What are the 10 most profitable routes in the world? According to the British firm OAG, a specialist in air transport studies, the most profitable is the route between London-Heathrow and New York-JFK operated by British Airways.
To establish its top ten, OAG relied on air traffic over a 12-month period, from March 2018 to April 2019. According to the research firm, the London-Heathrow–New York-JFK route yielded more than $ 1.15 billion in revenue to British Airways during these 12 months. The British company operates more than 600 flights a month in Boeing 747 and Boeing 777 on this transatlantic route, which is frequented by a large number of business travelers. In addition, it is the first time that a connection brings back more than one billion dollars of income in 12 months, makes note OAG.
In second place on the podium is the domestic Melbourne and Sydney, Australia, which brought in $ 861 million to Qantas Airways. In third place is another route from London-Heathrow, this time to Dubai and operated by Emirates: it generated $ 796 million.
Top 10 most profitable routes (revenue between April 2018 and March 2019):
1. British Airways: London-Heathrow – New York-JFK ($1,159,126,794)
2. Qantas Airways : Melbourne – Sydney ( $861,260,322)
3. Emirates: London-Heathrow – Dubai ($796,201,645)
4. Singapore Airlines: London-Heathrow – Singapore ($735,597,614)
5. United Airlines: San Francisco – Newark ($689,371,368)
6. American Airlines: Los Angeles – New York-JFK ($661,739,788)
7. Qatar Airways: London-Heathrow – Doha ($639,122,609)
8. Cathay Pacific Airways: Hong Kong – London-Heathrow ($604,595,063)
9. Singapore Airlines: Singapore – Sydney ($549,711,946)
10. Air Canada: Vancouver-YVR – Toronto-Pearson ($541,122,509)