List of largest airlines in Africa

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Even though Africa is the second largest continent by size and population, its airlines account for only about 6% of the world's air traffic, as most of it is being carried out by foreign air lines.[1]

This is a list of largest airlines in Africa. It is ranked by number of transported passengers.

By passengers carried (millions)[edit]

Ranks Country Airline / Holding '13 '12 '11 '10 '09 '08 '07 '06 '05 Passenger
Fleet
Current
Destinations
Sources Alliance /
Association
1  Egypt EgyptAir 5 11.8 8.3 6.8 7.3 - - 5.7 - - 51 78 [2][3] Star Alliance
2  South Africa South African Airways 1 9.5 8.1 8.0 8.0 8.0 8.2 8.9 8.3 7.2 58 42 [4][5] Star Alliance
3  Morocco Royal Air Maroc 6 6.2 5.8 - - - 6.1 - - - 58 105 [6][7] OneWorld (2020 start)
4  Ethiopia Ethiopian Airlines 4 6.0 4.6 3.7 3.2 2.8 2.5 2.1 1.8 1.6 100 109 [8][9] Star Alliance
5  Kenya Kenya Airways 2 5.6 4.6 4.1 3.9 3.8 3.7 3.6 3.4 3.0 53 66 [10] SkyTeam
6  Tunisia Tunisair 7 - 3.8 3.2 3.7 3.6 3.8 3.6 3.8 3.8 32 66 [11]
7  Algeria Air Algérie - 4.4 - 3.3 3.5 3.2 2.9 - - 43 68
8  Nigeria Arik Air 2.8 2.3 - - - - - - - 26 30 [12]
9  Mauritius Air Mauritius 3 1.3 1.3 - - - - - - - 12 20 [13]
10  Libya Libyan Airlines - 1.2 - - - - - - - 20 22 [14]
Notes

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The biggest airlines in Africa".
  2. ^ "Egyptair struggles to fully recover; launches four new destinations this week, including Manchester and Toronto". 5 June 2013.
  3. ^ http://www.staralliance.com/en/about/airlines/egyptair_airlines/# Archived 2015-06-07 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "Financial Results - South African Airways" (PDF). Flysaa.com. Retrieved 2018-08-05.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-05-03. Retrieved 2014-05-03.
  6. ^ "Terms of Service Violation". Bloomberg.com. Retrieved 2018-08-05.
  7. ^ "Airline ratings. World Airline Ranking 2013". www.airlines-inform.com.
  8. ^ "Ethiopian Airlines becomes third African carrier after Egyptair and South African Airways to join Star Alliance". 14 December 2011.
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-05-03. Retrieved 2014-05-03.
  10. ^ "africansens.com". www.africansens.com.
  11. ^ "Tunisair sees traffic rebound 20% in 2012; plans long-haul flights to America, Canada and South Africa". 17 April 2013.
  12. ^ "CAPA - Centre for Aviation". centreforaviation.com.
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-03-09. Retrieved 2014-03-09.
  14. ^ "Libyan Airlines targets half of all international flights for 2014 -". www.libyaherald.com.