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Cape Town to Johannesburg is one of the busiest flight routes in the world

The Cape Town to Johannesburg flight route is one of the busiest in the world. In fact it is the 11th most popular flight globally.

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The latest OAG report shows that the flight route between Cape Town and Johannesburg is the eleventh busiest route in the world.

OAG’s Busiest Routes presents data and analysis of the world’s busiest routes. It is based on the number of flights for the period March 2018-February 2019.

Leaving on a jet plane

Cape Town to Johannesburg earned a spot as the 11th busiest domestic route in the world. It provided travellers with almost 34 000 flights across 6 different carriers.

One of the carriers, Mango was placed 19th in the OAG’s Punctuality League.

The report uses a full-year data from 2018 to create a ranking of the best on-time performance (OTP) for the world’s largest airlines and airports.

OAG’s definition of on-time performance (OTP) is flights that arrive or depart within 15 minutes of their scheduled arrival/departure times.

The most popular flight in the world

The route between Jeju and Seoul Gimpo is the busiest domestic route in the world. The route has 80 000 flights across 7 carriers. They provide almost 200 daily services. This makes it the most popular flight in the world.

According to CNN Travel, it is an incredibly popular holiday destination, pulling in vacationers and honeymooners by the thousands.

It seems people are very keen to visit its volcanoes, 224-kilometre semi-tropical forested national park, a wild coastline and longest lava tube in the world

In for the long haul

According to the report, there are 15 domestic routes in the world which have more flights operating each year than any international route anywhere. This includes the Cape Town to Johannesburg route.

The busiest international routes are in Asia Pacific. They boast 15 of the top 20 routes.

The route from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore sent off 30,000 flights in the course of a year. The flights were operated by 8 carriers with an average of 82 flights per day.

This flight is 1 hour. This makes the world’s international busiest route also one of the shortest. Passengers can choose between 41 different flights every day, and 8 different airlines.

The amount of traffic on the highways above our heads is pretty impressive.

[h/t: Business Insider]