The busiest airline routes in the world have been revealed, and 15 of them are in the Asia Pacific.
Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Singapore (SIN) took the title of the busiest airline route in the world, according to a new ranking from British global travel data provider OAG. This route has more than 30,000 flights every year. Other busy routes include Hong Kong (HKG) to Shanghai (PVG) and New York (JFK) to Toronto (YYZ), which was the busiest route in North America on last year’s list too.
For its ranking, OAG looked at flights from March 2018 to February 2019 and sourced them by flight volume as opposed to number of passengers flown. It didn’t include airlines that operate fewer than 500 scheduled flights each year.
The report, which also mentions airlines’ on-time performance at route level, revealed that eight of the 10 busiest long-haul routes in the world (defined as more than about 2,175 miles) start in North America. New York (JFK) to San Francisco (SFO) topped the list, with Honolulu (HNL) to Los Angeles (LAX) and Newark (EWR) to San Francisco not far behind in third and fourth place, respectively.
Los Angeles to San Francisco, a short-haul flight (defined as between 0 to 932 miles) was the busiest domestic route in North America and ninth in the world. It had 35,365 annual operating flights.
The full report is available here.
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