Top 100 busiest intercontinental airline routes

- by number of daily departures

UPDATED 2018-10-18

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