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 Country Airline / Holding '17 '16 '15 '14 '13 '12 '11 '10 '09 Passenger
Fleet
Current
Destinations
Sources Alliance
/ Association
1  China China Southern Airlines 20.1 (Feb) 114.6 109.4 100.9 91.8 86.5 80.7 76.4 49.4 522, Orders: 104 190 [1] SkyTeam
2  China China Eastern Airlines 1 17.5 (Feb) 101.7 93.8 83.8 79.1 73.1 68.7 64.9 44.0 452, Orders: 230 217 [2][3] SkyTeam
3  China Air China 16.3 (Feb) 96.5 89.8 83.0 77.7 72.4 69.4 60.0 41.3 395 201 [4][5] Star Alliance
4  Indonesia  Malaysia  Thailand Lion Air Group 6 33.2 (Lion Air only) 53.0 45.0 37.9 32.0 27.0 20.5 - 262 79 [6] n/a
5  United Arab Emirates Emirates Airlines 5 51.8 49.3 44.5 39.4 34.0 31.4 27.5 240 151 [7] n/a
6  Malaysia  Thailand  Indonesia  Philippines  Japan  India Air Asia Group2 56.5 50.6 45.6 42.6 34.1 29.9 25.7 22.7 189 121 [8] n/a
7  Japan All Nippon Airways 3 3.7 (Jan) 47.3 50.8 50.4 49.0 47.4 44.9 45.7 50.4 218 86 [9][10] Star Alliance
8  India IndiGo 4.0

(Jan)

41.3 29.7 22.8 19.3 15.8 - - - 129,

Orders:413

38 [11][12][13] n/a
9  Japan Japan Airlines 4 3.2 (Jan) 40.6 39.9 39.1 38.6 37.6 35.4 44.7 48.0 116 92 [14] oneworld
10  China Hainan Airlines 8 31.7 (Sep) 38.6 35.6 26.3 22.6 20.5 18.6 17.9 157 110 [15][16] n/a
11  Indonesia Garuda Indonesia 21 2.9 (Jan) 34.9 32.9 29.1 24.9 20.4 17.1 12.5 - 196 133 [17][18] SkyTeam
12  Hong Kong Cathay Pacific 7 5.6 (Feb) 34.3 34.0 31.5 29.9 29.0 27.6 26.8 23.3 146 112 [19] oneworld
13  Qatar Qatar Airways 30.0 26.7 22.4 18.0 17.0 16.0 14.0 12.0 192 151 [20][21] oneworld
14  India Jet Airways 10 26.5 22.9 18.3 17.0 17.4 16.2 14.2 15.6 116 69 [22] n/a
15  India Air India 11 25.4(Nov) 18.0 16.7 17.3 16.0 - 15.0 13.0 113 90 [23][24][25] Star Alliance
16  South Korea Korean Air 13 - 23.3 23.6 24.0 23.3 22.9 20.4 153 116 [26][27][28][29] SkyTeam
17  China Xiamen Airlines - 20.4 18.6 16.8 15.3 13.6 11.1 102 59 [30] SkyTeam
18  China Shenzhen Airlines - - 20.0 21.5 18.3 17.6 15.1 136 74 [31][32] Star Alliance
19  Singapore Singapore Airlines 9 3.8 (Feb) 22.8 22.5 22.2 18.7 18.1 16.9 16.6 16.5 107 62 [33] Star Alliance
20  Philippines Cebu Pacific 22 1.7 (Jan) 19.1 18.4 16.9 14.4 12.3 10.5 9.6 - 65 62 [34][35] Value Alliance
21  Thailand Thai Airways International 14 1.8 (Jan) 18.1 18.4 17.7 21.5 20.6 18.4 18.2 18.5 95 78 [36] Star Alliance
22  United Arab Emirates Etihad Airways 12 18.5 17.4 14.8 11.5 10.3 8.4 7.1 6.3 122 133 [37][38] n/a
23  South Korea Asiana Airlines 16 - 17.3 16.3 15.0 14.7 13.9 12.4 85 108 [39][40] Star Alliance
24  China Sichuan Airlines - - 16.7 14.4 12.9 10.7 9.2 81 60+ [41] n/a
25  Vietnam Vietnam Airlines 4.6 (Mar) 17.4 15.7 15.0 14.0 - - 9.3 87 52 [42] SkyTeam
26  Malaysia Malaysia Airlines 15 - 16.0 17.2 13.4 13.3 13.1 11.9 98 Orders :14 61 [43] oneworld
27  China Shandong Airlines - 15.3 14.0 12.5 - - - 75 60 [44] n/a
28  Saudi Arabia Saudia - 14.8 11.5 10.3 8.4 - - 94 96 [45][46][47] Skyteam
29  Taiwan China Airlines 18 2.4 (Feb) 14.7 14.7 14.1 12.8 11.4 - 11.3 10.0 82 118 [48][49] SkyTeam
30  Philippines Philippine Airlines 20 13.5 12.0 12.0 11.2 12.7 - - - 77 Orders: 43 74 [50] n/a
31  India SpiceJet 17 11.7 12.6 11.7 9.5 8.6 6.6 - 58 54 [51] n/a
32  China  Japan Spring Airlines - 11.4 - 9.1 7.2 5.9 4.3 39 34 [52][53] -
33  Taiwan EVA Airways 1.9 (Feb) 11.2 10.0 8.9 8.0 7.5 6.6 6.4 6.0 61 73 [54][55] Star Alliance
34  Bahrain Gulf Air - - - - 7.1 - 5.7 26 32 [56][57] -
35  United Arab Emirates Air Arabia - - 6.1 5.3 - - - 35 89 [58] -
36  Iran Mahan Air - 5.6 5.5 5.5 5.4 - - 53 57 [59] -
37  Pakistan Pakistan International Airlines - - - 5.3 6.0 5.5 5.5 38 62 [60][61] -
38  Oman Oman Air - - 5.0 4.4 - - - 30 44 [62] -
39  Thailand Bangkok Airways 5.6 - 4.8 4.2 3.6 3.1 2.7 - 27 23 [63] [1] -
40  Sri Lanka SriLankan Airlines - - 4.7 4.9 - - - 23 61 [64] oneworld
41  Singapore Tigerair 19 4.6 6.1 5.1 4.4 3.9 - - 26 35 [65] Value Alliance
42  Iran Iran Air - 4.5 4.9 5.3 5.2 - - 51 50 [66] -
43  Israel El Al - - 4.4 4.2 - - - 39 40 [67] -
44  Kazakhstan Air Astana - - 3.7 3.2 3.1 2.5 2.2 32 63 [68][69] -
45  Malaysia  Thailand  Indonesia Air Asia X 4.6 3.6 4.2 3.2 2.6 - - - 18 19 [70] -
 China Juneyao Airlines - - - - - 3.6 - 34 38 [71] -
46  Jordan Royal Jordanian Airlines - - - 3.4 3.2 - - 33 61 [72] oneworld
47  Uzbekistan Uzbekistan Airways - - 2.7 2.6 - - - 37 58 [73] -
48  Iran Iran Aseman Airlines - 2.6 3.5 3.6 - 3.4 - 34 53 [74] -
 Kuwait Kuwait Airways - - - - - 2.6 - 17 34 [75] -
50  Lebanon Middle East Airlines - - - 2.2 2.1 - - 21 33 [76] SkyTeam
52  Iran Ata Airlines - 1.9 1.6 1.1 - - - 10 19 [77] -
53  Turkmenistan Turkmenistan Airlines - - - 1.8 - - - 25 23 [78] -
 Macau Air Macau - - 1.8 1.6 1.4 - - 15 23 [79][80] -
55  Iran Kish Air - 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.4 - - 11 18 [81] -
 Bangladesh Biman Bangladesh Airlines - - 1.6 1.5 1.3 - - 14 15 -
Notes

References[edit]

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