
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