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 '20 '19 '18 '17 '16 '15 '14 '13 '12 '11 '10 Passenger fleet Current
destinations
Sources Alliance
1  China China Southern Airlines 20.71 (Apr) 151.63 139.8 126.2 114.6 109.4 100.9 91.8 86.5 80.7 76.4 522 190 [1][2] n/a
2  China China Eastern Airlines 1 31.87 (Mar) 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 21 16.37 (Apr) 115.00 109.7 101.5 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 79.9 71.7 46.3 38.6 35.6 26.3 22.6 20.5 18.6 157 110 [7][8] n/a
5  India IndiGo 12.5 (Mar) 84.69 61.9 49.2 41.0 29.7 22.8 19.3 15.8 12 8.5 275 86 [9][10][11] n/a
6  Malaysia Air Asia Group 2 9.90 (Mar) 83.45 73.0 63.3 60.1 54.8 48.8 45.2 34.1 29.9 25.7 207 160 [12] [13] -
7  United Arab Emirates Emirates 5 58.6 58.5 56.0 51.8 49.3 44.5 39.4 34.0 31.4 240 151 [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 20.5 262 79 [16][17] n/a
9  Japan All Nippon Airways 3 8.92 (Mar) 50.74 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 8.52 (Apr) 44.57 43.6 42.3 40.6 39.9 39.1 38.6 37.6 35.4 44.7 116 92 [20] oneworld
11  Singapore Singapore Airlines Group 9 6.66 (Apr) 38.13 35.5 32.4 33.7 22.5 22.2 18.7 18.1 16.9 16.6 107 62 [21] Star Alliance
12  Hong Kong Cathay Pacific 7 4.34 (Apr) 35.23 35.4 34.8 34.3 34.0 31.5 29.9 29.0 27.6 26.8 146 112 [22] oneworld
13  Saudi Arabia Saudia 32.2 30.0 27.9 14.8 11.5 10.3 8.4 - 94 96 [23][24][25] Skyteam
14  Indonesia Garuda Indonesia 18 6.00 (Mar) 31.89 38.4 36.2 34.9 32.9 29.1 24.9 20.4 17.1 12.5 196 133 [26][27] SkyTeam
15  India Air India 11 30.40 28.3 26.4 23.5 18.0 16.7 17.3 16.0 - 15.0 127 90 [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 16.0 192 151 [31][32][33] oneworld
17  India Jet Airways 10 5.5 29.8 29.1 26.5 22.9 18.3 17.0 17.4 16.2 14.2 140 69 [34] n/a
18  South Korea Korean Air 13 26.8 26.8 24.9 23.3 23.6 24.0 23.3 22.9 143 124 [35][36] SkyTeam
19  Vietnam VietJet Air 25.0 23.1 17.1 14.1 9.3 - - - - - 57 94 [37] n/a
20  India SpiceJet 24.28 19.2 17.3 14.3 11.7 12.6 11.7 9.5 8.6 6.6 68 54 [38] n/a
21  Vietnam Vietnam Airlines 23.0 22.0 22.0 20.6 17.4 15.7 15.0 14.0 - - 87 52 [39][40][permanent dead link] SkyTeam
22  Philippines Cebu Pacific 19 4.41 (Mar) 16.7 (Sep) 20.3 19.7 19.1 18.4 16.9 14.4 12.3 10.5 9.6 65 62 [41] Value Alliance
23  Thailand Thai Airways International 14 3.49 (Apr) 19.42 19.7 20.0 18.1 18.4 17.7 21.5 20.6 18.4 18.2 95 78 [42] Star Alliance
24  United Arab Emirates Etihad Airways 12 17.8 18.6 18.5 17.4 14.8 11.5 10.3 8.4 7.1 115 100 [43][44][45] n/a
25  South Korea Asiana Airlines 16 18.4 - 17.3 16.3 15.0 14.7 13.9 85 108 [46][47][48] Star Alliance
26  Philippines Philippine Airlines 20 17.0 14.5 13.4 12.0 12.0 11.2 12.7 - - 98 85 [49][50][51] n/a
27  India GoAir 16.13 12.5 10.0 8.2 6.9 6.2 5.1 4.2 3.7 3 51 30 [2] -
28  Taiwan China Airlines 17 2.19 (Apr) 15.62 15.6 15.1 14.7 14.7 14.1 12.8 11.4 - 11.3 82 118 [52][53] SkyTeam
29  Malaysia Malaysia Airlines 15 14.0 20.7 15.0 16.0 17.2 13.4 13.3 13.1 98 61 [54][55][56] oneworld
30  Taiwan EVA Airways 2.06 (Apr) 12.82 12.5 12.1 11.2 10.0 8.9 8.0 7.5 6.6 6.4 61 73 [57][58] Star Alliance
Notes

References[edit]

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