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List of busiest passenger air routes

By number of passengersEdit

WorldEdit

The top 100 busiest air routes
[1]

Rank Airport 1 Airport 2 Distance (km) 2017 passengers
Type
1   Jeju   Seoul-Gimpo 449 13,460,306 Domestic
2   Sydney   Melbourne 705 9,090,941 Domestic
3   Sapporo   Tokyo-Haneda 835 8,726,502 Domestic
4   Fukuoka   Tokyo-Haneda 889 7,864,000 Domestic
5   Mumbai   Delhi 1150 7,129,943 Domestic
6   Beijing   Shanghai-Hongqiao 1081 6,833,684 Domestic
7   Hanoi   Ho Chi Minh City 1171 6,769,823 Domestic
8   Hong Kong   Taipei-Taoyuan 802 6,719,030 International
9   Jakarta   Surabaya 700 5,271,304 Domestic
10   Tokyo-Haneda   Naha 1573 5,269,481 Domestic
11   Tokyo-Haneda   Osaka-Itami 407 5,106,584 Domestic
12   Jeddah   Riyadh 857 5,091,629 Domestic
13   Jakarta   Denpasar 991 4,952,852 Domestic
14   Chengdu   Beijing 1559 4,951,620 Domestic
15   Guangzhou   Beijing 1898 4,864,177 Domestic
16   Jakarta   Singapore 896 4,810,602 International
17   Brisbane   Sydney 756 4,742,771 Domestic
18   Cape Town   Johannesburg 1292 4,698,849 Domestic
19   Cancun   Mexico City 1294 4,656,308 Domestic
20   Jakarta   Makassar 1439 4,559,737 Domestic
21   Beijing   Shenzhen 1979 4,496,351 Domestic
22   Guangzhou   Shanghai-Hongqiao 1176 4,469,990 Domestic
23   Shanghai-Hongqiao   Shenzhen 1217 4,445,654 Domestic
24   Bangalore   Delhi 1717 4,183,799 Domestic
25   Hong Kong   Shanghai-Pudong 1247 4,162,347 International
26   Kuala Lumpur   Singapore 296 4,108,824 International
27   São Paulo–Congonhas   Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont 378 4,096,193 Domestic
28   Jakarta   Medan 1401 3,886,963 Domestic
29   Brisbane   Melbourne 1379 3,545,156 Domestic
30   New York-JFK   Los Angeles 3982 3,531,613 Domestic
31   Los Angeles   San Francisco 541 3,507,702 Domestic
32   İzmir   Istanbul-Atatürk 348 3,496,438 Domestic
33   Bangalore   Mumbai 834 3,445,315 Domestic
34   Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi   Hong Kong 1694 3,438,628 International
35   Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi   Phuket 685 3,396,189 Domestic
36   Bangkok-Don Mueang   Phuket 698 3,325,261 Domestic
37   Bogotá   Medellin-Rionegro 239 3,323,127 Domestic
38   Cebu   Manila 570 3,233,871 Domestic
39   Da Nang   Ho Chi Minh City 617 3,210,368 Domestic
40   Dubai   London-Heathrow 5529 3,210,121 International
41   Mexico City   Monterrey 729 3,202,091 Domestic
42   Hong Kong   Seoul-Incheon 2080 3,198,132 International
43   Chiang Mai   Bangkok-Don Mueang 569 3,155,528 Domestic
44   Kolkata   Delhi 1333 3,153,548 Domestic
45   Hong Kong   Singapore 2587 3,147,384 International
46   New York-LaGuardia   Chicago-O'Hare 1177 3,118,651 Domestic
47   Cusco   Lima 583 3,000,513 Domestic
48   Mexico City   Guadalajara 466 2,996,806 Domestic
49   New York-JFK   London-Heathrow 5562 2,972,817 International
50   Hong Kong   Beijing 2011 2,962,707 International
51   Vancouver   Toronto-Pearson 3358 2,950,823 Domestic
52   Guangzhou   Chengdu 1232 2,944,642 Domestic
53   Los Angeles   Chicago-O'Hare 2811 2,927,492 Domestic
54   Hong Kong   Manila 1145 2,907,228 International
55   Seoul-Incheon   Osaka-Kansai 872 2,907,199 International
56   Hangzhou   Beijing 1157 2,883,519 Domestic
57   Durban   Johannesburg 498 2,847,156 Domestic
58   Atlanta   Orlando 645 2,836,474 Domestic
59   Las Vegas   Los Angeles 388 2,823,411 Domestic
60   Jakarta   Kuala Lumpur 1142 2,812,479 International
61   Jeju   Gimhae 294 2,793,383 Domestic
62   Los Angeles   Seattle–Tacoma 1540 2,768,035 Domestic
63   Gold Coast   Sydney 682 2,739,057 Domestic
64   Bogotá   Cali 287 2,726,627 Domestic
65   Guangzhou   Hangzhou 1037 2,653,701 Domestic
66   Montréal   Toronto-Pearson 503 2,640,849 Domestic
67   Jinghong   Kunming Changshui 417 2,627,969 Domestic
68   Auckland   Wellington 483 2,617,041 Domestic
69   Kota Kinabalu   Kuala Lumpur 1622 2,609,151 Domestic
70   İzmir   Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen 364 2,608,469 Domestic
71   Davao   Manila 975 2,606,945 Domestic
72   Delhi   Pune 1158 2,601,764 Domestic
73   Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi   Singapore 1431 2,596,349 International
74   Tokyo-Narita   Taipei-Taoyuan 2193 2,592,049 International
75   Delhi   Hyderabad 1273 2,577,743 Domestic
76   Bogotá   Cartagena 673 2,573,763 Domestic
77   Tokyo-Haneda   Kagoshima 948 2,553,366 Domestic
78   Beijing   Xi'an 951 2,540,100 Domestic
79   Mumbai   Goa 423 2,537,413 Domestic
80   Auckland   Christchurch 751 2,535,669 Domestic
81   Da Nang   Hanoi 626 2,534,425 Domestic
82   Osaka-Kansai   Taipei-Taoyuan 1714 2,530,208 International
83   Denver   Los Angeles 1392 2,519,541 Domestic
84   Bangkok-Don Mueang   Hat Yai 794 2,518,553 Domestic
85   Chengdu   Shenzhen 1327 2,509,192 Domestic
86   Chongqing   Beijing 1483 2,485,613 Domestic
87   Guangzhou   Chongqing 975 2,468,368 Domestic
88   Delhi   Chennai 1774 2,456,556 Domestic
89   Adelaide   Melbourne 646 2,454,637 Domestic
90   Surabaya   Makassar 794 2,434,487 Domestic
91   Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi   Chiang Mai 597 2,395,389 Domestic
92   Dubai   Kuwait City 857 2,394,192 International
93   Atlanta   New York-LaGuardia 1238 2,387,693 Domestic
94   Mumbai   Dubai 1925 2,383,145 International
95   Kuala Lumpur   Penang 324 2,379,127 Domestic
96   Ankara   Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen 322 2,378,692 Domestic
97   Mumbai   Chennai 1045 2,377,806 Domestic
98   Atlanta   Fort Lauderdale 943 2,360,786 Domestic
99   Jakarta   Padang 914 2,350,206 Domestic
100   Kuching   Kuala Lumpur 971 2,341,291 Domestic

The world's busiest international air routes by origin-and-destination passenger volume (airport pairs)Edit

Rank City/airport 1 City/airport 2 2017 passengers[2][3] 2015 passengers

(in millions)[4]

1   Jakarta   Singapore 4,810,602 3.4
2   Kuala Lumpur   Singapore 4,108,824 2.7
3   Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi   Hong Kong 3,438,628 3
4   Dubai   London-Heathrow 3,210,121
5   Hong Kong   Seoul-Incheon 3,198,132
6   Hong Kong   Singapore 3,147,384 2.7
7   New York-JFK   London-Heathrow 2,972,817

Busiest routes by regionEdit

City/airport 1 City/airport 2 2017 passengers[2]
Asia-Pacific
  Jeju   Seoul-Gimpo 13,460,306
Middle East
  Jeddah   Riyadh 5,091,629
Africa
  Cape Town   Johannesburg-ORT 4,698,849
Latin America
  Cancun   Mexico City 4,656,308
North America
  New York JFK   Los Angeles 3,531,613
Europe
  Toulouse   Paris 2,358,917

The world's twelve busiest air routes by origin-and-destination passenger volume 2011-2015Edit

[5][6][7][8]

Rank City 1 City 2 Distance (km)[9] 2015 passengers
(in millions)[10]
2014 passengers
(in millions)[11]
2012 passengers
(in millions)
2011 passengers
(in millions)
Note
1   Seoul-Gimpo   Jeju 450 11.1 10.5 10.156 9.9 Domestic
2   Tokyo*   Sapporo 819 7.8 7.0 8.211 7.0+ Domestic
3   Tokyo*   Fukuoka 883 7.6 8.3 6.640 6.6+ Domestic
4   Delhi   Mumbai 1150 7.3 6.8 6.1 5.6 Domestic
6   Beijing*   Shanghai 1075 6.1 5.8 7.246 6.6+ Domestic
7   São Paulo   Rio de Janeiro 366 7.716 7.6+ Domestic
8   Tokyo*   Osaka 405 6.744 7.5 Domestic
9   Hong Kong   Taipei 780 5.1 5.1 5.513 6.2+ International
10   Dublin   London* 440 4.7 International
11   Tokyo*   Naha 1554 4.584 4.1 Domestic
12   Sydney   Brisbane 800 4.45 Domestic
13   Johannesburg   Cape Town 1271 4.407 4.5 Domestic

* (All airports)

By seat capacityEdit

The following lists the world's top 10 busiest routes based on total number of seats per year flown in each direction.[12][13]

Rank Airport 1 Airport 2 December 2016 seats
(in millions)
August 2015 seats
(in millions)
Airlines serving
1   Seoul–Gimpo   Jeju 6.561 6.8 Air Busan, Asiana Airlines, T'way Airlines, Eastar Jet, Jeju Air, Jin Air, Korean Air
2   Tokyo–Haneda   Sapporo–New Chitose 6.209 6.2 Japan Airlines, All Nippon Airways, Air Do, Skymark Airlines
3   Tokyo–Haneda   Fukuoka 5.961 5.8 All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines, Skymark Airlines
4   Sydney   Melbourne 5.067 5.0 Jetstar Airways, Qantas, Tigerair Australia, Virgin Australia
5   Hong Kong   Taipei–Taoyuan 4.146 4.2 Cathay Pacific, Cathay Dragon, China Airlines, EVA Air, Hong Kong Airlines
6   Delhi   Mumbai 4.143 3.9 Air India, Air India Regional, GoAir, IndiGo, Jet Airways, SpiceJet, Vistara
7   Ho Chi Minh City   Hanoi 4.141 Vietnam Airlines, Jetstar Pacific, Vietjet Air
8   Beijing–Capital   Shanghai–Hongqiao 3.962 3.8 Air China, China Eastern, China Southern, Hainan Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, Juneyao Airlines, Xiamen Airlines
9   Surabaya   Jakarta Soekarno–Hatta 3.850 Airfast Indonesia, Batik Air, Citilink, Garuda Indonesia, Indonesia AirAsia, Indonesia AirAsia X, Lion Air, Sriwijaya Air
10   Tokyo–Haneda   Okinawa 3.785 3.8 All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines

The following lists the world's top 10 busiest routes based on total number of seat kilometers per year flown as of 2015.[12]

Rank Airport 1 Airport 2 Seat kilometers
(in billions)
1   London–Heathrow   New York–JFK 10.92
2   London–Heathrow   Dubai–International 9.37
3   London–Heathrow   Hong Kong 8.75
4   London–Heathrow   Los Angeles 8.53
5   London–Heathrow   Singapore 8.21
6   Los Angeles   New York–JFK 8.12
7   Los Angeles   Sydney 7.68
8   Sydney   Dubai–International 6.65
9   Taipei–Taoyuan   Los Angeles 6.44
10   Los Angeles   Seoul–Incheon 6.43

By aircraft movementsEdit

The following is a list of the world's busiest air routes based on the number of scheduled flights in both directions. Note that these statistics do not consider the number of passengers carried.

DomesticEdit

Rank City 1 City 2 Flights from March 2018 to February 2019[14] Top carriers
1   Jeju   Seoul–Gimpo 79,460 Asiana Airlines, Jeju Air, Korean Air
2   Melbourne   Sydney 54,102 Jetstar Airways, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Tigerair Australia
3   Delhi   Mumbai 45,188 Air India, GoAir, IndiGo, Jet Airways, SpiceJet, Vistara
4   Rio de Janeiro   São Paulo 39,747 Gol Transportes Aéreos, LATAM Airlines Brasil, Azul Linhas Aéreas
5   Fukuoka   Tokyo–Haneda 39,406 All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines, Skymark Airlines
6   Hanoi   Saigon 39,291 Vietnam Airlines, Jetstar Pacific, Vietjet Air
7   Sapporo   Tokyo–Haneda 39,271 All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines, Skymark Airlines
8   Jakarta   Surabaya 37,762 Garuda Indonesia, Citilink, Lion Air, Batik Air
9   Los Angeles   San Francisco 35,365 American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, Alaska Airlines
10   Jeddah   Riyadh 35,149 Saudia, Flynas
11   Cape Town   Johannesburg 33,708 Comair, Mango, South African Airways, Safair
12   Brisbane   Sydney 33,443 Jetstar Airways, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Tigerair Australia
13   Cusco   Lima 27,092 Avianca, LATAM Perú, Peruvian Airlines
14   Jakarta   Denpasar 31,958 Batik Air, Citilink, Garuda Indonesia, Lion Air, Sriwijaya Air
15   Bogotá   Medellin 31,279 Avianca, LATAM Airlines
16   Shanghai-Hongqiao   Shenzhen 29,401 Spring Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Xianmen Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines
17   Beijing   Shanghai-Hongqiao 29,233 Air China, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Hainan Airlines, Xiamen Airlines
18   Jakarta   Makassar 28,903 Garuda Indonesia, Citilink, Lion Air, Batik Air
19   New Delhi   Bangalore 28,716 Air India, GoAir, IndiGo, Jet Airways, SpiceJet, Vistara
20   Los Angeles   New York–JFK 26,286 American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue Airways, Alaska Airlines

InternationalEdit

Rank City 1 City 2 Flights in 2018[15] Flights in 2017[16] Top carriers
1   Kuala Lumpur   Singapore 30,537 29,383 Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines, AirAsia, SilkAir, Jetstar Asia, Malindo Air, Scoot, Firefly, Saudia, Air Mauritius, Ethiopian Airlines
2   Hong Kong   Taipei 28,887 29,494 Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, EVA Airlines, Hong Kong Airlines, Cathay Dragon
3   Jakarta   Singapore 27,304 26,872 Singapore Airlines, Garuda, Lion Air, Jetstar Asia, Indonesia AirAsia, Scoot, Batik Air
4   Hong Kong   Shanghai-Pudong 21,888 20,818 Cathay Dragon, China Eastern Airlines, Hong Kong Airlines, Cathay Pacific
5   Jakarta   Kuala Lumpur 19.849 20,890 Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia, Lion Air, Indonesia AirAsia, Malindo Airways, Garuda
6   Seoul-Incheon   Osaka 17,488 Asiana Airlines, Korean Air, Jin Air, Jeju Airlines, Peach Aviation, Easter Jet, T'way Air
7   Hong Kong   Seoul-Incheon 17,075 16,366 Cathay Pacific, Korean Air, HK Express, Asiana Airlines, Jeju Airlines, Thai Airways
8   New York-LaGuardia   Toronto-Pearson 16,956 17,116 Air Canada, Westjet, American Airlines
9   Dubai–International   Kuwait 15,332 13,297 Emirates, Flydubai, Kuwait Airways, Jazeera Airways
10   Hong Kong   Singapore 15,029 14,162 Cathay Pacific Airways, Singapore Airlines, Scoot, Jetstar Asia
11   Bangkok   Singapore 14,859 14,455 Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, Scoot, Jetstar Asia, Cathay Pacific
12   Bangkok   Hong Kong 14,832 14,406 Cathay Pacific, Thai Airways, Hong Kong Airlines, Emirates
13   Hong Kong   Beijing 14,543 14,592 Cathay Dragon, Air China, Hong Kong Airlines, Cathay Pacific, China Southern Airlines
14   Dublin   London–Heathrow 14,390 14,556 Aer Lingus, British Airways,
15   Osaka   Taipei 14,186 China Airlines, EVA Airways, Peach Aviation, Tigerair Taiwan, Japan Airlines, Cathay Pacific
16   New York–JFK   London–Heathrow 13,888 14,218 British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, American Airlines, Delta Air
17   Osaka   Shanghai-Pudong 13,576 China Eastern Airlines, Air China, Juneyao Airlines, All Nippon Airways, Spring Airlines
18   Seoul-Incheon   Tokyo-Narita 13,517 Asiana Airlines, Korean Air, Jeju Airlines, Eastar Jet, Jin Air, T'way Air, Japan Airlines
19   Amsterdam   London–Heathrow 13,170 13,220 KLM, British Airways
20   Chicago   Toronto 13,100 13,595 Air Canada, United Airlines, American Airlines
21   Hong Kong   Manila 13,270 Cebu Pacific Air, Cathay Pacific, Philippine Airlines, Philippine AirAsia
22   Frankfurt   London–Heathrow 13,208 British Airways, Lufthansa
23   Cairo   Jeddah 12,896 Saudi Arabian Airlines, Egyptair, Flynas
24   Stockholm   Oslo 12,804 Norwegian Air Shuttle, SAS

Regional statisticsEdit

EuropeEdit

Busiest air routes inside the EU, Switzerland, Iceland and Norway *Edit

Data retrieved from Eurostat[8]
Rank Airport 1 Airport 2 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
1   Toulouse/Blagnac   Paris/Orly 2,322,456 2,330,224 2,379,100 2,330,949 2,318,015 2,358,917
2   Madrid/Barajas   Barcelona/El Prat ** 3,102,436 2,550,462 2,213,200 2,204,765 2,253,387 2,328,726
3   Nice/Côte d'Azur   Paris/Orly 2,236,436 2,175,773 2,160,300 2,072,138 2,113,506 2,124,792
4   Catania/Fontanarossa   Rome/Fiumicino 1,842,940 1,694,400 1,566,800 1,869,881 1,979,648 1,998,352
5   Oslo/Gardermoen   Trondheim 1,749,545 1,818,877 1,873,944 1,912,141 1,942,959 1,988,105
6   Berlin/Tegel   Munich 1,667,408 1,731,145 1,831,700 1,868,877 1,974,929 1,939,820
7   Frankfurt   Berlin/Tegel 1,792,655 1,813,063 1,845,600 1,792,006 1,907,218 1,935,465
8   Oslo/Gardermoen   Bergen 1,691,887 1,729,076 1,722,398 1,819,279 1,810,826 1,881,960
9   Munich   Hamburg 1,717,734 1,719,351 1,713,200 1,756,990 1,811,425 1,805,211
10   Athens   Thessaloniki 997,200 1,543,993 1,633,045 1,803,733
11   Barcelona/El Prat   Palma de Mallorca/Son Sant Joan 1,639,423 1,460,684 1,388,900 1,410,172 1,576,063 1,772,613
12   London/Heathrow   Dublin 1,556,111 1,577,649 1,663,900 1,650,394 1,682,855 1,751,689
13   Madrid/Barajas   Palma de Mallorca/Son Sant Joan 1,604,853 1,442,410 1,224,700 1,283,404 1,411,314 1,687,547
14   Amsterdam/Schiphol   London/Heathrow 1,406,964 1,429,800 1,443,400 1,486,783 1,587,605 1,617,170
15   Munich   Düsseldorf 1,569,364 1,553,361 1,558,200 1,527,416 1,557,442 1,565,997
16   Oslo/Gardermoen   Stavanger 1,434,043 1,517,195 1,536,032 1,564,631 1,515,870 1,564,127
17   Stockholm   Copenhagen 1,166,000 1,269,200 1,325,700 1,444,429 1,461,166 1,553,276
18   Rome/Fiumicino   Palermo/Falcone Borsellino 1,499,933 1,360,400 1,264,100 1,475,957 1,481,174 1,543,462
19   Madrid/Barajas   Gran Canaria 1,438,377 1,301,539 1,152,669 1,181,442 1,305,670 1,508,972
20   Copenhagen   Oslo/Gardermoen 1,206,480 1,291,018 1,322,948 1,402,753 1,427,618 1,506,326
21   London/Heathrow   Frankfurt 1,459,909 1,482,649 1,488,600 1,506,826 1,530,986 1,486,291
22   Stockholm   Oslo/Gardermoen 1,153,232 1,187,164 1,204,351 1,354,730 1,338,163 1,387,885
23   Frankfurt   Hamburg 1,587,593 1,385,867 1,362,400 1,343,857 1,361,027 1,372,185
24   London/Gatwick   Barcelona/El Prat 517,820 741,735 1,131,350 1,273,850 1,354,193 1,362,488
25   London/Heathrow   Madrid/Barajas 1,093,400 1,197,700 1,264,800 1,274,714 1,320,834 1,317,511
26   Barcelona/El Prat   Rome/Fiumicino 1,184,506 1,315,868
27   London/Gatwick   Dublin 1,086,701 1,309,524
28   Barcelona/El Prat   Amsterdam 1,204,814 1,307,902
29   Madrid/Barajas   Tenerife North 1,337,050 1,167,731 1,102,701 1,094,815 1,149,450 1,305,110
30   Madrid/Barajas   Lisbon 1,169,714 1,108,931 975,389 1,026,786 1,174,116 1,299,412

* Figures are only available for EU countries, Switzerland, Iceland and Norway. Among other European countries, based on airport statistics, no other country than Russia, Ukraine and Turkey can have domestic routes with more than 1 million passengers.

The St-Petersburg Pulkovo Airport - Moscow (three airports) route was used by 2,965,331 passengers in 2013.[17]

**Madrid-Barcelona had 4,627,000 passengers in 2007, meaning a reduction by 34% in 2010, partly because of a new high-speed railway. The decline has continued from 560 weekly flights in 2010 to 380 in 2012.[18]

Busiest air routes between an airport in Europe (EU, Switzerland, Iceland and Norway) and outside EuropeEdit

Eurostat[8]
Rank Airport 1 Airport 2 Passengers (2010) 2012 2014 2015 2016
1   London/Heathrow   Dubai/Intl 1,974,098 2,067,227 2,838,717 2,862,852 3,038,958
2   London/Heathrow   New York/John F Kennedy 2,551,276 2,881,390 3,002,024 3,078,693 2,960,268
3   London/Heathrow   Los Angeles/Intl 1,419,144 1,428,040 1,481,023 1,645,002 1,565,992
4   London/Heathrow   Hong Kong/Chek Lap Kok 1,801,520 1,638,834 1,608,980 1,584,486 1,574,741
5   Paris/Charles De Gaulle   New York/John F Kennedy 1,190,914 1,422,259 1,367,882 1,501,416 1,424,611
6   Paris/Orly   Guadeloupe/Pointe-à-Pitre 1,098,322 1,077,254 1,135,945 1,166,850 1,214,916
7   Paris/Charles De Gaulle   Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau 1,158,381 1,092,084 1,107,738 1,147,598 1,148,800
8   Paris/Charles De Gaulle   Dubai/Intl 716,865 843,205 1,063,559 1,076,875 1,101,546
9   London/Heathrow   Chicago/O'Hare 1,138,579 1,188,326 1,161,250 1,060,332 1,073,522
10   London/Heathrow   New York/Newark Liberty 1,091,804 1,167,828 1,168,357 1,000,189 952,310
  London/Heathrow   Singapore/Changi 1,507,032

Busiest air routes in or from Europe by city pairsEdit

Eurostat[8]
Rank City 1 City 2 Passengers (2016)
1   London   Dublin 4,771,614
2   London   Amsterdam 4,344,935
3   London   New York 4,243,687
4   London   Dubai 3,960,389
5   Moscow   Saint Petersburg 3,836,588[19]
6   London   Edinburgh 3,393,013
7   Paris   Toulouse 3,260,074
8   London   Barcelona 3,125,080
9   Berlin   Cologne+Düsseldorf 3,017,845
10   Paris   Nice 2,975,405
  • London includes City, Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton, Stansted and Southend airports
  • New York includes Kennedy and Newark airports
  • Paris includes Charles De Gaulle and Orly airports
  • Barcelona includes El Prat and Girona airports
  • Berlin includes Schönefeld and Tegel airports
  • Moscow includes Domodedovo, Sheremetyevo and Vnukovo airports

Argentina (2017)Edit

Busiest international air routes in Argentina
[20]
Rank Airport 1 Airport 2 Passengers (2017)
1   Buenos Aires   Santiago de Chile 2,027,000
2   Buenos Aires   São Paulo 1,903,000
3   Buenos Aires   Miami 1,001,000
4   Buenos Aires   Rio de Janeiro 938,000
5   Buenos Aires   Lima 896,000
6   Buenos Aires   Madrid 815,000
7   Mendoza   Santiago de Chile 425,000
8   Buenos Aires   Bogotá 372,000
9   Buenos Aires   Rome 332,000
10   Buenos Aires   New York 329,000
Busiest domestic air routes in Argentina
[21]
Rank Airport 1 Airport 2 Passengers (2017)
1   Buenos Aires   Córdoba 1,368,000
2   Buenos Aires - Aeroparque   Bariloche 1,005,000
3   Buenos Aires - Aeroparque   Mendoza 880,000
4   Buenos Aires - Aeroparque   Iguazú 841,000
5   Buenos Aires - Aeroparque   Salta 828,000
6   Buenos Aires - Aeroparque   Neuquén 722,000
7   Buenos Aires - Aeroparque   Tucumán 501,000
8   Buenos Aires - Aeroparque   Ushuaia 490,000
9   Buenos Aires - Aeroparque   Comodoro Rivadavia 462,000
10   Buenos Aires - Aeroparque   El Calafate 383,000

Australia (2016-17)Edit

Busiest domestic air routes in Australia[22] (all passengers including connecting)
Rank Airport 1 Airport 2 Passengers (2016–17)
1   Melbourne   Sydney 8,974,400
2   Brisbane   Sydney 4,695,700
3   Brisbane   Melbourne 3,500,500
4   Gold Coast   Sydney 2,712,700
5   Adelaide   Melbourne 2,413,200
6   Melbourne   Perth 2,048,100
7   Gold Coast   Melbourne 1,992,200
8   Adelaide   Sydney 1,886,500
9   Perth   Sydney 1,737,800
10   Melbourne   Hobart 1,598,700

Colombia (2017)Edit

Busiest domestic air routes in Colombia[23] 
Rank Airport 1 Airport 2 Passengers (2017)
1 Bogotá Medellín 3,013,297
2 Bogotá Cartagena 2,433,483
3 Bogotá Cali 2,083,833
4 Bogotá Barranquilla 1,435,766
5 Bogotá Santa Marta 1,151,101
6 Bogotá Archipelago of San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina 951,880
7 Bogotá Bucaramanga 942,793
8 Bogotá Pereira 849,118
9 Cartagena Medellín 738,699
10 Bogotá Montería 568,500
Busiest international air routes in Colombia
[23]
Rank Airport 1 Airport 2 Passengers (2017)
1   Bogotá   Panama City 698,916
2   Bogotá   Mexico City 533,444
3   Bogotá   Lima 470,514
4   Bogotá   Miami 469,899
5   Bogotá   Madrid 447,470
6   Bogotá   Quito 391,586
7   Bogotá   Santiago de Chile 366,904
8   Medellín   Panama City 366,630
9   Bogotá   Buenos Aires 333,481
10   Bogotá   Cancún 306,905

India (2017-18)Edit

Busiest domestic air routes in India:[24]

Rank Airport 1 Airport 2 Passengers (2018)
1 Delhi Mumbai 7,854,642
2 Delhi Bangalore 4,572,936
3 Mumbai Bangalore 4,085,712
4 Delhi Kolkata 3,358,674
5 Delhi Hyderabad 3,084,516
6 Delhi Pune 2,976,318
7 Mumbai Goa 2,856,942
8 Delhi Chennai 2,814,354
9 Mumbai Chennai 2,651,778
10 Mumbai Hyderabad 2,538,756
11 Delhi Ahmadabad 2,475,954
12 Mumbai Ahmadabad 2,374,956
13 Bangalore Hyderabad 2,364,978
14 Mumbai Kolkata 2,195,784
15 Delhi Lucknow 2,074,536

Mexico (2017-2018)Edit

Busiest domestic air routes in Mexico
[25]
Rank Airport 1 Airport 2 Passengers (2018) Passengers (2017) % change
1   Mexico City   Cancun 4,990,647 4,726,604  5.59%
2   Monterrey   Mexico City 3,452,421 3,201,636  7.83%
3   Mexico City   Guadalajara 3,167,438 2,994,975  5.76%
4   Tijuana   Mexico City 1,964,460 1,949,537  0.77%
5   Tijuana   Guadalajara 1,783,149 1,710,444  4.25%
6   Mexico City   Mérida 1,686,256 1,500,472  12.38%
7   Monterrey   Cancún 1,282,777 1,102,594  16.34%
8   Puerto Vallarta   Mexico City 956,419 873,581  9.48%
9   Guadalajara   Cancún 947,599 787,860  20.28%
10   Tuxtla Gutierrez   Mexico City 931,000 928,638  0.25%
Busiest international air routes from Mexico
Rank Airport 1 Airport 2 Passengers (2018) Passengers (2017) % change
1   Mexico City   Los Angeles 1,236,168 1,243,187  0.56%
2   Mexico City   Houston–Intercontinental 1,049,838 1,012,793  3.66%
3   Mexico City   New York–JFK 1,009,024 878,274  14.89%
4   Guadalajara   Los Angeles 993,213 812,401  22.26%
5   Cancun   Houston–Intercontinental 868,115 854,905  1.55%
6   Mexico City   Bogotá 849,590 734,194  15.72%
7   Cancún   Chicago–O'Hare 809,898 796,821  1.64%
8   Cancún   Toronto–Pearson 801,544 743,577  7.80%
9   Mexico City   Madrid 779,777 680,103  14.66%
10   Cancún   Dallas/Fort Worth 779,235 734,861  6.04%

United States (September 2014 - August 2015)Edit

Busiest air routes by city pairs within the United States[26]
Rank City 1 City 2 Passengers
(Sep 2014-Aug 2015)
1   Chicago, IL (Metro Area)   New York, NY (Metro Area) 4,020,000
2   Los Angeles, CA (Metro Area)   San Francisco, CA (Metro Area) 3,660,000
3   Los Angeles, CA (Metro Area)   New York, NY (Metro Area) 3,420,000
4   Chicago, IL (Metro Area)   Los Angeles, CA (Metro Area) 3,010,000
5   Miami, FL (Metro Area)   New York, NY (Metro Area) 2,750,000
6   Atlanta, GA (Metro Area)   Chicago, IL (Metro Area) 2,720,000
7   Chicago, IL (Metro Area)   Minneapolis, MN (Metro Area) 2,720,000
8   Atlanta, GA (Metro Area)   New York, NY (Metro Area) 2,600,000
9   Atlanta, GA (Metro Area)   Orlando, FL (Metro Area) 2,620,000
10   Chicago, IL (Metro Area)   Washington, DC (Metro Area) 2,620,000

See alsoEdit

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