World’s Largest Airlines


World’s largest airlines by passengers

1. Delta Air Lines 129,433,000
2. Southwest Airlines 129,087,000
3. China Southern Airlines 100,683,000
4. United Airlines 90,439,000
5. American Airlines 87,830,000
6. Ryanair 86,370,000
7. China Eastern Airlines 66,174,000
8. easyJet 62,309,000
9. Lufthansa 59,850,000
10. Air China 54,577,000

World’s largest airlines by international passengers

1. Ryanair 86,370,000
2. easyJet 56,312,000
3. Lufthansa 48,244,000
4. Emirates 47,278,000
5. British Airways 35,364,000
6. Air France 31,682,000
7. Turkish Airlines 31,016,000
8. KLM 27,740,000
9. United Airlines 25,708,000
10. Delta Air Lines 24,243,000

By scheduled passenger-kilometres flown (millions)

  1. American Airlines 320,813
  2. Delta Air Lines 302,512
  3. United Airlines 294,970
  4. Emirates 251,190
  5. China Southern Airlines 189,186
  6. Southwest Airlines 189,097
  7. Lufthansa 145,904
  8. British Airways 140,780
  9. Air France 139,217
  10. Ryanair 125,194

By number of countries served

  1. Turkish Airlines 106
  2. Lufthansa 83
  3. Air France 78
  4. British Airways 78
  5. Qatar Airways 73
  6. Delta Air Lines 71
  7. Emirates 70
  8. KLM 66
  9. Egyptair 66
  10. United Airlines 60

By number of destinations Served

  1. American Airlines 350
  2. United Airlines 342
  3. Delta Air Lines 335
  4. Turkish Airlines 290
  5. Lufthansa 220
  6. China Eastern Airlines 217
  7. Air France 204
  8. Air Canada 200
  9. Ryanair 192
  10. China Southern Airlines 190

World’s Busiest Airports by Number of Passengers in 2015

  1. Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport 101,491,106
  2. Beijing Capital International Airport 89,938,628
  3. Dubai International Airport 78,014,841
  4. O’Hare International Airport 76,942,493
  5. Tokyo Haneda Airport 75,316,718
  6. London Heathrow Airport 74,989,795
  7. Los Angeles International Airport 74,937,004
  8. Hong Kong International Airport 68,283,407
  9. Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport 65,766,986
  10. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport 64,072,468
  11. Istanbul Atatürk Airport 61,836,781
  12. Frankfurt Airport 61,032,022
  13. Shanghai Pudong International Airport 60,053,387
  14. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol 58,284,864
  15. John F. Kennedy International Airport 56,827,154
  16. Singapore Changi Airport 55,449,000
  17. Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport 55,201,915
  18. Soekarno-Hatta International Airport 54,053,905
  19. Denver International Airport 54,014,502
  20. Suvarnabhumi Airport 52,808,013
  21. San Francisco International Airport 50,057,887
  22. Seoul Incheon International Airport 49,412,750
  23. Kuala Lumpur International Airport 48,938,424
  24. Madrid Barajas Airport 46,779,554
  25. Indira Gandhi International Airport 45,981,773
  26. McCarran International Airport 45,356,580
  27. Charlotte Douglas International Airport 44,876,627
  28. Miami International Airport 44,350,247
  29. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport 44,003,840
  30. George Bush Intercontinental Airport 43,023,224
  31. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport 42,340,461
  32. Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport 42,244,842
  33. Toronto Pearson International Airport 41,036,847
  34. Munich Airport 40,981,522
  35. Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport 40,637,377
  36. Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport 40,422,156
  37. London Gatwick Airport 40,271,343
  38. Sydney Kingsford-Smith Airport 39,914,103
  39. Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport 39,721,619
  40. Barcelona–El Prat Airport 39,674,095
  41. São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport 39,213,865
  42. Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport 39,090,699
  43. Orlando International Airport 38,727,749
  44. Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport 38,473,333
  45. Benito Juárez International Airport 38,433,288
  46. Kunming Changshui International Airport 37,523,345
  47. Newark Liberty International Airport 37,494,704
  48. Narita International Airport 37,268,307
  49. Ninoy Aquino International Airport 36,583,459
  50. Minneapolis/St Paul International Airport 36,556,281

World’s Largest Airlines By Fleet Size

  1. Delta Air Lines 1328 aircraft. Founded May 30, 1924. Revenue Increase US$ 40.704 billion (2015).

    Delta Air Lines

    Delta Air Lines

  2. United Airlines 1287 aircraft. Founded April 6, 1926. Revenue Decrease US$ 37.864 billion (2015).

    United Airlines

    United Airlines

  3. American Airlines 1284 aircraft. Founded April 15, 1926. Revenue Increase US$ 40.99 billion (2015).

    American Airlines

    American Airlines

  4. Southwest Airlines 733 aircraft. Founded March 16, 1967. Revenue Increase US$ 19.82 billion (2015).

    Southwest Airlines

    Southwest Airlines

  5. FedEx 647 aircraft

    FedEx

    FedEx

  6. Airbus 560 aircraft

    Airbus SAS

    Airbus SAS

  7. China Southern Airlines 524 aircraft. Founded 1988. $14.92 billion (2012).

    China Southern Airlines

    China Southern Airlines

  8. NetJets 513 aircraft. Founded 1964.

    NetJets

    NetJets

  9. China Eastern Airlines 447 aircraft

    China Eastern Airlines

    China Eastern Airlines

  10. Air China 373 aircraft

    Air China

    Air China

  11. Ryanair 363 aircraft. Founded 28 November 1984. $6.36 billion (2015).

    Ryanair

    Ryanair

  12. Turkish Airlines 333 aircraft. Founded 20 May 1933. Revenue Increase US$ 10.522 billion (2015).

    Turkish Airlines

    Turkish Airlines

  13. British Airways 308 aircraft. Founded 31 March 1974. Revenue US$ 15.337 billion (2013).

    British Airways

    British Airways

  14. Lufthansa 274 aircraft. Founded 1953. Revenue $36.05 billion (2015).

    Lufthansa

    Lufthansa

  15. Emirates 262 aircraft

    Emirates First Class Suite

    Emirates First Class Suite

  16. UPS Airlines 237 aircraft

    UPS Airlines

    UPS Airlines

  17. EasyJet 232 aircraft

    EasyJet

    EasyJet

  18. Air France 227 aircraft

    Air France

    Air France

  19. JetBlue Airways 224 aircraft

    JetBlue Airways

    JetBlue Airways

  20. Alaska Airlines 210 aircraft

    Alaska Airlines

    Alaska Airlines