Top 100 busiest intercontinental airline routes

- by number of daily departures

UPDATED 2024-04-26

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