Top 100 busiest intercontinental airline routes

- by number of daily departures

UPDATED 2019-11-25

This is a list of the 100 busiest intercontinental (flights between continents) airline routes in the world. The list is based on scheduled passenger flights only and is ordered by number of departures. The number of passengers are not counted (and would differ alot depending on aircraft capacity).

To make this list more interesting we did also set a minimum distance between the airports to 5000 km to some extent avoid bordering countries in different continents.

 
From: To:
1
Doha (DOH) London (LHR) 21 flights every day
2
London (LHR) New York (JFK) 18 flights every day
3
New York (JFK) London (LHR) 18 flights every day
4
Honolulu (HNL) Tokyo (NRT) 10 flights every day
5
Tokyo (NRT) Honolulu (HNL) 10 flights every day
6
Singapore (SIN) Sydney (SYD) 9 flights every day
7
Singapore (SIN) Melbourne (MEL) 9 flights every day
8
Melbourne (MEL) Singapore (SIN) 9 flights every day
9
London (LHR) Dubai (DXB) 9 flights every day
10
Dubai (DXB) London (LHR) 9 flights every day
11
Los Angeles (LAX) London (LHR) 8 flights every day
12
Sydney (SYD) Singapore (SIN) 8 flights every day
13
London (LHR) Los Angeles (LAX) 8 flights every day
14
London (LHR) Doha (DOH) 8 flights every day
15
Doha (DOH) Paris (CDG) 8 flights every day
16
Newark (EWR) London (LHR) 8 flights every day
17
Chicago (ORD) London (LHR) 8 flights every day
18
London (LHR) Newark (EWR) 8 flights every day
19
London (LHR) Hong Kong (HKG) 8 flights every day
20
Hongkong (HKG) London (LHR) 8 flights every day
21
London (LHR) Singapore (SIN) 7 flights every day
22
Singapore (SIN) London (LHR) 7 flights every day
23
Mexico City (MEX) Lima (LIM) 7 flights every day
24
New York (JFK) Paris (CDG) 7 flights every day
25
Paris (CDG) New York (JFK) 7 flights every day
26
London (LHR) Chicago (ORD) 7 flights every day
27
Hongkong (HKG) Sydney (SYD) 7 flights every day
28
Lima (LIM) Mexico City (MEX) 7 flights every day
29
Sydney (SYD) Hong Kong (HKG) 7 flights every day
30
Miami (MIA) London (LHR) 6 flights every day
31
London (LHR) Boston (BOS) 6 flights every day
32
Singapore (SIN) Brisbane (BNE) 6 flights every day
33
Brisbane (BNE) Singapore (SIN) 6 flights every day
34
Doha (DOH) Frankfurt (FRA) 6 flights every day
35
San Francisco (SFO) London (LHR) 6 flights every day
36
London (LHR) Miami (MIA) 6 flights every day
37
Washington (IAD) London (LHR) 6 flights every day
38
London (LHR) San Francisco (SFO) 6 flights every day
39
Boston (BOS) London (LHR) 6 flights every day
40
Los Angeles (LAX) Tokyo (NRT) 6 flights every day
41
Hongkong (HKG) San Francisco (SFO) 6 flights every day
42
Tokyo (NRT) Los Angeles (LAX) 6 flights every day
43
London (LHR) Washington (IAD) 6 flights every day
44
London (LHR) Toronto (YYZ) 6 flights every day
45
San Francisco (SFO) Hong Kong (HKG) 5 flights every day
46
Madrid (MAD) Bogota (BOG) 5 flights every day
47
Bogota (BOG) Madrid (MAD) 5 flights every day
48
Toronto (YYZ) London (LHR) 5 flights every day
49
Perth (PER) Kuala Lumpur (KUL) 5 flights every day
50
Kuala Lumpur (KUL) Perth (PER) 5 flights every day
51
Sao Paulo (GRU) Panama City (PTY) 5 flights every day
52
Panama City (PTY) Sao Paulo (GRU) 5 flights every day
53
Pointe-A-Pitre (PTP) Paris (ORY) 5 flights every day
54
Denpasar (DPS) Sydney (SYD) 5 flights every day
55
Sydney (SYD) Denpasar (DPS) 5 flights every day
56
Paris (ORY) Pointe-A-Pitre (PTP) 5 flights every day
57
London (LHR) Delhi (DEL) 5 flights every day
58
Hongkong (HKG) Melbourne (MEL) 5 flights every day
59
Milano (MXP) New York (JFK) 5 flights every day
60
Abu Dhabi (AUH) London (LHR) 5 flights every day
61
Delhi (DEL) London (LHR) 5 flights every day
62
London (LHR) Abu Dhabi (AUH) 5 flights every day
63
New York (JFK) Milano (MXP) 5 flights every day
64
Melbourne (MEL) Hong Kong (HKG) 5 flights every day
65
Los Angeles (LAX) Sydney (SYD) 5 flights every day
66
Taipei (TPE) San Francisco (SFO) 5 flights every day
67
San Francisco (SFO) Taipei (TPE) 5 flights every day
68
Sydney (SYD) Los Angeles (LAX) 5 flights every day
69
Madrid (MAD) New York (JFK) 5 flights every day
70
New York (JFK) Madrid (MAD) 5 flights every day
71
Lima (LIM) Miami (MIA) 5 flights every day
72
London (LHR) Johannesburg (JNB) 5 flights every day
73
Johannesburg (JNB) London (LHR) 5 flights every day
74
Shanghai (PVG) Los Angeles (LAX) 5 flights every day
75
Doha (DOH) Barcelona (BCN) 5 flights every day
76
Miami (MIA) Buenos Aires (EZE) 5 flights every day
77
Miami (MIA) Lima (LIM) 5 flights every day
78
Los Angeles (LAX) Shanghai (PVG) 5 flights every day
79
Paris (CDG) Dubai (DXB) 5 flights every day
80
Dubai (DXB) Paris (CDG) 5 flights every day
81
Buenos Aires (EZE) Miami (MIA) 5 flights every day
82
Melbourne (MEL) Denpasar (DPS) 5 flights every day
83
Denpasar (DPS) Melbourne (MEL) 5 flights every day
84
New York (JFK) Amsterdam (AMS) 5 flights every day
85
Hongkong (HKG) Los Angeles (LAX) 4 flights every day
86
Los Angeles (LAX) Hong Kong (HKG) 4 flights every day
87
Shanghai (PVG) Paris (CDG) 4 flights every day
88
Paris (CDG) Shanghai (PVG) 4 flights every day
89
Taipei (TPE) Los Angeles (LAX) 4 flights every day
90
Los Angeles (LAX) Taipei (TPE) 4 flights every day
91
Panama City (PTY) Santiago (SCL) 4 flights every day
92
Amsterdam (AMS) New York (JFK) 4 flights every day
93
Los Angeles (LAX) Paris (CDG) 4 flights every day
94
Buenos Aires (EZE) Madrid (MAD) 4 flights every day
95
Madrid (MAD) Buenos Aires (EZE) 4 flights every day
96
Santiago (SCL) Panama City (PTY) 4 flights every day
97
Dallas (DFW) London (LHR) 4 flights every day
98
Mexico City (MEX) Madrid (MAD) 4 flights every day
99
Paris (CDG) Los Angeles (LAX) 4 flights every day
100
London (LHR) Bombay (BOM) 4 flights every day