List of busiest passenger air routes

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The following are lists of the world's busiest passenger air routes, based on number of passengers, seat capacity, or aircraft movements.

By number of passengers[edit]

World[edit]

The world's twelve busiest air routes by origin-and-destination passenger volume:[1] [2] [3]

Rank City 1 City 2 Distance[4] 2015 Passengers
(in millions)[5]
2014 Passengers
(in millions)[6]
2012 Passengers
(in millions)
2011 Passengers
(in millions)
Note
1 South Korea Seoul-Gimpo South Korea Jeju 450 km 11.1 10.5 10.156 9.9 Domestic
2 Japan Tokyo Japan Sapporo 819 km 7.8 7.0 8.211 7.0+ Domestic
3 Japan Tokyo Japan Fukuoka 883 km 7.6 8.3 6.640 6.6+ Domestic
4 India Delhi India Mumbai 1150 km 7.3 6.8 6.1 5.6 Domestic
5 Australia Sydney Australia Melbourne 706 km 7.2 7.8 6.943 7.5 Domestic
6 China Beijing China Shanghai 1075 km 6.1 5.8 7.246 6.6+ Domestic
7 Brazil São Paulo Brazil Rio de Janeiro 366 km 7.716 7.6+ Domestic
8 Japan Tokyo Japan Osaka 405 km 6.744 7.5 Domestic
9 Hong Kong Hong Kong Taiwan Taipei 780 km 5.1 5.1 5.513 6.2+ Regional
10 Japan Tokyo Japan Okinawa 1554 km 4.584 4.1 Domestic
11 Australia Sydney Australia Brisbane 800 km 4.45 Domestic
12 South Africa Johannesburg South Africa Cape Town 1271 km 4.407 4.5 Domestic

The world's five busiest international air routes by origin-and-destination passenger volume:

Rank City 1 City 2 2015 Passengers

(in millions)[7]

1 Hong Kong Hong Kong Taiwan Taipei 5.1
2 Indonesia Jakarta Singapore Singapore 3.4
3 Thailand Bangkok Hong Kong Hong Kong 3
4 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Singapore Singapore 2.7
5 Hong Kong Hong Kong Singapore Singapore 2.7

Europe[edit]

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

Based on aircraft movements statistics, Istanbul/Atatürk - Izmir/Adnan Menderes is in 2012 possibly busier than Barcelona/El Prat - Madrid/Barajas route and Istanbul/Atatürk - Antalya route is busier than Toulouse/Blagnac - Paris/Orly route.[9]

The St-Petersburg Pulkovo Airport - Moscow (three airports) route was used by 2,965,331 passengers in 2013.[10]

**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.[9]

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

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

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

Eurostat[8]
Rank City 1 City 2 Passengers (2016)
1 United Kingdom London Republic of Ireland Dublin 4,771,614
2 United Kingdom London Netherlands Amsterdam 4,344,935
3 United Kingdom London United States New York 4,243,687
4 United Kingdom London United Arab Emirates Dubai 3,960,389
5 Russia Moscow Russia Saint Petersburg 3,836,588 [11]
6 United Kingdom London United Kingdom Edinburgh 3,393,013
7 France Paris France Toulouse 3,260,074
8 United Kingdom London Spain Barcelona 3,125,080
9 Germany Berlin Germany Cologne+Dusseldorf 3,017,845
10 France Paris France 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

United States (September 2014 - August 2015)[edit]

Busiest air routes by city pairs within the United States [12]
Rank City 1 City 2 Passengers
(Sep 2014-Aug 2015)
1 Flag of Illinois.svg Chicago, IL (Metro Area) Flag of New York.svg New York City, NY (Metro Area) 4,020,000
2 Flag of California.svg Los Angeles, CA (Metro Area) Flag of California.svg San Francisco, CA (Metro Area) 3,660,000
3 Flag of California.svg Los Angeles, CA (Metro Area) Flag of New York.svg New York City, NY (Metro Area) 3,420,000
4 Flag of Illinois.svg Chicago, IL (Metro Area) Flag of California.svg Los Angeles, CA (Metro Area) 3,010,000
5 Flag of Florida.svg Miami, FL (Metro Area) Flag of New York.svg New York City, NY (Metro Area) 2,750,000
6 Flag of Georgia (U.S. state).svg Atlanta, GA (Metro Area) Flag of Illinois.svg Chicago, IL (Metro Area) 2,720,000
7 Flag of Illinois.svg Chicago, IL (Metro Area) Flag of Minnesota.svg Minneapolis, MN (Metro Area) 2,720,000
8 Flag of Georgia (U.S. state).svg Atlanta, GA (Metro Area) Flag of New York.svg New York City, NY (Metro Area) 2,600,000
9 Flag of Georgia (U.S. state).svg Atlanta, GA (Metro Area) Flag of Florida.svg Orlando, FL (Metro Area) 2,620,000
10 Flag of Illinois.svg Chicago, IL (Metro Area) Flag of the District of Columbia.svg Washington, DC (Metro Area) 2,620,000

Australia (2016-17)[edit]

Busiest domestic air routes in Australia[13] (all passengers including connecting)
Rank Airport 1 Airport 2 Passengers (2016-17)
1 Flag of Victoria (Australia).svg Melbourne Flag of New South Wales.svg Sydney 8,974,400
2 Flag of Queensland.svg Brisbane Flag of New South Wales.svg Sydney 4,695,700
3 Flag of Queensland.svg Brisbane Flag of Victoria (Australia).svg Melbourne 3,500,500
4 Flag of Queensland.svg Gold Coast Flag of New South Wales.svg Sydney 2,712,700
5 Flag of South Australia.svg Adelaide Flag of Victoria (Australia).svg Melbourne 2,413,200
6 Flag of Victoria (Australia).svg Melbourne Flag of Western Australia.svg Perth 2,048,100
7 Flag of Queensland.svg Gold Coast Flag of Victoria (Australia).svg Melbourne 1,992,200
8 Flag of South Australia.svg Adelaide Flag of New South Wales.svg Sydney 1,886,500
9 Flag of Western Australia.svg Perth Flag of New South Wales.svg Sydney 1,737,800
10 Flag of Victoria (Australia).svg Melbourne Flag of Tasmania.svg Hobart 1,598,700

India (2016-17)[edit]

Busiest domestic air routes in India:[14]

Rank Airport 1 Airport 2 Passengers (2017)
1 Flag of India.svg Delhi Flag of India.svg Mumbai 6,963,502
2 Flag of India.svg Delhi Flag of India.svg Bengaluru 4,152,372
3 Flag of India.svg Mumbai Flag of India.svg Bengaluru 3,416,363
4 Flag of India.svg Delhi Flag of India.svg Kolkata 3,002,957
5 Flag of India.svg Delhi Flag of India.svg Pune 2,580,697
6 Flag of India.svg Mumbai Flag of India.svg Goa 2,502,387
7 Flag of India.svg Delhi Flag of India.svg Hyderabad 2,486,276
8 Flag of India.svg Delhi Flag of India.svg Chennai 2,409,784
9 Flag of India.svg Mumbai Flag of India.svg Chennai 2,330,557
10 Flag of India.svg Mumbai Flag of India.svg Hyderabad 2,192,041

Busiest international air routes from India(2017):[15]

Rank Airport 1 Airport 2 Passengers (2016-17)
1 Flag of India.svg Mumbai Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg Dubai 2,432,260
2 Flag of India.svg Delhi Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg Dubai 2,072,847
3 Flag of India.svg Kochi Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg Dubai 1,194,124
4 Flag of India.svg Delhi Flag of the United Kingdom.svg London 1,010,439
5 Flag of India.svg Hyderabad Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg Dubai 993,961
6 Flag of India.svg Chennai Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg Dubai 976,026
7 Flag of India.svg Delhi Flag of Thailand.svg Bangkok 960,205
8 Flag of India.svg Mumbai Flag of the United Kingdom.svg London 957,814
9 Flag of India.svg Chennai Flag of Singapore.svg Singapore 848,217
10 Flag of India.svg Mumbai Flag of Thailand.svg Bangkok 824,751

México (2017)[edit]

Busiest domestic air routes in Mexico[16]
Rank Airport 1 Airport 2 Passengers (2017)
1 Flag of Mexican Federal District.svg Mexico City Flag of Quintana Roo.svg Cancun 4,727,000
2 Flag of Nuevo Leon.svg Monterrey Flag of Mexican Federal District.svg Mexico City 3,202,000
3 Flag of Mexican Federal District.svg Mexico City Flag of Jalisco.svg Guadalajara 2,995,000
4 Flag of Baja California.svg Tijuana Flag of Mexican Federal District.svg Mexico City 1,950,000
5 Flag of Baja California.svg Tijuana Flag of Jalisco.svg Guadalajara 1,710,000
6 Flag of Mexican Federal District.svg Mexico City Flag of Yucatan.svg Mérida 1,500,000
7 Flag of Nuevo Leon.svg Monterrey Flag of Quintana Roo.svg Cancun 1,103,000
8 Flag of Chiapas.svg Tuxtla Gutierrez Flag of Mexican Federal District.svg Mexico City 929,000
9 Flag of Jalisco.svg Puerto Vallarta Flag of Mexican Federal District.svg Mexico City 874,000
10 Flag of Tabasco.svg Villahermosa Flag of Mexican Federal District.svg Mexico City 791,000
Busiest international air routes from Mexico
Rank Airport 1 Airport 2 Passengers (2017)
1 Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico City Flag of the United States.svg Los Angeles 1,243,000
2 Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico City Flag of the United States.svg Houston 1,013,000
3 Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico City Flag of the United States.svg New York 878,000
4 Flag of Mexico.svg Cancun Flag of the United States.svg Houston 855,000
5 Flag of Mexico.svg Guadalajara Flag of the United States.svg Los Angeles 812,000
6 Flag of Mexico.svg Cancun Flag of the United States.svg Chicago 797,000
7 Flag of Mexico.svg Cancun Flag of Canada.svg Toronto 744,000
8 Flag of Mexico.svg Cancun Flag of the United States.svg New York 743,000
9 Flag of Mexico.svg Cancun Flag of the United States.svg Atlanta 742,000
10 Flag of Mexico.svg Cancun Flag of the United States.svg Los Angeles 742,000

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.[17][18]

Rank Airport 1 Airport 2 December 2016 Seats
(in millions)
August 2015 Seats
(in millions)
Airlines Serving
1 South Korea Seoul-Gimpo South Korea Jeju 6.561 6.8 Air Busan, Asiana Airlines, T'way Airlines, Eastar Jet, Jeju Air, Jin Air, Korean Air
2 Japan Tokyo-Haneda Japan Sapporo-New Chitose 6.209 6.2 Japan Airlines, All Nippon Airways, Air Do, Skymark Airlines
3 Japan Tokyo-Haneda Japan Fukuoka 5.961 5.8 All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines, Skymark Airlines
4 Australia Sydney Australia Melbourne 5.067 5.0 Jetstar Airways, Qantas, Tigerair Australia, Virgin Australia
5 Hong Kong Hong Kong Taiwan Taipei 4.146 4.2 Cathay Pacific, Cathay Dragon, China Airlines, EVA Air, Hong Kong Airlines
6 India Delhi India Mumbai 4.143 3.9 Air India, Air India Regional, GoAir, IndiGo, Jet Airways, SpiceJet, Vistara
7 Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam Hanoi 4.141 Vietnam Airlines, Jetstar Pacific, Vietjet Air
8 China Beijing China Shanghai-Hongqiao 3.962 3.8 Air China, China Eastern, China Southern, Hainan Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, Juneyao Airlines, Xiamen Airlines
9 Indonesia Surabaya Indonesia Jakarta Soekarno–Hatta 3.850 Airfast Indonesia, Batik Air, Citilink, Garuda Indonesia, Indonesia AirAsia, Indonesia AirAsia X, Lion Air, Sriwijaya Air
10 Japan Tokyo-Haneda Japan 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.[17]

Rank Airport 1 Airport 2 Seat kilometers
(in billions)
1 United Kingdom London-Heathrow United States New York-JFK 10.92
2 United Kingdom London-Heathrow United Arab Emirates Dubai 9.37
3 United Kingdom London-Heathrow Hong Kong Hong Kong 8.75
4 United Kingdom London-Heathrow United States Los Angeles 8.53
5 United Kingdom London-Heathrow Singapore Singapore 8.21
6 United States Los Angeles United States New York-JFK 8.12
7 United States Los Angeles Australia Sydney 7.68
8 Australia Sydney United Arab Emirates Dubai 6.65
9 Taiwan Taipei United States Los Angeles 6.44
10 United States Los Angeles South Korea Seoul-Incheon 6.43

By aircraft movements[edit]

The following is a list of the worlds 23 busiest air routes based on the number of scheduled flights in both directions in 2017.[19] Note that these statistics do not consider the number of passengers carried. In 2017 Jeju to Seoul-Gimpo was the busiest route with 64,991 flights. 20 of the top 23 routes on the list are domestic routes. The busiest international route is Hong Kong to Taipei with 29,494 flights.

Rank City 1 City 2 Flights in 2017 Top Carriers
1 Flag of South Korea.svg Jeju Flag of South Korea.svg Seoul-Gimpo 64,991 Asiana Airlines, Jeju Air, Korean Air
2 Flag of Australia.svg Melbourne Flag of Australia.svg Sydney 54,519 Jetstar Airways, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Tigerair Australia
3 Flag of India.svg Delhi Flag of India.svg Mumbai 49,752 Air India, GoAir, IndiGo, Jet Airways, SpiceJet, Vistara
4 Flag of Japan.svg Fukuoka Flag of Japan.svg Tokyo Haneda 42,853 All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines, Skymark Airlines
5 Flag of Brazil.svg Rio de Janeiro Flag of Brazil.svg São Paulo 39,325 Gol Transportes Aéreos, LATAM Airlines Brasil, Avianca Brasil
6 Flag of Japan.svg Sapporo Flag of Japan.svg Tokyo Haneda 38,389 All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines, Skymark Airlines
7 Flag of the United States.svg Los Angeles Flag of the United States.svg San Francisco 34,897 American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, Virgin America
8 Flag of Australia.svg Brisbane Flag of Australia.svg Sydney 33,765 Jetstar Airways, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Tigerair Australia
9 Flag of South Africa.svg Cape Town Flag of South Africa.svg Johannesburg 31,914 Comair, Mango, South African Airways, Safair
10 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Beijing Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Shanghai 30,029 Air China, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Hainan Airlines, Xiamen Airlines
11 Flag of Hong Kong.svg Hong Kong Flag of the Republic of China.svg Taipei 29,494 Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific Airways, China Airlines, EVA Airlines, Hong Kong Airlines
12 Flag of India.svg Delhi Flag of India.svg Bangalore 29,427 Air Asia India, Air India, GoAir, IndiGo, Jet Airways, SpiceJet, Air Vistara
13 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Singapore Singapore 29,383 Jetstar Asia, AirAsia, Malaysia Airlines, SilkAir, Malindo Airways, Singapore Airlines, Scoot
14 Flag of the United States.svg Chicago Flag of the United States.svg New York LaGuardia 29,163 American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines
15 Colombia Bogota Colombia Medellin 27,092 Avianca, LATAM Airlines
16 Flag of Indonesia.svg Jakarta Singapore Singapore 26,872 Jetstar Asia, Garuda, Batik Air, Lion Air, Indonesia AirAsia, Singapore Airlines, Scoot
17 Flag of Australia.svg Brisbane Flag of Australia.svg Melbourne 25,709 Jetstar Airways, Qantas, Tigerair Australia, Virgin Australia
18 Flag of India.svg Mumbai Flag of India.svg Bangalore 25,614 Air India, GoAir, IndiGo, Jet Airways, SpiceJet
19 Flag of the United States.svg Los Angeles Flag of the United States.svg New York JFK 25,258 American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue Airways, Virgin America
20 Flag of Japan.svg Osaka Flag of Japan.svg Tokyo Haneda 21,900 All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines
21 Colombia Bogota Colombia Cali 21,792 Avianica, LATAM Airlines
22 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Beijing Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Shenzhen 21,675 Air China, China Southern Airlines, Hainan Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines
23 China Shanghai China Shenzhen 21,644 Spring Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Xianmen Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines

See also[edit]

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

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