Vietjet Air leads three growth indexes in Asia-Pacific

By Anh Tu   March 8, 2024 | 03:15 am PT
Vietjet is the leading low-cost airline in terms of capacity growth, short-haul deployment frequency, and route network in Asia-Pacific, according to OAG.

This was announced in a recent report published by OAG, the world's leading organization specializing in tracking and statistics on tourism and aviation.

It provides statistics based on the world's largest information network about flights and markets. On that platform, OAG identified the most successful airlines and airports in Asia-Pacific in the period 2019–2023.

According to OAG, Vietjet Air leads in two categories, with the low-cost airline having the strongest growth in the region in terms of both operating capacity and flight frequency on short routes (under 4,630 km).

Behind Vietnamese airlines in these two categories is India's Indigo. Regarding long-haul flights, OAG identifies Air India as the leading airline in terms of capacity and frequency of operation. The follow-up is Singapore's Scoot.

In addition, OAG also honored Vietjet as the "champion in network expansion" airline when it opened a series of new routes in 2023.

The second and third positions in this statistical category also belong to about two Indian airlines, Vistara and Indigo.

According to OAG, Vietjet has the strongest network expansion in the Asia-Pacific region. Photo courtesy of Vietjet Air

According to OAG, Vietjet has the strongest network expansion in the Asia-Pacific region. Photo courtesy of Vietjet Air

Last year, Vietjet developed 33 more international and domestic routes.

Accordingly, the airline owns a network of 125 routes, including up to 80 international routes. This low-cost airline operates about 133,000 flights, transporting over 25 million passengers, including more than 7.6 million international passengers (an increase of 183% compared to 2022).

Vietjet also became the first Vietnamese airline to have flights connecting to five Australian cities, including Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, and Brisbane.

At the same time, it operates the most routes between Vietnam and India, such as to Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Kochi, and Tiruchirappalli.

Vietjet continues to maintain the momentum of opening new international routes into 2024.

Until now, the airline has continuously added flights from Vietnam to Vientiane (Laos), Chengdu (China), and Hiroshima (Japan), and the closest is Hanoi-Melbourne.

In the airport rankings, OAG determined that Incheon (South Korea) connects with the most international flights in January 2024. The second and third are Changi Airport (Singapore) and Bangkok (Thailand).

The airports with the fastest operating capacity growth in the fourth quarter of 2023 compared to the same period in 2022 are Hong Kong, Beijing Capital, and Urumqi (China).

Compared to 2019, Beijing Daxing was determined to have the highest number of new international itineraries, followed by Macau and Almaty (Kazakhstan).

"With large aircraft orders, rising incomes, and travel demand, Asia-Pacific will drive growth in the aviation industry for the next decade," said Mayur Patel, head of Asia-OAG's Pacific.

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