The airline industry will often measure its top performing routes in distance traveled, flight length, and capacity. On July 3, the OAG released a report that gives the world a rare glimpse into the world's top ten flight routes in terms of the amount of revenue they generate. Listed below, you'll find the top contending airlines, the city pair, revenue earned, scheduled hours flown, and dollar per hour earnings.
1. British Airways: New York City, New York (JFK) – London, United Kingdom (LHR)
The only route that breaks the $1 billion USD revenue threshold is British Airways' London to New York service; however, it still isn't the highest dollar per hour earner. Emirates' London to Dubai beats it (by under $1,000) in that category, generating over $25,000 USD per hour. In terms of most scheduled hours flown, United Airlines' San Fransisco to Newark flight spends the most time among the clouds, logging nearly 57,000 hours. Interestingly enough, five of the top ten flights depart from or arrive to London's Heathrow airport.
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