The Top 10 Airline Routes by Revenue

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  • Swissdiver

    Top 10 routes

    I am amazed by the fact SYD-MEL ranks #2! The full article is there.

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    OAG regularly updates this survey and most media publish the findings.

    But how accurate is it ?

    I ask because it’s based on airport-airport rather than city-city. A route like MEL-SYD has air service linking one airport at each end.

    If it were city-city then London-Amsterdam used by around three million passengers a year and served from the UK capital with flights from six airports * would surely feature.

    When it comes to revenue OAG does not say whether it’s based solely on point-to-point revenue or whether it includes revenue from six-freedom travellers.

    If the latter then I wonder how OAG managed to obtain details as airlines guard their revenues with great secrecy.

    OAG’s figures for London-Amsterdam are based only on flights from Heathrow. Yet over the years the number of travellers flying Heathrow-Amsterdam have barely increased.

    *(London’s six airports with flights to Amsterdam are: LHR/LTN/STN/LCY/SEN/LGW)

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    Same with London and Edinburgh. If I’m not mistaken more people fly than take the train

    Thinking out the box, I wonder if the most popular seaplane route is Vancouver Harbour to Victoria Harbour?

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