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Melbourne to Sydney flight path revealed as certainly one of world’s busiest routes

The world’s busiest flight paths have been revealed and one fashionable Australian route has ranked excessive up on the record as soon as once more.

Melbourne to Sydney was the fifth busiest home flight path on this planet this yr, with 9.3 million seats on the route, based on world journey information supplier OAG.

It additionally ranked fifth final yr and earlier than the pandemic in 2019, however airline capability is down six per cent since then, the info exhibits.

Melbourne to Sydney ranked behind home flight paths in South Korea (Jeju Worldwide to Seoul Gimpo being the busiest home route), Japan (with Sapporo New Chitose to Tokyo Haneda in second place, and Fukuoka to Tokyo Haneda in third place), and Vietnam (with Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh Metropolis in fourth place).

The highest flight path from Jeju, a well-liked vacation island, to Seoul, South Korea’s capital, had 13.7 million seats. It was additionally the busiest home route in 2019 and final yr.

Nevertheless, regardless of taking out the highest spot once more, capability was down 21 per cent on 2019 and 12 per cent on final yr – the one recorded capability drop from 2022 to 2023 within the prime 10.

Many of the prime 10 home flight paths remained beneath their 2019 capability, though 4 had been within the inexperienced.

Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh Metropolis (fourth place) was up six per cent, Beijing to Shanghai Hongqiao (sixth place) was up three per cent, Tokyo Haneda to Okinawa Naha (seventh place) was up 4 per cent, and Jakarta to Bali (tenth place) was up eight per cent.

The flight path from Indonesia’s capital to Bali, certainly one of Australians’ favorite abroad locations, hadn’t made the highest 10 in 2019 however ranked eighth place final yr.

OAG defines the busiest air routes as these with the most important quantity of scheduled airline seats within the yr 2023, and information is for flights in each instructions on every route.

Busiest worldwide flight routes

Australia didn’t make an look on the highest 10 busiest worldwide flight routes.

The busiest worldwide route on this planet this yr was Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s capital metropolis, to Singapore, with 4.9 million seats.

Cairo in Egypt to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia got here in second place with 4.8 million seats.

There was solely a two per cent capability distinction between first and second place on the worldwide rankings in comparison with a giant 15 per cent hole between first and second place on the home record.

Hong Kong to Taiwan’s capital Taipei was the busiest worldwide route in 2019, however ranked third this yr, with capability having dropped by 43 per cent since then.

Seoul in South Korea to Osaka in Japan, and Seoul to Japan’s capital Tokyo rounded out the highest 5.

All prime 10 worldwide flight paths had elevated capability on final yr between 24 per cent and an enormous 356 per cent. Six out of 10 flight paths elevated capability on 2019 between 1 per cent and 42 per cent.

The busiest airport on this planet this yr remained Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Worldwide Airport within the US, based on OAG. It was adopted by Dubai Worldwide Airport, Tokyo Worldwide (Haneda) Airport and London Heathrow Airport.

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