This is a list of lists of airlines. Lists of airlines are listed alphabetically by the name of the continent from which they operate. There are lists of airlines for all of the continent except for Antarctica, as no airlines are based there. There is only one list of airlines arranged by owner and it lists airlines that are owned by the government of a country. There are around 5000 airlines with IATA codes. The world's largest airline by fleet size and passengers carried is Delta Air Lines, operating from the United States.