Busiest airports in Asia

What are the largest / busiest airports in Asia?

Due to the growing economy, the number of aviation passengers in Asia has grown enormously in recent decades. Airports in Asia are very common nowadays. All airports from the top 10 in Asia are also part of the top 20 busiest airports in the world. Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport and Kuala Lumpur Airport are just out of the Asian top 10. Beijing Capital Airport is the largest airport in Asia based on the number of passengers and is home of Air China.

The largest airlines in Asia are China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Air China, Hainan Airlines and AirAsia. Air China is the national airline of China. AirAsia is a low-cost airline, popular with Asians and tourists.

Top 30 busiest/largest airports in Asia, 2019

Position Airport Total passengers
1 Beijing Capital Airport (China) 100,013,642
2 Tokyo Haneda Airport (Japan) 87,098,683 (*2018)
3 Dubai International Airport (United Arab Emirates) 86,396,757
4 Shanghai Pudong Airport (China) 76,153,455
5 Guangzhou Baiyun Airport (China) 73,378,475
6 Hong Kong Airport (China) 71,543,000
7 Seoul Incheon Airport (South Korea) 71,169,516
8 Singapore Changi Airport (Singapore) 68,300,000
9 Delhi Indira Gandhi Airport (India) 67,301,016
10 Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta Airport (Indonesia) 66,908,159 (*2018)
11 Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (Thailand) 65,424,564
12 Kuala Lumpur Airport (Malaysia) 62,336,469
13 Chengdu Shuangliu Airport (China) 55,858,552
14 Shenzhen Bao’an Airport (China) 52,931,925
15 Taiwan Taoyuan Airport (China) 48,689,372
16 Kunming Changshui Airport (China) 48,075,978
17 Manilla Ninoy Aquino Airport (Philippines) 47,898,046
18 Xi’an Xianyang Airport (China) 47,220,547
19 Mumbai Airport (India) 45,873,329
20 Shanghai Hongqiao Airport (China) 45,637,882
21 Chongqing Jiangbei Airport (China) 44,786,722
22 Tokyo Narita Airport (Japan) 44,344,739
23 Bangkok Don Mueang Airport (Thailand) 41,312,443
24 Hangzhou Xiaoshan Airport (China) 40,108,405
25 Ho Chi Minh City Tan Son Nhat Airport (Vietnam) 40,000,000
26 Doha Hamad International Airport (Qatar) 38,786,422
27 Jeddah King Abdulaziz Airport (Saudi Arabia) 37,540,000
28 Bangalore Airport (India) 32,361,666
29 Osaka Kansai Airport (Japan) 31,910,732
30 Jeju Airport (South Korea) 31,316,394

Sources, among others:
http://www.caac.gov.cn/XXGK/XXGK/index_172.html?fl=111 (China)

https://www.aai.aero/sites/default/files/traffic-news/Mar2k20Annex3.pdf (India)
https://www.airportthai.co.th/en/airports-of-thailand-plc/about-aot/air-transport-statistic/ (Thailand)
https://www.dubaiairports.ae/corporate/media-centre/fact-sheets/dubai-airports (Dubai)
https://www.changiairport.com/corporate/our-expertise/air-hub/traffic-statistics.html (Singapore)

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