Womack17 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 485 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 5547 times:
A few years ago it seems to me that I saw a list of flights between Rio and maybe Brasilia or Sao Paolo there were flights taking off in both directions at 15 minute intervals. They began at like 0400 and lasted until like 2345 - I know I didn't dream that up. Can someone with Sabre access maybe check those pairs and see if they are still that regular?
Oh how I miss Midway Airlines. A class act right to then end.
Erikwilliam From Brazil, joined Mar 2004, 2152 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 5467 times:
RIO(SDU) to SAO PAULO (CGH) was one of the busiest, but less now.
A few years ago flights started(week days) at 6.30am until 11.45pm with 15-20min breaks, within Varig, Tam, Transbrasil and Vasp.That almost broke all of them. Now Vasp is small, Transbrasil is gone and Varig doing bad.
The route is still busy, but now with less flights and bigger breaks 30-60min, depend on the part of the day. I can´t get the numbers of pax right now, sorry.
Hope that helps.
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MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32613 posts, RR: 72
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 5107 times:
Among the world's busier routes:
London-Dublin, London-Paris, London-New York City, New York City-Miami, New York City-Chicago, New York City-Boston, New York City-Washington/National, Los Angeles-San Francisco, Honolulu-Maui, Madrid-Barcelona, Sao Paulo-Rio de Janeiro, Santiago de Chile-Buenos Aires, Tokyo-Sapparo, Honolulu-Tokyo, Melbourne-Sydney, London-Singapore, Bangkok-Singapore
The above list is in no particular order at all. The busiest domestic US route is Los Angeles-San Francisco, followed by Miami-New York City.
Gilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 3003 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 5040 times:
The London to Dublin is the worlds busiest air route.
I have searched the airlines websites on an average day in August and there is a total of 112 flights a day between the two cities.
This is quoted on numerous websites as being the busiest route in the world.
I have no figures to confirm this but if each flight was to carry to 100 passengers on average this would total 78,400 pax a week and if flights were to fly full this figure would be more closer to 110,000 pax a week.
London Heathrow ---> Dublin
Aer Lingus - 14 flights in each direction - 320/321
BMI - 8 flights in each direction - 320/321
London Gatwick ---> Dublin
British Airways - 4 flights in each direction - 734
Ryanair - 6 flights in each direction - 738
London Stansted ---> Dublin
Ryanair - 12 flights in each direction - 732/738
London Luton ---> Dublin
Ryanair - 6 flights in each direction - 732/738
London City ---> Dublin
CityJet - 6 flights in each direction - 146
TravisNC From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 96 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4901 times:
I know this thread is about city pairs (ie LGA-ORD), but if you include entire metros then LAX/SNA/ONT/BUR/LGB-SFO/OAK/SJC has to be one of the busiest metro to metro markets. By my rough count there are around 180 flights/day between the metros:
Alaska Airlines - 6 flights
American - 31
jetBlue - 6
Southwest - 95
United - 42
TOTAL - 180
Timz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6794 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4835 times:
As usual, you have to decide what "busiest route" means. Does "route" mean one airport-pair? Or if we group airports, we have to decide how large the groups can be.
Then you have to decide whether you're counting flights or passengers, and, if the latter, maybe you have to decide whether you're counting O&D passengers or all passengers.
Busiest airport-pair, by passenger count: I'm guessing Tokyo Haneda to Sapporo; the seat count is probably highest there?
Busiest airport-pair, by flight count: Santos Dumont to Congonhas used to be tops, and maybe still is; Madrid-Barcelona is another possibility. Taipei-Kaohsiung (?) wouldn't be too far behind, along with other Asian routes. No US route can compare any more, though circa 1990 LAX-SFO had about 90 each way a day, which may be the all-time record. Sydney-Melbourne was heavy for a time but I guess they're down now?
No London-Dublin airport-pair is a contender, and when you group their airports I suspect they have a hard time beating Los Angeles area to San Francisco area-- by flight count anyway.
As to the original question-- if by "Los Angeles to San Francisco" you meant LAX-SFO, that airport-pair hasn't been the busiest airport-pair for years, if it ever was.
RDUDDJI From Lesotho, joined Jun 2004, 1456 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4808 times:
I was relatively sure LONDUB was not the "World's busiest route", so I wanted to check two others...(keeping in mind I'm checking for co-terms like the above claim)
NYC-CHI has 85 flts a day each way. for a total of 170. Mostly 737's/A320's.
WAS-NYC has 98 flights a day each way! 196 total flights. US, DL, and EGL all operate hourly flights from DCA to LGA. You can also add 25 more flights a day each way when Independence Air starts EWR and JFK service from IAD this fall.
I didn't check the U.S. west coast markets...but I know LA/SF has a ton of flights too.
[Edited 2004-06-04 00:01:57]
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Jupiter2 From Australia, joined Jan 2001, 883 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4526 times:
SYD/MEL today Friday the 4th June is as follows:
QF : 33 flights, 19 763's, 8 762's, 3 738's, 1 744, 1 333 and 1 332
Virgin Blue : 22 flights all 738's or 73G's
Thai : 1 744
UA : 1 744
Nice total of 57 flights comprising 3 744's, 27 767's, 25 737's and 2 330's.
That is why it is amongst the busiest routes in the world.
: you can take out the UA and TG flights, they aren't allowed to fly domestic passengers.
: They may not be allowed to carry purely domestic passengers but they are allowed to carry transit passengers who may have stopped over on TG or UA. Th
: Hmmm...really depends on what u term busiest: 1) in terms of numbers of flights? 2) numbers of passengers? or 3) total landed weight between two indiv
: LON(METRO)-DUB is the busiest route in the world between two capital cities. LHR-JFK, if I remember correctly, is the busiest international airport pa
: LON-EDI! Well, there's at least 20 flights a day from LHR alone. Then there's the flights from STN and LTN and LGW and LCY.
: Although not the busiest one, SCL-EZE is quite competitive. We have: 7 daily LanChile flights operated with A320s and A340s 5 daily Aerolineas Argenti