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2014 cheapest airports in Asia

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Our recent research on prices of Asian airports reveals that Trang (TST) in Thailand ranks as the cheapest airport in Asia. The cost of flights from Trang is on average $0.0487 per kilometre, the second cheapest is Malaysian Kota Kinabalu with $0.0497. Which airports follow and how do the busiest airports in Asia rank?

The cheapest airports are located in Thailand and Malaysia

Three of 10 cheapest airports are located in Thailand, four in Malaysia. Airports in the list with the cheapest average price per kilometer are mostly served by low-cost airlines that are dragging the prices down.

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How about the busiest airports in Asia? Kuala Lumpur is the cheapest, Bangkok and Tokyo Haneda the most expensive

On one hand we have these cheap airports with low cost airlines that are dragging the prices down, however these are not the busiest. So how do 10 busiest airport in Asia stand? The cheapest flights can be found at Kuala Lumpur airport that has average price $0.0640 per kilometer followed by Jakarta with $0.0671 and Guanzhou with $0.0798.

Another three airports offer price under $0.1 – Shanghai ($0.0811), Singapore ($0.0826) and Hong Kong ($0.0854). Dubai Airport ranked 7th with $0.1074, followed by Beijing with $0.1314. Bangkok with $0.1974 and Tokyo Haneda with $0.2032 are the most expensive out of 10 busiest airports in Asia.

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10 cheapest airports in Asia

Airport IATA Country Avg price per km
Trang TST Thailand $0.0487
Kota Kinabalu BKI Malaysia $0.0497
Tiruchirappalli TRZ India $0.0499
Bandung BDO Indonesia $0.0508
Tawau TWU Malaysia $0.0525
Songkhla HDY Thailand $0.0547
Hanoi HAN Vietnam $0.0549
Miri MYY Malaysia $0.0556
Kuching KCH Malaysia $0.0558
Nakhon Si Thammarat NST Thailand $0.0575

10 busiest airports in Asia

Airport IATA Country Avg price per km
Beijing Capital PEK China $0.1314
Haneda HND Japan $0.2032
Hong Kong HKG Hong Kong $0.0854
Jakarta CGK Indonesia $0.0671
Dubai DXB UAE $0.1074
Bangkok BKK Thailand $0.1974
Singapore SIN Singapore $0.0826
Guanzhou CAN China $0.0798
Shanghai PVG China $0.0811
Kuala Lumpur KUL Malaysia $0.0640

Methodology WhichAirline.com compared prices from all airports in Europe, using average price per 1 kilometre of flight for air tickets available for purchase in the following months. Air ticket prices are taken from the WhichAirline database. The average ticket price per km was used as a way to compare the overall price levels.

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