Air Transport Capacity in Central Asia - A Market Snapshot

With Routes Asia fast approaching we take a closer look at the air transport landscape in Central Asia. Looking at schedule data for the past two years shows that seat capacity on flights within and from Central Asia increased 13.2 per cent in 2013, versus 2012, with departures up 11.3 per cent.  In the tables below we highlight the largest airlines and airports in the Central 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 CENTRAL ASIA (non-stop departures; 2013)

Rank

Operating Airline

Available Seats

% Share

% Change v 2012

1

Air Astana (KC)

4,419,113

32.5 %

16.0 %

2

Uzbekistan Airways (HY)

2,286,868

16.8 %

0.1 %

3

Air Company SCAT (DV)

965,179

7.1 %

38.9 %

4

Altyn Air (QH)

571,686

4.2 %

37.9 %

5

Turkish Airlines (TK)

449,243

3.3 %

16.0 %

6

Ural Airlines (U6)

429,332

3.2 %

30.3 %

7

Avia Traffic Company (YK)

425,702

3.1 %

90.1 %

8

Transaero Airlines (UN)

350,920

2.6 %

13.4 %

9

S7 Airlines (S7)

301,992

2.2 %

18.0 %

10

UTAir (UT)

251,036

1.8 %

(-1.0) %

11

Rossiya Airlines (FV)

244,176

1.8 %

5.4 %

12

China Southern Airlines (CZ)

204,539

1.5 %

9.0 %

13

Lufthansa (LH)

194,364

1.4 %

3.5 %

14

Somon Air (SZ)

164,212

1.2 %

New Code

15

Bek Air (Z9)

158,992

1.2 %

236.8 %

TOTAL

13,597,898

-

13.2 %

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

Rank

Airport

Available Seats

% Share

% Change v 2012

1

Almaty (ALA)

2,985,216

22.0 %

13.2 %

2

Tashkent (TAS)

1,983,627

14.6 %

0.3 %

3

Astana (TSE)

1,766,703

13.0 %

21.9 %

4

Bishkek (FRU)

1,149,563

8.5 %

45.7 %

5

Osh (OSS)

715,766

5.3 %

42.9 %

6

Dushanbe (DYU)

686,959

5.1 %

(-13.0) %

7

Aktau (SCO)

477,337

3.5 %

5.3 %

8

Ashgabat (ASB)

438,490

3.2 %

11.0 %

9

Atyrau (GUW)

404,206

3.0 %

13.4 %

10

Khudzhand (LBD)

367,673

2.7 %

1.2 %

11

Shimkent (CIT)

282,983

2.1 %

32.1 %

12

Samarkand (SKD)

225,244

1.7 %

(-5.8) %

13

Urgench (UGC)

189,668

1.4 %

(-2.9) %

14

Aktobe (AKX)

184,084

1.4 %

(-4.1) %

15

Namangan (NMA)

154,164

1.1 %

18.9 %

TOTAL

13,597,898

-

13.2 %

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