Top 100 busiest international airline routes

- by number of daily departures

UPDATED 2024-06-28

This is a list of the 100 busiest international (flights between countries) 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).
Please note that scheduled flights with helicopters are also included, like the Nice - Monaco route.

 
From: To:
1
Kuala Lumpur (KUL) Singapore (SIN) 37 flights every day
2
Singapore (SIN) Kuala Lumpur (KUL) 37 flights every day
3
Taipei (TPE) Hong Kong (HKG) 35 flights every day
4
Hongkong (HKG) Taipei (TPE) 35 flights every day
5
Philipsburg (SXM) Saint Barthelemy (SBH) 34 flights every day
6
Saint Barthelemy (SBH) Sint Maarten (SXM) 34 flights every day
7
Tokyo (NRT) Seoul (ICN) 32 flights every day
8
Seoul (ICN) Tokyo (NRT) 31 flights every day
9
Kuala Lumpur (KUL) Jakarta (CGK) 28 flights every day
10
Seoul (ICN) Osaka (KIX) 28 flights every day
11
Osaka (KIX) Seoul (ICN) 28 flights every day
12
Jakarta (CGK) Kuala Lumpur (KUL) 28 flights every day
13
Kairo (CAI) Jeddah (JED) 28 flights every day
14
Jeddah (JED) Cairo (CAI) 27 flights every day
15
Dubai (DXB) Riyadh (RUH) 24 flights every day
16
Riyadh (RUH) Dubai (DXB) 24 flights every day
17
Jakarta (CGK) Singapore (SIN) 24 flights every day
18
Singapore (SIN) Jakarta (CGK) 23 flights every day
19
Hongkong (HKG) Bangkok (BKK) 23 flights every day
20
London (LHR) New York (JFK) 23 flights every day
21
New York (JFK) London (LHR) 23 flights every day
22
Bangkok (BKK) Hong Kong (HKG) 22 flights every day
23
Fukuoka (FUK) Seoul (ICN) 22 flights every day
24
Seoul (ICN) Fukuoka (FUK) 21 flights every day
25
Taipei (TPE) Tokyo (NRT) 21 flights every day
26
Tokyo (NRT) Taipei (TPE) 21 flights every day
27
New York (LGA) Toronto (YYZ) 20 flights every day
28
Toronto (YYZ) New York (LGA) 20 flights every day
29
Bangkok (BKK) Singapore (SIN) 19 flights every day
30
Singapore (SIN) Bangkok (BKK) 19 flights every day
31
Hongkong (HKG) Shanghai (PVG) 19 flights every day
32
Shanghai (PVG) Hong Kong (HKG) 19 flights every day
33
Shanghai (PVG) Osaka (KIX) 18 flights every day
34
Osaka (KIX) Shanghai (PVG) 18 flights every day
35
Riyadh (RUH) Cairo (CAI) 18 flights every day
36
Kairo (CAI) Riyadh (RUH) 18 flights every day
37
Hongkong (HKG) Seoul (ICN) 18 flights every day
38
Seoul (ICN) Hong Kong (HKG) 18 flights every day
39
Singapore (SIN) Denpasar (DPS) 17 flights every day
40
Denpasar (DPS) Singapore (SIN) 17 flights every day
41
Hongkong (HKG) Osaka (KIX) 17 flights every day
42
Osaka (KIX) Hong Kong (HKG) 17 flights every day
43
Hongkong (HKG) Tokyo (NRT) 17 flights every day
44
Tokyo (NRT) Hong Kong (HKG) 17 flights every day
45
Osaka (KIX) Taipei (TPE) 16 flights every day
46
Taipei (TPE) Osaka (KIX) 16 flights every day
47
Manila (MNL) Hong Kong (HKG) 16 flights every day
48
Hongkong (HKG) Manila (MNL) 16 flights every day
49
Taipei (TPE) Bangkok (BKK) 16 flights every day
50
Bangkok (BKK) Taipei (TPE) 16 flights every day
51
Kuala Lumpur (KUL) Denpasar (DPS) 16 flights every day
52
London (LHR) Dublin (DUB) 16 flights every day
53
Dublin (DUB) London (LHR) 16 flights every day
54
Denpasar (DPS) Kuala Lumpur (KUL) 16 flights every day
55
Dubai (DXB) Mumbai (BOM) 15 flights every day
56
Mumbai (BOM) Dubai (DXB) 15 flights every day
57
Madrid (MAD) Rome (FCO) 15 flights every day
58
Madrid (MAD) Lisbon (LIS) 15 flights every day
59
Rom (FCO) Madrid (MAD) 15 flights every day
60
Seoul (ICN) Bangkok (BKK) 15 flights every day
61
Lissabon (LIS) Madrid (MAD) 15 flights every day
62
Bangkok (BKK) Seoul (ICN) 15 flights every day
63
Seoul (ICN) Qingdao (TAO) 15 flights every day
64
Qingdao (TAO) Seoul (ICN) 15 flights every day
65
Seoul (ICN) Da Nang (DAD) 15 flights every day
66
Da Nang (DAD) Seoul (ICN) 15 flights every day
67
Hongkong (HKG) Singapore (SIN) 15 flights every day
68
Dubai (DXB) Kuwait (KWI) 15 flights every day
69
Shanghai (PVG) Bangkok (BKK) 15 flights every day
70
Singapore (SIN) Hong Kong (HKG) 15 flights every day
71
Chicago (ORD) Toronto (YYZ) 14 flights every day
72
Shanghai (PVG) Tokyo (NRT) 14 flights every day
73
Kuwait (KWI) Dubai (DXB) 14 flights every day
74
Tokyo (NRT) Shanghai (PVG) 14 flights every day
75
Dubai (DXB) Jeddah (JED) 14 flights every day
76
Jeddah (JED) Dubai (DXB) 14 flights every day
77
Bangkok (BKK) Shanghai (PVG) 14 flights every day
78
Singapore (SIN) Penang (PEN) 14 flights every day
79
Penang (PEN) Singapore (SIN) 14 flights every day
80
Toronto (YYZ) Chicago (ORD) 14 flights every day
81
Frankfurt (FRA) London (LHR) 14 flights every day
82
Singapore (SIN) Manila (MNL) 14 flights every day
83
Manila (MNL) Singapore (SIN) 14 flights every day
84
Orlando (MCO) San Juan (SJU) 14 flights every day
85
Teheran (IKA) Istanbul (IST) 14 flights every day
86
Shanghai (PVG) Singapore (SIN) 14 flights every day
87
Istanbul (IST) Tehran (IKA) 14 flights every day
88
Singapore (SIN) Shanghai (PVG) 14 flights every day
89
Newark (EWR) Toronto (YYZ) 13 flights every day
90
San Juan (SJU) Orlando (MCO) 13 flights every day
91
Toronto (YYZ) New York (EWR) 13 flights every day
92
London (LHR) Frankfurt (FRA) 13 flights every day
93
Santiago (SCL) Lima (LIM) 13 flights every day
94
Seoul (ICN) Shanghai (PVG) 13 flights every day
95
Seoul (ICN) Nha Trang (CXR) 13 flights every day
96
Shanghai (PVG) Seoul (ICN) 13 flights every day
97
Dubai (DXB) Delhi (DEL) 13 flights every day
98
Delhi (DEL) Dubai (DXB) 13 flights every day
99
Lima (LIM) Santiago (SCL) 13 flights every day
100
Larnaca (LCA) Athens (ATH) 13 flights every day