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 '14 '13 '12 '11 '10 '09 Passenger
Fleet
Current
Destinations
Sources Alliance
/ Association
1 China China Southern Airlines 23.9 (Mar) 91.8 86.5 80.7 76.5 66.3 452 193 [1] SkyTeam
2 China China Eastern Airlines 1 - 80.0 73.1 68.7 64.9 44.0 355 150+ [2][3] SkyTeam
3 China Air China 20.1 (Mar) 77.7 72.4 69.7 60.0 41.3 315 185 [4] Star Alliance
4 Japan All Nippon Airways 3 6.8 (Feb) 45.1 44.7 41.9 46.4 50.4 236 82 [5] Star Alliance
5 MalaysiaPhilippinesIndonesiaThailand Air Asia 2 - 42.6 33.8 29.9 25.7 22.7 169 88 [6] n/a
6 United Arab Emirates Emirates Airlines 5 - - 39.4 34.0 31.4 27.5 219 133 [7] n/a
7 Japan Japan Airlines 4 5.8 (Feb) 38.6 37.6 35.4 44.7 48.0 116 92 [8] oneworld
8 IndonesiaThailand Lion Air 6 - 37.9 32.0 27.0 20.5 - 101 79 [9] n/a
9 Hong Kong Cathay Pacific 7 7.5 (Mar) 29.9 29.0 27.6 26.8 23.3 114 112 [10] oneworld
10 China Hainan Airlines 8 - 26.3 22.6 20.5 18.6 17.9 127 90 [11][12] n/a
11 Saudi Arabia Saudia - 25.2 24.3 22.5 18.2 18.6 153 118 [13][14] SkyTeam
12 Indonesia Garuda Indonesia 4.2 (Feb) 25.0 20.4 17.1 12.5 - 140 76 [15] SkyTeam
13 South Korea Korean Air 13 - 23.6 24.0 23.3 22.9 20.4 153 116 [16][17][18] SkyTeam
14 Thailand Thai Airways International 14 3.2 (Feb) 21.5 20.6 18.4 18.2 18.5 95 78 [19] Star Alliance
15 China Shenzhen Airlines - 20.0 - 18.3 17.6 15.1 136 74 [20][21] Star Alliance
16 India IndiGo - 19.3 - - - - 77 36 [22] n/a
17 Singapore Singapore Airlines 9 5.2 (Mar) 18.7 18.1 16.9 16.6 16.5 104 62 [23] Star Alliance
18 China Xiamen Airlines - 18.6 16.8 15.3 13.6 11.1 102 59 [24] SkyTeam
19 Qatar Qatar Airways 12 - - 18.0 17.0 16.0 14.0 152 133 [25] oneworld
20 India Jet Airways 10 2.9 (Feb) - 17.4 16.2 14.2 15.6 114 69 [26] n/a
21 India Air India 11 - 17.3 16.0 - 15.0 13.0 113 90 [27][28] Star Alliance (Jun '14)
22 Malaysia Malaysia Airlines 15 4.3 (Mar) 17.2 13.4 13.3 13.1 11.9 105 61 [29] oneworld
23 South Korea Asiana Airlines 16 - 16.3 15.0 14.7 13.9 12.4 83 108 [30][31] Star Alliance
24 Vietnam Vietnam Airlines - 15.0 - - - 9.3 87 52 [32] SkyTeam
25 China Sichuan Airlines - - 14.4 12.9 10.7 9.2 81 60+ [33] n/a
26 China Shandong Airlines - 14.0 12.5 - - - 75 60 [34] n/a
27 Philippines Cebu Pacific - 13.3 12.3 10.5 9.6 - 50 58 [35] n/a
28 India SpiceJet 17 - - 12.7 10.9 8.6 6.6 58 54 [36] n/a
29 United Arab Emirates Etihad Airways - 11.5 10.3 8.4 - - 94 96 [37] n/a
30 Taiwan China Airlines 18 - - - - 11.3 10.0 77 98 [38] SkyTeam
31 Philippines Philippine Airlines 20 - 11.2 12.7 - - - 55 79 [39] -
32 Taiwan EVA Airways - 8.0 7.5 - - - 61 73 [40][41] Star Alliance
33 China Spring Airlines - - - 7.2 5.9 4.3 39 34 [42] -
34 United Arab Emirates Air Arabia - 6.1 5.3 - - - 35 89 [43] -
35 Pakistan Pakistan International Airways - - - 6.0 5.5 5.5 38 62 [44] -
36 Bahrain Gulf Air - - - - - 5.7 26 32 [45] -
37 Iran Mahan Air - 5.3 - - - - 53 52 [46] -
38 Singapore Tigerair 19 - 5.1 4.4 3.9 - - 26 35 [47] -
39 Oman Oman Air - 5.0 4.4 - - - 30 44 [48] -
40 Sri Lanka SriLankan Airlines - 4.7 - - - - 23 61 [49] oneworld (May'14)
41 Israel EL AL - 4.4 4.2 - - - 39 40 [50] -
42 China Juneyao Airlines - - - - 3.6 - 34 38 [51] -
43 Jordan Royal Jordanian Airlines - - 3.4 3.2 - - 33 61 [52] -
44 Thailand Bangkok Airways - - - 3.1 2.7 - 27 23 [53] -
45 Uzbekistan Uzbekistan Airways - 2.7 2.6 - - - 37 58 [54] -
46 Kuwait Kuwait Airways - - - - 2.6 - 17 34 [55] -
47 Lebanon Middle East Airlines - - 2.2 2.1 - - 19 33 [56] SkyTeam
48 Turkmenistan Turkmenistan Airlines - - 1.8 - - - 25 23 [57] -
49 Macau Air Macau - - 1.6 - - - 15 23 [58] -
50 Kuwait Jazeera Airways - 1.1 1.2 1.3 - - 7 15 [59] -
00 Myanmar Air Bagan - - - - - - 6 20 - -
00 North Korea Air Koryo - - - - - - 27 23 - -
00 Bangladesh Biman Bangladesh - - - - - - 9 23 - -
00 Taiwan Far Eastern Air Transport - - - - - - 6 10 - -
00 Mongolia MIAT Mongolian Airlines - - - - - - 4 8 - -
00 Myanmar Myanmar Airways International - - - - - - 9 18 - -
00 Nepal Nepal Airlines - - - - - - 6 39 - -
00 China Okay Airways - - - - - - 10 16 - -
00 Brunei Royal Brunei Airlines - - - - - - 12 14 - -
00 Tajikistan Tajik Air - - - - - - 12 19 - -
00 Iran Iran Air - - - - - - 51 80 - -
00 Syria Syrian Air - - - - - - 8 52 - -
00 Yemen Yemenia - - - - - - 10 24 - -
Notes