List of largest airlines in Asia

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This is a list of the largest airlines in Asia by fleet size and total passengers carried in a twelve-month period. The table is updated periodically as and when new monthly data are available. Figures are for individual airlines; aggregate figures for airline groups (airlines and their partners/subsidiaries related by full equity ownership) are shown only when they are officially published.

By Passengers Carried (Millions)[edit]

Rank Airline / Holding '15 '14 '13 '12 '11 '10 '09 Passenger
Fleet
Current
Destinations
Sources Alliance
/ Association
1 China China Southern Airlines 23.4 (Mar) 100.9 91.8 86.5 80.7 76.4 49.4 452 193 [1] SkyTeam
2 China China Eastern 1 21.9 (Mar) 83.8 79.1 73.1 68.7 64.9 44.0 451 157 [2][3] SkyTeam
3 China Air China 21.7 (Mar) 83.0 77.7 72.4 69.4 60 41.3 315 185 [4][5] Star Alliance
4 Japan All Nippon Airways 3 7.0 (Feb) 46.2 45.1 44.7 41.9 46.4 50.4 236 82 [6][7] Star Alliance
5 Malaysia Air Asia Group 2 - 45.6 42.6 34.1 29.9 25.7 22.7 174 88 [8][9] n/a
6 Indonesia Lion Air 6 - 45.0 37.9 32.0 27.0 20.5 - 199 79 [10] n/a
7 United Arab Emirates Emirates Airlines 5 - - 44.5 39.4 34.0 31.4 27.5 219 133 [11] [n/a]
8 Japan Japan Airlines 4 6.0 (Feb) 39.1 38.6 37.6 35.4 44.7 48.0 116 92 [12] oneworld
9 Hong Kong Cathay Pacific 7 5.2 (Feb) 31.5 29.9 29.0 27.6 26.8 23.3 146 112 [13] oneworld
10 Indonesia Garuda Indonesia 21 4.8 (Feb) 29.1 24.9 20.4 17.1 12.5 - 163 76 [14] SkyTeam
11 Saudi Arabia Saudia - 27.9 25.2 24.3 22.5 18.2 18.6 153 118 [15][16][17] SkyTeam
12 China Hainan Airlines 8 - - 26.3 22.6 20.5 18.6 17.9 127 90 [18][19] n/a
13 South Korea Korean Air 13 - 23.3 23.6 24.0 23.3 22.9 20.4 153 116 [20][21][22][23] SkyTeam
14 India IndiGo 2.4 (Jan) 22.8 19.3 15.8 - - - 77 38 [24][25] n/a
15 Singapore Singapore Airlines 9 3.4 (Feb) 22.2 18.7 18.1 16.9 16.6 16.5 109 Orders:110 62 [26] Star Alliance
16 Qatar Qatar Airways 12 - 22.0 18.0 17.0 16.0 14.0 12.0 152 133 [27][28] oneworld
17 China Xiamen Airlines - 20.4 18.6 16.8 15.3 13.6 11.1 102 59 [29] SkyTeam
18 China Shenzhen Airlines - - 20.0 21.5 18.3 17.6 15.1 136 74 [30][31] Star Alliance
19 India Jet Airways 10 3.6 (Feb) 18.3 17.0 17.4 16.2 14.2 15.6 114 69 [32] n/a
20 Thailand Thai Airways International 14 3.2 (Feb) 17.7 21.5 20.6 18.4 18.2 18.5 95 78 [33] Star Alliance
21 Philippines Cebu Pacific 22 4.2 (Mar) 16.9 14.4 12.3 10.5 9.6 - 54 62 [34] n/a
22 India Air India 11 1.6 (Jan) 16.7 17.3 16.0 - 15.0 13.0 113 90 [35][36][37] Star Alliance
23 South Korea Asiana Airlines 16 - - 16.3 15.0 14.7 13.9 12.4 83 108 [38][39] Star Alliance
24 Malaysia Malaysia Airlines 15 - 16.0 17.2 13.4 13.3 13.1 11.9 98 Orders :14 61 [40] oneworld
25 Vietnam Vietnam Airlines - - 15.0 14.0 - - 9.3 87 52 [41] SkyTeam
26 United Arab Emirates Etihad Airways - 14.8 11.5 10.3 8.4 - - 94 96 [42][43] n/a
27 China Sichuan Airlines - - - 14.4 12.9 10.7 9.2 81 60+ [44] n/a
28 Taiwan China Airlines 18 - 14.1 12.8 11.4 - 11.3 10.0 77 98 [45][46] SkyTeam
29 China Shandong Airlines - - 14.0 12.5 - - - 75 60 [47] n/a
30 India SpiceJet 17 - - - 12.7 10.9 8.6 6.6 58 54 [48] n/a
31 Philippines Philippine Airlines 20 3.0 (Mar) 12.0 11.2 12.7 - - - 73 74 [49] n/a
32 China Spring Airlines - - - 9.1 7.2 5.9 4.3 39 34 [50][51] -
33 Taiwan EVA Airways 1.5 (Feb) 8.9 8.0 7.5 - - - 61 73 [52][53] Star Alliance
34 Bahrain Gulf Air - - - - 7.1 - 5.7 26 32 [54][55] -
35 Singapore Tigerair 19 1.2 (Mar) 6.1 5.1 4.4 3.9 - - 26 35 [56] -
36 United Arab Emirates Air Arabia - - 6.1 5.3 - - - 35 89 [57] -
37 Pakistan Pakistan International Airways - - - 5.3 6.0 5.5 5.5 38 62 [58][59] -
38 Iran Mahan Air - - 5.3 - - - - 53 52 [60] -
39 Oman Oman Air - - 5.0 4.4 - - - 30 44 [61] -
40 Sri Lanka SriLankan Airlines - - 4.7 4.3 - - - 23 61 [62] oneworld
41 Israel EL AL - - 4.4 4.2 - - - 39 40 [63] -
42 Kazakhstan Air Astana - - 3.7 3.2 3.1 2.5 2.2 32 63 [64][65] -
43 China Juneyao Airlines - - - - - 3.6 - 34 38 [66] -
44 Jordan Royal Jordanian Airlines - - - 3.4 3.2 - - 33 61 [67] oneworld
45 Malaysia Air Asia X - - 3.2 2.6 - - - 18 19 [68] -
46 Thailand Bangkok Airways - - - - 3.1 2.7 - 27 23 [69] -
47 Uzbekistan Uzbekistan Airways - - 2.7 2.6 - - - 37 58 [70] -
48 Kuwait Kuwait Airways - - - - - 2.6 - 17 34 [71] -
49 Lebanon Middle East Airlines - - - 2.2 2.1 - - 19 33 [72] SkyTeam
50 Turkmenistan Turkmenistan Airlines - - - 1.8 - - - 25 23 [73] -
51 Macau Air Macau - - 1.8 1.6 1.4 - - 15 23 [74][75] -
52 Kuwait Jazeera Airways - - 1.1 1.2 1.3 - - 7 15 [76] -
Notes