List of largest airlines in Europe

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The following is a list of the largest airlines in Europe by total scheduled and chartered passengers, carried in millions.

Rank Airline/Holding '16 '15 '14 '13 '12 '11 '10 '09 '08 '07 '06 '05 Fleet Dest. Sources Alliance Association
1 Republic of Ireland Ryanair 116.8 101.4 86.4 81.4 79.6 76.4 72.7 65.3 57.7 49.0 40.5 33.4 319 186 [1] [2] ELFAA
2 GermanySwitzerlandAustriaItalyLufthansa Group1 109.7 107.7 105.9 104.6 103.1 106.3 90.2 76.5 70.5 62.9 53.4 51.3 602 321 [3] Star Alliance AEA
3 United KingdomSpainRepublic of IrelandInternational Airlines Group2 100.7 94.9 77.3 67.2 54.6 51.7 50.6 53.3 59.8 61.7 63.2 - 520 248 [4] oneworld ELFAA
4 FranceNetherlands Air France-KLM3 93.4 89.8 87.4 78.4 77.5 75.8 70.8 71.4 73.8 74.8 73.5 70.0 574 231 [5] SkyTeam AEA
5 United KingdomSwitzerland easyJet4 74.5 69.9 65.3 61.4 59.2 55.5 49.7 46.1 44.6 38.2 33.0 30.3 226 136 [6] ELFAA
6 Turkey Turkish Airlines 62.8 61.2 54.8 48.3 39.0 32.6 29.1 25.1 22.6 19.6 16.9 14.1 335 291 [7][8] Star Alliance AEA
7 Russia Aeroflot Group9 40.0 (Nov) 39.4 34.7 31.4 27.5 16.4 14.1 11.1 11.6 10.2 8.7 8.1 239 189 [9] SkyTeam
8 SwedenNorwayDenmark SAS Group7 29.4 27.1 27.3 25.4 25.4 24.7 23.1 22.8 27.0 27.2 26.9 26.5 156 157 [10] Star Alliance AEA
9 Norway Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA 29.3 25.8 24.0 20.7 17.7 15.7 13.0 10.8 9.1 6.9 5.1 3.3 102 130 [11] ELFAA
10 Germany Air Berlin Group6 28.9 30.2 31.7 31.5 29.6 31.8 31.8 27.9 27.1 24.0 19.7 - 128 114 [12][13] oneworld ELFAA
11 Italy Alitalia8 23.0 23.2 24.0 24.3 25.0 23.4 22.0 18.0 24.4 24.1 24.0 103 123 [14] SkyTeam
12 Turkey Pegasus Airlines 24.14 22.3 19.7 16.8 13.6 11.3 8.6 5.9 4.4 - 3.1 - 77 103 [15]
13 Hungary Wizz Air10 22.78 19.2 15.8 13.5 12.0 11.2 9.6 7.8 5.8 4.2 3.0 - 73 106 [16] ELFAA
14 Greece Cyprus Aegean Airlines17 9.8 (Sep) 11.6 10.2 8.8 8.9 9.9 10.1 10.2 11.3 11.1 10.1 - 61 145 [17][18][19] Star Alliance AEA
15 Portugal TAP Portugal11 11.3 11.4 10.7 10.2 9.8 9.1 8.4 8.7 7.9 6.9 6.4 87 88 [20] Star Alliance AEA
16 Russia S715 10.6 10.1 9.3 8.3 5.1 4.8 5.6 5.9 5.7 4.9 4.2 66 104 [21] oneworld
17 Finland Finnair 10.87 10.2 9.6 9.3 8.8 8.0 7.1 7.4 8.3 8.7 8.8 8.5 73 103 [22] oneworld AEA
18 Russia UTair Aviation18 5.60 (Oct) 8.8 11.2 10.4 7.8 5.8 5.2 3.9 3.2 2.9 2.4 1.9 66 117 [23] -
19 Spain Air Europa 8.1 9.0 8.1 8.7 8.9 9.0 9.7 9.9 8.1 - 59 42 [24] SkyTeam
20 United Kingdom flybe19 7.7 7.5 7.6 7.2 7.2 7.3 6.8 7.0 5.2 - 76 77 [25] ELFAA
21 Turkey SunExpress 8.7 7.3 6.7 7.7 7.7 6.7 5.6 4.2 3.0 2.7 - 70 102 [26] -
22 Belgium Brussels Airlines 7.74 7.5 6.6 5.8 5.8 5.7 4.9 4.7 5.9 5.9 5.7 - 48 76 [27] Star Alliance AEA
23 United Kingdom Virgin Atlantic 5.94 6.2 5.5 5.4 5.3 5.3 5.7 5.7 5.1 4.6 4.4 40 37 [28] -
24 United Kingdom Jet2.com 5.85 6.0 5.5 4.8 4.2 3.3 3.1 3.4 3.9 2.8 2.4 60 50 [29] ELFAA
25 United Kingdom Monarch Airlines 5.72 7.03 6.8 6.3 5.9 5.8 6.1 6.5 6.1 5.8 5.4 34 30 [30] -
26 Poland LOT Polish Airlines13 5.18 (Q3) 5.58 6.1 5.9 6.3 5.8 5.5 5.0 4.0 4.3 3.7 3.6 43 51 [31][32] Star Alliance AEA
27 Russia Ural Airlines 1.04 (Mar) 5.4 5.1 4.4 3.5 2.5 1.8 1.5 1.5 1.2 1.0 0.9 36 66 [33] n/a
28 Turkey AtlasGlobal - - 5.0 3.0 2.2 - - - - 1.4 21 17 [34][35][36] n/a
29 Russia Nordwind Airlines 4.5 3.7 - - - - - - - - 26 97 [37] n/a
30 Czech Republic Travel Service Airlines 23 4.3 - - - - - 2.3 2.2 - - 18 46 [38] n/a
31 Ukraine Ukraine International Airlines 7.58 (Oct) 4.8 3.8 4.5 2.8 1.9 1.7 0.8 1.7 0.3 - - 39 80 [39][40] n/a AEA
32 Spain Air Nostrum 3.8 3.7 4.4 4.8 4.4 4.7 5.4 5.7 5.3 4.7 43 51 [41] oneworld
33 Italy Meridiana Fly14 - - 3.7 4.4 4.5 1.6 2.0 1.9 1.5 1.6 22 40 [42] n/a
34 Turkey Onur Air - - 3.0 - 4.5 - - - - 4.8 30 21 [43][44] n/a
35 Latvia AirBaltic 2.6 2.8 2.9 3.1 3.4 3.2 2.8 - 2.0 1.4 2.4 24 60 [45] n/a AEA
36 Iceland Icelandair Group 16 3.0 2.9 2.6 2.4 1.8 1.7 1.8 1.5 1.6 1.5 - 28 36 [46] n/a AEA
37 Serbia Air Serbia 2.6 2.3 - 1.3 1.2 1.0 1.0 1.3 1.3 1.2 - 22 41 [47][48] Etihad Airways Partners
38 Romania TAROM 2.2 2.1 2.2 2.2 2.2 1.7 2.0 1.9 1.5 1.4 23 40 [49] SkyTeam AEA
39 Czech Republic Czech Airlines 2.01 2.27 2.8 2.8 4.2 4.6 5.5 5.6 5.6 5.5 5.2 19 40 [50] SkyTeam
40 Romania Blue Air - 1.9 1.8 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.4 1.3 1.2 - 21 26 - n/a
41 Croatia Croatia Airlines 1.8 1.8 1.8 2.0 1.9 1.6 1.8 1.7 1.5 - - 13 40 [51][52] Star Alliance AEA
42 Spain Volotea 1.8 1.4 - - - - - - - - 23 60 [53] ELFAA
43 Malta Air Malta - - 1.7 1.8 - - - - - - 8 37 [54] n/a AEA
44 Luxembourg Luxair 1.68 1.5 1.4 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 - - 17 59 [55] n/a AEA
45 Belarus Belavia - 1.6 1.3 1.0 - 0.7 - - - - 29 40 [56] n/a
46 Russia VIM Airlines 1.61 1.4 - - - - - - - - 13 15 [57] n/a
47 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Airlines - - - 1.4 1.0 - - - - - 28 22 [58] n/a
48 Bulgaria Bulgaria Air - - - - - - 1.2 - - - 13 22 - n/a
49 Poland Enter Air 1.11 1.17 - - - - - 1.2 - - - 19 74 [59] n/a
50 Slovenia Adria Airways 1.1 1.0 1.0 1.2 - - - - - - 12 23 [60] Star Alliance
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