Top 100 busiest intercontinental airline routes

- by number of daily departures

UPDATED 2019-08-23

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