The World’s Busiest Air Routes were Asian in July according to Study

New Terminal 3 at jakarta Soekarno Hatta Airport (Photo: Kompas)

Ninety percent of the top 20 most in-demand flights on Earth were in the Asia-Pacific region during July 2017, new research by Routesonline has found, with no routes from Europe or the Americas making the list.

The busiest flight in the world during the month was Jeju International (CJU)-Seoul Gimpo International (GMP), a service that links the largest island off the coast of the Korean Peninsula with the capital city of South Korea.

More than 1.28 million passengers travelled the 450km between the two airports – almost 600,000 passengers more than the second busiest route, Sapporo New Chitose (CTS)-Tokyo International (HND). The 1.28 million figure was also 94,000 more than the number who travelled on the route during June, and 300,000 higher than July 2016.

However, many of the busiest routes in the world are originated in Southeast Asia. The world’s sixth busiest air route was in Juily Hanoi-Ho Chi Minh City while the tenth busiest route was Jakarta Soekarno Hatta-Surabaya. In the top 20, Indonesia has three of the world’s busiest routes with almso jakarta-Denpasar and Jakarta-Makassar.

Rank Route

Passengers

July 2017

Passengers

June 2017

Monthly

change (%)

Average base fare

(July 2017)

1 Jeju International – Seoul Gimpo 1,284,989 1,190,612 7.9% $86.72
2 Sapporo New Chitose – Tokyo (Haneda) 688,394 637,519 8.0% $107.57
3 Sydney Kingsford Smith – Melbourne 663,037 598,173 10.8% $154.48
4 Tokyo (Haneda) – Fukuoka 622,882 577,904 7.8% $247.43
5 Delhi – Mumbai 537,186 526,255 2.1% $76.71
6 Ho Chi Minh City – Hanoi 531,338 593,396 -10.5% $68.48
7 Shanghai Hongqiao – Beijing Capital 522,062 528,879 -1.3% $175.33
8 Hong Kong – Taipei Taiwan Taoyuan 451,802 432,128 4.6% $94.25
9 Okinawa Naha – Tokyo (Haneda) 443,189 375,296 18.1% $320.92
10 Surabaya- Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta 423,799 351,849 20.4% $78.12
11 Chengdu – Beijing Capital 397,935 367,982 8.1% $178.61
12 Tokyo (Haneda) – Osaka (Itami) 395,384 357,714 10.5% $77.12
13 Denpasar- Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta 376,386 355,219 6.0% $128.31
14 Shanghai Hongqiao – Shenzhen 371,599 344,625 7.8% $209.39
15 Makassar – Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta 371,288 335,299 10.7% $132.06
16 Jeddah – Riyadh King Khalid 365,316 446,810 -18.2% $112.27
17 Guangzhou – Beijing Capital 361,386 357,065 1.2% $119.07
18 Shenzhen – Beijing Capital 359,042 363,555 -1.2% $296.56
19 Shanghai Hongqiao – Guangzhou 352,656 341,333 3.3% $116.72
20 Delhi – Bengaluru 352,087 337,740 4.2% $75.31

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