Top 100 busiest intercontinental airline routes

- by number of daily departures

UPDATED 2019-02-06

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