Top 100 busiest intercontinental airline routes

- by number of daily departures

UPDATED 2019-05-27

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