World’s busiest international routes named

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Just one inside the top 20 in July was in Europe
As hundreds of airlines from around the globe gather in Barcelona for World Routes 2017, the aviation industry event has revealed the world’s top international routes by passenger numbers.
At the top of a list of the 20 busiest non-stop international passenger routes, with an average of 80 flights per day – one every 18 minutes – the busiest during July was between Hong Kong (HKG) and Taipei Taiwan Taoyuan (TPE).
Precisely 451,801 passengers travelled the 800-kilometre distance between the densely populated autonomous territory of Hong Kong and the Taiwanese capital.
Cathay Pacific had the most capacity on this route with 309,439 available seats, followed by China Airlines with 182,986. Other operators to fly HKG-TPE are EVA Airways, Hong Kong Airlines and Cathay Dragon.
The total was 4.6% higher than June. And it was a full 129,313 more passengers than the world’s second busiest international route, between Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta (CGK) and Singapore Changi (SIN).
Services in the Asia Pacific region dominate the rankings, with the entire top ten taken up by routes in Asia and just two from outside the region making the top 20.
In 12th place during the month of in July was the route between Moscow Domodedovo (DME) and Simferopol (SIP), linking Russia’s capital with Crimea, while in 16th was the leisure route between Dusseldorf (DUS) and Palma de Mallorca (PMI).
The most expensive route in the top 20 was Hong Kong-Beijing, operated by Cathay Dragon, Air China, Cathay Pacific, China Southern Airlines and Hong Kong Airlines with an average base fare of $333.08. The cheapest was Dusseldorf-Palma de Mallorca, operated by a string of low-cost carriers including NIKI, Eurowings and Germania.
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