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Busiest Domestic Airline Routes - October 2O21

Eight of the Top 10 Global Busiest Domestic Airline Routes operate within Asia during the month of October. Two operate within South Korea, including the biggest, between Jeju and Seoul (CJU-GMP), three operate within China, and a further three within Japan. China’s domestic market is back into growth mode again this month, with capacity currently sitting at 11% above October 2019 levels.

There is no change in the routes that make it into the Top 10 Chinese Busiest Domestic Airline Routes this month, but there are significant capacity increases, particularly on routes that operate to and from Beijing. Beijing-Shenzhen (PEK-SZX), currently in 5th place, has seen airline capacity increase by 9% and Guangzhou-Beijing Daxing (CAN-PKX) by 7%.

In the Top 10 US Busiest Domestic Airline Routes, retaining its position in the top spot is New York-Los Angeles (JFK-LAX) as the busiest US domestic airline route. Five of the Top 10 busiest US domestic routes this month operate to or from Los Angeles.

Busiest International Airline Routes - October 2O21

This month the Busiest Global International Airline Route operates between Antalya in Turkey and Moscow Sheremetyevo in the Russian Federation (AYT-SVO), a movement from third busiest in September. October also sees strong recovery taking place in some of the key Middle East routes. Four of the Top 10 Busiest International Airline Routes start or end in Dubai, connecting Riyadh, London Heathrow, Bahrain and Jeddah with the UAE.

As yet there are no international routes with an Asian start or end in the Top 10 international routes. The Busiest International Airline Route in Asia Pacific currently is Hong Kong – Taipei (HKG-TPE), with 127,000 seats in October 2021, which is down in 17th place globally.

 

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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