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. The list excludes companies headquartered on the Asian side of Russia, Turkey and Azerbaijan.

By passengers carried (millions)[edit]

Rank Country Airline / holding '21 '20 '19 '18 '17 '16 '15 '14 '13 '12 '11 '10 Passenger fleet Current
destinations
Sources Alliance
1  China China Southern Airlines 96.9 151.6 139.8 126.2 114.6 109.4 100.9 91.8 86.5 80.7 76.4 629 216 [1][2] n/a
2  China China Eastern Airlines 1 71.9 130.0 121.1 110.8 101.7 93.8 83.8 79.1 73.1 68.7 64.9 588 248 [3][4] SkyTeam
3  China Air China 2 16.4 (Apr) 115.0 109.7 101.5 96.5 89.8 83.0 77.7 72.4 69.4 60.0 456 201 [5][6] Star Alliance
4  India IndiGo 12.5 (Mar) 84.7 61.9 49.2 41.0 29.7 22.8 19.3 15.8 12 8.5 280 96 [7][8][9] n/a
5  Malaysia Air Asia Group 3 9.9 (Mar) 83.5 73.0 63.3 60.1 54.8 48.8 45.2 34.1 29.9 25.7 255 165 [10] [11] -
6  China Hainan Airlines 4 79.9 71.7 46.3 38.6 35.6 26.3 22.6 20.5 18.6 221 110 [12][13] n/a
7  United Arab Emirates Emirates 5 56.2 58.6 58.5 56.1 51.9 49.3 44.5 39.4 34.0 31.4 252 157 [14][15][1] n/a
8  Indonesia Lion Air Group 6 51.8 33.2 (Lion Air only) 53.0 45.0 37.9 32.0 27.0 20.5 140 60 [16][permanent dead link][17] n/a
9  Japan All Nippon Airways 7 8.9 (Mar) 50.7 49.8 49.2 47.3 50.8 50.4 49.0 47.4 44.9 45.7 225 97 [18][19] Star Alliance
10  Japan Japan Airlines 8 8.5 (Apr) 44.6 43.6 42.3 40.6 39.9 39.1 38.6 37.6 35.4 44.7 156 92 [20] oneworld
11  Singapore Singapore Airlines 9 6.7 (Apr) 38.1 35.5 32.4 33.7 22.5 22.2 18.7 18.1 16.9 16.6 157 137 [21] Star Alliance
12  Hong Kong Cathay Pacific 10 4.3 (Apr) 35.2 35.4 34.8 34.3 34.0 31.5 29.9 29.0 27.6 26.8 159 88 [22] oneworld
13  Saudi Arabia Saudia 32.2 30.0 27.9 14.8 11.5 10.3 8.4 - 157 132 [23][24][25] Skyteam
14  Indonesia Garuda Indonesia 11 6.0 (Mar) 31.9 38.4 36.2 34.9 32.9 29.1 24.9 20.4 17.1 12.5 134 90 [26][27] SkyTeam
15  India Air India 12 30.4 28.3 26.4 23.5 18.0 16.7 17.3 16.0 - 15.0 127 102 [28][29][30] Star Alliance
16  Qatar Qatar Airways 29.5 29.1 30.0 30.0 26.7 22.4 18.0 17.0 16.0 253 173 [31][32][33] oneworld
17  South Korea Korean Air 13 26.8 26.8 24.9 23.3 23.6 24.0 23.3 22.9 159 121 [34][35] SkyTeam
18  Vietnam VietJet Air 25.0 23.1 17.1 14.1 9.3 - - - - - 74 46 [36] n/a
19  India SpiceJet 24.3 19.2 17.3 14.3 11.7 12.6 11.7 9.5 8.6 6.6 118 53 [37] n/a
20  Vietnam Vietnam Airlines 23.0 22.0 22.0 20.6 17.4 15.7 15.0 14.0 - - 103 64 [38][39][permanent dead link] SkyTeam
21  Philippines Cebu Pacific 14 3.4 5.0 16.7 (Sep) 20.3 19.7 19.1 18.4 16.9 14.4 12.3 10.5 9.6 52 62 [40] Archived 2020-05-29 at the Wayback Machine[41] Value Alliance
22  Thailand Thai Airways 15 3.5 (Apr) 19.4 19.7 24.6 22.2 21.2 19.1 21.5 20.6 18.4 18.2 36 59 [42] Star Alliance
23  South Korea Asiana Airlines 16 18.4 - 17.3 16.3 15.0 14.7 13.9 83 90 [43][44][45] Star Alliance
24  Philippines Philippine Airlines 17 17.0 14.5 13.4 12.0 12.0 11.2 12.7 - - 61 49 [46][47][48] Archived 2018-07-04 at the Wayback Machine n/a
25  India Go First 16.1 12.5 10.0 8.2 6.9 6.2 5.1 4.2 3.7 3 55 38 [2] -
26  Taiwan China Airlines 18 2.2 (Apr) 15.6 15.6 15.1 14.7 14.7 14.1 12.8 11.4 - 11.3 83 102 [49][50] SkyTeam
27  Malaysia Malaysia Airlines 19 14.0 20.7 15.0 16.0 17.2 13.4 13.3 13.1 81 64 [51][permanent dead link][52][53] oneworld
28  Taiwan EVA Airways 2.1 (Apr) 12.8 12.5 12.1 11.2 10.0 8.9 8.0 7.5 6.6 6.4 87 62 [54][permanent dead link][55] Star Alliance
29  India Jet Airways 20 5.5 29.8 29.1 26.5 22.9 18.3 17.0 17.4 16.2 14.2 12 69 [56] n/a
30  United Arab Emirates Etihad Airways 21 4.2 17.5 17.8 18.6 18.4 17.6 14.8 11.5 10.2 8.3 7.1 103 81 [57][58][59] n/a
31  Uzbekistan Uzbekistan Airways 11.0 10.1 9.9 - 8.6 7.8 6.5 5.2 - - 34 58 n/a
Notes

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Emirates Group Annual Report 2018-2019" (PDF).
  2. ^ "GoAir DGCA 2019" (PDF). DGCA. 27 January 2020.