SOUTH EAST ASIA AVIATION MARKET DATA

LATEST SE ASIA FLIGHT DATA INSIGHTS AND ANALYSIS

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


KEY POINTS

  • Total airline capacity across SE Asia this month is 37.5m, which is 4.1% higher than June 2023, but still 14% behind 2019.
  • Domestic capacity remains lower - down 16.4% on June 2019, at 21.8m and 3% behind last year.
  • International seat capacity is growing faster year on year - up 16% on 2023 and just 10.4% behind 2019, reflecting the continued recovery
    that is underway across the region. 

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TOTAL SEATS BY COUNTRY | JUNE 2024


KEY POINTS

  • Across the largest countries in the region, there are some clear differences.  The Philippines and Singapore are almost back at 
    2019 levels, with capacity just 2% behind June 2019.  
  • Thailand and Malaysia remain almost 20% behind , while Indonesia sees capacity remain 15% below 2019.  
  • Vietnam is closer to recovery, at just 9% below June 2019's capacity level.
  • In terms of the year on year position, all of the largest countries are recording capacity growth - some stronger than others with Singapore up 12% and Thailand 13%,whilst Vietnam lags after the others, with the restructuring of Bamboo Airways impacting on international capacity. 
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TOP 10 FLIGHT ROUTES IN SOUTH EAST ASIA | JUNE 2024


TOP 10 DOMESTIC FLIGHT ROUTES IN SOUTH EAST ASIA

TOP 10 INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT ROUTES

  • Three of the Top 10 domestic routes in the region are in Vietnam, and five in Indonesia, which has the largest population in the region. 
  • Vietnam Airlines have added a significant amount of additional capacity on DAD-HAN and DAD-SGN this month compared to last. 
  • Most of the other Top 10 routes are up just 3-4% when adjusting for the difference in days between May and June. 
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  • Internationally KUL-SIN remains the largest international route in the region by a considerable margin.
  • There are the equivalent of almost 15,000 daily seats between these two cities in June 2024, compared to just over 11,000 between 
    Bangkok and Singapore which is next biggest.
  • Three of the Top 10 International routes are seeing strong growth this month compared to last month- CGK-KUL, DPS-KUL and 
    BKK-HKG. 

TOP 10 BUSIEST AIRPORTS IN SOUTH EAST ASIA | JUNE 2024


TOP 10 AIRPORTS IN SOUTH EAST ASIA BY TOTAL SEATS

TOP 10 FASTEST CHANGING AIRPORTS IN SOUTH EAST ASIA BY INTERNATIONAL SEATS

  • Singapore is the largest airport in the region again this month, extending the gap a little between it and the next largest, Jakarta
  • Singpaore's capacity is up 2.9% on last month when the difference in days in the month is accounted for.
  • Kuala Lumpur, which is 4th largest is growing at a similar rate, up 3.1% this month.
  • Whilst Bangkok Suvarnabhumi is growing steadily this month at 1.9% ahead of last month, the secondary airport in Bangkok, 
    Don Mueang, is declining,with a reduction of 6.1% in capacity. 
  • Denpasar-Bali airport is the fastest growing airport this month with 6000 additional seats, equivalent to growth of 0.9% on last month. 
  • DPS, and the other airports in the Top 10 fastest growing have between 800 -6,000 additional seats, with the majority in 
    either Indonesia (3 airports) Malaysia (3 airports) and Thailand (3 airports).
  • Of the Top 10, Kuala Lumpur is largest, whilst one of the smallest but fastest growing is U-Tapao in Thailand, with an increase of 58% this month. 
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TOP 10 BUSIEST AIRLINES IN SOUTH EAST ASIA | JUNE 2024


TOP 10 SOUTH EAST ASIAN AIRLINES BY SEATS

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

TOP 10 SOUTH EAST ASIAN AIRLINES BY SEATS ADDED

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

  • The Top 10 airlines in the region remain largely unchanged, although Thai AirAsia has dropped down from 7th largest to 8th, switching places with Batik Air who move up one place. 
  • Malaysia Airlines drops out of the Top 10, as Super Air Jet take 9th place. 
  • Carriers adding most growth this month include Vietnam Airlines, with an increase of 20%, equivalent to 415,000 extra seats. 
  • Cathay Pacific is also increasing, with 62,000 more seats, an increase of 25% on last month. Cathay remains a little behind 2019 still, by 7%. 

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