OAG has revealed the list for the top busiest routes in multiple categories.
OTP = On Time Performance.
Flights = Yearly number of flights on the route.
Carrier = Number of airlines on the route.
The Top 20 International Routes:
- 15 of 20 top international routes are located within Asia.
- Kuala Lumpur to Singapore sees an average of 82 flights a day on 8 airlines.
Top 20 Busiest Domestic Routes:
- The busiest route, Jeju to Seoul Gimpo, had around 79,460 flights in 2019, meaning there was an average of 218 flights a day.
- In comparison, the next busiest domestic route, Melbourne to Sydney, has about 148 flights a day.
Some of the busiest domestic/international flights in North America.
You can find the full report with more details here: https://www.oag.com/reports/busiest-routes-2019
There’s a section to download the full report.
It’s really cool and I recommend reading it. It also shows the busiest routes for regions and continents specifically.
Do any of these statistics surprise you? Personally, I didn’t realize Jeju to Seoul Gimpo had an average of over 200 daily flights. I expected it to be high, but not to that scale.