Airports on Twitter in numbers: More than 600 accounts, two million followers, 500 thousand friends and 40 thousand tweets every month. Twittairport is a free of charge tool. You are able to report the most important changes of worldwide airport’s Twitter accounts based on monthly statistics. There you will find all reports of followers, friends, and states of the world’s most extensive compilations on Twitter accounts from airports.
solterbeck.net launches Twittairport – a web based tool to analyse Airports’ Twitter numbers
618 accounts of regional and international airports (also airport groups) are now on our Twittairport list. This enables us to report the development of these airports and monthly statistic changes.
You want to get more insight in airports on Twitter? Ou webtool “Twittairport” guides you through the numbers! The following tables show the key indicators followers, friends and status by end of September 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 8.37% of total airport followers. Significant is that at least five out of ten airports are British sites. It is a share of 20.53%. The share slightly increased in August.The following accounts are new in our list: @AirportBodaybo, @basel_aero, @bel_aero, @BOJ_Airport, @tunoshyar_air and @VosgesAeroport.
Top Airports by Change of Followers: Terror attack lets Follower number of @Kenya_Airports again go up
Some 67 people were killed and many injured after al-Shabab militants attacked the Westgate centre in Nairobi/Kenya on 21 September. Similiar to the Boston bombings in April this year people which were obviously at the airport in the last weeks are worried about the situation and asking for information and support. The number of new followers of Kenya Airports Company (Twitter screen name: @Kenya_Airports) went up to 2,244. In August a fire in the terminal let the numbers raise.
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 September they followed 145,289 accounts (221 friends less than in previous month). These are 27.17% of all total airport friends. The second airport is Manchester (IATA code: MAN, Twitter screen name: @manairport), which counted “only” 83,511 friends (plus 15.62% in comparison to August).
@manairport become friend in September with most Twitter users
MAN could add 4,714 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.
Smaller airports like Memmingen (Germany) or Roanoke (USA) came up with a vast amount of new friends in comparion to the previous month. They both add people, politicians and companies from their local area.
Top 10 airports with the most public statuses on Twitter
@aeropuertozulia, the official account of the Zulia (Venezuela) State Airports Black Gold, St Barbara and mainly the international airport La Chinita (IATA code: MAR) are still No. 1 of Top Tweeters. Till today they posted 59,899 tweets.
In September @AeropuertoZulia is the busiest Twitter poster
The number one in September 2013 with 3,894 public statuses was @AeropuertoZulia. With 130 tweets per day, they have broken another record. In general they are tweeting arrival and departure information. Opposite to @Airport_FRA (Frankfurt Airport, Germany; IATA code: FRA) with 1,826 new tweets in September – they use Twitter frequently for communication.
Top 10 Airport Twitter Poster mostly interact with the community
Based on September data we found out, that a small majority of the Top Airport Twitter Poster interact with community. With about 95% of all posted Tweets @schiphol and @Airport_FRA head the list of the most interactive Twittairports.
Usually Interaction means – according the Twitter Glossary – all ways a user has interacted with other accounts, like adding them to a list, sending them a @reply, marking one of their Tweets as a Favorite, retweeting one of theirTweets. Preliminary in our Twittairport scope we join replies and retweets to a interaction. Favorites will come soon.
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Credit: Data, graphs and table under copyright of solterbeck.net, 09/2013.