24 Sep '17, 10am

World's top 20 international air routes revealed - and they are almost all in Asia

Almost all of the world’s 20 busiest air routes are in east Asia, with no representatives from either the UK or the US. According to a survey by Routesonline, Hong Kong is way ahead of the rest of the world for high-intensity international air links. Eight of the top 20 routes begin or end at the city’s Chek Lap Kok airport, include the busiest: Hong Kong to Taipei, with more than 450,000 passengers in July alone. That works out at more than 10 people a minute flying the 500 miles between the two cities, around the clock. Cathay Pacific carries almost half the passengers on the route, with the rest divided between Hong Kong Airlines and the Taiwanese carriers Eva Air and China Airlines. Singapore has five routes in the top 20, including the second and third most popular: to Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur respectively. Other cities that are prominent in the rankings include Osaka...

Full article: http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/world...

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