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Bangkok to Hong Kong, the world’s second most popular flight

Based from the latest International Air Transport Association (IATA) report , the world’s top five flying routes are all in the Asia Pacific region .
    
One reason for the growth can be attributed to the number of flights being operated by low-cost carriers in the region.
    
Passenger traffic between Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi) and Hong Kong airport is Number Two on the list of the airports with the world’s busiest air traffic. However flights between Hong Kong and Taipei Taoyuan, Taiwan, is still the most popular route in the world carrying 5.4 million passengers per year. While traffic between Suvarnabhumi and Hong Kong reached 3.4 million in 2018, up 9% from 2017.
    
In the report from IATA world airline traffic for 2018 also shows that airlines in the Asia Pacific carried the largest number of passengers in the world.
    
Global passenger traffic results for 2018 showed that demand rose by a healthy 6.5% compared to full-year 2017. Although this represented a slowdown compared to the 2017 annual growth of 8.0%, it was another year of above-trend growth. Full year 2018 capacity climbed 6.1%, and load factor edged up 0.3 percentage point to a record 81.9%, exceeding the previous high set in 2017.

“Airlines are connecting more people and places than ever before. The freedom to fly is more accessible than ever. And our world is a more prosperous place as a result,” said Alexandre de Juniac, IATA director-general and CEO.

In terms of pure numbers of flights for 2018, here are the results. Eight out of ten of the routes are all in the Asia-Pacific.

    1. Kuala Lumpur – Singapore: 30,187 flights
    2. Hong Kong – Taipei: 28,447 flights
    3. Jakarta – Singapore: 27,046 flights
    4. Hong Kong – Shanghai: 20,678 flights
    5. Jakarta – Kuala Lumpur: 19,741 flights
    6. Seoul Incheon – Osaka: 19,711 flights
    7. New York LaGuardia – Toronto: 17,038 flights
    8. Hong Kong – Seoul Incheon: 15,770 flights
    9. Bangkok – Singapore: 14,698 flights
    10. Dubai – Kuwait: 14,581 flights
    11. Bangkok – Hong Kong: 14,556 flights
    12. Hong Kong – Beijing: 14,537 flights
    13. New York JFK – London Heathrow: 14,195 flights
    14. Tokyo Narita – Taipei: 13,902 flights
    15. Dublin – London Heathrow: 13,855 flights
    16. Osaka – Shanghai: 13,708 flights
    17. Hong Kong – Singapore: 13,654 flights
    18. Chicago O’Hare – Toronto: 13,503 flights
    19. Seoul Incheon – Tokyo Narita: 13,517 flights
    20. Osaka – Taipei: 13,325 flights

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