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The 'Most' Routes

Tue May 20, 2003 1:21 pm

I was just wondering what route(s) get the most daily flights, airlines serving, and pax. Any ideas?

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MAH4546
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RE: The 'Most' Routes

Tue May 20, 2003 1:52 pm

This has been discussed monthly, so a search will find more detailed results. However, in the United States the most traveled "air bridge" in 2002 was between South Florida and New York City, which outsed the typically top seeded New York City to Boston and Washington routes which have suffered as people start to take Acelea. However, that route includes people who make connections in ATL, etc. In people flying exclusivley non-stop, FLL-JFK is the most traveled route over 750mi (followed by JFK-LAX), and I believe LGA-DCA is most traveled under 750 miles (followed by LGA-BOS) Other most traveled routes in the United States are from New York City to Atlanta, the Bay Area, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Orlando, from Los Angeles to the Bay Area, Honolulu to Maui, South Florida to Orlando and Tampa, Houston to Dallas, Chicago to the Bay Area, Los Angeles, and Seattle...just to name a very few.

Internationally, the most traveled route to Asia is Honolulu to Tokyo Narita; Caribbean is Miami to Nassau; Mexico is Los Angeles to Mexico City; Canada is Chicago to Toronto; Central America is Miami to San Jose; South America is Miami to Sao Paulo; Europe is New York City to London Heathrow.

Outside of the US, some of the world's most traveled routes include Madrid to Barcelona; Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro; Tokyo Narita to Sapparro; and Sydney to Melbourne.
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RE: The 'Most' Routes

Tue May 20, 2003 7:09 pm

Worlds largest international city pair is Dublin <-> London.
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RE: The 'Most' Routes

Wed May 21, 2003 2:23 am

BestWestern,
No way!... World largest international city pair is TPE-HKG. If you consider, for political reasons, that both TPE and HKG are Chinese soil, then you still have a number of international routes with more traffic than DUB-LON.

I can think in the following:
London-Paris
Bangkok-HongKong
Tokio-HongKong
even
Buenos Aires-Santiago (which is rather large, believe it or not).

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RE: The 'Most' Routes

Wed May 21, 2003 7:28 am

wait.. isnt HNL-OGG actually the USA's busiest route (assuming you dont count all 3 main NYC airports going to all 3 MIA airports as 1 route)
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RE: The 'Most' Routes

Wed May 21, 2003 7:46 am

Buenos Aires to Sao Paulo has something like 75 flights a day with 737s to my knowledge.
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RE: The 'Most' Routes

Wed May 21, 2003 8:48 am

N766UA,

Buenos Aires to Sao Paulo has aprox. 13 flights a day, though some of them are with large equipment: RG 763, JJ A330, LX M11, LH 744 and BA 744.

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RE: The 'Most' Routes

Wed May 21, 2003 9:20 am

He meant Rio to Sao Paolo. As I recall SDU-CGH may well have more flights than any other airport-pair, but if somebody can count more anywhere else...

 
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RE: The 'Most' Routes

Wed May 21, 2003 9:41 am

wait.. isnt HNL-OGG actually the USA's busiest route (assuming you dont count all 3 main NYC airports going to all 3 MIA airports as 1 route)

When you do not count all three, I believe FLL-JFK still is the most traveled now. November to April, it is 15 jetBlue A320s and 6 Delta 757s a day. That's about
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RE: The 'Most' Routes

Wed May 21, 2003 5:03 pm


It ain't be that large like London-Dublin or London-Paris, but these will be trunk routes in Asia.

HND-CTS; 45+ daily flights mostly by 777 or 747
GMP-PUS, GMP-CJU; 50+ daily flights each way and 5.5M passengers in 2002
ICN-NRT; 20 daily flights. 3M+ passengers annually.
HKG-TPE; 23 daily flights (many are cancelled though  Big thumbs up)

All of 4 are under 750mi.
 
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RE: The 'Most' Routes

Wed May 21, 2003 6:29 pm

In 2002 LON - DUB carried 4.38m passengers
In 2002 LON - AMS carried 3.61m passengers
In 2002 LON - PAR carried 2.90m passengers

There were 2,970 flights on LON - DUB in December, a typically quiet month, about 50 flights in each direction daily.
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RE: The 'Most' Routes

Thu May 22, 2003 4:03 am

In the above, LON includes four airports? Or five?
 
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RE: The 'Most' Routes

Thu May 22, 2003 5:34 am

I'm sorry, I meant Rio. I get my South American cities confused sometimes  Big grin. My mistake.
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RE: The 'Most' Routes

Thu May 22, 2003 5:37 am

DFW-ORD/ORD-DFW get it's fair share of traffic,
If you count all Dallas airports then DFW/DAL-HOU/IAH
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RE: The 'Most' Routes

Thu May 22, 2003 5:41 am

Also very famous is MAD-BCN, there are at least 50 flights a day.

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RE: The 'Most' Routes

Thu May 22, 2003 2:43 pm

Actually the Santiago Buenos Aires route has approximatedly 13 flights a day:

LanChile:A320,A340,767-300 (8 daily flights)
Aerolineas Argentinas:737-200,MD-83(4 daily flights)
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Air France:777-200( 5 times a week I think)
 
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RE: The 'Most' Routes

Thu May 22, 2003 3:06 pm

As MAH4546 mentioned Sydney-Melbourne is a very well travelled route, for example tomorrow Qantas operates 30 flights in Boeing 737-800s, 767-200/300s, 747-400s and Airbus A330-200s, whilst Virgin Blue operates 19 flights in Boeing 737-700/800s, for a total of 49 non-stop flights.
In addition to this a few overseas carriers operate between Sydney and Melbourne, ie United with the 747-400.
 
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RE: The 'Most' Routes

Thu May 22, 2003 8:13 pm

All in know is, that MAD-BCN is the busiest route in Europe, pax and aicraft wise.

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RE: The 'Most' Routes

Thu May 22, 2003 9:07 pm

To add to AJ's comments I think before ansett collapsed and all, SYD-MEL was getting 6million pax a year, with about 60 flights a day. Now thats what I call a top route!
 
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RE: The 'Most' Routes

Thu May 22, 2003 10:26 pm

So are we agreed that

SYD MEL - largest domestic route (within one country)
DUB LON - largest international route (Between two countries)



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