BUSIEST FLIGHT ROUTES IN THE WORLD

WHICH ARE THE WORLD'S BUSIEST FLIGHT ROUTES THIS MONTH?

View and interrogate OAG’s ever-popular Busiest Airline Routes whenever you need as they evolve and change over time, regularly providing updates on the busiest flight routes in the world. These include the Top 10 Busiest Global Airline Routes, Top 10 Domestic Airline Routes and International Airline Routes by region. Our flight routes data is powered by Schedules Analyser.

Find extensive flight data and analysis for domestic and international airline routes below and discover the busiest air routes in the area of your choice.

BUSIEST DOMESTIC AIRLINE ROUTES | FEBRUARY 2024


KEY POINTS

  • Jeju (CJU) to Seoul (GMP) continues to be the busiest domestic route in the world in February 2024 with 1.2 million seats and seats per day have increased by 3% compared to last month.
  • Hokkaido’s Chitose Airport (CTS) to Tokyo Haneda (HND) is in second place with 905,068 seats.
  • Seats per day for the route Hanoi (HAN) to Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) have increased by 9% this month compared to last month moving this route up one place to be the third busiest route domestic route in the world with 875,954 seats.
  • Fukuoka (FUK) to Tokyo Haneda (HND) has moved down a place to fourth with seats per day decreasing by 6%, the biggest drop in the top 10.
  • Melbourne (MEL) to Sydney (SYD) has had the biggest increase in seats per day in the top 10 adding 14% more seats this month compared to last month and is in fifth place. 
  • Bogota (BOG) to Medellin (MDE) and Jakarta (CGK) to Denpasar Bali (DPS) have moved up into the Top 10 busiest domestic routes in the world in ninth and tenth place and Beijing (PEK) to Shanghai (SHA) and Shanghai (SHA) to Shenzhen (SZX) have dropped out. 

CHINA'S TOP 10 BUSIEST DOMESTIC AIRLINE ROUTES | FEBRUARY 2024


KEY POINTS

  • In February 2024, Guangzhou (CAN) to Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA) has moved up two places to be the busiest domestic route in China with 477,371 seats even with a decrease in seats per day of 13% compared to last month.
  • Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA) to Shenzhen (SZX) continues in second place with 446,928 seats and a decrease in capacity of 21% compared to last month.
  • Beijing (PEK) to Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA) was the busiest domestic route in China last month, has moved down 2 places this month to third with 438,899 seats and a decrease in seats per day of 29% compared to last month.
  • Beijing (PEK) to Shenzhen (SZX) is in fourth place with 372,768 seats and a decrease in seats per day of 13% compared to last month. The top four Chinese domestic routes have experienced some decreases in seats per day this month compared to last month, as the current near-term schedule in China is very fluid with changes at short notice in line with fluctuating demand, partly because of Chinese New Year in February 2024 which will be influencing schedules.
  • Chongqing (CKG) to Shenzhen (SZX) has moved up 2 places to be the 8th busiest domestic route in China adding 18% more seats per day compared to last month, the biggest increase in the top 10.
  • Guangzhou (CAN) to Chongqing (CKG) has moved up into the top 10 and Hangzhou (HGH) to Shenzhen (SZX) has dropped out.  

USA'S TOP 10 BUSIEST DOMESTIC AIRLINE ROUTES | FEBRUARY 2024


KEY POINTS

  • Atlanta (ATL) to Orlando (MCO) continues to be the busiest domestic route in the USA in February 2024 with 277,415 seats, just 4% more than the route in second place, Honolulu (HNL) to Kahului (OGG) with 267,317 seats.
  • Denver (DEN) to Phoenix (PHX) has moved up 1 place to be the third busiest domestic route in the USA with 267,262 seats and an increase in seats per day of 3%.
  • New York La Guardia (LGA) to Chicago O’Hare (ORD) and Atlanta (ATL) to Tampa (TPA) have both moved into the top 10 in ninth and tenth place and Atlanta (ATL) to Miami (MIA) and Los Angeles (LAX) to San Francisco (SFO) have dropped out. 

BUSIEST INTERNATIONAL AIRLINE ROUTES | FEBRUARY 2024


KEY POINTS

  • Hong Kong (HKG) to Taipei (TPE) is the busiest international route in February 2024 with 525,380 seats, a 3% increase in seats compared to last month.
  • Cairo (CAI) to Jeddah (JED) continues to be the second busiest international route with 430,293 seats however seats per day have dropped by 2% this month compared to last month.
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  • Seoul Incheon (ICN) to Tokyo Narita (NRT) is the third busiest international route with 405,488 seats.
  • Bangkok (BKK) to Hong Kong (HKG) has had the biggest increase in seats per day adding 10% and has moved up 2 places to be in seventh place.
  • Bangkok (BKK) to Singapore Changi (SIN) has moved into the top 10 busiest international routes in tenth place and Tokyo Narita (NRT) to Taipei (TPE) has dropped out. 
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RANKING METHODOLOGY


The busiest flight routes in the world are defined as those with the largest volume of scheduled airline seats in the current calendar month. Data is for flights in both directions on each route and is sourced from OAG Schedules Analyzer in the first week of each month. The flight data reflects the most recent full calendar month for the busiest scheduled domestic and international flight routes in each category.

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