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What’s the world’s busiest airline route by passenger numbers, 2017?

With a staggering 13.5 million passenger journeys, the busiest flight path on Earth, according to OAG, is the 450-kilometer hop from Seoul’s Gimpo International Airport to the island of Jeju; by comparison, less than 3 million traveled between New York’s JFK and London’s Heathrow.

With 9.1 million passengers, second on its list of the world’s busiest airline route by passenger numbers is Melbourne to Sydney Kingsford Smith, while third place goes to Sapporo to Tokyo Haneda, with 8.7 million passengers.

The top 10 busiest flight routes in the world, 2017:

  1. Jeju – Seoul Gimpo (CJU-GMP): 13.5 million passengers
  2. Melbourne – Sydney Kingsford Smith (MEL-SYD): 9.1 million passengers
  3. Sapporo – Tokyo Haneda (CTS-HND): 8.7 million passengers
  4. Fukuoka – Tokyo Haneda (FUK-HND): 7.9 million passengers
  5. Mumbai – Delhi (BOM-DEL): 7.1 million passengers
  6. Beijing Capital – Shanghai Hongqiao (PEK-SHA): 6.8 million passengers
  7. Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh City (HAN-SGN): 6.8 million passengers
  8. Hong Kong – Taiwan Taoyuan (HKG-TPE): 6.7 million passengers
  9. Jakarta – Juanda Surabaya (CGK-SUB): 5.3 million passengers
  10. Tokyo Haneda – Okinawa (HND-OKA): 5.3 million passengers

The top 10 busiest international air routes, 2017:

  1. Hong Kong – Taiwan Taoyuan (HKG-TPE): 6,719,030 passengers
  2. Jakarta – Singapore Changi (CGK-SIN): 4,810,602 passengers
  3. Hong Kong – Shanghai Pudong (HKG-PVG): 4,162,347 passengers
  4. Kuala Lumpur – Singapore Changi (KUL-SIN): 4,108,824 passengers
  5. Bangkok Suvarnabhumi – Hong Kong (BKK-HKG): 3,438,628 passengers
  6. Dubai – London Heathrow (DXB-LHR): 3,210,121 passengers
  7. Hong Kong – Seoul Incheon (HKG-ICN): 3,198,132 passengers
  8. Hong Kong – Singapore Changi (HKG-SIN): 3,147,384 passengers
  9. New York JFK – London Heathrow (JFK-LHR): 2,972,817 passengers
  10. Hong Kong – Beijing Capital (HKG-PEK): 2,962,707 passengers

The top 10 fastest-growing flight routes (2017 growth over 2016):

  1. Bangkok Suvarnabhumi to Chiang Mai: 36.0%
  2. Seoul Incheon to Osaka: 30.3%
  3. Jakarta to Kuala Lumpur: 29.4%
  4. Delhi to Pune: 20.6%
  5. Chengdu to Shenzhen: 16.8%
  6. Hong Kong to Shanghai Pudong: 15.5%
  7. Bangkok Suvarnabhumi to Phuket: 14.9%
  8. Jeddah to Riyadh: 13.9%
  9. Jakarta to Kualanamu: 13.9%
  10. Kolkata to Delhi: 13.4%

The world’s busiest airlines: top 5 airlines ranked by total scheduled passenger-kilometers flown, were:

  1. American Airlines (324 billion)
  2. Delta Air Lines (316.3 billion)
  3. United Airlines (311 billion)
  4. Emirates Airline (289 billion)
  5. Southwest Airlines (207.7 billion)

Which is the world’s busiest airport, 2017?

  1. Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport 104 million passengers
  2. Beijing Capital International Airport 95 million passengers
  3. Dubai International Airport 88 million passengers
  4. Tokyo Haneda Airport 85 million passengers
  5. Los Angeles International Airport 84 million passengers
  6. Chicago O’Hare International Airport 79 million passengers
  7. London Heathrow Airport 78 million passengers
  8. Hong Kong International Airport 72 million passengers
  9. Shanghai Pudong International Airport 70 million passengers
  10. Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport 69 million passengers
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj

Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj

CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD Magazine
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is the CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD magazine, the leading global business magazine written strictly for CEOs, CFOs, top managers, company directors, investors, senior executives, business leaders, high net worth individuals, and the most globally powerful men and women.
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj

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