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 Country Airline/Holding '18 '17 '16 '15 '14 '13 '12 '11 '10 '09 '08 '07 '06 Fleet Dest. Sources Alliance Association
1  Germany
  Switzerland
 Austria
 Belgium
Lufthansa Group1 130.04 117.4 115.2 112.5 110.4 108.9 112.0 95.1 81.2 76.4 68.8 59.1 650 321 [1] Star Alliance A4E
2  Ireland Ryanair 9.3(Jan) 128.77 116.8 101.4 86.4 81.4 79.6 76.4 72.7 65.3 57.7 49.0 40.5 398 186 [2] [3] A4E
3  United Kingdom
 Spain
 Ireland
International Airlines Group2 7.1(Jan) 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
4  France
 Netherlands
Air France-KLM3 7.2(Jan) 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 [5] SkyTeam A4E
5  United Kingdom
  Switzerland
 Austria
easyJet4 5.1(Jan)

excluding TXL operations

81.63 74.5 69.9 65.3 61.4 59.2 55.5 49.7 46.1 44.6 38.2 33.0 226 136 [6] A4E
6  Turkey Turkish Airlines 5.7(Jan) 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 [7] Star Alliance AIRE
7  Russia Aeroflot Group9 50.13 43.4 39.4 34.7 31.4 27.5 16.4 14.1 11.1 11.6 10.2 8.7 325 189 [8] SkyTeam
8  Norway
 Ireland
 United Kingdom
 Argentina
Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA 2.33 (Jan) 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 [9] A4E
9  Sweden
 Norway
 Denmark
SAS Group7 1.8(Jan) 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 [10] Star Alliance
10  Hungary Wizz Air10 2.3(Jan) 28.27 22.78 19.2 15.8 13.5 12.0 11.2 9.6 7.8 5.8 4.2 3.0 88 144 [11]
11  Turkey Pegasus Airlines 27.82 24.14 22.3 19.7 16.8 13.6 11.3 8.6 5.9 4.4 - 3.1 79 102 [12]
12  Italy Alitalia8 22.6 23.0 23.2 24.0 24.3 25.0 23.4 22.0 18.0 24.4 24.1 103 123 [13] SkyTeam
13  Portugal TAP Air Portugal11 1.115(jan) 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 [14] Star Alliance A4E
14  Russia S7 Group15 1.1 Jan 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 [15] oneworld
15  Greece
 Cyprus
Aegean Airlines17 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 [16] Star Alliance A4E
16  Finland Finnair 0.965(Jan) 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 [17] oneworld A4E
17  Spain Air Europa 10.6 10.2 8.1 9.0 8.1 8.7 8.9 9.0 9.7 9.9 8.1 59 42 [18] SkyTeam
18  United Kingdom
 Jersey
flybe19 8.4 7.7 7.5 7.6 7.2 7.2 7.3 6.8 7.0 5.2 76 77 [19] ERA
19  Turkey SunExpress 8.8 7.95 8.7 7.3 6.7 7.7 7.7 6.7 5.6 4.2 3.0 2.7 70 102 [20] -
20  Czech Republic Travel Service Airlines 23
Czech Airlines
8.17 7.3 6.57 - - - - - - - - 57 ? [21][22] n/a
21  Poland LOT Polish Airlines13 6.89 5.58 6.1 5.9 6.3 5.8 5.5 5.0 4.0 4.3 3.7 43 51 [23][24] Star Alliance AIRE
22  United Kingdom Jet2.com 6.67 5.85 6.0 5.5 4.8 4.2 3.3 3.1 3.4 3.9 2.8 60 50 [25] A4E
23  Russia Ural Airlines 7.999[1] 6.47 5.4 5.1 4.4 3.5 2.5 1.8 1.5 1.5 1.2 1.0 42 66 [26] n/a
24  Russia UTair Aviation18 7.3[2] 6.65 8.8 11.2 10.4 7.8 5.8 5.2 3.9 3.2 2.9 2.4 66 117 [27] -
25  Ukraine Ukraine International Airlines 6.93 6.0 4.8 3.8 4.5 2.8 1.9 1.7 0.8 1.7 0.3 - 39 80 [28] - AIRE
26  United Kingdom Virgin Atlantic 5.20 5.94 6.2 5.5 5.4 5.3 5.3 5.7 5.7 5.1 4.6 40 37 [29] -
27  Turkey AtlasGlobal - - 5.0 3.0 2.2 - - - - 21 17 [30][31][32] n/a
28  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 21 26 [33] n/a
29  Spain Volotea 4.3 1.8 1.4 - - - - - - - 23 60 [34] A4E
30  Iceland Icelandair Group 16 4.04 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 3.52 2.89 2.6 2.8 2.9 3.1 3.4 3.2 2.8 - 2.0 1.4 24 60 [36] n/a A4E
32  Russia Nordwind Airlines 3.514 4.5 3.7 - - - - - - - 26 97 [37] n/a
33  Turkey Onur Air - - 3.0 - 4.5 - - - - 30 21 [38][39] n/a
34  Serbia Air Serbia 2.62 2.55 2.3 - 1.3 1.2 1.0 1.0 1.3 1.3 1.2 22 41 [40][41][42] Etihad Airways Partners
35  Belarus Belavia 2.49 - 1.6 1.3 1.0 - 0.7 - - - 29 40 [43] n/a
36  Romania TAROM 2.4 2.2 2.1 2.2 2.2 2.2 1.7 2.0 1.9 1.5 23 40 [44] SkyTeam
37  Russia VIM Airlines 2.137 (Oct) 2.07 1.61 1.4 - - - - - - - 13 15 [45] n/a
38  Croatia Croatia Airlines 2.125 1.94 1.8 1.8 1.8 2.0 1.9 1.6 1.8 1.7 1.5 - 13 40 [46][47][48] Star Alliance AIRE
39  Italy Meridiana Fly14 2.63 - - 3.7 4.4 4.5 1.6 2.0 1.9 1.5 22 40 [49] n/a
40  Malta Air Malta - - 1.7 1.8 - - - - - 8 37 [50] n/a
41  Luxembourg Luxair 1.84 1.81 1.68 1.5 1.4 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 - 17 59 [51] n/a A4E
42  Iceland WOW air 2.8 1.6 0.7 0.49 0.4 0.09 - - - - - - 17 38 [52] n/a -
43  Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Airlines - - - 1.4 1.0 - - - - 28 22 [53] n/a
44  Bulgaria Bulgaria Air 1.25 - - - - - - 1.2 - - 13 22 [54] n/a
45  Poland Enter Air 1.17 1.11 1.17 - - - - - 1.2 - - 19 74 [55] n/a
46  Slovenia Adria Airways 1,2 1,1 1,24 1.1 1.0 1.0 1.2 - - - - - 12 23 [56] Star Alliance AIRE
47  Russia Azur Air 3.75
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