List of largest airlines in North America

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This is a list of the largest airlines in North America.

Passenger airlines[edit]

2013–present[edit]

This is a list of North America's largest passenger airlines in terms of enplaned passengers, fleet size and number of destinations (numbers include regional partners).

Rank Airline Country 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 Fleet Destinations Daily Departures Source
1 American Airlines1 United States 199,640,000 198,714,575 201,249,127 197,340,801 193,739,825 1566 350 6,700 [1]
2 Delta Air Lines United States 186,389,862 183,741,787 179,382,874 171,350,030 164,659,644 1318 322 5,400 [2]
3 Southwest Airlines United States 157,677,218 151,740,357 144,574,882 135,767,188 133,155,030 710 100 4,000 [3][4]
4 United Airlines United States 148,067,000 143,177,000 140,369,000 138,029,000 139,209,000 1273 342 4,500 [5][6]
5 Air Canada Canada 48,126,000 44,849,000 41,126,000 38,526,000 35,761,000 403 182 1,500 [7][8]
6 Alaska Airlines2 United States 44,034,000 41,947,000 31,883,000 29,278,000 27,414,000 306 115 1,200 [9][10]
7 JetBlue Airways United States 40,038,090 38,263,104 35,100,986 32,078,316 30,463,226 243 101 925 [11] [12]
8 Spirit Airlines United States 24,183,070 21,618,039 17,921,419 14,293,703 12,413,812 112 61 400 [13][14]
9 WestJet Canada 24,137,477 21,951,463 20,281,376 19,651,977 18,485,144 121 91 420 [15]
10 Aeroméxico Mexico 20,666,000 19,703,000 18,769,000 17,190,000 15,488,000 131 90 600 [16][17]
11 Volaris Mexico 16,427,000 15,005,000 11,983,000 9,809,000 8,900,000 68 65 200 [18][19]
12 Frontier Airlines United States 15,629,0003 14,773,000[20] 12,569,000[20] 11,328,000 9,874,000 78 70 270 [21]
13 Allegiant Air United States 12,138,146 11,003,864 9,355,097 8,017,442 7,103,366 95 177 242 [22]
14 Hawaiian Airlines United States 11,505,324 11,050,911 10,672,667 10,195,145 9,935,743 52 28 212 [23]
15 Interjet Mexico 5,865,0004 11,122,000 10,483,000 8,686,000 6,217,000 78 55 270 [24][25]
16 Vivaaerobus Mexico 8,195,566 6,373,626 4,760,000 4,000,000 3,800,000 24 35 115 [26][27]
17 Sun Country Airlines United States 2,081,0003 1,793,000 1,851,000 1,576,000 1,439,000 26 43 47 [28]
18 Virgin America United States - - 7,036,000 6,508,000 6,329,000 n/a n/a n/a [29]

Notes

  • ^1 Numbers on and after 2013 are for the merged American/US Airways
  • ^2 Numbers on and after 2016 are for the merged Alaska/Virgin America
  • ^3 Numbers for Frontier and Sun Country are for 12 months ending in November
  • ^4 Through Q2 of 2017

2008–2012[edit]

Rank Airline Country 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 Source
1 Delta Air Lines1 United States 164,571,529 163,838,348 162,614,714 161,070,926 106,070,000 [30]
2 United Airlines2 United States 140,441,000 141,799,000 145,550,000 81,421,000 86,412,000 [2]
3 Southwest Airlines3 United States 133,978,100 135,274,464 106,227,521 101,339,000 101,921,000 [3]
4 American Airlines United States 107,806,578 106,013,737 105,163,576 104,467,549 111,874,652 [4]
5 Continental Airlines United States - - - 62,809,384 66,692,408 [5]
6 US Airways United States 82,546,120 60,854,368 59,809,367 51,016,000 54,820,000 [6]
7 Northwest Airlines United States - - - - 48,772,000
8 Air Canada Canada 34,900,000 33,900,000 32,000,000 30,961,000 33,171,000 [7]
9 JetBlue Airways United States 28,956,213 26,370,318 24,253,933 22,449,945 21,920,442 [8]
10 Alaska Airlines United States 25,896,000 24,790,000 23,334,000 15,561,000 16,809,000 [9]
11 AirTran Airways United States - - 24,721,226 23,997,810 24,574,000 [10]
12 WestJet Canada 17,423,000 16,041,000 15,174,000 14,039,000 14,283,000 [11]
13 Aeroméxico Mexico 14,812,000 14,334,000 11,391,000 6,250,000 7,659,000 [12]
14 Spirit Airlines United States 10,422,548 8,517,586 6,951,728 n/a n/a [13]
15 Frontier Airlines4 United States 9,927,000 10,206,000 8,878,000 9,056,000 10,071,000 [14]
16 Hawaiian Airlines United States 9,484,204 8,666,319 8,424,288 8,344,608 7,856,711 [15]
17 Volaris Mexico 7,057,700 n/a n/a n/a n/a
18 Allegiant Air United States 6,591,707 6,175,808 5,903,184 5,328,436 4,298,748 [16]
19 Virgin America United States 6,219,000 n/a n/a n/a n/a [17]
20 Sun Country United States 1,228,000 1,106,000 928,000 971,000 1,253,000 [18]
21 Mexicana de Aviación Mexico - - - 6,861,000 7,873,000
22 Midwest Airlines United States - - - n/a 3,006,000
Notes
  • ^1 Numbers on and after 2009 are for the merged Delta/Northwest
  • ^2 Numbers on and after 2010 are for the merged United/Continental
  • ^3 Numbers on and after 2011 are for the merged Southwest/AirTran
  • ^4 Numbers on and after 2010 are for the merged Frontier/Midwest

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