World's busiest worldwide route? A one-hour flight from Singapore

05 May, 2018, 03:17 | Author: Kevin Carter
  • Kuala Lumpur-Singapore ranked busiest international flight route

A flight linking Singapore and the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur has become the busiest global route in the world, research shows. After Hong-Kong, Jakarta-Singapore with 4.7 million and Kuala Lumpur-Singapore with 4 million.

OAG in a statement, said the busiest route recorded 30,537 flights, with more than four million passengers carried by seven carriers on the route.

The world's busiest flight path is between the South Korean capital, Seoul, and the country's popular holiday island of Jeju.

"The carriers are Air Asia, Malaysia Airlines, SilkAir, Jetstar, Singapore Airlines, Malindo Airways and Scoot".

The busiest route is the Singapore-Kuala Lumpur route, this route topped the OAG's busiest worldwide routes rankings with 30,537 flights, compared with 28,887 flights for Hong Kong-Taipei.

The busiest route outside of Asia comes in eighth place and it is the journey between New York's La Guardia airport and Toronto in Canada, with 16,956 flights taking place over the previous year.

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In terms of passenger numbers, the flight between Hong Kong and the Taiwanese capital remains the busiest with 6.5 million passengers on the route.

The Singapore - KL route would be third on the list.

The highest on-time performance among Asian routes was Kansai-Taipei with 83 per cent, followed by Bangkok-Singapore (80 per cent) and Incheon-Kansai (78 per cent).

The report found that 14 of the world's 20 busiest routes operate in Asia - the world's fastest growing travel market.

London is the final destination for 50 per cent of passengers on this route, while the other half travel onward to other cities, most commonly Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Lagos, Nigeria and Hong Kong.

There were 16,956 flights between New York City and Toronto previous year, carrying over 1.5 million passengers.

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