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 | JULY 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 Capacity across SE Asia this month is 39.7m seats, 7.9% higher than July 2023, but still 10.7% behind July 2019.
  • Domestic capacity has recovered from last month's dip, and is 6.1% higher than in June 24 but remains 11.8% lower than in July  2019.
  • International capacity continues to grow faster than domestic capacity year on year, 13.5% higher than July 2023 and 9.1% lower than July 2019.

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TOTAL SEATS BY COUNTRY | JULY 2024


KEY POINTS

  • Despite being the largest SE Asia Markets, Indonesia and Thailand have still not recovered to 2019 levels, and remain 13% and 17% below July 2019.
  • Thailand, Viet Nam and Cambodia made double digit increases vs last month, increasing by 13%, 10% and 11%, suggesting growth is now underway.
  • The restructuring of Bamboo Airways continues to impact international capacity from Viet Nam, overall capacity is 10% lower than in July 2023.
  • The smaller markets are taking longer to recover and are still 43% lower than in July 2019. 
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TOP 10 FLIGHT ROUTES IN SOUTH EAST ASIA | JULY 2024


TOP 10 DOMESTIC FLIGHT ROUTES IN SOUTH EAST ASIA

TOP 10 INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT ROUTES

  • The top domestic route in SE Asia remains Hanoi (HAN) to Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) with 976,700 seats, a daily capacity increase of 8% compared to June 24.
  • 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.
  • The Vietnamese routes are boosted by Bamboo Airways' focus on domestic routes, as part of its restructure, and continued increased capacity by Vietnam Airlines.
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  • Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Singapore (SIN) remains the busiest route with 465,600 seats this month, with 118,100 more seats than the next busiest route - Bangkok (BKK) to Singapore (SIN).
  • 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.
  • 4 of the top 5 international routes remain between Singapore and other major regional hub airports - Kuala Lumpur (KUL), Bangkok (BKK), Jakarta (CGK) and Denpasar (DPS).
  • Capacity on the two routes from Manila - to Singapore and Hong Kong - decreased by 3% and 2% respectively vs last month.

TOP 10 BUSIEST AIRPORTS IN SOUTH EAST ASIA | JULY 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, with 185,400 seats more than the next largest, Jakarta.
  • Reversing last months decline, Bangkok Don Mueang International increased capacity by 19% in July 24.
  • Capacity at Ho Chi Minh City and Makassar increased by 10% vs the previous month.
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  • Kuala Lumpur (KUL) is the fastest growing SE Asian Airport in July 24, with 228,400 more seats,  a 10.8% increase vs last month.
  • The two Bangkok International Airports (BKK) and (DMK),  and Singapore Changi also increased vs last month.  Bangkok Dom Mueang increased international capacity by 15.4%.
  • Denpasar Bali continued to increase international capacity this month.

TOP 10 BUSIEST AIRLINES IN SOUTH EAST ASIA | JULY 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 in July 24.
    Lion Air remains SE Asia's largest carrier by seat volume, with 3.3m seats , 3% higher than in July 2019.
  • AirAsia is the second largest carrier, with 2.6m seats, however capacity is 21% lower than in July 2019.
  • Vietjet, Batik Air and Singapore Airlines continue to exceed 2019 levels by 35%, 25% and 19% this month.
  • Lion Air added the most capacity in July, with 371,800 seats, an increase of 13% vs last month.
  • Percentage wise, Thai Lion Air added the most with 33% more than June 24, still 43% lower than July 2019.

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