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Busiest Domestic Airline Routes - November 2O21

Eight of the Top 10 Global Busiest Domestic Airline Routes operate within Asia, South Korea’s Seoul Gimpo - Jeju remains the world’s busiest domestic route. Tokyo – Okinawa and Tokyo – Osaka return to the Top 10 global ranking this month, meaning there are now four Japanese domestic routes again in the Top 10 Busiest Domestic Airline Routes, all serving Tokyo. This means that two routes from last month drop out, Seoul Gimpo – Busan and Cancun – Mexico. There are three Chinese domestic airline routes in the Top 10 this month and the remaining routes serve the large domestic market of India and Saudi Arabia.

There is only one change in the routes that make it into the Top 10 Chinese Busiest Domestic Airline Routes this month, with Hangzhou - Shenzhen moving into the Top 10. Guangzhou – Hangzhou also moves up from ninth-place last month to fourth-place.

In the Top 10 US Busiest Domestic Airline Routes, New York - Los Angeles retains its position in the top spot again this month as the Busiest US Domestic Airline Route. Four of the Top 10 Busiest US Domestic Routes this month operate to or from Florida.

Busiest International Airline Routes - November 2O21

This month sees a shift in the Busiest Global International Airline Route as markets begin to reopen. Dubai continues to dominate with five routes starting or ending there, connecting Dubai to Riyadh, London Heathrow, Jeddah, Bahrain and Cairo.

This month also sees the return of the first Asian route to the Top 10 Busiest International Airline Route, with Hong Kong - Taipei coming into the 10th place spot, up from 17th place last month. Copenhagen - Oslo also makes a return to the Top 10, at 8th place.

 

Methodology

The busiest air routes 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 data reflects the most recent full calendar month for the busiest scheduled domestic and international aviation routes in each category.

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