Bengaluru has up to 14 daily flights to Southeast and Northeast Asia this summer.

Thai Lion Air 737-800 landing
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Bengaluru is one of 20 Indian airports to have non-stop flights to Southeast Asia and Northeast Asia this northern summer. According to the latest OAG data, Bengaluru has 498,000 departing seats (double for both ways) and almost 10% of India’s total. Helped by the coming arrival of Thai Lion Air, Bengaluru is India’s fifth-biggest airport by non-stop capacity to Southeast/Northeast Asia, behind Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, and Kolkata.

Thai Lion Air is the latest addition

Operating four weekly, the carrier will launch Bengaluru from Bangkok Don Mueang on April 24th, with very little lead-in time. Using the 737-800, it is scheduled as follows, with all times local:

  • Bangkok to Bengaluru: SL216, 21:00-23:05
  • Bengaluru to Bangkok: SL217, 00:10-05:35
Thai Lion Air Boeing 737 on stand

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Bengaluru to the Far East

This summer, the Karnataka airport has non-stop flights to seven Southeast Asia/Northeast Asia airports, as summarized in the following table. At the city level, the Thai capital has more weekly flights (25) than any other destination. With approximately 309,000 roundtrip point-to-point passengers, Bangkok was Bengaluru’s second-biggest market in 2019.

Bengaluru to…


Summer flights (all airlines combined)

2019 point-to-point passengers**

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Singapore Airlines, IndiGo

23 weekly


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Bangkok Suvarnabhumi

Thai Airways, IndiGo

Double daily


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Kuala Lumpur

AirAsia, Batik Air Malaysia, Malaysia Airlines

Up to 15 weekly


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Bangkok Don Mueang

Thai AirAsia, Thai Lion Air

Up to 11 weekly


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Hong Kong

Cathay Pacific

Up to four weekly


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Tokyo Narita

Japan Airlines

Up to four weekly


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* 2022 was heavily impacted, so 2019 is used

Bengaluru snapshot: June 25th

Analysis of Bengaluru’s full summer schedule using OAG data shows that it has an average of 11 daily departures to Southeast/Northeast Asia. A handful of days see 14 flights, the maximum this season.

Singapore Airlines Airbus A350-900

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As a snapshot of activity, consider June 25th. NOTE: not all flights/routes operate on this day, so there’s no need to think I have missed anything. It is just an example day to show flights.

  1. 00:30: Thai Airways, TG326, Bangkok Suvarnabhumi; A350-900
  2. 00:35: Malaysia Airlines, MH193, Kuala Lumpur; 737-800
  3. 01:20: Singapore Airlines, SQ513, Singapore; A350-900
  4. 01:40: Cathay Pacific, CX624, Hong Kong; A350-900
  5. 02:05: Japan Airlines, JL754, Tokyo Narita; 787-8
  6. 05:05: Go First, G841, Phuket; A320
  7. 05:35: IndiGo, 6E1055, Bangkok Suvarnabhumi; A320
  8. 11:55: Singapore Airlines; SQ509, Singapore; 737 MAX 8
  9. 12:00: Malaysia Airlines, MH105, Kuala Lumpur, 737-800
  10. 21:10: IndiGo, 6E1005, Singapore; A320
  11. 23:05: Singapore Airlines, SQ511, Singapore; A350-900
  12. 23:15: Batik Air Malaysia, OD242, Kuala Lumpur; 737-800
  13. 23:20: Thai AirAsia, FD138, Bangkok Don Mueang; A320
  14. 23:25: AirAsia, AK52, Kuala Lumpur; A320

Seoul, Shanghai, Denpasar-Bali, and Jakarta remain Bengaluru’s four largest unserved markets in Southeast/Northeast Asia. Do you think they’ll happen? Let us know in the comments.


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