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WHICH ARE THE WORLD'S BUSIEST FLIGHT ROUTES? - NOVEMBER 2022


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 world flight routes data is powered by Schedules Analyser.

In November 2022 the Busiest Domestic Airline Route in the World is Jeju International-Seoul Gimpo (CJU-GMP) with 1.3 million seats and the Busiest International Airline Route in the World is Kuala Lumpur - Singapore Changi (KUL-SIN) with 365,436 seats.  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.

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BUSIEST DOMESTIC AIRLINE ROUTES - NOVEMBER 2022


GLOBAL TOP 10 BUSIEST DOMESTIC AIRLINE ROUTES

KEY POINTS

  • In the domestic market globally there has been a decrease in capacity of 8% compared to October 2022, as the IATA Winter Season starts.
  • Jeju (CJU) - Seoul (GMP) continues to be the busiest domestic route with 1.3 million seats however it has seen a capacity decrease of 6% compared to last month.
  • Hanoi (HAN) to Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) continues to be the second busiest route with 927,991 seats.
  • Places 3 to 7 remain unchanged to last month. Beijing (PEK) – Shanghai (SHA) has moved up 2 places to 8th place with a capacity increase of 6%, this is the only route in the top 10 which has had a capacity increase this month compared to October 2022.
  • Shanghai (SHA) – Shenzhen (SZX) has moved up into 10th place.

CHINA'S TOP 10 BUSIEST DOMESTIC AIRLINE ROUTES

KEY POINTS

  • Beijing (PEK) – Shanghai (SHA) is the busiest domestic route in China in November 2022 with 595,807 seats and a capacity increase of 6% compared to last month.
  • Shanghai (SHA) – Shenzhen (SZX) has moved up 1 place and is the second busiest domestic market in China with 270,848 seats; a capacity increase of 22%.
  • Beijing (PEK) – Shenzhen (SZX) has had a 19% capacity drop this month compared to last month and has dropped a place to 6th.
  • Guangzhou (CAN) – Shanghai (SHA) has moved down one place to 3rd with a capacity decrease of 18%, while Chengdu (CTU) – Beijing (PEK) has had the biggest increase in capacity in the top 10 with 27% - bringing it to 301,133 seats - and has moved up 3 places to 4th.
  • Guangzhou (CAN) - Beijing Daxing (PKX), Shanghai (SHA) – Xiamen (XMN) and Chengdu (CTU) - Shenzhen (SZX) have all moved up into the top 10 in 7th, 9th and 10th places respectively.
  • Dalian (DLC) - Shanghai Pudong (PVG), Shanghai Pudong (PVG) – Shenyang (SHE) and Guangzhou (CAN) – Nanjing (NKG) have all dropped out of the top 10.

USA'S TOP 10 BUSIEST DOMESTIC AIRLINE ROUTES

KEY POINTS

  • The busiest route in the USA domestic market with 292,776 seats is Honolulu (HNL) – Kahului (OGG) for November 2022, pushing Las Vegas (LAS) – Los Angeles (LAX) down a place to second, with a capacity decrease of 6% compared to last month.
  • New York JFK (JFK) – Los Angeles (LAX) stays in 3rd place with 263,102 seats.
    Los Angeles (LAX) - San Francisco (SFO) has moved up 4 places to be the 4th busiest domestic route in the USA with a capacity increase of 3% and 251,901 seats.
  • Atlanta (ATL) - Fort Lauderdale (FLL) has moved up into the top 10 in 9th place and Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) - Los Angeles (LAX) has dropped out of the top ten.

BUSIEST INTERNATIONAL AIRLINE ROUTES - NOVEMBER 2022


KEY POINTS

  • Most routes in the international top 10 airline routes for November are in Asia and the Middle East regions with a small number in Africa, Europe and North America.
  • Kuala Lumpur (KUL) – Singapore Changi (SIN) stays in the top spot with 365,436 seats and a capacity increase of 3% in November 2022 compared to last month.
  • Cairo (CAI) – Jeddah (JED) enters the top 10 again in 2nd place with a 31% increase in seats compared to October 2022 at 310,918.
  • New York JFK (JFK) – London Heathrow (LHR) continues to be the 3rd busiest international route with a 5% increase in capacity compared to last month.
    Dubai (DXB) – Riyadh (RUH) has dropped 2 places to 4th with a capacity decrease of 7% and 284,406 seats.
  • Antalya (AYT) - Moscow Vnukovo (VKO), Mumbai (BOM) – Dubai (DXB) and Manila (MNL) - Singapore Changi (SIN) have all dropped out of the top 10 and Bangkok (BKK) - Seoul Incheon (ICN) and Dubai (DXB) – Kuwait (KWI) have entered in 8th and 9th places.
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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.