Singapore-Kuala Lumpur is world’s busiest air route

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The Singapore-Kuala Lumpur route is the world’s busiest international air link as per the volume of flights that operate on it, a new report by OAG Aviation Worldwide found, a company that collects and analyses air travel data worldwide.

The ranking by OAG is based on the number of flights between two cities in the twelve months to the end of February 2018. The Singapore-KL connection topped OAG’s busiest international routes rankings with 30,537 flights, compared with 28,887 flights for Hong Kong-Taipei and 27,304 flights for Singapore-Jakarta.

The Singapore-KL route carried more than four million passengers on seven airlines, namely AirAsia, Malaysia Airlines, SilkAir, Jetstar, Singapore Airlines, Malindo Airways and Scoot.

Mayur Patel, OAG’s regional sales director for Japan and the Asia-Pacific, noted that 14 of the world’s busiest 20 routes, including eight of the top ten routes, are between Asian cities.

“Given the robust expansion of air passenger travel across the Asia-Pacific and the fierce competition between carriers in the region, it is unsurprising,” he said.

With regards to airports, OAG noted that Hong Kong was the busiest Asian airport hub, featuring in six of the top 20 routes, while Singapore’s Changi Airport featured in four.

Industry analysts noted that the expansion of low-cost carriers in Asia has significantly boosted the number of air services between Asian cities, including Singapore-Kuala Lumpur and Singapore-Jakarta.

Other busy routes operate within Europe (London – Amsterdam), another within North America (New York-Toronto) and one between North America and Europe (New York-Dublin). There is also one route which operates between two destinations in the Middle East, Dubai and Kuwait.

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The Singapore-Kuala Lumpur route is the world’s busiest international air link as per the volume of flights that operate on it, a new report by OAG Aviation Worldwide found, a company that collects and analyses air travel data worldwide.

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The Singapore-Kuala Lumpur route is the world’s busiest international air link as per the volume of flights that operate on it, a new report by OAG Aviation Worldwide found, a company that collects and analyses air travel data worldwide.

The ranking by OAG is based on the number of flights between two cities in the twelve months to the end of February 2018. The Singapore-KL connection topped OAG’s busiest international routes rankings with 30,537 flights, compared with 28,887 flights for Hong Kong-Taipei and 27,304 flights for Singapore-Jakarta.

The Singapore-KL route carried more than four million passengers on seven airlines, namely AirAsia, Malaysia Airlines, SilkAir, Jetstar, Singapore Airlines, Malindo Airways and Scoot.

Mayur Patel, OAG’s regional sales director for Japan and the Asia-Pacific, noted that 14 of the world’s busiest 20 routes, including eight of the top ten routes, are between Asian cities.

“Given the robust expansion of air passenger travel across the Asia-Pacific and the fierce competition between carriers in the region, it is unsurprising,” he said.

With regards to airports, OAG noted that Hong Kong was the busiest Asian airport hub, featuring in six of the top 20 routes, while Singapore’s Changi Airport featured in four.

Industry analysts noted that the expansion of low-cost carriers in Asia has significantly boosted the number of air services between Asian cities, including Singapore-Kuala Lumpur and Singapore-Jakarta.

Other busy routes operate within Europe (London – Amsterdam), another within North America (New York-Toronto) and one between North America and Europe (New York-Dublin). There is also one route which operates between two destinations in the Middle East, Dubai and Kuwait.

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