Air Transport Capacity in South Asia - A Market Snapshot

With Routes Asia fast approaching we take a closer look at the air transport landscape in South Asia. Looking at schedule data for the past two years shows that seat capacity on flights within and from South Asia decreased 1.6 per cent in 2013, versus 2012, even though departures rose 3.0 per cent.  In the tables below we highlight the largest airlines and airports in the South Asian market by seat capacity in 2013 and compare these with the previous year.

The data is all supplied by OAG Aviation using its OAG Schedules Analyser tool.

SCHEDULED AIR CAPACITY WITHIN AND FROM SOUTH ASIA (non-stop departures; 2013)

Rank

Operating Airline

Available Seats

% Share

% Change v 2012

1

IndiGo (6E)

26,500,860

17.9 %

23.1 %

2

Air India (AI)

20,438,412

13.8 %

1.4 %

3

SpiceJet (SG)

15,868,873

10.7 %

45.5 %

4

Jet Airways (9W)

15,162,730

10.2 %

28.6 %

5

Jet Airways Konnect (9W)

13,994,320

9.5 %

(-14.2) %

6

Go Air (G8)

6,812,784

4.6 %

18.8 %

7

Pakistan International Airlines (PK)

4,889,183

3.3 %

(-16.3) %

8

Emirates Airline (EK)

4,796,579

3.2 %

5.2 %

9

SriLankan Airlines (UL)

3,983,606

2.7 %

7.4 %

10

Qatar Airways (QR)

2,024,022

1.4 %

6.3 %

11

Air India Express(IX)

1,989,560

1.3 %

(-8.8) %

12

Air Arabia (G9)

1,441,476

1.0 %

6.8 %

13

Saudia (SV)

1,382,163

0.9 %

4.6 %

14

Thai Airways International (TG)

1,376,463

0.9 %

0.3 %

15

Shaheen Air International (NL)

1,248,215

0.8 %

14.2 %

TOTAL

147,947,681

-

(-1.6) %

 

SCHEDULED AIR CAPACITY WITHIN AND FROM SOUTH ASIA (non-stop departures; 2013)

Rank

Airport

Available Seats

% Share

% Change v 2012

1

Delhi (DEL)

24,563,090

16.6 %

2.6 %

2

Mumbai (BOM)

22,751,707

15.4 %

6.6 %

3

Chennai (MAA)

9,082,369

6.1 %

1.0 %

4

Bangalore (BLR)

8,783,747

5.9 %

6.1 %

5

Klokata (CCU)

7,324,683

5.0 %

3.4 %

6

Hyderabad (HYD)

6,515,040

4.4 %

(-0.8) %

7

Colombo (CMB)

5,177,834

3.5 %

5.4 %

8

Karachi (KHI)

4,353,557

2.9 %

(-0.4) %

9

Dhaka (DAC)

3,766,725

2.5 %

0.1 %

10

Cochin (COK)

3,626,098

2.5 %

7.9 %

11

Ahmedabad (AMD)

3,269,974

2.2 %

11.2 %

12

Kathmandu (KTM)

2,851,313

1.9 %

(-2.5) %

13

Lahore (LHE)

2,743,270

1.9 %

7.4 %

14

Male (MLE)

2,594,201

1.8 %

28.5 %

15

Islamabad (ISB)

2,523,463

1.7 %

(-0.5) %

TOTAL

147,947,681

-

(-1.6) %

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