Top 100 busiest intercontinental airline routes

- by number of daily departures

UPDATED 2022-09-20

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