Cancun leads on international and domestic travel lists

Cancun's hotel zone. Photo: Getty

Travel bans have reshuffled the world’s most possible air travel routes. But Cancun still maintains its top-10 status on both national and international lists.

Travel analyst OAG in January placed Dubai-London Heathrow as the busiest international route, but that’s changed.

The route heading the international leaderboard is now Orlando-San Juan, with 135,244 seats scheduled for February.

The three-hour journey from Florida’s Orlando International Airport to Puerto Rico is technically classified as international although the Caribbean island is US territory.

Dubai to Delhi and Cairo-Jeddah are the next two most prominent international flights.

For domestic travel, Jeddah-Riyadh in Saudi Arabia and Cancun-Mexico City were the only routes outside Asia to make the top 10.

The top two domestic routes were South Korea’s Jeju-International to Seoul-Gimpo and between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam.

The world’s busiest international air routes

  1. Orlando-San Juan (135,244)
  2. Delhi-Dubai (129,683)
  3. Cairo-Jeddah (128,665)
  4. Paris Orly-Pointe-a-Pitre (118,594)
  5. Tehran Imran Khomeini-Istanbul Ataturk (110,936)
  6. New York JFK-Santiago (DO) (108,876)
  7. Fort de France-Paris Orly (104,923)
  8. Cairo-Riyadh (103,922)
  9. Seoul Incheon-Tokyo Narita (100,676)
  10. Cancun-Dallas Fort Worth (98,045)

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