World’s Largest Airlines

World’s largest airlines by passengers

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

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

Largest Airlines by Revenue

  1. American Airlines Group $40.99 billion
  2. Delta Air Lines $40.5 billion
  3. United Continental Holdings $37.5 billion
  4. Lufthansa Group $35.5 billion
  5. Air France-KLM $28.9 billion

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 $39.639 billion (2016). Employees 80,000 (2015). Customer service: 0871 221 1222.
  2. United Airlines 1287 aircraft. Founded April 6, 1926. Revenue $37.864 billion (2015). Customer Service Helpline 0845 607 6760.
  3. American Airlines 1284 aircraft. Founded April 15, 1926. Revenue $40.99 billion (2015). Customer service: 0844 369 9899. Technical support: 0844 499 7300.
  4. Southwest Airlines 733 aircraft. Founded March 16, 1967. Revenue $19.82 billion (2015).
  5. FedEx 647 aircraft
  6. Airbus 560 aircraft
  7. China Southern Airlines 524 aircraft. Founded 1988. $14.92 billion (2012). Employees 100,000 (2015-2016). Customer service: 00 86 400 869 5539.
  8. NetJets 513 aircraft. Founded 1964.
  9. China Eastern Airlines 447 aircraft
  10. Air China 373 aircraft
  11. Ryanair 363 aircraft. Founded 28 November 1984. $6.36 billion (2015). Customer service: 0871 246 0000.
  12. Turkish Airlines 333 aircraft. Founded 20 May 1933. Revenue Increase US$ 10.522 billion (2015).
  13. British Airways 308 aircraft. Founded 31 March 1974. Revenue $14.837 billion (2016). Employees 39,309 (2015). Customer Service: 0344 493 0787. Baggage tracking: 0344 493 0785.
  14. Lufthansa 274 aircraft. Founded 1953. Revenue $36.05 billion (2015).
  15. Emirates 262 aircraft. Founded 25 March 1985. Revenue $18.3 Billion (2012). Employees 64,768 (2016-2017). Customer service: 0344 800 2777.
  16. UPS Airlines 237 aircraft
  17. EasyJet 232 aircraft
  18. Air France 227 aircraft
  19. JetBlue Airways 224 aircraft
  20. Alaska Airlines 210 aircraft