Powered by OAG's world-beating aviation data, these infographics give an overview of some of the most interesting points from our data analyses, including the busiest routes and airports in the US, the top airline and airport in the world, and a new route taking first place on the list of busiest international routes.
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The USA's Busiest Airports And Flight Routes
In the US market, Florida's popularity as a summer vacation destination is reflected in the fact that Atlanta-Orlando secures second place on the list of busiest domestic routes, while Honolulu-Kahului is the busiest US airline route for July, with 314,422 seats in the schedule this month.
US carriers are operating 103 million seats in July 2023, and the big 4 - American, Southwest, Delta and United account for 73% of that capacity. All of the top 10 carriers by seats recorded capacity increases this month.
US travelers are primed to go abroad again this summer, and international capacity has already recovered back 2019 levels, with seats in July 2023 just 0.1% below July 2019.
Which Is The Top Airline In The World This Month?
When it comes to frequency, the busiest airline in the world in July 2023 is American Airlines, with a total of 178,476 flights in the schedule. The top four busiest airlines in the world are all US carriers, with Delta, United and Southwest taking second, third and fourth places, respectively. Globally, this month's busiest airport is Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson.
Travel between Spain and the UK remains strong as the summer season continues, it's the biggest country pair with 5.2M seats scheduled between the two. With around 1.1M seats fewer between Mexico-USA, this is the second busiest country pair and in third place on the list is Canada-USA, with 3.2M seats.
Cairo-Jeddah Returns To Busiest International Route Top Spot
This chart shows just how little there is to separate most of the mid-table entries on our list of the busiest international flight routes this month. Fewer than two thousand seats separate JFK-LHR in 8th place (the only top ten route not in the Middle East or Asia), and DXB-RUH in 5th.
The Cairo-Jeddah route had left the number one spot, but is back at the top of the list of busiest international airline routes for July 2023.
The Busiest Global Airports In July 2023
With 5.5M seats, the busiest airport in the world in July 2023 is Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the only airport with more than 5 million seats scheduled.
Four more of the top ten busiest airports are in the USA with the following rankings:
4th: Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) with 4,400,744 seats
7th: Denver Int’l Airport (DEN), 4,206,568 seats
8th: Los Angeles International (LAX), 4,081,725 seats
10th: Chicago O’Hare Int’l (ORD), 3,936,609 seats
However, when it comes to the ten busiest international airports, calculated using international frequency alone, US airports do not feature.