Budget Airlines in Asia and Australia
Most of Asia’s budget airlines base themselves in the large hubs of Southeast Asia. But with the continued growth of low cost carriers they are increasingly found all over the continent and can be incredibly helpful for budget travelers seeking to find the cheapest air ticket and the best possible route.
Air Asia (route map) — Asia’s biggest budget airline based in Kuala Lumpur has flights to and from many destinations including cities in: Thailand, Singapore, the Philippines, Taiwan, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Indonesia, Australia, China, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, and London, England.
JetLite (route map)— Fly to many destinations within India and internationally to Kathmandu, Nepal and Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Nok Air (route map) — Flights to many destinations within Thailand including Phuket, Surat Thani, Pai, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Udon Thani, Sakhon Nakhon, Buri Ram, Khon Kaen and Mae Hong Son.
Jeju Air — Flights between Seoul and Nagoya, Osaka and Kitakyushu, Japan.
IndiGo (route map) — Flights to many cities within India including Mumbai, Lucknow, Hyderabad, Delhi, Jaipur, Srinigar, Jammu, Bangalore, Kochi, Pune, Goa, Patna, Kolkata, Bhubaneshwar, and Chennai.
Cebu Pacific (route map)— Based in Manilla with flights within the Philippines and to Bangkok, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taipei, Ho Chi Minh City, Macau, Seoul, Busan, Jakarta, Osaka, Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, and Brunei.
Tiger Airways (route map)— Based in Singapore with flights to India, China, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Australia.
Lion Air (route map) — Based in Jakarta with flights throughout Indonesia as well as Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, and Ho Chi Minh City.
Air-India Express (destinations) — Fly within India with most flights originating in Mumbai, Delhi or Chennai and to the international destinations of Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Muscat, Salalah, Singapore, KualaLumpur, Bangkok, Bahrain, Doha, Kuwait, Columbo and Dhaka.
SpiceJet (route map) — Flights to many destinations within India including Agartala, Ahmedabad, Bagdogra, Bangalore, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jammu, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune, Srinagar, Varanasi, Vizag.
GoAir (route map)— Flights to many destinations within India including Mumbai Ahmedabad, Indore, Nanded, Nagpur, Bangalore, Cochin, Delhi, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Jammu, Srinagar, Bagdogra, and Guwahati.
Jin Air (route map) — Flights from Seoul to Bangkok and Guam.
Orient Thai Airlines (route map) — Flights from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Phuket, Hat Yai, Trang, and Pai.
Bangkok Airways (route map) — Flights from Bangkok to Koh Samui, Krabi, Phuket Pattaya, Lampang, Chiang Mai, Siem Reap, Phnom Penh, Rangoon, Singapore, the Maldives and Hong Kong.
Firefly (route map) — Based in Kuala Lumpur with flights to many destinations in Malaysia as well as Koh Samui, Thailand and Banda Aceh, Medan and Pekanbaru, Indonesia.
Spring Airlines (route map) — Based in Shanghai with flights to dozens of cities across China.
SEAIR (route map) — Based in Manila with flights across the Philippines.