OAG Aviation has revealed the busiest international flight routes over the last 12 months up to February 2018. OAG handles aviation data for more than 57 million records of flight status updates per year, processes 1.4 billion requests and continues to deliver in excess of 54 million dynamic flight status updates daily.
As per the above table, the busiest flight route is the connection between Singapore and the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur. It has overtaken the Hong Kong to Taipei route, which now sits in 2nd place with 28,887 flights on the same period, in a list dominated by Asian destinations. New York to Toronto in 8th place is the first non-Asian route in the top 10, followed by Dubai to Kuwait in 9th place.
The OAG Aviation report can be accessed for free – click here – and includes information on each route in the top 20 list such as the example below for Singapore to Kuala Lumpur.
However, the world’s busiest flight route is a domestic connection between the South Korean capital, Seoul, and the country’s popular holiday island of Jeju. About 65,000 planes flew that route in 2017 according to OAG – the equivalent of almost 180 journeys per day.