AviationWhere in the world is the busiest air route?

Asia Pacific dominates list of in-demand flight sectors

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Asia Pacific dominates list of in-demand flight sectors
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The busiest flight in the world during the month was Jeju International-Seoul Gimpo International, a service that links the largest island off the coast of the Korean Peninsula with the capital city of South Korea.

New research by Routesonline has found 90% of the world’s top 20 most in-demand flights were in the Asia-Pacific region during July 2017.

The busiest flight in the world during the month was Jeju International-Seoul Gimpo International, a service that links the largest island off the coast of the Korean Peninsula with the capital city of South Korea.

More than 1.28 million passengers travelled the 450 kilometres between the two airports – almost 600,000 passengers more than the second busiest route, Sapporo New Chitose-Tokyo International. 

In total, there were 5,858 flights between Jeju International and Seoul Gimpo International in July 2017, equivalent to an average of 189 per day. 

The research used OAG to analyse the top 50 routes in the world by capacity in July 2017 and then ranked them by passenger statistics on Sabre.

Sydney Kingsford Smith-Melbourne Airport was the third most in-demand flight with 663,037 passengers. 

With an average base fare of US$68.48, Ho Chi Minh City-Hanoi was the cheapest route in the top 20, while Okinawa Naha-Tokyo was the most expensive at US$320.92. 

World Routes 2017, the 23rd World Route Development Forum, will take place in Barcelona from September 23-26.

Source: Routesonline.

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