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, in millions. The list includes companies headquartered in the Asian portions of Russia, Turkey, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan.

Rank
Country Airline/Holding '20 '19 '18 '17 '16 '15 '14 '13 '12 '11 '10 '09 '08 '07 '06 Fleet
Destinations
Sources
Alliance
Association
1  Ireland
 Austria
 Malta
 Poland
 United Kingdom
Ryanair1 21.3 (Feb) 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
 Italy
Lufthansa Group2 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[1] 321 [2] Star Alliance A4E
3  United Kingdom
 Ireland
 Spain
 France
 Austria
International Airlines Group3 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 [3] oneworld A4E
4  France
 Netherlands
Air France-KLM4 14.51 (Feb) 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 [4] SkyTeam A4E
5  United Kingdom
  Switzerland
 Austria
easyJet5 96.1 (Nov) 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 [5] A4E
6  Turkey Turkish Airlines6 10.62 (Feb) 74.3 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 [6][7] Star Alliance AIRE
7  Russia Aeroflot Group7 8.18 (Feb) 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 8.7 371 189 [8] SkyTeam
8  Hungary
 United Kingdom
Wizz Air9 6.17 (Feb) 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 [9]
9  Norway
 Sweden
 Ireland
 United Kingdom
Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA 1.97 (Jan) 36.3 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 [10] A4E
10  Turkey Pegasus Airlines 2.57 (Jan) 29.9 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]
11  Sweden
 Norway
 Denmark
 Ireland
SAS Group8 1.89 (Jan) 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 26.9 156 157 [12] Star Alliance
12  Italy Alitalia10 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 [13] SkyTeam
13  Russia S7 Group12 2.61 (Feb) 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 [14] oneworld
14  Portugal TAP Air Portugal11 1.23 (Jan) 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 [15] Star Alliance A4E
15  Greece
 Cyprus
Aegean Airlines13 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 [16] Star Alliance A4E
16  Finland Finnair 1.12 (Jan) 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 [17] oneworld A4E
17  United Kingdom Jet2.com 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 [18] A4E
18  Spain Air Europa 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 [19] SkyTeam
19  Poland
 Hungary
LOT Polish Airlines15 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 [20][21] Star Alliance AIRE
ERA
20  Russia Ural Airlines 1.3 (Feb) 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 [22] n/a
21  United Kingdom
 Jersey
flybe14 9.03 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
22  Czech Republic SmartWings Group 16 8.8 8.17 7.3 6.57 - - - - - - - - 57 ? [24][25] n/a
23  Russia UTair Aviation17 1.1 (Feb) 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 [26] -
24  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 [27][2] - AIRE
25  Spain Volotea 6.57 4.82 4.3 1.8 1.4 - - - - - - 23 60 [28] A4E
26  Russia Azur Air 0.6 (Feb) 5.79 4.24 3.75 2.34 2.35 0.21 - - - - - - - - 27
27  Russia Nordwind Airlines 0.76 (Feb) 5.54 4.92 3.55 1.79 2.67 4.47 3.66 2.17 1.72 1.19 - - - - 26 97 [29] n/a
28  United Kingdom Virgin Atlantic 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 [30] -
29  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 [31] [32] n/a
30  Latvia AirBaltic 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 [33] n/a A4E
31  Kazakhstan Air Astana 4.32 4.19 3.75 3.86 3.77 - - - - - - - - 34 69 [34] -
32  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
33  Belarus Belavia 4.00 3.39 3.0 2.49 - 1.6 1.3 1.0 - 0.7 - - - 29 48 [36] n/a
34  Russia Red Wings Airlines 0.3 (Feb) 3.07 2.62 1.62 0.92 1.04 0.92 0.35 0.82 0.78 0.88 - - - - 18 20 n/a
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 [37][38] SkyTeam
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 [39][40][41] Etihad
Airways
Partners
37  Russia Royal Flight 0.28 (Feb) 2.26 1.73 1.5 0.99 0.87 0.62 - - - - - - - - 11 13 n/a
38  Croatia Croatia Airlines 1.70 (Sep) 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 [42][43][44] Star Alliance AIRE
39  Russia Pegas Fly 0.19 (Feb) 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 [45][46] n/a A4E
41  Russia Smartavia 0.3 (Feb) 2.03 1.19 1.09 0.96 0.728 0.763 0.765 0.814 1.47 1.4 - - - - 10 30 [47] n/a
42  Italy Air Italy19 1.91 2.44 2.63 - - 3.7 4.4 4.5 1.6 2.0 1.9 1.5 13 26 [48][49] n/a
43  Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Airlines 1.89 2.29 - - - 1.4 1.0 - - - - 28 22 [50] n/a
44  Russia Yamal Airlines 0.18 (Feb) 1.75 1.97 1.79 1.45 1.43 1.45 1.3 0.91 0.57 0.5 - - - - 36 38 n/a
45  Malta Air Malta 1.7 1.5 - - 1.7 1.8 - - - - - 8 37 [51][52] n/a
46  Ukraine SkyUp 1.71 0.44 - - - - - - - - - - - - 9 49 [53]
47  Bulgaria Bulgaria Air 1.40 1.30 1.28 1.25 1.28 1.40 - - - - - 1.20 1.12 - 10 26 [54] n/a
48  Ukraine Windrose 1.44 1.30 - - - - - - - - - - - - 12 19 [55]
49  Russia NordStar 0.16 (Feb) 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  Russia Azimuth 0.23 (Feb) 1.25 0.67 0.07 - - - - - - - - - - - 11 31
51  Greece Sky Express (Greece) 1.20 1.00 0.50 0.17 - - - - - - - - - - 14 32 n/a
52  Russia I-Fly 1.13 0.75 0.4 0.61 0.97 1.05 0.63 0.41 0.38 - - - - 10 30 [56] n/a
53  Poland Enter Air 1.12 1.17 1.11 1.17 - - - - - 1.2 - - - 19 74 n/a n/a
54  Greece Ellinair 1.04 0.79 0.57 0.31 0.14 - - - - - - - - 10 30 [57]
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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.