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Busiest routes (domestically/internationally) for any one airline

Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:00 am

It is rather easy to find statistics on the busiest routes out there but since many of them have more than one airline on them I wondered which the busiest routes for any one airline are.

I would assume that internationally especially EK DXB-LHR should be up there for longhaul and potentially some of the rather busy Asian international routes while my guess for domestic would be something like QF SYD-MEL or KE GMP-CJU or any of the busier domestic Japanese routes
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Re: Busiest routes (domestically/internationally) for any one airline

Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:17 pm

BA LHR-JFK must be up there as well for long haul.
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Re: Busiest routes (domestically/internationally) for any one airline

Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:57 pm

Id of thought LHR is also Qatars busiest route.
 
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Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:01 am

QF has over half of the seats on the 4th busiest route in the world. Are any of the top 3 effective duopolies?
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Re: Busiest routes (domestically/internationally) for any one airline

Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:39 am

For KLM the busiest routes are Amsterdam - London Heathrow and Amsterdam - Berlin Tegel, followed by Amsterdam - Paris Charles de Gaulle.

Heathrow doesn't surprise me since London is always a good performing destination and with the North Sea inbetween (no roads and the train is quite a detour) flying is a very attractive option. However Berlin and Paris surprise me a bit since there are good direct high speed train connections from Amsterdam to both of these cities.
 
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Re: Busiest routes (domestically/internationally) for any one airline

Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:04 pm

CX's HKG-TPE should be up there. I believe they have like 40% shares on that route, which itself is the busiest international air routes in the world.

GMP-CJU is heavily fragmented. Although it would have been the busiest routes for KE, OZ, and the like of ZE, 7C, TW, etc., each only control maybe 20% (if even that) of the total shares of that route. Similarly, Japanese domestic routes are effectively duopoly or even 3-way competition between JL, NH, and BC (if you count the NH codeshares with Air Do on HND-CTS or Starflyer on HND-FUK, then, yes, NH is way up there globally).
 
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Re: Busiest routes (domestically/internationally) for any one airline

Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:05 pm

Here are some stats for TTM April 2018, by seats and flights (in each direction), assuming you count HKG-Taiwan/PRC as international. Of course these are just seats/flights, so doesn't give you a full idea of traffic, but it puts it in perspective:

Domestic, by Seats
Airline Market Seats/Day Flights/Day
NH CTS-HND 9689 28.4
NH FUK-HND 7917 26.1
OZ CJU-GMP 6349 28.0
VN SGN-HAN 6348 26.3
QF SYD-MEL 6273 32.5

Domestic, by Flights
Airline Market Seats/Day Flights/Day
QF SYD-MEL 6273 32.5
NH CTS-HND 9689 28.4
OZ CJU-GMP 6349 28.0
HM PRI-SEZ 528 27.8
HA HNL-OGG 3486 27.2

International, by Seats
Airline Market Seats/Day Flights/Day
CX TPE-HKG 4896 15.6
EK DXB-LHR 2945 6.0
KA PVG-HKG 2923 12.5
EK DXB-BKK 2785 5.9
CI TPE-HKG 2740 9.6

Airline Market Seats/Day Flights/Day
CX TPE-HKG 4896 15.6
BA LHR-MAD 2496 12.7
KA PVG-HKG 2923 12.5
EI DUB-LHR 2127 12.2
PD EWR-YTZ 864 11.7
LH LHR-FRA 2057 11.6
NW UA DL F9 CO WN LO QF FI AC MU CA EU LH LX DY B6 AA HA NZ MW HU U2 SK AF EK IB HX WS G4 AZ IG 4B

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Re: Busiest routes (domestically/internationally) for any one airline

Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:02 pm

RushmoreAir wrote:
Here are some stats for TTM April 2018, by seats and flights (in each direction), assuming you count HKG-Taiwan/PRC as international. Of course these are just seats/flights, so doesn't give you a full idea of traffic, but it puts it in perspective:

Domestic, by Seats
Airline Market Seats/Day Flights/Day
NH CTS-HND 9689 28.4
NH FUK-HND 7917 26.1
OZ CJU-GMP 6349 28.0
VN SGN-HAN 6348 26.3
QF SYD-MEL 6273 32.5


I guess for NH the HND-CTS included HD (Air Do), and HND-FUK include 7G (Starflyer)? There are only 17x daily flight on NH metal on HND-CTS (and 11x daily flight on HD metal, adding up to 28x), and 18x daily flight on NH metal on HND-FUK (+8x on 7G metal, for a total of 26x). It's hard to say if they're really NH's flight or not (On one hand, you can argue that it's no more different than Skywest and like operating flights for AA or UA, on the other hand, although NH has stakes in both 7G and HD (along with a few small airlines), they're not directly under ANA Group, which has its own "regional" affiliates in ANA Wings or Air Japan, or an airline like FW (IBEX Airlines) which has "ANA Connection" printed on the side of the airplane.

Same can be said for OZ on CJU-GMP, with flights on BX (Air Busan) metal being counted as well? Flight databases (OAG? I'm not sure) seems to have a hard time distinguishing BX and OZ flights on domestic sectors, and HD/7G flights are often double listed with NH's. In BX-OZ's case, the relation between them is more akin to Jetstar & Qantas than let say, Skywest and DL (or AA or UA) anyway.

QF SYD-MEL and VN HAN-SGN are definitely up there in terms of frequency, though.
 
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Re: Busiest routes (domestically/internationally) for any one airline

Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:23 pm

zakuivcustom wrote:

Same can be said for OZ on CJU-GMP, with flights on BX (Air Busan) metal being counted as well? Flight databases (OAG? I'm not sure) seems to have a hard time distinguishing BX and OZ flights on domestic sectors, and HD/7G flights are often double listed with NH's. In BX-OZ's case, the relation between them is more akin to Jetstar & Qantas than let say, Skywest and DL (or AA or UA) anyway.

QF SYD-MEL and VN HAN-SGN are definitely up there in terms of frequency, though.


The source data was through Diio/Innovata ... I used marketing carrier (not operating carrier) to aggregate up. Wasn't aware that BX-OZ were at such arms' length. TIL!
NW UA DL F9 CO WN LO QF FI AC MU CA EU LH LX DY B6 AA HA NZ MW HU U2 SK AF EK IB HX WS G4 AZ IG 4B

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Re: Busiest routes (domestically/internationally) for any one airline

Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:36 pm

Alaska/Horizon have ~25 daily RTs between SEA + PDX. That's about 75% of the market share, with a few Delta flights in there too.
 
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Re: Busiest routes (domestically/internationally) for any one airline

Tue May 01, 2018 2:01 pm

RushmoreAir wrote:
Here are some stats for TTM April 2018, by seats and flights (in each direction), assuming you count HKG-Taiwan/PRC as international. Of course these are just seats/flights, so doesn't give you a full idea of traffic, but it puts it in perspective:

Domestic, by Seats
Airline Market Seats/Day Flights/Day
NH CTS-HND 9689 28.4
NH FUK-HND 7917 26.1
OZ CJU-GMP 6349 28.0
VN SGN-HAN 6348 26.3
QF SYD-MEL 6273 32.5

Domestic, by Flights
Airline Market Seats/Day Flights/Day
QF SYD-MEL 6273 32.5
NH CTS-HND 9689 28.4
OZ CJU-GMP 6349 28.0
HM PRI-SEZ 528 27.8
HA HNL-OGG 3486 27.2

International, by Seats
Airline Market Seats/Day Flights/Day
CX TPE-HKG 4896 15.6
EK DXB-LHR 2945 6.0
KA PVG-HKG 2923 12.5
EK DXB-BKK 2785 5.9
CI TPE-HKG 2740 9.6

Airline Market Seats/Day Flights/Day
CX TPE-HKG 4896 15.6
BA LHR-MAD 2496 12.7
KA PVG-HKG 2923 12.5
EI DUB-LHR 2127 12.2
PD EWR-YTZ 864 11.7
LH LHR-FRA 2057 11.6


Thank you for that. That is a really interesting piece of data and although some parts of it are certainly debatable, there are a few surprises to me. I'm really surprised by the Seychelles route appearing here given that Praslin doesnt really have connections to anywhere else and that I can't help but wonder whether that frequency is really required or whether they should just buy larger equipment. Even though I predicted it, I find EK LHR-DXB astonishing especially considering that VS and BA are also on the route and that EK also serves STN and sends 380s to LGW. High-speed rail in Europe is probably to blame for the lack of European routes up there in the international seat count. The domestic Vietnamese route certainly is impressive but I'm curious as to whether they'll follow the path of other Asian countries and slowly will also shift more to rail. Wonder how long it'll take for some of the longer Indian routes to make an appearance on Indigo or another large Indian airline.
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Tue May 01, 2018 6:42 pm

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Re: Busiest routes (domestically/internationally) for any one airline

Tue May 01, 2018 8:03 pm

Lufthansa's busiest route is FRA-HAM, followed by FRA-TXL (might have become #1 in the aftermath of the AB bankruptcy, not sure) and FRA-MUC.

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