Asia’s Top 50 Largest Airports in 2021 — by Number of Flights

Here are Asia's Top 50 largest airports in 2021. We've counted the flight volume of hundreds of airlines and provide you with the most up-to-date list of Asia's largest airports.

Asia’s Top 50 Largest Airports in 2021 — by Number of Flights

Since Corona still has a massive impact on airlines and airports around the globe, many rankings look different. However, we wanted to know the details. Therefore, we’ve analyzed the traffic figure of Asia’s airports from February to July 2021. As a result, we present Asia’s Top 50 Largest Airports in 2021.

Summary

We’ve summarized some essential, in case you don’t have time to go through the entire ranking.

China Dominates!
Corona had a massive impact on Asia’s international aviation traffic. However, due to its immense domestic traffic, China’s airports dominate this ranking. 36 of Asia’s top 50 airports are located in China. Moreover, eight of the ten biggest Asian airports can be found in China.

Guangzhou is Asia’s Largest Airports
Based on flight volume, Guangzhou (CAN) wins the trophy of Asia’s largest airport in 2021. From February to July, Guangzhou operated 96,500 flights. However, Chongqing is close behind with 95,700 flights.

Tokyo & Delhi are Biggest “Non-Chinese” Airports
When excluding China from the ranking, Japan’s and India’s capital represent the biggest non-Chinese airports. Tokyo Haneda operated 74,400 flights, and Delhi 71,000.

Asia’s Largest Airports: Rank 1-10

RankIATAAirportFlights
1CANGuangzhou96.5K
2CKGChongqing95.7K
3CTUChengdu89.6K
4XIYXi’an86.9K
5PVGShanghai Pudong85.1K
6KMGKunming84.2K
7SZXShenzhen80.5K
8HNDTokyo Haneda74.4K
9DELDelhi71.0K
10PEKBeijing69.5K
Asia’s Largest Airports: Rank 1-10

Asia’s Largest Airports: Rank 11-20

RankIATAAirportFlights
11CGKJakarta69.5K
12PKXBeijing Daxing69.3K
13SHAShanghai Hongqiao65.4K
14HGHHangzhou64.7K
15NKGNanjing53.5K
16CSXChangsha51.0K
17KWEGuiyang49.7K
18WUHWuhan49.4K
19CGOZhengzhou49.3K
20XMNXiamen43.5K
Asia’s Largest Airports: Rank 11-20

Asia’s Largest Airports: Rank 21-30

RankIATAAirportFlights
21TSNTianjin42.1K
22URCUrumqi41.8K
23SGNHo Chi Minh City41.7K
24CJUJeju41.5K
25TAOQingdao41.5K
26HAKHaikou40.5K
27GMPSeoul Gimpo36.0K
28HRBHarbin35.7K
29BLRBengaluru35.7K
30BOMMumbai35.1K
Asia’s Largest Airports: Rank 21-30

Asia’s Largest Airports: Rank 31-40

RankIATAAirportFlights
31SHEShenyang34.9K
32HETHohhot34.8K
33TNAJinan33.8K
34DLCDalian33.5K
35SYXSanya33.1K
36LHWLanzhou31.4K
37FUKFukuoka30.6K
38TYNTaiyuan29.1K
39HANHanoi28.8K
40HYDHyderabad27.4K
Asia’s Largest Airports: Rank 31-40

Asia’s Largest Airports: Rank 41-50

RankIATAAirportFlights
41NNGNanning26.9K
42KHNNanchang26.2K
43CGQChangchun25.5K
44FOCFuzhou25.0K
45WNZWenzhou23.9K
46CTSSapporo23.7K
47INCYinchuan23.6K
48UPGMakassar23.6K
49CCUKolkatta23.5K
50NGBNingbo22.8K
Asia’s Largest Airports: Rank 41-50

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Used Data
The shown information is based on OAG data and internal data sources. EMEA refers to airlines or airports based in Europe, the Middle East, or Africa.

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