List of busiest passenger air routes

These are lists of the busiest air routes by the number of passengers flown, by seat capacity and by aircraft movements.

By number of passengers

World (2018)

The top 50 busiest air routes

Rank Airport 1 Airport 2 Distance (km) 2018[1] 2017[2] Type
1 Jeju Seoul-Gimpo 449 14,107,414 13,460,306 Domestic
2 Tokyo-Haneda Sapporo 835 9,698,639 8,726,502 Domestic
3 Sydney Melbourne 705 9,245,392 9,090,941 Domestic
4 Tokyo-Haneda Fukuoka 889 8,762,547 7,864,000 Domestic
5 Mumbai Delhi 1150 7,392,155 7,129,943 Domestic
6 Hanoi Ho Chi Minh City 1171 6,867,114 6,769,823 Domestic
7 Beijing Shanghai-Hongqiao 1081 6,518,997 6,833,684 Domestic
8 Hong Kong Taipei-Taoyuan 802 6,476,268 6,719,030 International
9 Tokyo-Haneda Naha 1573 5,829,712 5,269,481 Domestic
10 Jakarta Surabaya 700 5,649,046 5,271,304 Domestic
11 Jakarta Denpasar 991 5,535,108 4,952,852 Domestic
12 Jeddah Riyadh 857 5,526,110 5,091,629 Domestic
13 Tokyo-Haneda Osaka-Itami 407 5,131,757 5,106,584 Domestic
14 Chengdu Beijing 1559 5,092,442 4,951,620 Domestic
15 Guangzhou Beijing 1898 5,076,229 4,864,177 Domestic
16 Cancun Mexico City 1294 4,885,602 4,656,308 Domestic
17 Beijing Shenzhen 1979 4,853,038 4,496,351 Domestic
18 Brisbane Sydney 756 4,815,609 4,742,771 Domestic
19 Jakarta Singapore 896 4,812,342 4,810,602 International
20 Guangzhou Shanghai-Hongqiao 1176 4,724,514 4,469,990 Domestic
21 Shanghai-Hongqiao Shenzhen 1217 4,679,294 4,445,654 Domestic
22 Bangalore Delhi 1717 4,542,638 4,183,799 Domestic
23 Jakarta Makassar 1439 4,530,428 4,559,737 Domestic
24 Jakarta Medan 1401 4,512,830 3,886,963 Domestic
25 Cape Town Johannesburg 1292 4,508,214 4,698,849 Domestic
26 Kuala Lumpur Singapore 296 4,490,463 4,108,824 International
27 São Paulo–Congonhas Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont 378 4,234,631 4,096,193 Domestic
28 Hong Kong Shanghai-Pudong 1247 4,053,909 4,162,347 International
29 New York-JFK Los Angeles 3982 3,971,922 3,531,613 Domestic
30 Bogotá Medellin-Rionegro 239 3,930,332 3,323,127 Domestic
31 Bangalore Mumbai 834 3,814,494 3,445,315 Domestic
32 Los Angeles San Francisco 541 3,635,655 3,507,702 Domestic
33 Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi Phuket 685 3,612,373 3,396,189 Domestic
34 Brisbane Melbourne 1379 3,565,266 3,545,156 Domestic
35 Cebu Manila 570 3,519,525 3,233,871 Domestic
36 Hong Kong Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi 1694 3,490,988 3,438,628 International
37 Mexico City Monterrey 729 3,474,971 3,202,091 Domestic
38 Kolkata Delhi 1333 3,431,999 3,153,548 Domestic
39 Da Nang Ho Chi Minh City 617 3,256,718 3,210,368 Domestic
40 Chiang Mai Bangkok-Don Mueang 569 3,212,124 3,155,528 Domestic
41 Seoul-Incheon Osaka-Kansai 872 3,210,813 2,907,199 International
42 Cusco Lima 583 3,201,414 3,000,513 Domestic
43 New York-LaGuardia Chicago-O'Hare 1177 3,198,700 3,118,651 Domestic
44 Jakarta Kuala Lumpur 1142 3,170,193 2,812,479 International
45 Mexico City Guadalajara 466 3,170,177 2,996,806 Domestic
46 Jeju Gimhae 294 3,106,224 2,793,383 Domestic
47 İzmir Istanbul-Atatürk 348 3,084,250 3,496,438 Domestic
48 Hong Kong Seoul-Incheon 2080 3,081,942 3,198,132 International
49 Guangzhou Chengdu 1232 3,044,038 2,944,642 Domestic
50 Hong Kong Manila 1145 3,008,842 2,907,228 International
The world's busiest international air routes by origin-and-destination passenger volume (airport pairs)
Rank City/airport 1 City/airport 2 2018[1] 2017[3][4] 2015 (in millions)[5]
1 Hong Kong Taipei-Taoyuan 6,476,268 6,719,030
2 Jakarta Singapore 4,812,342 4,810,602 3.4
3 Kuala Lumpur Singapore 4,490,463 4,108,824 2.7
4 Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi Hong Kong 3,490,988 3,438,628 3
5 Seoul-Incheon Osaka-Kansai 3,210,813 2,907,199
6 Jakarta Kuala Lumpur 3,170,193 2,812,479
7 Hong Kong Seoul-Incheon 3,081,942 3,198,132
8 Hong Kong Manila 3,008,842 2,907,228
9 Hong Kong Singapore 2,923,578 3,147,384 2.7
10 Tokyo-Narita Taipei-Taoyuan 2,848,925 2,592,049
Busiest routes by region
City/airport 1City/airport 2 2018[1]2017[3]
Asia
Jeju Seoul-Gimpo 14,107,41413,460,306
Oceania
Sydney Melbourne 9,245,3929,090,941
Middle East
Jeddah Riyadh 5,526,1105,091,629
Latin America
Cancun Mexico City 4,885,6024,656,308
Africa
Cape Town Johannesburg-ORT 4,508,2144,698,849
USA and Canada
New York JFK Los Angeles 3,971,9223,531,613
Europe
Madrid Barcelona 2,466,9682,341,255
The world's twelve busiest air routes by origin-and-destination passenger volume 2011-2015

[6][7][8][9]

Rank City 1 City 2 Distance (km)[10] 2015 passengers
(in millions)[5]
2014 passengers
(in millions)[8]
2012 passengers
(in millions)
2011 passengers
(in millions)
Note
1 Seoul-Gimpo Jeju 450 11.1 10.5 10.156 9.9 Domestic
2 Tokyo* Sapporo 819 7.8 7.0 8.211 7.0+ Domestic
3 Tokyo* Fukuoka 883 7.6 8.3 6.640 6.6+ Domestic
4 Delhi Mumbai 1150 7.3 6.8 6.1 5.6 Domestic
6 Beijing* Shanghai 1075 6.1 5.8 7.246 6.6+ Domestic
7 São Paulo Rio de Janeiro 366 7.716 7.6+ Domestic
8 Tokyo* Osaka 405 6.744 7.5 Domestic
9 Hong Kong Taipei 780 5.1 5.1 5.513 6.2+ International
10 Dublin London* 440 4.7 International
11 Tokyo* Naha 1554 4.584 4.1 Domestic
12 Sydney Brisbane 800 4.45 Domestic
13 Johannesburg Cape Town 1271 4.407 4.5 Domestic

* (All airports)

By seat capacity

The following lists the world's top 10 busiest routes based on total number of seats per year flown in each direction.[11][12]

RankAirport 1Airport 2Seats (in millions)Airlines serving
Dec. 2016 Aug. 2015
1 SeoulGimpo Jeju6.5616.8Air Busan, Air Seoul, Asiana Airlines, T'way Airlines, Jeju Air, Jin Air, Korean Air, Hi Air
2 TokyoHaneda SapporoNew Chitose6.2096.2Japan Airlines, All Nippon Airways, Air Do, Skymark Airlines
3 TokyoHaneda Fukuoka5.9615.8All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines, Skymark Airlines
4 Sydney Melbourne5.0675.0Jetstar Airways, Qantas, Regional Express, Virgin Australia
5 Hong Kong TaipeiTaoyuan4.1464.2Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, EVA Air, Hong Kong Airlines, Dragonair
6 Delhi Mumbai4.1433.9Air India, Air India Regional, GoAir, IndiGo, Jet Airways, SpiceJet, Vistara
7 Ho Chi Minh City Hanoi4.141Vietnam Airlines, Pacific Airlines, Vietjet Air, Bamboo Airways, Vietravel Airlines
8 BeijingCapital ShanghaiHongqiao3.9623.8Air China, China Eastern, China Southern, Hainan Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, Juneyao Airlines, Xiamen Airlines
9 Surabaya Jakarta Soekarno–Hatta3.850Batik Air, Citilink, Garuda Indonesia, Indonesia AirAsia, Lion Air, Sriwijaya Air
10 TokyoHaneda Okinawa3.7853.8All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines

The following lists the world's top 10 busiest routes based on total number of seat kilometers per year flown as of 2015.[11]

RankAirport 1Airport 2Seat kilometers
(in billions)
Airlines serving
1 LondonHeathrow New YorkJFK10.92 American Airlines, British Airways, Delta Air Lines, Virgin Atlantic
2 LondonHeathrow DubaiInternational9.37 British Airways, Emirates, Virgin Atlantic
3 LondonHeathrow Hong Kong8.75 British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Virgin Atlantic
4 LondonHeathrow Los Angeles8.53 American Airlines, British Airways, United Airlines, Virgin Atlantic
5 LondonHeathrow Singapore8.21 British Airways, Qantas, Singapore Airlines
6 Los Angeles New YorkJFK8.12 Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue
7 Los Angeles Sydney7.68 American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Qantas, United Airlines, Virgin Australia
8 Sydney DubaiInternational6.65 Emirates, Qantas
9 TaipeiTaoyuan Los Angeles6.44 China Airlines, EVA Air
10 Los Angeles SeoulIncheon6.43 Asiana Airlines, Korean Air

By aircraft movements

The following is a list of the world's busiest air routes based on the number of scheduled flights in both directions. Note that these statistics do not consider the number of passengers carried.

Domestic

Rank City 1 City 2 Flights from Mar.
2018 to Feb. 2019[13]
Top carriers
1 Jeju SeoulGimpo79,460Air Busan, Air Seoul, Asiana Airlines, Eastar Jet, Jeju Air, Jin Air, Korean Air, T'way Air
2 Melbourne Sydney54,102Jetstar Airways, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Regional Express
3 Delhi Mumbai45,188Air India, GoAir, IndiGo, Jet Airways, SpiceJet, Vistara
4 Rio de Janeiro São Paulo39,747Gol Transportes Aéreos, LATAM Airlines Brasil, Azul Linhas Aéreas
5 Fukuoka TokyoHaneda39,406All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines, Skymark Airlines
6 Hanoi Ho Chi Minh City39,291Vietnam Airlines, Jetstar Pacific, Vietjet Air
7 Sapporo TokyoHaneda39,271All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines, Skymark Airlines
8 Jakarta Surabaya37,762Garuda Indonesia, Citilink, Lion Air, Batik Air
9 Los Angeles San Francisco35,365American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, Alaska Airlines
10 Jeddah Riyadh35,149Saudia, Flynas
11 Cape Town Johannesburg33,708Comair, Mango, South African Airways, Safair
12 Brisbane Sydney33,443Jetstar Airways, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Regional Express
13 Cusco Lima27,092Avianca, LATAM Perú, Peruvian Airlines
14 Jakarta Denpasar31,958Batik Air, Citilink, Garuda Indonesia, Lion Air, Sriwijaya Air
15 Bogotá Medellin31,279Avianca, LATAM Airlines, VivaAir
16 Shanghai-Hongqiao Shenzhen29,401Spring Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Xianmen Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines
17 Beijing Shanghai-Hongqiao29,233Air China, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Hainan Airlines, Xiamen Airlines
18 Jakarta Makassar28,903Garuda Indonesia, Citilink, Lion Air, Batik Air
19 New Delhi Bangalore28,716AirAsia India, Air India, GoAir, IndiGo, Jet Airways, SpiceJet, Vistara
20 Los Angeles New YorkJFK26,286American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue Airways, Alaska Airlines

International

Rank City 1 City 2 Flights 2018[14] Flights 2017[15] Top carriers
1 Kuala Lumpur Singapore 30,53729,383Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines, AirAsia, SilkAir, Jetstar Asia, Malindo Air, Scoot, Firefly, Saudia
2 Hong Kong Taipei-Taoyuan 28,88729,494Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, EVA Airlines, Hong Kong Airlines
3 Jakarta Singapore 27,30426,872Singapore Airlines, Garuda, Lion Air, Jetstar Asia, Indonesia AirAsia, Scoot, Batik Air
4 Hong Kong Shanghai-Pudong 21,888 20,818 China Eastern Airlines, Hong Kong Airlines, Cathay Pacific
5 Jakarta Kuala Lumpur 19.849 20,890 Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia, Lion Air, Indonesia AirAsia, Malindo Airways, Garuda
6 Seoul-Incheon Osaka 17,488 Asiana Airlines, Korean Air, Jin Air, Jeju Airlines, Peach Aviation, Easter Jet, T'way Air
7 Hong Kong Seoul-Incheon 17,075 16,366 Cathay Pacific, Korean Air, HK Express, Asiana Airlines, Jeju Airlines,Easter Jet,T'way Air,Jin Air, Jeju Airlines
8 New York-LaGuardia Toronto-Pearson 16,956 17,116 Air Canada, Westjet, American Airlines
9 DubaiInternational Kuwait 15,332 13,297 Emirates, Flydubai, Kuwait Airways, Jazeera Airways
10 Hong Kong Singapore 15,029 14,162 Cathay Pacific Airways, Singapore Airlines, Scoot, Jetstar Asia
11 Bangkok Singapore 14,859 14,455 Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, Scoot, Jetstar Asia
12 Bangkok Hong Kong 14,832 14,406 Cathay Pacific, Thai Airways, Hong Kong Airlines, Emirates,HK Express
13 Hong Kong Beijing 14,543 14,592 Air China, Hong Kong Airlines, Cathay Pacific, China Southern Airlines
14 Dublin LondonHeathrow 14,390 14,556 Aer Lingus, British Airways
15 Tokyo-Narita Taipei-Taoyuan 14,186 China Airlines, EVA Air, Peach Aviation, Japan Airlines, ANA, Cathay Pacific, Jetstar Japan
16 New YorkJFK LondonHeathrow 13,888 14,218 British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines
17 Osaka Shanghai-Pudong 13,576 China Eastern Airlines, Air China, Juneyao Airlines, All Nippon Airways, Spring Airlines
18 Seoul-Incheon Tokyo-Narita 13,517 Asiana Airlines, Korean Air, Jeju Airlines, Eastar Jet, Jin Air, T'way Air, Japan Airlines
19 Amsterdam LondonHeathrow 13,170 13,220 KLM, British Airways
20 Chicago Toronto 13,100 13,595 Air Canada, United Airlines, American Airlines
21 Hong Kong Manila 13,270 Cebu Pacific Air, Cathay Pacific, Philippine Airlines, Philippine AirAsia
22 Frankfurt LondonHeathrow 13,208 British Airways, Lufthansa
23 Cairo Jeddah 12,896 Saudi Arabian Airlines, Egyptair, Flynas
24 Stockholm Oslo 12,804 Norwegian Air Shuttle, SAS

Regional statistics

Europe

Busiest air routes inside the EU, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Iceland and Norway *
Data retrieved from Eurostat[9]
RankAirport 1Airport 2201120122013201420152016 2017 2018 2019
1 Madrid/Barajas Barcelona/El Prat **3,102,4362,550,4622,213,2002,204,7652,253,3872,328,726 2,341,255 2,466,968 2,572,893
2 Frankfurt Berlin/Tegel1,792,6551,813,0631,845,6001,792,0061,907,2181,935,465 1,956,128 2,292,098 2,249,667
3 Toulouse/Blagnac Paris/Orly2,322,4562,330,2242,379,1002,330,9492,318,0152,358,917 2,325,043 2,282,407 2,217,892
4 Barcelona/El Prat Palma de Mallorca1,639,4231,460,6841,388,9001,410,1721,576,0631,772,613 1,944,554 2,035,602 2,173,939
5 Oslo/Gardermoen Trondheim1,749,5451,818,8771,873,9441,912,1411,942,9591,988,105 2,089,889 2,151,448 2,106,440
6 Nice Paris/Orly2,236,4362,175,7732,160,3002,072,1382,113,5062,124,792 2,217,895 2,135,634 2,052,649
7 Oslo/Gardermoen Bergen1,691,8871,729,0761,722,3981,819,2791,810,8261,881,960 1,985,088 2,028,680 2,003,406
8 Madrid/Barajas Palma de Mallorca1,604,8531,442,4101,224,7001,283,4041,411,3141,687,547 1,815,387 1,967,136 1,995,104
9 Berlin/Tegel Munich1,667,4081,731,1451,831,7001,868,8771,974,9291,939,820 1,973,008 1,988,248 1,933,817
10 London/Heathrow Dublin1,556,1111,577,6491,663,9001,650,3941,682,8551,751,689 1,803,479 1,809,140 1,855,333
11 Catania/Fontanarossa Rome/Fiumicino1,842,9401,694,4001,566,8001,869,8811,979,6482,054,721 2,017,172 1,976,230 [16] 1,824,428
12 Amsterdam London/Heathrow1,406,9641,429,8001,443,4001,486,7831,587,6051,617,170 1,689,924 1,746,940 1,747,789
13 Munich Hamburg1,717,7341,719,3511,713,2001,756,9901,811,4251,805,211 1,739,252 1,749,616 1,739,939
14 Oslo/Gardermoen Stavanger1,434,0431,517,1951,536,0321,564,6311,515,8701,564,127 1,600,959 1,675,486 1,681,335
15 Madrid/Barajas Gran Canaria1,438,3771,301,5391,152,6691,181,4421,305,6701,508,972 1,510,429 1,616,540 1,659,106
16 London/Gatwick Barcelona/El Prat517,820741,7351,131,3501,273,8501,354,1931,362,488 1,460,378 1,556,045 1,586,967
17 Rome/Fiumicino Palermo/Falcone Borsellino1,499,9331,360,4001,264,1001,475,9571,481,1741,543,462 1,589,733 1,663,463 [16] 1,579,946
18 Madrid/Barajas Lisbon1,169,7141,108,931975,3891,026,7861,174,1161,299,412 1,427,929 1,517,620 1,557,398
19 London/Heathrow Frankfurt1,459,9091,482,6491,488,6001,506,8261,530,9861,486,291 1,495,472 1,552,249 1,548,995
20 Palma de Mallorca Düsseldorf 944,437985,7491,090,2271,162,2681,201,664 1,268,891 1,267,676 1,495,826 1,544,710
21 Madrid/Barajas Tenerife North1,337,0501,167,7311,102,7011,094,8151,149,4501,305,110 1,380,916 1,487,326 1,493,755
22 Munich Düsseldorf1,569,3641,553,3611,558,2001,527,4161,557,4421,565,997 1,554,184 1,422,773 1,488,322
23 Copenhagen Oslo/Gardermoen1,206,4801,291,0181,322,9481,402,7531,427,6181,506,326 1,544,534 1,509,030 1,479,320
24 London/Heathrow Madrid/Barajas1,093,4001,197,7001,264,8001,274,7141,320,8341,317,511 1,382,290 1,416,795 1,476,551
25 Frankfurt Hamburg1,587,5931,385,8671,362,4001,343,8571,361,0271,372,185 1,395,408 1,440,312 1,426,073
26 Barcelona/El Prat Rome/Fiumicino1,184,5061,315,868 1,225,834 1,332,401 1,402,757
27 Stockholm Copenhagen1,166,0001,269,2001,325,7001,444,4291,461,1661,553,276 1,520,287 1,520,873 1,387,544
28 Barcelona/El Prat Amsterdam1,321,528 1,250,126 1,186,808 1,217,977 1,204,8141,307,902 1,363,626 1,420,246 1,384,848
29 Stockholm Oslo/Gardermoen1,153,2321,187,1641,204,3511,354,7301,338,1631,387,885 1,406,211 1,453,105 1,379,312
30 Barcelona/El Prat Paris/Charles De Gaulle 1,279,331 1,373,128

* Figures are only available for EU countries, Switzerland, Iceland and Norway. Among other European countries, based on airport statistics, no other country than Russia, Ukraine and Turkey can have domestic routes with more than 1 million passengers.

The St-Petersburg Pulkovo Airport - Moscow (three airports) route was used by 2,965,331 passengers in 2013.[17]

**Madrid-Barcelona had 4,627,000 passengers in 2007, meaning a reduction by 34% in 2010, partly because of a new high-speed railway. The decline has continued from 560 weekly flights in 2010 to 380 in 2012.[18]

Busiest air routes between an airport in Europe (EU, UK, Switzerland, Iceland and Norway) and outside Europe
Eurostat[9]
RankAirport 1Airport 220102012201420152016 2017 2018 2019
1 London/Heathrow New York/John F Kennedy2,551,2762,881,3903,002,0243,078,6932,960,268 2,946,329 3,035,228 3,192,195
2 London/Heathrow Dubai/Intl1,974,0982,067,2272,838,7172,862,8523,038,958 3,238,308 2,732,638 2,333,127
3 Paris/Charles De Gaulle New York/John F Kennedy1,190,9141,422,2591,367,8821,501,4161,424,611 1,554,793 1,580,664 1,636,491
4 London/Heathrow Hong Kong/Chek Lap Kok1,801,5201,638,8341,608,9801,584,4861,574,741 1,588,805 1,572,021 1,612,530
5 London/Heathrow Los Angeles/Intl1,419,1441,428,0401,481,0231,645,0021,565,992 1,618,153 1,675,577 1,602,892
6 London/Heathrow Singapore/Changi1,507,0321,745,1861,247,0171,268,4071,314,976 1,351,980 1,590,704 1,526,639
7 Paris/Orly Guadeloupe/Pointe-à-Pitre1,098,3221,077,2541,135,9451,166,8501,214,916 1,227,553 1,299,570 1,429,730
8 London/Heathrow Doha/Hamad N/AN/A653,7241,040,315 1,184,994 1,287,225 1,181,345 1,264,687
9 London/Heathrow Chicago/O'Hare1,138,5791,188,3261,161,2501,060,3321,073,522 1,062,695 1,158,537 1,250,426
10 Paris/Charles De Gaulle Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau1,158,3811,092,0841,107,7381,147,5981,148,800 1,183,504 1,185,183 1,247,300

For routes from EU, UK, Switzerland, Iceland and Norway to other countries inside Europe except to Turkey, the busiest was in 2019 Paris/de Gaulle–Moscow/Sheremetyevo with 830,980

Busiest air routes in or from Europe by city pairs
Eurostat[9]
RankCity 1City 2Passengers (2016)Passengers (2019)
1 London Dublin4,771,6145,106,040
2 Moscow Saint Petersburg3,836,5885,051,518[19]
3 London Amsterdam4,344,9354,920,551
4 London New York4,243,6874,869,777
5 London Dubai3,960,3893,630,407
6 London Barcelona3,125,0803,490189
7 London Edinburgh3,393,0133,373,092
8 Paris Toulouse3,260,0743,218,040
9 Paris Nice2,975,4053,184,661
10 London Madrid3,142,916
  • London includes City, Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton, Stansted and Southend airports
  • New York includes Kennedy and Newark airports
  • Paris includes Charles De Gaulle and Orly airports
  • Barcelona includes El Prat and Girona airports
  • Berlin includes Schönefeld (from 2020 Brandenburg) and Tegel airports
  • Moscow includes Domodedovo, Sheremetyevo and Vnukovo airports
  • Turkey is not included even if Istanbul–Izmir has (as of 2019) more passengers than London–Dublin, because all its domestic routes are mostly or entirely inside Asia

Argentina (2017)

Busiest international air routes in Argentina
[20]
RankAirport 1Airport 2Passengers (2017)
1 Buenos Aires Santiago de Chile2,027,000
2 Buenos Aires São Paulo1,903,000
3 Buenos Aires Miami1,001,000
4 Buenos Aires Rio de Janeiro938,000
5 Buenos Aires Lima896,000
6 Buenos Aires Madrid815,000
7 Mendoza Santiago de Chile425,000
8 Buenos Aires Bogotá372,000
9 Buenos Aires Rome332,000
10 Buenos Aires New York329,000
Busiest domestic air routes in Argentina
[20]
RankAirport 1Airport 2Passengers (2017)
1 Buenos Aires Córdoba1,368,000
2 Buenos Aires - Aeroparque Bariloche1,005,000
3 Buenos Aires - Aeroparque Mendoza880,000
4 Buenos Aires - Aeroparque Iguazú841,000
5 Buenos Aires - Aeroparque Salta828,000
6 Buenos Aires - Aeroparque Neuquén722,000
7 Buenos Aires - Aeroparque Tucumán501,000
8 Buenos Aires - Aeroparque Ushuaia490,000
9 Buenos Aires - Aeroparque Comodoro Rivadavia462,000
10 Buenos Aires - Aeroparque El Calafate383,000

Australia (2016-17)

Busiest domestic air routes in Australia[21] (all passengers including connecting)
RankAirport 1Airport 2Passengers (2016–17)
1 Melbourne Sydney8,974,400
2 Brisbane Sydney4,695,700
3 Brisbane Melbourne3,500,500
4 Gold Coast Sydney2,712,700
5 Adelaide Melbourne2,413,200
6 Melbourne Perth2,048,100
7 Gold Coast Melbourne1,992,200
8 Adelaide Sydney1,886,500
9 Perth Sydney1,737,800
10 Melbourne Hobart1,598,700

Colombia (2017)

Busiest domestic air routes in Colombia
[22]
RankAirport 1Airport 2Passengers (2017)
1
Bogotá
Medellín
3,013,297
2
Bogotá
Cartagena
2,433,483
3
Bogotá
Cali
2,083,833
4
Bogotá
Barranquilla
1,435,766
5
Bogotá
Santa Marta
1,151,101
6
Bogotá
Archipelago of San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina
951,880
7
Bogotá
Bucaramanga
942,793
8
Bogotá
Pereira
849,118
9
Cartagena
Medellín
738,699
10
Bogotá
Montería
568,500
Busiest international air routes in Colombia
[22]
RankAirport 1Airport 2Passengers (2017)
1 Bogotá Panama City698,916
2 Bogotá Mexico City533,444
3 Bogotá Lima470,514
4 Bogotá Miami469,899
5 Bogotá Madrid447,470
6 Bogotá Quito391,586
7 Bogotá Santiago de Chile366,904
8 Medellín Panama City366,630
9 Bogotá Buenos Aires333,481
10 Bogotá Cancún306,905

India (2017-18)

Busiest domestic air routes in India:[23]

RankAirport 1Airport 2Passengers (2018)
1 Delhi Mumbai7,854,642
2 Mumbai Chennai4,572,936
3 Delhi Bangalore4,085,712
4 Delhi Kolkata3,358,674
5 Delhi Chennai3,084,516
6 Delhi Pune2,976,318
7 Delhi Hyderabad2,856,942
8 Mumbai Goa2,814,354
9 Kolkata Chennai2,651,778
10 Mumbai Hyderabad2,538,756
11 Delhi Ahmedabad2,475,954
12 Mumbai Ahmedabad2,374,956
13 Bangalore Hyderabad2,364,978
14 Mumbai Kolkata2,195,784
15 Delhi Lucknow2,074,536

Mexico (2018-2021)

Busiest domestic air routes in Mexico (passengers)
[24]
RankAirport 1Airport 220182019% change2020% change2021% change
1 Mexico City Cancun4,990,6475,009,2350.37%2,874,267-42.62%4,546,90658.19%
2 Monterrey Mexico City3,452,4213,601,9374.33%1,563,243-56.60%2,244,15643.56%
3 Tijuana Mexico City1,964,4602,151,3439.51%1,307,478-39.23%2,133,16861.62%
4 Mexico City Guadalajara3,167,4383,386,5216.92%1,536,441-54.63%1,940,13126.27%
5 Tijuana Guadalajara1,783,1491,748,213-1.96%1,301,775-25.54%1,825,05540.20%
6 Monterrey Cancún1,282,7771,386,0568.05%822,601-40.65%1,458,92077.35%
7 Mexico City Mérida1,686,2561,851,4149.79%909,396-50.88%1,416,25755.74%
8 Guadalajara Cancún947,599885,881-6.51%635,422-28.27%1,051,88765.54%
9 Puerto Vallarta Mexico City956,4191,094,69414.46%575,158-47.45%1,008,02475.26%
10 San José del Cabo Mexico City844,785971,01614.94%594,263-38.79%994,51067.35%
Busiest international air routes from / to Mexico (passengers)
RankAirport 1Airport 220182019% change2020% change2021% change
1 Cancun Dallas/Fort Worth779,235840,8007.90%507,946-39.6%1,026,047102.0%
2 Mexico City Houston–Intercontinental1,049,838831,729-20.78%332,243-60.1%961,069189.27%
3 Cancún Houston-Intercontinental868,115856,952-1.29%504,622-41.1%930,80184.46%
4 Cancún Chicago809,898763,830-5.68%409,671-46.4%806,18896.79%
5 Guadalajara Los Angeles993,213994,8220.16%530,232-46.7%787,85048.59%
6 Mexico City Los Angeles1,236,1681,044,78615.48%379,603-63.7%771,673103.28%
7 Mexico City Miami663,277770,17716.12%336,869-56.3%723,213114.69%
8 San José del Cabo Los Angeles659,810623,855-5.45%308,366-50.6%680,253120.60%
9 Cancún Panama City637,467657,6233.16%197,399-69.98%661,150234.93%
10 Mexico City Dallas/Fort Worth658,552703,3076.80%285,632-59.39%640,463124.23%

Turkey (2019)

Busiest domestic and international air routes in Turkey
[9]
RankAirport 1Airport 2Passengers (2019)
1 Istanbul/Sabiha Gökçen Izmir2,751,298
2 Istanbul/Sabiha Gökçen Antalya2,616,991
3 Antalya Moscow/Vnukovo2,329,578
4 Istanbul/Sabiha Gökçen Ankara2,184,197
5 Istanbul/Havalimani Izmir1,849,317
6 Istanbul/Sabiha Gökçen Trabzon1,579,391
7 Istanbul/Havalimani Antalya1,524,256
8 Istanbul/Havalimani Tehran1,460,900
9 Istanbul/Sabiha Gökçen Adana1,448,183
10 Istanbul/Havalimani Ankara1,411,924

The Istanbul Airport (Havalimani) was opened in 6 April 2019 and some passengers used the old Istanbul Atatürk Airport during this year. Atatürk–Izmir had 728,279 passengers in 2019.

United States (September 2014 - August 2015)

Busiest air routes by city pairs within the United States[25]

The statistics below are based on metro areas, not individual airports.

RankCity 1City 2Passengers
(Sep 2014-Aug 2015)
1 Chicago, IL New York, NY4,020,000
2 Los Angeles, CA San Francisco, CA3,660,000
3 Los Angeles, CA New York, NY3,420,000
4 Chicago, IL Los Angeles, CA3,010,000
5 Miami, FL New York, NY2,750,000
6 Atlanta, GA Chicago, IL2,720,000
7 Chicago, IL Minneapolis, MN2,720,000
8 Atlanta, GA New York, NY2,600,000
9 Atlanta, GA Orlando, FL2,620,000
10 Chicago, IL Washington, DC2,620,000

See also

1 Includes very detailed statistics regarding busiest passenger air routes to/from and within this region

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