List of Low Cost Airlines in Asia
There are many low-cost airlines in Asia that allow cheap travel across the continent. Here is the list of low cost airlines in Asia:
HONG KONG EXPRESS
Hong Kong Express is based in Hong Kong. Hong Kong Express operates flights to around 25 destinations, including seven in China, as well as Cambodia, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
Spring Airlines is based at Pudong International Airport in Shanghai. The airline flies to almost 60 destinations. They include around 40 domestic destinations, as well as international flights to Hong Kong, Macao, Cambodia, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, South Korea, Vietnam and Indonesia.
Air Busan is a subsidiary of Asiana Airlines based in Busan. It serves 10 destinations in South Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan and the Philippines.
Eastar Jet is based in Seoul. It serves around 10 destinations in South Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan, Thailand and Malaysia.
Jeju Air is based in Jeju. It serves 14 destinations in South Korea, Japan, China, Honk Hong, Vietnam, the Philippines and Thailand.
Jin Air is a subsidiary of Korean Air, based in Seoul. It flies to 15 destinations in South Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan, Honk Hong, Macao, Guam, Laos, the Philippines and Thailand.
T’way Air is based in Seoul. It serves 7 destinations in South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Cambodia and Thailand
AIR INDIA EXPRESS
Air India Express is a subsidiary of Air India. It operates flights mainly to the Middle East and South East Asia from the southern states of India, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur. As well as some in the Middle East, Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Ras Al Khaimah, Dammam, Riyadh, Kuwait, Muscat, Salalah, Doha, Bahrain.
Goair is based in Mumbai. It flies to around 37 destinations; domestics and internationals: Phuket, Malé, Muscat, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Bangkok, Kuwait and Singapore.
IndiGo is based in New Delhi. It is the second domestic company. It serves more than 35 destinations in India, the Middle East, Thailand, Singapore and Nepal.
SpiceJet is based in Chennai. It flies to over 60 destinations, including more than 50 within India. The airline’s international destinations include Nepal, Bangladesh, Oman, Sri Lanka, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates.
Citilink is the low-cost subsidiary of Garuda Indonesia based in Jakarta. It serves many destinations in Indonesia and International: Saudi Arabia, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Timor Leste, Melbourne, Perth.
INDONESIA AIR ASIA
Indonesia Air Asia is the Indonesian subsidiary, based in Jakarta, of the Malaysian company Air Asia. It flies to 13 destinations in Indonesia.
Lion Air is the largest private airline in Indonesia. Based at Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta airport, it serves 121 destinations in Indonesia (Batam, Malang or Ambon), but also around ten in Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, China, Saudi Arabia…
AIR ASIA JAPAN
Air Asia Japan is a joint venture between the Malaysian company Air Asia and All Nippon Airways, based in Tokyo. It connects Tokyo and Osaka to Kuala Lumpur.
HOKKAIDO INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES
Hokkaido International Airlines, also known as Air Do, is based in Sapporo. It operates flights between Tokyo and the cities of Hokkaido.
JAL Express wan a subsidiary of Japan Airlines, based in Tokyo. JAL Express Co., Ltd. merged with Japan Airlines Co., Ltd. on October 1, 2014. It serves 24 destinations in Japan and China.
Peach is based in Osaka. It serves around 15 destinations within Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Honk Hong. Peach’s hubs are located at Kansai International Airport (KIX) in Osaka, Naha Airport (OKA) and Narita International Airport (NRT) in Tokyo.
Skymark Airlines is based in Tokyo. It serves 15 destinations in Japan. and USA (Northern Mariana Islands) – Saipan International Airport.
Solaseed Air is based in Miyazaki. It serves 7 destinations in Japan.
StarFlyer is based in Fukuoka. It serves 5 destinations in Japan and South Korea.
Air Asia is the first low cost airline in Asia. This company is based in Kuala Lumpur. It serves 79 destinations in the following countries: Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, China, South Korea, Indonesia, Iran, India, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, United Kingdom, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Taiwan and Vietnam.
Firefly is a subsidiary of Malaysia Airlines, based in Selangor. It serves 19 destinations in Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand.
Air Blue is based in Islamabad. It serves more than 20 destinations in Pakistan, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey.
AIR ASIA PHILIPPINES
Air Asia Philippines is the Philippine subsidiary, based in Pampanga, of the Malaysian company Air Asia. It serves 4 destinations in the Philippines.
Airphil Express is based in Pasay City and wholly owned subsidiary airline of Philippine Airlines It flies to 33 destinations in the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, United Arab Emirates. Rebranding to Airphil Express (2010-2012).
Cebu Pacific is based in Manila. It serves more than 52 destinations in the following countries: Australia, Brunei, China, South Korea, Hong Hong, Indonesia, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
SOUTH EAST ASIAN AIRLINES
South East Asian Airlines, also known as SEAir, is based in Pampanga. It serves 16 destinations in the Philippines, Honk Hong, Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand. Was formed in November 21, 2012 to cater to airports that cannot be reached by jet aircraft flying to former destinations such as Godofredo P. Ramos Airport in Aklan and Puerto Princesa Airport in Palawan as well as chartered flights to Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea. And now became all-cargo airline.
SPIRIT OF MANILA AIRLINES
Spirit of Manila Airlines is based in Pasay City. It connects Clark to Macau and in Taiwan. Ceased operations: January 2012.
Zest Airways was operated as AirAsia Zest (formerly Asian Spirit and Zest Air) and was based in Pasay City. It serves 26 destinations in the Philippines, China, South Korea, Malaysia and Taiwan. Ceased operations: January 2016 (merged into Philippines AirAsia).
JETSTAR ASIA AIRWAYS
Jetstar Asia Airways is the Asian subsidiary of the Australian company Quantas Jetstar Airways. It serves 33 destinations in the following countries: Australia, Cambodia, China, Fiji, Hawaii, Indonesia, Japan, Macao, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, Vietnam.
Scoot serves more than 18 countries and their destinations are Singapore, Athens, Australia, Berlin, Macau, Malaysia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Laos, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam.
Nok Air is based in Bangkok. It serves about 29 destinations in Thailand, Myanmar and Laos. The airline’s fleet consists entirely of one-cabin (Economy Class) configurations. The airline also operates a joint venture with Scoot Airlines, known as NokScoot, that offers low-cost regional flights from DMK, NokScoot ceased its operation on June 26, 2020.
EAST THAI AIRLINES
Orient Thai Airlines is based in Bangkok. It serves 5 destinations in Thailand. On October 9 2018, the airline ceased all operations.
Thai AirAsia is a joint venture between the Malaysian company Air Asia and the Thai company Asia Aviation. It serves 13 destinations in Thailand.
THAI LION AIR
Thai Lion Air was born in Indonesia and, little by little, has been spreading throughout Southeast Asia. It is one of the cheapest.
Jetstar Pacific is a joint venture between Australian company Quantas Jetstar Airways and Vietnam Airlines. It serves 7 destinations in Vietnam.
VietJet Air is based in Hanoi. It serves destinations in Vietnam. It is headquartered in Ho Chi Minh City and operates from hubs at Noi Bai International Airport (HAN) in Hanoi and Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN) in Ho Chi Minh City. VietjetAir flies to 13 domestic destinations and seven international destinations in China, Cambodia, Myanmar, South Korea, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan.