The Best Airlines To Fly To Asia With

17th Jan 2019 Travel Tips Asia Holiday Destinations

Thai Airways, Thailand

When booking a flight to Asia, it can be difficult to know which airline is right for you. Considerations like price, seats, flight times, loyalty programs and even food can all be massive deal breakers (or deal makers) depending on what's important to you. With so many flights, routes and carriers to choose from, we understand the confusion travellers face when booking a flight to Asia. So, to help you plan your next holiday with ease, we have narrowed down 5 of the best airlines to fly to Asia with based on ratings, reviews, awards and service.

Singapore Airlines

A spectacular airline offering the best in service and style, Singapore Airlines was named the World's Best Airline in the 2018 Skytrax World Airline Awards. Singapore Airlines is an incredible four-tier cabin service that has been transporting Aussie travellers to Asia for decades. From the sprawling metropolis of Tokyo to the city scape of Chiang Mai, Singapore Airlines travels to over 130 cities across the globe. The airline offers a delicious in-flight menu across all cabins, featuring a fusion of Asian and Western cuisine. The airline also allows guests to check in up to 40kgs of baggage depending on your cabin class.


Jetstar is a low cost carrier servicing Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific Region. The airline was awarded 4th in the Skytrax World's Best Low-Cost Airline category in 2018 and operates 200 return airfares to international destinations per week. Jetstar visits some of our favourite Asian destinations such as Bali, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Singapore. Jetstar offers travellers unbeatable airfares for long haul flights and while the food and entertainment isn't as flashy as some other airlines, it's unlikely you'll find a cheaper price elsewhere.

Garuda Indonesia

Indonesia's flagship airline, Garuda Indonesia is a full service carrier that travels to over 50 destinations, including China, Japan, South East Asia, South Korea and the Middle East. Garuda Indonesia is an amazing airline that offers spacious economy seating and world class service. The airline has scored the remarkable achievement of being named the World's Best Cabin Crew 2018 by air travellers for the fifth consecutive year.


Qantas is one of the best airlines to travel to Asia with thanks to its impressive fleet of aircraft and excellent rewards program offers. Qantas' frequent flyer program allows travellers to use over 550 airport lounges around the world and enjoy culinary delights from Chef Neil Perry's Spice Temple while visiting the lounge. Guests traveling in First and Business Class are also eligible for complimentary chauffeur transfers from their front door, straight to the airport and then to their hotel upon arrival in the new destination.

Thai Airways

The national carrier of Thailand, Thai Airways operates international, domestic and regional flights from its headquarters in Bangkok to over 60 popular holiday destinations throughout Thailand and the world. Thai Airways was named the Worlds Best Economy Class Airline in 2018 and offers the most generous legroom amongst all airlines worldwide. Thai Airways also offers in-flight Wi-Fi on many of its aircraft along with a fantastic media library guaranteed to keep you entertained throughout your entire journey.

Thai Airways, Thailand

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Brittany Balcomb

Brittany Balcomb

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Travel addict and brunch enthusiast, Brittany Balcomb brings her creative flair and incurable case of wanderlust to the TravelOnline team in her role as a Digital Content Writer. Lover of adventure holidays and beachside escapes, Brittany enjoys weekend road trips to the coast and exploring destinations off the beaten track.