List of largest airlines in Europe

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  1. The following is a list of the largest airlines in Europe by total scheduled and chartered passengers, in millions. The list includes companies headquartered in the Asian portions of Russia, Turkey, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan.


Rank
Country Airline/holding '21 '20 '19 '18 '17 '16 '15 '14 '13 '12 '11 '10 '09 '08 '07 '06 Fleet
Destinations
Sources
Alliance
Association
1  Ireland
 Malta
 Poland
 United Kingdom
Ryanair1 5.10 (May) 52.01 152.4 139.2 128.77 116.8 101.4 86.4 81.4 79.6 76.4 72.7 65.3 57.7 49.0 40.5 430 186 [1] A4E
2  Germany
 Austria
 Belgium
  Switzerland
Lufthansa Group2 3.04 (Mar) 36.35 145.2 142.3 130.04 117.4 115.2 112.5 110.4 108.9 112.0 95.1 81.2 76.4 68.8 59.1 728 321 [2] Star Alliance A4E
IATA
3  France
 Netherlands
Air France-KLM4 4.82 (Mar) 34.1 104.2 101.45 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 [3] SkyTeam A4E
IATA
4  United Kingdom
 France
 Ireland
 Spain
International Airlines Group3 2.61 (Mar) 31.3 118.3 112.92 104.83 100.7 94.9 77.3 67.2 54.6 51.7 50.6 53.3 59.8 61.7 63.2 520 248 [4] oneworld A4E
5  Russia Aeroflot Group7 10.67 (Apr) 30.16 60.7 55.7 50.13 43.4 39.4 34.7 31.4 27.5 16.4 14.1 11.1 11.6 10.2 8.7 336 189 [5] [6] SkyTeam IATA
6  Turkey Turkish Airlines6 8.85 (Apr) 27.95 74.28 75.16 68.61 62.8 61.2 54.8 48.3 39.0 32.6 29.1 25.1 22.6 19.6 16.9 346 315 [7][8] Star Alliance AIRE
IATA
7  United Kingdom
 Austria
  Switzerland
Easyjet5 1.23 (Mar) 16.09 103.3 88.5 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 [9] A4E
8  Hungary
 United Kingdom
Wizz Air8 2.83 (May) 16.67 39.8 33.81 28.27 22.78 19.2 15.8 13.5 12.0 11.2 9.6 7.8 5.8 4.2 3.0 120 144 [10]
9  Turkey Pegasus Airlines 4.42 (Apr) 14.71 30.76 29.97 27.82 24.14 22.3 19.7 16.8 13.6 11.3 8.6 5.9 4.4 - 3.1 83 109 [11] IATA
10  Russia S7 Airlines 4.91 (Apr) 12.35 17.9 15.96 14.25 13.15 10.6 10.1 9.3 8.3 5.1 4.8 5.6 5.9 5.7 4.9 100 121 [12] oneworld IATA
11  Sweden
 Norway
 Denmark
 Ireland
SAS Group10 1.14 (Apr) 8.81 29.8 30.0 28.37 29.4 27.1 27.3 25.4 25.4 24.7 23.1 22.8 27.0 27.2 26.9 161 121 [13] [14] Star Alliance
12  Italy Alitalia11 6.51 21.29 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 [15] SkyTeam IATA
13  Russia Ural Airlines 2.02 (Apr) 5.60 9.62 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 47 66 [16] n/a IATA
14  Greece
 Cyprus
Aegean Airlines13 5.17 14.99 13.97 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 [17] Star Alliance A4E
IATA
15  Russia UTair Aviation 1.63 (Apr) 4.90 8.09 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 [18] - IATA
16  Norway
 Sweden
 Ireland
Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA9 0.27 (Apr) 6.87 36.20 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 [19] A4E
17  Portugal TAP Air Portugal12 4.66 17.05 15.89 14.27 11.72 11.3 11.4 10.7 10.2 9.8 9.1 8.4 8.7 7.9 6.9 110 88 [20] Star Alliance A4E
IATA
18  Spain Volotea 3.8 6.57 4.82 4.3 1.8 1.4 - - - - - - 23 60 [21] A4E
19  Finland Finnair 3.48 14.65 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 [22] oneworld A4E
IATA
20  Spain Air Europa 3.13 11.84 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 [23] SkyTeam IATA
21  Poland
 Hungary
LOT Polish Airlines15 3.07 (Sep) 11.79 10.61 6.89 5.58 6.1 5.9 6.3 5.8 5.5 5.0 4.0 4.3 3.7 - 91 120 [24][25][26] Star Alliance AIRE
ERA
IATA
22  Russia Nordwind Airlines 0.87 (Apr) 2.94 5.54 4.92 3.55 1.79 2.67 4.47 3.66 2.17 1.72 1.19 - - - - 26 97 [27] n/a IATA
23  United Kingdom Jet2.com 2.85 14.39 12.09 9.64 6.67 5.85 6.0 5.5 4.8 4.2 3.3 3.1 3.4 3.9 2.8 90 50 [28] [29] A4E
24  United Kingdom TUI Airways14 2.02 11.82 33.7 - - - - - - - 133 - [30] [31] n/a A4E
25  Russia Azur Air 0.33 (Apr) 1.93 5.79 4.24 3.75 2.34 2.35 0.21 - - - - - - - - 27
26  Czech Republic SmartWings Group 16 1.8 9.6 8.8 8.17 7.3 6.57 - - - - - - - - 57 ? [32][33] n/a
27  Ukraine Ukraine International Airlines 1.8 7.96 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 [34] [35] - AIRE
IATA
28  Romania Blue Air 5.20 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 [36] [37] n/a IATA
29  Latvia AirBaltic 1.36 5.05 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 [38] n/a A4E
30  Kazakhstan Air Astana 4.32 4.19 3.75 3.86 3.77 - - - - - - - - 34 69 [39] -
31  Iceland Icelandair Group 17 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 [40] n/a A4E
32  Belarus Belavia 4.00 3.39 3.0 2.49 - 1.6 1.3 1.0 - 0.7 - - - 29 48 [41] n/a IATA
33  Russia Red Wings Airlines 0.34 (Apr) 1.54 3.07 2.62 1.62 0.92 1.04 0.92 0.35 0.82 0.78 0.88 - - - - 18 20 n/a
34  United Kingdom Virgin Atlantic 1.17 5.60 5.4 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 [42] [43] - IATA
35  Romania TAROM 2.80 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 [44][45] SkyTeam IATA
36  Serbia Air Serbia 2.81 2.48 2.61 2.62 2.55 2.3 - 1.3 1.2 1.0 1.0 1.3 1.3 1.2 22 41 [46][47][48] Etihad
Airways
Partners
IATA
37  Russia Royal Flight 0.17 (Apr) 0.92 2.26 1.73 1.5 0.99 0.87 0.62 - - - - - - - - 11 13 n/a
38  Croatia Croatia Airlines 2.18 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 [49][50][51] Star Alliance AIRE
IATA
39  Russia Pegas Fly 0.27 (Apr) 0.76 2.16 2.02 1.38 0.99 1.08 1.24 0.28 - - - - - - - 10 29 n/a
40  Luxembourg Luxair 2.13 1.93 1.84 1.81 1.68 1.5 1.4 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 - 17 59 [52][53] n/a A4E
IATA
41  Russia Smartavia 0.56 (Apr) 1.64 2.03 1.19 1.09 0.96 0.728 0.763 0.765 0.814 1.47 1.4 - - - - 10 30 [54] n/a IATA
42  Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Airlines 1.89 2.29 - - - 1.4 1.0 - - - - 28 22 [55] n/a IATA
43  Russia Yamal Airlines 0.23 (Apr) 0.70 1.75 1.97 1.79 1.45 1.43 1.45 1.3 0.91 0.57 0.5 - - - - 36 38 n/a
44  Malta Air Malta 1.7 1.5 - - 1.7 1.8 - - - - - 8 37 [56][57] n/a IATA
45  Ukraine SkyUp 1.25 1.71 0.44 - - - - - - - - - - - - 9 49 [58]
46  Bulgaria Bulgaria Air 0.54 1.40 1.30 1.28 1.25 1.28 1.40 - - - - - 1.20 1.12 - 10 26 [59] n/a IATA
47  Ukraine Windrose 1.44 1.30 - - - - - - - - - - - - 12 19 [60]
48  Russia Azimuth 0.59 (Apr) 1.22 1.25 0.67 0.07 - - - - - - - - - - - 11 31
49  Russia NordStar 0.29 (Apr) 0.88 1.28 1.42 1.4 1.29 1.13 1.1 1.24 1.16 0.77 0.54 - - - - 15 50 n/a
50  Greece Sky Express 1.20 1.00 0.50 0.17 - - - - - - - - - - 14 32 n/a
51  Russia I-Fly 1.13 0.75 0.4 0.61 0.97 1.05 0.63 0.41 0.38 - - - - 10 30 [61] n/a
52  Poland Enter Air 1.12 1.17 1.11 1.17 - - - - - 1.2 - - - 19 74 n/a n/a
53  Greece Ellinair 1.04 0.79 0.57 0.31 0.14 - - - - - - - - 10 30 [62]
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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.