Hkg82 From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2002, 1327 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2146 times:
HND-OKD (Sapporo), HKG-TPE, SIN-KUL & MEL-SYD are some of Asia's busiest routes. I read in a HK newspaper (the SCMP) a while ago that according to IATA, HKG-TPE is Asia's busiest international route with 4.7 million passengers traveling between Hong Kong & Taiwan last year. SIN-KUL was the next busiest at 2.7 million. I don't know the numbers for MEL-SYD but I guess it's probably about the same. Tokyo-Sapporo & some of the other busier Japanese domestic routes obviously are far more busier.
NRT is Tokyo's international airport, Haneda Airport (HND) is Tokyo's domestic hub.
Ryanair!!! From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 4771 posts, RR: 25
Reply 11, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1997 times:
I agree that Haneda - Chitose (Sapporo) is the busiest in the world. I read about this way back in 1985 when JL 123 crashed in Nagano. The 500-pax configured a/c resulted in the highest number of death for a single air crash.
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RayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8130 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1964 times:
However, don't expect the HND-CTS route to be the busiest route in the world by 2010, though. Remember, they're already started extending the Tohoku Shinkansen railroad line north of Morioka, and by 2010 direct Shinkansen service from Tokyo to Sapporo may become reality. When that happens watch demand for the HND-CTS route drop quite a bit.
Jaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1905 times:
Tokyo - Sapporo with close to 9 million passengers annually, Tokyo - Fukuoka is close with 6.8 million.
Bombay-Delhi doesn't even come close at about 2 million annually. Remember that the Indian domestic routes are plied with Boeing 737s or A320s while Japanese Airlines fly large aircraft like 747SRs with over 500 pax per flight.
Pacificjourney From New Zealand, joined Jul 2001, 2734 posts, RR: 8
Reply 17, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1872 times:
There are currently no plans, nor budget, for running the Shinkansen to Sapporo.
It periodically gets approved, then shelved, this moment being one of the later. Current plans are to terminate at Aomori city. The cost of expanding the Seikin tunnel - the longest in the world - to accomodate the bigger trains would be horrendous. Besides, this is one of the few trips in Japan where flying would be genuinely faster than the train so why bother ?
Ansett767 From Australia, joined May 1999, 1021 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1857 times:
SYD to SIN is pretty popular and always full!
There are 3 daily Singapore Airlines flights,
Numerous Qantas ones en route to Europe and India (Frankfurt, London, rome etc)
BA has 2 (i think?)
Egypt Air has one...
plus there are a few more i cant think of.....
Carnoc From China, joined Oct 2001, 875 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (12 years 10 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1775 times:
Boeingnut, you're right. HKG-PEK route was almost fully packed a few years ago.
At current stage, it seems HKG-PEK is still very popular, but at least you could get a seat easier than before.
So far, Dragonair operates 6 daily flights (direct) between Beijing and Hong Kong. Air China usually operates 5 daily flights (direct) between Beijing and Hong Kong and China Southern Airlines also serves a daily direct flight between Beijing and Hong Kong.