AVIATION NETWORK CHAMPIONS

RECOGNIZING EXCELLENCE IN ASIA-PACIFIC (ASPAC)

 

CELEBRATING AIRLINES AND AIRPORTS IN ASIA-PACIFIC

These awards acknowledge the progress airlines and airports in the ASPAC region have made on their journey towards recovery since 2019.

Using the world’s largest network of flight information and market performance, OAG determined the most successful airlines and airports based on connection and capacity growth, and recovery.

OVERVIEW:

  • VietJet leads the pack across three airline categories: Capacity Growth and Frequency Growth (both for short-haul LCC), and Most Improved Network.
  • Air India leads the long-haul Capacity Growth and Frequency Growth lists.
  • Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta is the Most Recovered airport, and Hong Kong is the Fastest Growing.
  • The list also recognizes key route performance in the past year, including Incheon - Tokyo Narita as the Most Competitive International City Pair.
 Continue reading to discover the full Aviation Network Champion awards.

AIRLINE NETWORK AWARDS

CAPACITY GROWTH CHAMPIONS


The airlines awarded as Capacity Growth Champions have had the highest growth (%) in airline capacity between 2019-2023.

SHORT-HAUL | MAINLINE

Gold: Rex Airlines
Silver: Vistara
Bronze: Batik Air

SHORT-HAUL | lCC

Gold: Vietjet
Silver: IndiGo
Bronze: Scoot

LONG-HAUL

Gold: Air India
Silver: Scoot
Bronze: Jetstar AirwayS

FREQUENCY GROWTH CHAMPIONS


The airlines awarded as Frequency Growth Champions have demonstrated the highest increase (%) in flight frequency between 2019-2023.

SHORT-HAUL | MAINLINE

Gold: VISTARA
Silver: SINGAPORE AIRLINES
Bronze: BATIK AIR

SHORT-HAUL | lCC

Gold: VIETJET
Silver: IndiGo
Bronze: AIRASIA INDIA

LONG-HAUL

Gold: Air India
Silver: Scoot
Bronze: MALAYSIA AirLINES
  • Short-haul are subject to a minimum threshold of 20,000 flights each year.
  • Long-haul is subject to a minimum threshold of 2,000 flights each year.
  • Short-haul flights are defined as less than 2,500 nautical miles.

MOST IMPROVED NETWORK CHAMPIONS


The airlines awarded as Most Improved Network Champions have added the most new flight routes in 2023 vs 2019 (subject to a minimum threshold of 20,000 flights each year).
Gold: vietjet
Silver: vistara
Bronze: indigo
vietjet-network-champions
Vietjet Air
Vistara
Vistara
IndiGo
IndiGo

MOST RECOVERED ROUTES - INTERNATIONAL


Gold: BUSAN - TAIPEI (PUS-TPE)
Silver: HONG KONG - BEIJING CAPITAL (HKG-PEK)
Bronze: Hangzhou - Hong Kong (HGH-HKG)

MOST COMPETITIVE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT PAIRS


Gold: INCHEON - TOKYO NARITA
Silver: BANGKOK - INCHEON
Bronze: TOKYO NARITA - TAIPEI

AIRPORT NETWORK AWARDS

MOST CONNECTED


The airports recognized as the Most Connected serve the largest number of international routes in January 2024.

Gold: INCHEON
Silver: SINGAPORE
Bronze: BANGKOK

MOST RECOVERED


The Most Recovered airports are established by airline capacity growth (%) between 2019-2023.

Gold: Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta
Silver: Kathmandu
Bronze: Dhaka

Based on a minimum threshold of 36,500 flights a year.

FASTEST GROWING


The airports awarded as Fastest Growing have the highest growth rate (%) in airline capacity change from Q4 2023 vs Q4 2022.

Gold: HONG KONG
Silver: BEIJING CAPITAL
Bronze: URUMQI

Based on a minimum threshold of 3,000 a month.

MOST RECOVERED REGIONAL NETWORK


The Most Recovered Regional Network airports are most recovered by region 2023 vs 2019.

Gold: Tokyo Haneda
Silver: Delhi
Bronze: SINGAPORE

Based on top 25 largest airports in the region in 2019.

ROUTE CHAMPIONS


The airports recognized as Route Champions have the highest number of new international routes in 2023 compared to 2019. 

Gold: BEIJING DAXING
Silver: MACAU
Bronze: ALMATY

Based on a minimum criteria of 50 destinations in 2019.

Beijing Daxing
Beijing Daxing Airport (PKX)

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