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OAG Reveals the Busiest Routes Across Latin America’s Flourishing Travel Market

March 26, 2019
OAG reveals Latin America's busiest international routes. (Graphic: Business Wire)

MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 26, 2019--OAG, the world’s leading provider of travel data and insight, today revealed the Busiest Routes in the world. OAG’s analysis, which is based on operating flight volume, includes insight into on-time performance (OTP) and carrier frequency at the route level, both domestically and internationally.

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OAG reveals Latin America’s busiest international routes. (Graphic: Business Wire)

Three short-haul flights between Latin American airports are among the 20 busiest domestic routes in the world. Ranked fourth, the trip from São Paulo (CGH) to Rio de Janeiro (SDU) operates 39,747 flights annually. Service from Cuzco (CUZ) to Lima (LIM) ranked 13 th among the world’s busiest domestic routes with 32,095 flights followed by Bogotá (BOG) to Medellin (MDE), which ranked 15 th with 31,279 flights.

“Demand for air services in Latin America continues to grow, with passenger traffic up 3.7 percent over last year,” said John Grant, senior analyst with OAG. “This market growth is creating more carrier competition and consumer choice for the region’s most popular routes, including Buenos Aires (EZE) to São Paulo (GRU) and Cuzco (CUZ) to (LIM) Lima.”

The busiest international route originating in Latin America is Lima (LIM) to Santiago (SCL), with 10,369 annual operating flights. Flights departing from San Juan (SJU) to Orlando (MCO) ranked second with 9,446 flights, followed by service from São Paulo (GRU) to Santiago (SCL) in third (8,812 flights). Most of Latin America’s busiest international routes achieved an 80 percent-or-above OTP—a notable accomplishment considering the region’s increasing congestion and passenger growth. Specifically, the region’s busiest long-haul routes, São Paulo (GRU) to Panama City (PTY) and Panama City (PTY) to Santiago (SCL), recorded OTPs of 89.4 and 85.8 percent, respectively.

Globally, most of the world’s busiest routes are in the Asia-Pacific region. With over 79,000 flights annually, service from South Korea Jeju (CJU) to Seoul (GMP) is the busiest route on the planet.

For qualification criteria and more insights on the world’s busiest international and domestic routes, access the Busiest Routes analysis here.

About OAG
OAG is a leading global travel data provider, that has been powering the growth and innovation of the air travel ecosystem since 1929.

Every day, we support millions of journeys across the globe, enabling a simpler, seamless and more enjoyable travel experience. With the world’s largest network of schedules and status data, and leading-edge analytics tools, we enable our customers to make smarter decisions, better adapt to change and create exceptional customer experiences.

We partner with some of the biggest global brands, airports, airlines, travel operators and fast-growing start-ups to design the best services available today, and the finest innovations of tomorrow.

Headquartered in the UK, OAG has global operations in the USA, Singapore, Japan, Lithuania and China.

For more information, visit: www.oag.com and follow us on Twitter @OAG Aviation.

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