Ever wondered which airline route is the most profitable in the word? The Official Airline Guide has revealed the answer in a new list detailing which flights are raking in the most cash.

To form the list, The Official Airline Guide gathered data on airline revenue from April 2017 to March 2018.

It categorised the big money making flights both by route and by carrier to see just how much profit each brought in over the course of a year.

Only one flight cracked the US$1 billion-dollar threshold. Can you guess which one?

1. British Airways New York JFK to London Heathrow: $1.04 billion


British Airways’ flagship service between London Heathrow and New York JFK flies 15 daily non-stops in either direction between the two airports. OAG said the revenue earned through this route accounted for about 6% of the airline’s total earnings in 2017.

2. Qantas Airways Melbourne to Sydney, $855 million

This was the only short-haul flight to makes the list of the most profitable flights. The reason this 1 hour 20 minute flight makes so much money is largely due to the fact that there are 65 flights a day on just that one route.

3. Emirates London Heathrow to Dubai, $819 million

Emirates A380 staff

Another London Heathrow route joins the top earners list.


4. Singapore Airlines London Heathrow to Singapore, $710 million


Are you noticing a trend here? Yet another London Heathrow Route. John Grant of OAG said that, incredibly, five of the top 10 revenue earners are either to or from London Heathrow which may explain the ongoing debate about the third runway with the increased competition damaging those lucrative earners.

5. American Airlines Los Angeles LAX to New York JFK, $698 million

This poplar route is another big earner.

All in all, the list shows that long-haul business travel remains the top generator of revenue across the world.

See the full top 10 list below.

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