List of busiest passenger air routes

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These are lists of the busiest air routes by the number of passengers flown, by seat capacity and by aircraft movements.

By number of passengers[edit]

World[edit]

The top 50 busiest air routes

Rank Airport 1 Airport 2 Distance (km) 2018[1] 2017[2] Type
1 Jeju Seoul-Gimpo 449 14,107,414 13,460,306 Domestic
2 Sapporo Tokyo-Haneda 835 9,698,639 8,726,502 Domestic
3 Sydney Melbourne 705 9,245,392 9,090,941 Domestic
4 Fukuoka Tokyo-Haneda 889 8,762,547 7,864,000 Domestic
5 Mumbai Delhi 1150 7,392,155 7,129,943 Domestic
6 Hanoi Ho Chi Minh City 1171 6,867,114 6,769,823 Domestic
7 Beijing Shanghai-Hongqiao 1081 6,518,997 6,833,684 Domestic
8 Hong Kong Taipei-Taoyuan 802 6,476,268 6,719,030 International
9 Tokyo-Haneda Naha 1573 5,829,712 5,269,481 Domestic
10 Jakarta Surabaya 700 5,649,046 5,271,304 Domestic
11 Jakarta Denpasar 991 5,535,108 4,952,852 Domestic
12 Jeddah Riyadh 857 5,526,110 5,091,629 Domestic
13 Tokyo-Haneda Osaka-Itami 407 5,131,757 5,106,584 Domestic
14 Chengdu Beijing 1559 5,092,442 4,951,620 Domestic
15 Guangzhou Beijing 1898 5,076,229 4,864,177 Domestic
16 Cancun Mexico City 1294 4,885,602 4,656,308 Domestic
17 Beijing Shenzhen 1979 4,853,038 4,496,351 Domestic
18 Brisbane Sydney 756 4,815,609 4,742,771 Domestic
19 Jakarta Singapore 896 4,812,342 4,810,602 International
20 Guangzhou Shanghai-Hongqiao 1176 4,724,514 4,469,990 Domestic
21 Shanghai-Hongqiao Shenzhen 1217 4,679,294 4,445,654 Domestic
22 Bangalore Delhi 1717 4,542,638 4,183,799 Domestic
23 Jakarta Makassar 1439 4,530,428 4,559,737 Domestic
24 Jakarta Medan 1401 4,512,830 3,886,963 Domestic
25 Cape Town Johannesburg 1292 4,508,214 4,698,849 Domestic
26 Kuala Lumpur Singapore 296 4,490,463 4,108,824 International
27 São Paulo–Congonhas Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont 378 4,234,631 4,096,193 Domestic
28 Hong Kong Shanghai-Pudong 1247 4,053,909 4,162,347 International
29 New York-JFK Los Angeles 3982 3,971,922 3,531,613 Domestic
30 Bogotá Medellin-Rionegro 239 3,930,332 3,323,127 Domestic
31 Bangalore Mumbai 834 3,814,494 3,445,315 Domestic
32 Los Angeles San Francisco 541 3,635,655 3,507,702 Domestic
33 Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi Phuket 685 3,612,373 3,396,189 Domestic
34 Brisbane Melbourne 1379 3,565,266 3,545,156 Domestic
35 Cebu Manila 570 3,519,525 3,233,871 Domestic
36 Hong Kong Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi 1694 3,490,988 3,438,628 International
37 Mexico City Monterrey 729 3,474,971 3,202,091 Domestic
38 Kolkata Delhi 1333 3,431,999 3,153,548 Domestic
39 Da Nang Ho Chi Minh City 617 3,256,718 3,210,368 Domestic
40 Chiang Mai Bangkok-Don Mueang 569 3,212,124 3,155,528 Domestic
41 Seoul-Incheon Osaka-Kansai 872 3,210,813 2,907,199 International
42 Cusco Lima 583 3,201,414 3,000,513 Domestic
43 New York-LaGuardia Chicago-O'Hare 1177 3,198,700 3,118,651 Domestic
44 Jakarta Kuala Lumpur 1142 3,170,193 2,812,479 International
45 Mexico City Guadalajara 466 3,170,177 2,996,806 Domestic
46 Jeju Gimhae 294 3,106,224 2,793,383 Domestic
47 İzmir Istanbul-Atatürk 348 3,084,250 3,496,438 Domestic
48 Hong Kong Seoul-Incheon 2080 3,081,942 3,198,132 International
49 Guangzhou Chengdu 1232 3,044,038 2,944,642 Domestic
50 Hong Kong Manila 1145 3,008,842 2,907,228 International

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

Rank City/airport 1 City/airport 2 2018[1] 2017[3][4] 2015 (in millions)[5]
1 Hong Kong Taipei-Taoyuan 6,476,268 6,719,030
2 Jakarta Singapore 4,812,342 4,810,602 3.4
3 Kuala Lumpur Singapore 4,490,463 4,108,824 2.7
4 Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi Hong Kong 3,490,988 3,438,628 3
5 Seoul-Incheon Osaka-Kansai 3,210,813 2,907,199
6 Jakarta Kuala Lumpur 3,170,193 2,812,479
7 Hong Kong Seoul-Incheon 3,081,942 3,198,132
8 Hong Kong Manila 3,008,842 2,907,228
9 Hong Kong Singapore 2,923,578 3,147,384 2.7
10 Tokyo-Narita Taipei-Taoyuan 2,848,925 2,592,049

Busiest routes by region[edit]

City/airport 1 City/airport 2 2018[1] 2017[3]
Asia
Jeju Seoul-Gimpo 14,107,414 13,460,306
Oceania
Sydney Melbourne 9,245,392 9,090,941
Middle East
Jeddah Riyadh 5,526,110 5,091,629
Latin America
Cancun Mexico City 4,885,602 4,656,308
Africa
Cape Town Johannesburg-ORT 4,508,214 4,698,849
USA and Canada
New York JFK Los Angeles 3,971,922 3,531,613
Europe
Madrid Barcelona 2,466,968 2,341,255

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

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Rank City 1 City 2 Distance (km)[10] 2015 passengers
(in millions)[5]
2014 passengers
(in millions)[8]
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 capacity[edit]

The following lists the world's top 10 busiest routes based on total number of seats per year flown in each direction.[11][12]

Rank Airport 1 Airport 2 Seats (in millions) Airlines serving
Dec. 2016 Aug. 2015
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, Bamboo Airways
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 Batik Air, Citilink, Garuda Indonesia, Indonesia AirAsia, 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.[11]

Rank Airport 1 Airport 2 Seat kilometers
(in billions)
Airlines serving
1 London–Heathrow New York–JFK 10.92 American Airlines, British Airways, Delta Air Lines, Virgin Atlantic
2 London–Heathrow Dubai–International 9.37 British Airways, Emirates, Virgin Atlantic
3 London–Heathrow Hong Kong 8.75 British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Virgin Atlantic
4 London–Heathrow Los Angeles 8.53 American Airlines, British Airways, United Airlines, Virgin Atlantic
5 London–Heathrow Singapore 8.21 British Airways, Qantas, Singapore Airlines
6 Los Angeles New York–JFK 8.12 Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue
7 Los Angeles Sydney 7.68 American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Qantas, United Airlines, Virgin Australia
8 Sydney Dubai–International 6.65 Emirates, Qantas
9 Taipei–Taoyuan Los Angeles 6.44 China Airlines, EVA Air
10 Los Angeles Seoul–Incheon 6.43 Asiana Airlines, Korean Air

By aircraft movements[edit]

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.

Domestic[edit]

Rank City 1 City 2 Flights from Mar.
2018 to Feb. 2019[13]
Top carriers
1 Jeju Seoul–Gimpo 79,460 Air Busan, Air Seoul, Asiana Airlines, Eastar Jet, Jeju Air, Jin Air, Korean Air, T'way 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 Ho Chi Minh City 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, VivaAir
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 AirAsia India, 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

International[edit]

Rank City 1 City 2 Flights 2018[14] Flights 2017[15] Top carriers
1 Kuala Lumpur Singapore 30,537 29,383 Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines, AirAsia, SilkAir, Jetstar Asia, Malindo Air, Scoot, Firefly, Saudia
2 Hong Kong Taipei-Taoyuan 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 Tokyo-Narita Taipei-Taoyuan 14,186 China Airlines, EVA Air, Peach Aviation, Tigerair Taiwan, Japan Airlines, ANA, Cathay Pacific, Jetstar Japan
16 New York–JFK London–Heathrow 13,888 14,218 British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines
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 statistics[edit]

Europe[edit]

Busiest air routes inside the EU, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Iceland and Norway *[edit]

Data retrieved from Eurostat[9]
Rank Airport 1 Airport 2 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
1 Madrid/Barajas Barcelona/El Prat ** 3,102,436 2,550,462 2,213,200 2,204,765 2,253,387 2,328,726 2,341,255 2,466,968
2 Frankfurt Berlin/Tegel 1,792,655 1,813,063 1,845,600 1,792,006 1,907,218 1,935,465 1,956,128 2,292,098
3 Toulouse/Blagnac Paris/Orly 2,322,456 2,330,224 2,379,100 2,330,949 2,318,015 2,358,917 2,325,043 2,282,407
4 Nice Paris/Orly 2,236,436 2,175,773 2,160,300 2,072,138 2,113,506 2,124,792 2,217,895 2,135,634
5 Oslo/Gardermoen Trondheim 1,749,545 1,818,877 1,873,944 1,912,141 1,942,959 1,988,105 2,089,889 2,151,448
6 Barcelona/El Prat Palma de Mallorca 1,639,423 1,460,684 1,388,900 1,410,172 1,576,063 1,772,613 1,944,554 2,035,602
7 Oslo/Gardermoen Bergen 1,691,887 1,729,076 1,722,398 1,819,279 1,810,826 1,881,960 1,985,088 2,028,680
8 Berlin/Tegel Munich 1,667,408 1,731,145 1,831,700 1,868,877 1,974,929 1,939,820 1,973,008 1,988,248
9 Catania/Fontanarossa Rome/Fiumicino 1,842,940 1,694,400 1,566,800 1,869,881 1,979,648 2,054,721 2,017,172 1,976,230 [16]
10 Madrid/Barajas Palma de Mallorca 1,604,853 1,442,410 1,224,700 1,283,404 1,411,314 1,687,547 1,815,387 1,967,136
11 London/Heathrow Dublin 1,556,111 1,577,649 1,663,900 1,650,394 1,682,855 1,751,689 1,803,479 1,809,140
12 Munich Hamburg 1,717,734 1,719,351 1,713,200 1,756,990 1,811,425 1,805,211 1,739,252 1,749,616
13 Amsterdam London/Heathrow 1,406,964 1,429,800 1,443,400 1,486,783 1,587,605 1,617,170 1,689,924 1,746,940
14 Oslo/Gardermoen Stavanger 1,434,043 1,517,195 1,536,032 1,564,631 1,515,870 1,564,127 1,600,959 1,675,486
15 Rome/Fiumicino Palermo/Falcone Borsellino 1,499,933 1,360,400 1,264,100 1,475,957 1,481,174 1,543,462 1,589,733 1,663,463 [16]
16 Madrid/Barajas Gran Canaria 1,438,377 1,301,539 1,152,669 1,181,442 1,305,670 1,508,972 1,510,429 1,616,540
17 London/Gatwick Barcelona/El Prat 517,820 741,735 1,131,350 1,273,850 1,354,193 1,362,488 1,460,378 1,556,045
18 London/Heathrow Frankfurt 1,459,909 1,482,649 1,488,600 1,506,826 1,530,986 1,486,291 1,495,472 1,552,249
19 Athens Thessaloniki 970,462 970,797 997,200 1,543,993 1,633,045 1,803,733 1,598,499 1,543,931
20 Stockholm Copenhagen 1,166,000 1,269,200 1,325,700 1,444,429 1,461,166 1,553,276 1,520,287 1,520,873
21 Madrid/Barajas Lisbon 1,169,714 1,108,931 975,389 1,026,786 1,174,116 1,299,412 1,427,929 1,517,620
22 Copenhagen Oslo/Gardermoen 1,206,480 1,291,018 1,322,948 1,402,753 1,427,618 1,506,326 1,544,534 1,509,030
23 Palma de Mallorca Düsseldorf 944,437 985,749 1,090,227 1,162,268 1,201,664 1,268,891 1,267,676 1,495,826
24 Madrid/Barajas Tenerife North 1,337,050 1,167,731 1,102,701 1,094,815 1,149,450 1,305,110 1,380,916 1,487,326
25 Stockholm Oslo/Gardermoen 1,153,232 1,187,164 1,204,351 1,354,730 1,338,163 1,387,885 1,406,211 1,453,105
26 Frankfurt Hamburg 1,587,593 1,385,867 1,362,400 1,343,857 1,361,027 1,372,185 1,395,408 1,440,312
27 Munich Düsseldorf 1,569,364 1,553,361 1,558,200 1,527,416 1,557,442 1,565,997 1,554,184 1,422,773
28 Barcelona/El Prat Amsterdam 1,321,528 1,250,126 1,186,808 1,217,977 1,204,814 1,307,902 1,363,626 1,420,246
29 London/Heathrow Madrid/Barajas 1,093,400 1,197,700 1,264,800 1,274,714 1,320,834 1,317,511 1,382,290 1,416,795
30 London/Gatwick Dublin 923,130 937,378 978,522 993,768 1,086,701 1,309,524 1,367,231 1,347,303

* 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, UK, Switzerland, Iceland and Norway) and outside Europe[edit]

Eurostat[9]
Rank Airport 1 Airport 2 2010 2012 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
1 London/Heathrow New York/John F Kennedy 2,551,276 2,881,390 3,002,024 3,078,693 2,960,268 2,946,329 3,035,228
2 London/Heathrow Dubai/Intl 1,974,098 2,067,227 2,838,717 2,862,852 3,038,958 3,238,308 2,732,638
3 London/Heathrow Los Angeles/Intl 1,419,144 1,428,040 1,481,023 1,645,002 1,565,992 1,618,153 1,675,577
4 London/Heathrow Singapore/Changi 1,507,032 1,745,186 1,247,017 1,268,407 1,314,976 1,351,980 1,590,704
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 1,554,793 1,580,664
6 London/Heathrow Hong Kong/Chek Lap Kok 1,801,520 1,638,834 1,608,980 1,584,486 1,574,741 1,588,805 1,572,021
7 Paris/Orly Guadeloupe/Pointe-à-Pitre 1,098,322 1,077,254 1,135,945 1,166,850 1,214,916 1,227,553 1,299,570
8 Paris/Charles De Gaulle Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau 1,158,381 1,092,084 1,107,738 1,147,598 1,148,800 1,183,504 1,185,183
9 London/Heathrow Doha/Hamad N/A N/A 653,724 1,040,315 1,184,994 1,287,225 1,181,345
10 Paris/Charles De Gaulle Dubai/Intl 716,865 843,205 1,063,559 1,076,875 1,101,546 1,148,820 1,167,935

Busiest air routes in or from Europe by city pairs[edit]

Eurostat[9]
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
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Bogotá
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Medellín
3,013,297
2
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Bogotá
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Cartagena
2,433,483
3
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Bogotá
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Cali
2,083,833
4
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Bogotá
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Barranquilla
1,435,766
5
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Bogotá
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Santa Marta
1,151,101
6
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Bogotá
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Archipelago of San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina
951,880
7
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Bogotá
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Bucaramanga
942,793
8
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Bogotá
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Pereira
849,118
9
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Cartagena
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Medellín
738,699
10
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Bogotá
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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 Mumbai Chennai 4,572,936
3 Delhi Bangalore 4,085,712
4 Delhi Kolkata 3,358,674
5 Delhi Chennai 3,084,516
6 Delhi Pune 2,976,318
7 Delhi Hyderabad 2,856,942
8 Mumbai Goa 2,814,354
9 Kolkata Chennai 2,651,778
10 Mumbai Hyderabad 2,538,756
11 Delhi Ahmedabad 2,475,954
12 Mumbai Ahmedabad 2,374,956
13 Bangalore Hyderabad 2,364,978
14 Mumbai Kolkata 2,195,784
15 Delhi Lucknow 2,074,536

Mexico (2018-2019)[edit]

Busiest domestic air routes in Mexico
[25]
Rank Airport 1 Airport 2 Passengers (2018) Passengers (2019) % change
1 Mexico City Cancun 4,990,647 5,009,235 Increase0.37%
2 Monterrey Mexico City 3,452,421 3,601,937 Increase4.33%
3 Mexico City Guadalajara 3,167,438 3,386,521 Increase6.92%
4 Tijuana Mexico City 1,964,460 2,151,343 Increase9.51%
5 Mexico City Mérida 1,686,256 1,851,414 Increase9.79%
6 Tijuana Guadalajara 1,783,149 1,748,213 Decrease1.96%
7 Monterrey Cancún 1,282,777 1,386,056 Increase8.05%
8 Puerto Vallarta Mexico City 956,419 1,094,694 Increase14.46%
9 Tuxtla Gutierrez Mexico City 931,000 981,008 Increase5.37%
10 San José del Cabo Mexico City 844,785 971,016 Increase14.94%
Busiest international air routes from Mexico
Rank Airport 1 Airport 2 Passengers (2018) Passengers (2019) % change
1 Mexico City Los Angeles 1,236,168 1,044,786 Decrease15.48%
2 Mexico City New York-JFK 1,009,024 1,037,259 Increase2.80%
3 Guadalajara Los Angeles 993,213 994,822 Increase0.16%
4 Mexico City Madrid 779,777 880,988 Increase12.98%
5 Mexico City Bogotá 849,590 866,896 Increase2.04%
6 Cancun Houston-Intercontinental 868,115 856,952 Decrease1.29%
7 Cancún Dallas/Fort Worth 779,235 840,800 Increase7.90%
8 Mexico City Houston–Intercontinental 1,049,838 831,729 Decrease20.78%
9 Cancún Toronto-Pearson 801,544 822,744 Increase2.64%
10 Mexico City Miami 663,277 770,177 Increase16.12%

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 Illinois Chicago, IL (Metro Area) New York (state) New York, NY (Metro Area) 4,020,000
2 California Los Angeles, CA (Metro Area) California San Francisco, CA (Metro Area) 3,660,000
3 California Los Angeles, CA (Metro Area) New York (state) New York, NY (Metro Area) 3,420,000
4 Illinois Chicago, IL (Metro Area) California Los Angeles, CA (Metro Area) 3,010,000
5 Florida Miami, FL (Metro Area) New York (state) New York, NY (Metro Area) 2,750,000
6 Georgia (U.S. state) Atlanta, GA (Metro Area) Illinois Chicago, IL (Metro Area) 2,720,000
7 Illinois Chicago, IL (Metro Area) Minnesota Minneapolis, MN (Metro Area) 2,720,000
8 Georgia (U.S. state) Atlanta, GA (Metro Area) New York (state) New York, NY (Metro Area) 2,600,000
9 Georgia (U.S. state) Atlanta, GA (Metro Area) Florida Orlando, FL (Metro Area) 2,620,000
10 Illinois Chicago, IL (Metro Area) Washington, D.C. Washington, DC (Metro Area) 2,620,000

See also[edit]

1 Includes very detailed statistics regarding busiest passenger air routes to/from and within this region

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