North America's busiest air route revealed

A new study published by Routes, the organiser of the world´s air service development events, shows that Mexico City to Cancun is the busiest air route in North America, the company said.

Almost 3.7 million passengers travelled the 1,294 km journey between Mexico City Juarez and Cancun in the 12-month period between November 1, 2016 and October 31, 2017, putting it at the top of the study´s rankings. The average cost of a ticket was USD 72.

Los Angeles International to New York J F Kennedy ranked second with 2.8 million people flying between the east and west coast cities. Routes´ research showed that the route is the longest in the top ten at 3,982 km and also the most expensive – a one-way ticket has an average cost of USD 338.

The third-busiest route links Mexico City Juarez with Monterrey International Airport, the third largest city in Mexico and the capital of the state of Nuevo León.

The top ten routes:
Mexico City Juarez – Cancun
Los Angeles International – New York J F Kennedy International
Mexico City Juarez – Monterrey Mariano Escobedo International
New York LaGuardia – Chicago O´Hare International
San Francisco – Los Angeles International
Guadalajara – Mexico City Juarez
Los Angeles International – Seattle-Tacoma International
San Francisco – New York J F Kennedy International
New York LaGuardia – Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
Orlando International – Newark Liberty International

The research has been released two months ahead of Routes Americas 2018, an aviation forum that will take place in Quito, Ecuador (February 13-15). The event has attracted North America´s largest airlines including American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and Air Canada.