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. The list includes companies headquartered on the Asian side of Russia, Turkey and Azerbaijan.

Rank
Country Airline/Holding '19 '18 '17 '16 '15 '14 '13 '12 '11 '10 '09 '08 '07 '06 Fleet
Destinations
Sources
Alliance
Association
1  Germany
 Austria
 Belgium
  Switzerland
 Italy
Lufthansa Group1 9.06 (Jan) 142.3 130.04 117.4 115.2 112.5 110.4 108.9 112.0 95.1 81.2 76.4 68.8 59.1 728[1] 321 [1][2] Star Alliance A4E
2  Ireland
 Austria
 Poland
Ryanair2 10.3 (Jan) 139.2 128.77 116.8 101.4 86.4 81.4 79.6 76.4 72.7 65.3 57.7 49.0 40.5 430 186 [3] [4] A4E
3  United Kingdom
 Ireland
 Spain
 France
 Austria
International Airlines Group3 7.69 (Jan) 112.92 104.83 100.7 94.9 77.3 67.2 54.6 51.7 50.6 53.3 59.8 61.7 63.2 520 248 [5] oneworld A4E
4  France
 Netherlands
Air France-KLM4 7.36 (Jan) 101.45 98.72 93.4 89.8 87.4 78.4 77.5 75.8 70.8 71.4 73.8 74.8 73.5 574 231 [6][7] SkyTeam A4E
5  United Kingdom
  Switzerland
 Austria
easyJet5 88.04 81.63 74.5 69.9 65.3 61.4 59.2 55.5 49.7 46.1 44.6 38.2 33.0 300 136 [8] A4E
6  Turkey Turkish Airlines6 5.7 (Jan) 75.16 68.61 62.8 61.2 54.8 48.3 39.0 32.6 29.1 25.1 22.6 19.6 16.9 337 291 [9][10] Star Alliance AIRE
7  Russia Aeroflot Group7 4.22 (Jan) 55.71 50.13 43.4 39.4 34.7 31.4 27.5 16.4 14.1 11.1 11.6 10.2 8.7 364 189 [11] SkyTeam
8  Norway
 Sweden
 Ireland
 United Kingdom
 Argentina
Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA 2.64 (Jan) 37.34 33.15 29.3 25.8 24.0 20.7 17.7 15.7 13.0 10.8 9.1 6.9 5.1 152 130 [12] A4E
9  Hungary Wizz Air9 2.57 (Jan) 33.81 28.27 22.78 19.2 15.8 13.5 12.0 11.2 9.6 7.8 5.8 4.2 3.0 100 144 [13]
10  Turkey Pegasus Airlines 2.28 (Jan) 29.97 27.82 24.14 22.3 19.7 16.8 13.6 11.3 8.6 5.9 4.4 - 3.1 79 102 [14]
11  Sweden
 Norway
 Denmark
SAS Group8 1.83 (Jan) 30.0 28.37 29.4 27.1 27.3 25.4 25.4 24.7 23.1 22.8 27.0 27.2 26.9 156 157 [15] Star Alliance
12  Italy Alitalia10 21.49 21.7 22.6 23.0 23.2 24.0 24.3 25.0 23.4 22.0 18.0 24.4 24.1 103 123 [16] SkyTeam
13  Russia S7 Group12 1.17 (Jan) 15.96 14.25 13.15 10.6 10.1 9.3 8.3 5.1 4.8 5.6 5.9 5.7 4.9 74 104 [17] oneworld
14  Portugal TAP Air Portugal11 15.89 14.27 11.72 11.3 11.4 10.7 10.2 9.8 9.1 8.4 8.7 7.9 6.9 87 88 [18] Star Alliance A4E
15  Greece
 Cyprus
Aegean Airlines13 10.83 (Sep) 13.22 12.46 11.6 10.2 8.8 8.9 9.9 10.1 10.2 11.3 11.1 10.1 59 103 [19] Star Alliance A4E
16  Finland Finnair 1.0 (Jan) 13.28 11.90 10.87 10.2 9.6 9.3 8.8 8.0 7.1 7.4 8.3 8.7 8.8 73 103 [20] oneworld A4E
17  Spain Air Europa 10.6 10.6 10.2 8.1 9.0 8.1 8.7 8.9 9.0 9.7 9.9 8.1 59 42 [21] SkyTeam
18  United Kingdom Jet2.com 9.64 6.67 5.85 6.0 5.5 4.8 4.2 3.3 3.1 3.4 3.9 2.8 60 50 [22] A4E
19  United Kingdom
 Jersey
flybe14 9.05 8.4 7.7 7.5 7.6 7.2 7.2 7.3 6.8 7.0 5.2 76 77 [23] ERA
20  Russia Ural Airlines 9.0 8.0 6.47 5.4 5.1 4.4 3.5 2.5 1.8 1.5 1.5 1.2 1.0 42 66 [24] n/a
21  Poland
 Estonia
 Hungary
LOT Polish Airlines15 8.56 6.89 5.58 6.1 5.9 6.3 5.8 5.5 5.0 4.0 4.3 3.7 75 105 [25][26] Star Alliance AIRE
ERA
22  Czech Republic SmartWings Group 16 8.8 8.17 7.3 6.57 - - - - - - - - 57 ? [27][28] n/a
23  Ukraine Ukraine International Airlines 8.08 6.93 6.0 4.8 3.8 4.5 2.8 1.9 1.7 0.8 1.7 0.3 - 42 80 [29][2] - AIRE
24  Russia UTair Aviation17 7.65 7.3 6.65 8.8 11.2 10.4 7.8 5.8 5.2 3.9 3.2 2.9 2.4 66 117 [30] -
25  United Kingdom Virgin Atlantic 5.20 5.20 5.94 6.2 5.5 5.4 5.3 5.3 5.7 5.7 5.1 4.6 40 37 [31] -
26  Romania Blue Air 5.06 3.59 2.02 1.36 1.9 1.8 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.4 1.3 1.2 29 104 [32] n/a
27  Spain Volotea 6.57 4.82 4.3 1.8 1.4 - - - - - - 23 60 [33] A4E
28  Russia Nordwind Airlines 4.92 3.55 1.79 2.67 4.47 3.66 2.17 1.72 1.19 - - - - 26 97 [34] n/a
29  Russia Azur Air 4.24 3.75 2.34 2.35 0.21 - - - - - - - - 27
30  Iceland Icelandair Group 18 4.14 4.05 3.67 3.0 2.9 2.6 2.4 1.8 1.7 1.8 1.5 1.6 1.5 28 36 [35] n/a A4E
31  Latvia AirBaltic 4.14 3.52 2.89 2.6 2.8 2.9 3.1 3.4 3.2 2.8 - 2.0 1.4 32 60 [36] n/a A4E
32  Belarus Belavia 3.0 2.49 - 1.6 1.3 1.0 - 0.7 - - - 29 48 [37] n/a
33  Iceland WOW air 2.8 1.6 0.7 0.49 0.4 0.09 - - - - - - 17 38 [38] n/a -
34  Serbia Air Serbia 2.61 2.62 2.55 2.3 - 1.3 1.2 1.0 1.0 1.3 1.3 1.2 22 41 [39][40][41] Etihad
Airways
Partners
35  Russia Red Wings Airlines 2.62 1.62 0.92 1.04 0.92 0.35 0.82 0.78 0.88 - - - - 18 20 n/a
36  Romania TAROM 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.2 2.1 2.2 2.2 2.2 1.7 2.0 1.9 1.5 25 50 [42] SkyTeam
37  Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Airlines 0.47 (March) 2.29 - - - 1.4 1.0 - - - - 28 22 [43] n/a
38  Croatia Croatia Airlines 2.17 2.125 1.94 1.8 1.8 1.8 2.0 1.9 1.6 1.8 1.7 1.5 - 13 40 [44][45][46] Star Alliance AIRE
39  Italy Air Italy19 2.63 - - 3.7 4.4 4.5 1.6 2.0 1.9 1.5 22 40 [47] n/a
40  Russia Pegas Fly 2.02 1.38 0.99 1.08 1.24 0.28 - - - - - - - 10 29 n/a
41  Luxembourg Luxair 1.93 1.84 1.81 1.68 1.5 1.4 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 - 17 59 [48] n/a A4E
42  Russia Yamal Airlines 1.97 1.79 1.45 1.43 1.45 1.3 0.91 0.57 0.5 - - - - 36 38 n/a
43  Malta Air Malta - - 1.7 1.8 - - - - - 8 37 [49] n/a
44  Russia Royal Flight 1.73 1.5 0.99 0.87 0.62 - - - - - - - - 11 13 n/a
45  Russia NordStar 1.42 1.4 1.29 1.13 1.1 1.24 1.16 0.77 0.54 - - - - 15 50 n/a
46  Bulgaria Bulgaria Air 1.30 1.28 1.25 1.28 1.40 - - - - - 1.20 1.12 - 12 21 [50] n/a
47  Slovenia Adria Airways 1.2 1.1 1.24 1.1 1.0 1.0 1.2 - - - - - 12 23 [51] Star Alliance AIRE
48  Russia Nordavia 1.19 1.09 0.96 0.728 0.763 0.765 0.814 1.47 1.4 - - - - 10 30 [52] n/a
49  Russia I-Fly 1.13 0.75 0.4 0.61 0.97 1.05 0.63 0.41 0.38 - - - - 10 30 [53] n/a
50  Poland Enter Air 1.12 1.17 1.11 1.17 - - - - - 1.2 - - 19 74 n/a n/a
51  Greece Ellinair 0.79 0.57 0.31 0.14 - - - - - - - - 10 30 [54]
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Further reading[edit]

  • "Europe's Top 20 airline groups by passengers 2017; Lufthansa wrests top spot from Ryanair". CAPA Centre for Aviation. 21 January 2018.