Air Transport Capacity in North East Asia - A Market Snapshot

With Routes Asia fast approaching we take a closer look at the air transport landscape in North East Asia. Looking at schedule data for the past two years shows that seat capacity on flights within and from North East Asia increased 7.5 per cent in 2013, versus 2012, with departures up 8.1 per cent.  In the tables below we highlight the largest airlines and airports in the North East 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 NORTH EAST ASIA (non-stop departures; 2013)

Rank

Operating Airline

Available Seats

% Share

% Change v 2012

1

China Southern Airlines (CZ)

96,228,857

12.1 %

5.9 %

2

China Eastern Airlines (MU)

86,595,607

10.9 %

10.2 %

3

Air China (CA)

63,924,619

8.1 %

2.7 %

4

All Nippon Airways (NH)

53,144,116

6.7 %

2.1 %

5

Japan Airlines (JL)

31,592,202

4.0 %

(-0.7) %

6

Hainan Airlines (HU)

30,869,056

3.9 %

14.5 %

7

Korean Air (KE)

28,744,269

3.6 %

(-2.9) %

8

Shenzhen Airlines (ZH)

28,351,541

3.6 %

11.4 %

9

Xiamen Airlines (MF)

24,394,024

3.1 %

4.8 %

10

Sichuan Airlines (3U)

21,575,905

2.7 %

14.0 %

11

Shandong Airlines (SC)

20,277,122

2.6 %

17.3 %

12

Asiana Airlines (OZ)

19,200,704

2.4 %

8.6 %

13

Cathay Pacific Airways (CX)

17,521,991

2.2 %

(-4.3) %

14

Shanghai Airlines (FM)

15,052,422

1.9 %

(-2.0) %

15

China Airlines (CI)

13,293,327

1.7 %

(-11.8) %

TOTAL

793,053,724

-

7.5 %

 

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

Rank

Airport

Available Seats

% Share

% Change v 2012

1

Beijing (PEK)

53,400,953

6.7 %

1.8 %

2

Tokyo (HND)

45,053,240

5.7 %

0.5 %

3

Hong Kong (HKG)

37,744,109

4.8 %

2.3 %

4

Guangzhou (CAN)

31,975,972

4.0 %

5.5 %

5

Shanghai (PVG)

31,160,318

3.9 %

4.2 %

6

Seoul (ICN)

27,300,656

3.4 %

6.0 %

7

Shanghai (SHA)

22,537,747

2.8 %

1.6 %

8

Tokyo (NRT)

22,506,486

2.8 %

2.7 %

9

Taipei (TPE)

21,018,763

2.7 %

1.5 %

10

Chengdu (CTU)

19,891,590

2.5 %

6.1 %

11

Shenzhen (SZX)

19,616,318

2.5 %

6.2 %

12

Kunming (KMG)

19,413,358

2.4 %

34.4 %

13

Xi’an (XIY)

17,020,005

2.1 %

12.6 %

14

Chongqing (CKG)

14,481,140

1.8 %

7.8 %

15

Hangzhou (HGH)

14,284,012

1.8 %

16.1 %

TOTAL

793,053,724

-

7.5 %

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