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Jeju to Seoul flight route almost twice as busy as world's second busiest
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▲ A Jeju Air Plan takes off. Photo by Lee Min-ho

In July, a total of 1.28 million passengers made the hour-long trip between Jeju Island and Seoul.

According to data from routesonline.com, that makes the Jeju International Airport to Seoul Gimpo route not only the busiest air route in the world, but also almost twice as busy as the second busiest route. This was Sapporo to Tokyo which has a still impressive 688,394 passengers in July.

The airport shows no signs of slowing down either, as according to the statistics that figure was a massive 300,000 people higher than in July 2016.

These extra people were served by a total of 5,858 flights or an average of 189 flights every single day.

Despite these crazy numbers, there has been a slight drop in the number of overall tourists visiting Jeju. This is mainly due to the fact that there has been a huge drop-off in the number of Chinese tourists visiting the island.

It seems strange to think that it wasn't too many years ago that we were writing articles about the total number of tourists visiting the island in a year hitting the 6 million by the end November.

The top ten busiest routes on the survey were:

  1. 1. Jeju International Airport - Seoul Gimpo International:
  2. 2. Sapporo New Chitose - Tokyo International Airport
  3. 3. Sydney Kingsford Smith - Melbourne
  4. 4. Toky Int (Haneda) - Fukuoka
  5. 5. Delhi - Mubai
  6. 6. Ho Chi Minh City - Hanoi
  7. 7. Shanghai Hongqiao International - Beijing Capital International
  8. 8. Hong Kong International - Taipei Taiwan Taoyuan International
  9. 9. Okinawa Naha - Tokyo International
  10. 10. Surabaya - Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta

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