Top 100 busiest intercontinental airline routes

- by number of daily departures

UPDATED 2019-09-27

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