SOUTH EAST ASIA AVIATION MARKET

LATEST INSIGHTS AND ANALYSIS

DISCOVER THE BUSIEST AIRPORTS, AIRLINES AND FLIGHT ROUTES IN SOUTH EAST ASIA THIS MONTH | APRIL 2024


Find below flight data and analysis focused on the South East Asia aviation market, with data powered by OAG's Schedules Analyser. The data is updated monthly. Seats are calculated as departing seats (one-way).

TOTAL AIRLINE CAPACITY (DOMESTIC + INTERNATIONAL) IN SOUTH EAST ASIA | APRIL 2024


KEY POINTS

  • South East Asia total airline capacity in April 2024 is 38.3m seats, which is just 9.8% below where it was in April 2019.
  • Domestic capacity accounts for 59% of all seats this month, while international capacity makes up the remaining 41% of seats.
  • International capacity is now recovering vs 2023, growing by 20% relative to April 23.
  • Total seat capacity in the region has increased by 12% in April 24 compared with April 23.

TOTAL SEATS BY COUNTRY | APRIL 2024


KEY POINTS

  • Overall seat capacity in South East Asia still remains 10% lower than in 2019.
  • Indonesia remains the largest country by seat capacity in the region, with 11.9m seats and accounts for 31% of the region's air capacity.
  • Thailand is second largest with 6.9m seats in April 24 and accounts for 18% of the region's capacity.
  • Daily capacity increased by 23% in Indonesia and 16% in Malaysia vs the previous month.

TOP 10 FLIGHT ROUTES IN SOUTH EAST ASIA | APRIL 2024


TOP 10 DOMESTIC ROUTES

TOP 10 INTERNATIONAL ROUTES

  • The top domestic route in SE Asia remains Hanoi (HAN) to Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) with 843,000 seats, a daily capacity increase of 5% compared to March 24.
  • Daily capacity increased most on the Jakarta to Makassar (CGK-UPG) route, increasing by 25% in April 24. It increased by 19% on both the Surabaya to Makassar route (SUB-UPG) and Jakarta to Denpasar route (CGK-DPS).
  • Five of the Top 10 domestic routes in the region are internal Indonesian flights, Jakarta (CGK) to Makassar (UPG) is the largest of these with 576,600 seats.
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  • Singapore continues to be a key International hub in SE Asia with 6 of the Top 10 international routes in the region starting or ending there.
  • The top 3 international routes remain between Singapore and other major regional hub airports - Kuala Lumpur (KUL), Jakarta (CGK) and  Bangkok (BKK).
  • Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Singapore (SIN) remains the busiest route with 445,200 seats this month, a daily increase of 15% on last month. 
  • Daily capacity also grew by 14% on the Bangkok (BKK) to Hong Kong (HKG) route.

TOP 10 BUSIEST AIRPORTS IN SOUTH EAST ASIA | APRIL 2024


TOP 10 AIRPORTS BY TOTAL SEATS

TOP 10 FASTEST CHANGING AIRPORTS BY INTERNATIONAL SEATS

  • The Top 10 airports in SE Asia remain unchanged in April 24 and make up 59% of all capacity.
  • Jakarta is the largest airport by capacity in SE Asia this month with 3.3m seats, only 34,600 more seats than Singapore which moved into second position.
  • Daily capacity increased by 10% across the whole region - the biggest increases percentage-wise were at Makassar, increasing by 29%, and Kuala Lumpur increasing by 15% vs the previous month.
  • International capacity increased most in Kuala Lumpur this month, with 127,800 seats added in April 24 v's last month. 
  • Percentage wise capacity grew most at Padang, Indonesia, increasing by 19% vs the previous month.
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TOP 10 BUSIEST AIRLINES IN SOUTH EAST ASIA | APRIL 2024


TOP 10 AIRLINES BY SEATS

Top 10 Airlines in South East Asia by departing seats (one way).

TOP 10 AIRLINES BY SEATS ADDED

Top 10 Airlines by seats added month-on-month.

  • Lion Air remains SE Asia's largest carrier by seat volume, with 3.4m seats.  Lion Air's capacity is now 14% higher than in April 2019.
  • AirAsia is the second-largest carrier, with 2.5m seats, however, capacity is 22% lower than in April 2019.
  • Batik Air and Singapore Airlines are exceeding 2019 levels by 31% and 20% this month.
  • Lion Air has added the most number of seats this month adding 740,000 seats, a monthly increase of 28%.
  • Percentage-wise, PT Super Air Jet increased the most, with a 51% monthly increase.

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