KUALA LUMPUR: A one-hour flight linking one of the world’s smallest countries with its next-door neighbour is the world’s busiest international route.
Planes made 30,537 trips between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore in the 12 months to February, according to a report by OAG Aviation Worldwide Ltd – the equivalent of 84 flights a day.
In a top-20 list dominated by Asia, the highest-ranking route outside the region ran between New York and Toronto. There were 16,956 flights on that leg. The trip between Dublin and London Heathrow ranked 14th and was the busiest European entry with 14,390 flights.
In terms of passenger numbers, Hong Kong-Taipei tops the list with 6.5 million people flying that route in the 12-month period, the report showed. That’s followed by Jakarta-Singapore with 4.7 million and Kuala Lumpur-Singapore with four million.