Fun facts about flying coming at ya.
Did you know that every day 8.3 million people are cruising the skies on some 93,500 flights? That's about the population of NYC. Every. Single. Day.
So where are most people traveling?
Our guesses were between Rio and Sao Paolo, between somewhere and Dubai and someplace in Asia. We asked the folks at FlightStats to compile data on the busiest flight routes around the world over the course of a year, and we had the gurus at FlightAware compile the busiest flight routes over the course of a single day (July 30, in this case).
From January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013, these were the busiest flight routes around the world:
While these routes were the busiest for the entire calendar year, different routes were more popular for a single day in 2014. The busiest route for July 30, 2014 was from Seoul's Gimpo International to Jeju International with 94 flights. The busiest route in America on July 30 was Los Angeles International to San Francisco International with 55 flights.
For the curious, the busiest route between two American cities in all of 2012 was Chicago to New York.
As the saying goes: The more you know.