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 '18 '17 '16 '15 '14 '13 '12 '11 '10 Passenger Fleet Current
Destinations
Sources Alliance
1  China China Southern Airlines 128.3 (Nov) 126.2 114.6 109.4 100.9 91.8 86.5 80.7 76.4 522 190 [1][2] n/a
2  China China Eastern Airlines 1 121.1 110.8 101.7 93.8 83.8 79.1 73.1 68.7 64.9 452 217 [3][4] SkyTeam
3  China Air China 20 109.7 101.5 96.5 89.8 83.0 77.7 72.4 69.4 60.0 395 201 [5][6] Star Alliance
4  China Hainan Airlines 8 59.8 (Sep) 71.7 46.3 38o.6 35.6 26.3 22.6 20.5 18.6 157 110 [7][8] n/a
5  Malaysia Air Asia Group 2 73.0 63.3 60.1 54.8 48.8 45.2 34.1 29.9 25.7 207 140 [9] [10] -
6  United Arab Emirates Emirates Airline 5 58.5 56.0 51.8 49.3 44.5 39.4 34.0 31.4 240 151 [11][12] n/a
7  India IndiGo 61.9 49.2 41.0 29.7 22.8 19.3 15.8 12 8.5 207 60 [13][14][15] 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 20.5 262 79 [16][17] n/a
9  Japan All Nippon Airways 3 49.8 49.2 47.3 50.8 50.4 49.0 47.4 44.9 45.7 218 86 [18][19] Star Alliance
10  Japan Japan Airlines 4 43.6 42.3 40.6 39.9 39.1 38.6 37.6 35.4 44.7 116 92 [20] oneworld
11  Indonesia Garuda Indonesia 18 38.4 36.2 34.9 32.9 29.1 24.9 20.4 17.1 12.5 196 133 [21][22] SkyTeam
12  Singapore Singapore Airlines Group 9 35.5 32.4 33.7 22.5 22.2 18.7 18.1 16.9 16.6 107 62 [23] Star Alliance
13  Hong Kong Cathay Pacific 7 35.4 34.8 34.3 34.0 31.5 29.9 29.0 27.6 26.8 146 112 [24] oneworld
14  Saudi Arabia Saudia 32.2 30.0 27.9 14.8 11.5 10.3 8.4 - 94 96 [25][26][27] Skyteam
15  Qatar Qatar Airways 29.1 30.0 30.0 26.7 22.4 18.0 17.0 16.0 192 151 [28][29] oneworld
16  India Jet Airways 10 29.8 29.1 26.5 22.9 18.3 17.0 17.4 16.2 14.2 140 69 [30] n/a
17  India Air India 11 28.3 26.4 23.5 18.0 16.7 17.3 16.0 - 15.0 148 90 [31][32][33] Star Alliance
18  South Korea Korean Air 13 26.8 26.8 24.9 23.3 23.6 24.0 23.3 22.9 143 124 [34][35] SkyTeam
19  Vietnam Vietnam Airlines 22.0 20.6 17.4 15.7 15.0 14.0 - - 87 52 [36][37] SkyTeam
20  Philippines Cebu Pacific 19 15.1 (Sep) 19.7 19.1 18.4 16.9 14.4 12.3 10.5 9.6 65 62 [38][39][40] Value Alliance
21  Thailand Thai Airways International 14 19.7 20.0 18.1 18.4 17.7 21.5 20.6 18.4 18.2 95 78 [41] Star Alliance
22  India SpiceJet 19.2 17.3 14.3 11.7 12.6 11.7 9.5 8.6 6.6 68 54 [42] n/a
23  United Arab Emirates Etihad Airways 12 18.6 18.5 17.4 14.8 11.5 10.3 8.4 7.1 115 100 [43][44] n/a
24  South Korea Asiana Airlines 16 18.4 - 17.3 16.3 15.0 14.7 13.9 85 108 [45][46][47] Star Alliance
25  Vietnam VietJet Air 16.8 (Sep) 17.1 14.1 9.3 - - - - - 57 94 [48] n/a
26  Philippines Philippine Airlines 20 17.0 14.5 13.4 12.0 12.0 11.2 12.7 - - 93 42 [49][50][51][52] n/a
27  Taiwan China Airlines 17 15.6 15.1 14.7 14.7 14.1 12.8 11.4 - 11.3 82 118 [53][54] SkyTeam
28  Malaysia Malaysia Airlines 15 14.0 20.7 15.0 16.0 17.2 13.4 13.3 13.1 98 61 [55][56][57] oneworld
=29  Taiwan EVA Airways 12.5 12.1 11.2 10.0 8.9 8.0 7.5 6.6 6.4 61 73 [58][59] Star Alliance
=29  India GoAir 12.5 10.0 8.2 6.9 6.2 5.1 4.2 3.7 3 45 23 [60] -
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