A domestic flight in South Korea is the busiest airline route in the world, according to a report from aviation industry analyst OAG.
The 282-mile route between Seoul and the island of Jeju, a popular beach destination that’s also home to a “sex-themed sculpture park,” was flown 64,991 times last year, an average of 178 flights daily.
Other busy domestic routes included Melbourne-Sydney in Australia (54,519 flights in 2017) and Mumbai-Delhi, India (47,462 flights). The busiest U.S. route was Los Angeles-San Francisco, flown by airlines 34,897 times.
Hong Kong to Taipei was the busiest international route last year, flown 29,494 times; Kuala Lumpur to Singapore (29,383 flights) and Jakarta-Singapore (26,872 trips) were next.
The five busiest international routes were all in Asia. The busiest U.S. route was Los-Angeles-New York-Toronto, flown by American Airlines, Air Canada, and Westjet a total of 17,116 times in 2017.
Other busy air routes included
- Fukuoka-Tokyo Haneda,
- Rio de Janeiro-Sao Paulo Congonhas,
- Cape Town-Johannesburg,
Hong Kong-Shanghai, Hong Kong-Seoul Incheon, Beijing-Hong Kong, Dublin-London Heathrow, Bangkok-Singapore were among the international routes most flown by airlines.