World's largest airlines

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The world's largest airlines can be defined in several ways. American Airlines Group is the largest by its fleet size, revenue and profit but Delta Air Lines is the biggest by assets and market capitalization, by passengers carried and revenue passenger mile. Lufthansa Group is the largest by number of employees, FedEx Express by freight tonne-kilometers and Turkish Airlines by number of countries served.

By airline companies revenue[edit]

American Airlines Boeing 777-200ER
Lufthansa Airbus A380-800
Forbes' World’s Biggest Public Companies[1]
Rank Airline country revenue ($B) profit ($B) assets ($B) market cap. ($B) employees
1 American Airlines Group[2] United States 42.7 2.88 43.8 33.5 113,300
2 Delta Air Lines United States 40.3 0.659 54.1 34.4 79,655
3 United Continental Holdings United States 38.9 1.1 37.4 23.1 84,000
4 Lufthansa Group Germany 33.8 .058 33.4 6.15 118,781
5 Air France-KLM France Netherlands 27.8 .263 25.4 2.7 94,666
6 International Airlines Group United Kingdom Spain 22.7 1.3 28.6 18.2 59,484
7 Southwest Airlines United States 18.6 1.1 20.2 27.7 46,278
8 China Southern Airlines China 17.6 .288 30.6 11.7 82,132
9 All Nippon Airways Japan 15.9 .358 19.3 9.7 33,719
10 China Eastern Airlines China 14.6 .554 26.4 12.7 69,849

Note that Emirates Airlines is a government-owned company and is thus not included in this list of public companies. Its 2014-2015 revenue was AD88.819 billion (US$24.2 billion), profit AD4.555 billion (US$1.24 billion), and assets AD111.362 billion (US$30.34 billion) with 56,725 employees.[3]

By passengers carried (thousands)[edit]

Rank Airline 2014[4] 2013[5] 2012[6] 2011[7]
1 United States Delta Air Lines 129,433 120,636 116,726 113,731
2 United States Southwest Airlines 129,087 115,323 112,234 110,587
3 China China Southern Airlines 100,683 91,504 86,277 80,545
4 United States United Airlines 90,439 90,161 92,619 50,473
5 United States American Airlines 87,830 86,823 86,335 86,042
6 Republic of Ireland Ryanair 86,370 81,395 79,649 76,422
7 Chile Brazil LATAM 67,833 66,696 64,983
8 China China Eastern Airlines 66,174 62,653 79,611
9 United Kingdom EasyJet 62,309 58,410
10 Germany Lufthansa 59,850 63,273 64,393 63,012
11 Turkey Turkish Airlines 54,675 48,268 39,045 32,649
12 China Air China 54,674
13 United States US Airways 56,708 54,238 52,921
14 France Air France 50,636 49,769

By scheduled passenger-kilometres flown (millions)[edit]

Rank Airline 2014[8] 2013[9] 2012[10] 2011[11]
1 United States Delta Air Lines 290,862 277,560 271,567 269,724
2 United States United Airlines 287,547 286,802 288,282 160,270
3 United Arab Emirates Emirates 230,855 209,377 180,880 153,264
4 Germany Lufthansa 143,403 144,236 142,512 140,972
5 China China Southern Airlines 166,074 147,841 135,021 121,944
6 United States Southwest Airlines 162,445 145,124 137,708 134,918
7 United Kingdom British Airways 137,204 130,129 124,318 116,864
8 France Air France 134,528 136,405 135,821 133,035
9 China Air China 112,247
10 Australia Qantas 110,203 108,051
11 United States Continental Airlines 131,583

By scheduled freight tonne-kilometres (millions)[edit]

Rank Airline 2014[12] 2013 [13] 2012 [14] 2011 [15]
1 United States FedEx Express 16,020 16,127 16,108 15,939
2 United Arab Emirates Emirates SkyCargo 11,240 10,459 9,319 8,132
3 United States UPS Airlines 10,936 10,584 10,416 10,566
4 Hong Kong Cathay Pacific Cargo 9,464 8,241 8,433 9,109
5 South Korea Korean Air Cargo 8,079 7,666 8,144 8,974
6 Germany Lufthansa Cargo 7,054 7,218 7,175 7,674
7 Singapore Singapore Airlines Cargo 6,019 6,240 6,694 7,118
8 Qatar Qatar Airways Cargo 5,997 4,972
9 Luxembourg Cargolux 5,753 5,225
10 China Airlines Cargo 5,266 4,813 4,538 5,411
11 United Kingdom British Airways 4,732
12 EVA Air 4,470 4,882

By fleet size[edit]

Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700
Rank Airline (including contract carriers) Fleet[16]
1 United States American Airlines Group 1,494
2 United States Delta Air Lines 1,280
3 United States United Airlines 1,264
4 United States Southwest Airlines 683
5 United States FedEx Express 634
6 Germany Lufthansa Group 616
7 France Netherlands Air France-KLM 572
8 United Kingdom Spain International Airlines Group 525
9 China China Southern Airlines 509
10 Canada Air Canada 408
11 China China Eastern Airlines 405
13 Republic of Ireland Ryanair 321
12 China Air China 338
14 Chile Brazil LATAM 320
15 Turkey Turkish Airlines 300

By number of countries served[edit]

Turkish Airlines Boeing 777-300ER
Rank Airline countries served[17]
1 Turkey Turkish Airlines 118 [18]
2 Germany Lufthansa 83
3 United Arab Emirates Emirates 83
4 Netherlands KLM 78
5 France Air France 78
6 United Kingdom British Airways 78
7 Qatar Qatar Airways 74
8 United States Delta Air Lines 71
9 Singapore Singapore Airlines 66
10 United States American Airlines 60

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "American Airlines Group". World’s Biggest Public Companies. Forbes. 
  3. ^ "annual report" (PDF). Emirates Airlines. 2015. p. 5.  Note: The exchange rate of the Dirham to the US Dollar is fixed at 3.67
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  8. ^ "Scheduled Passenger - Kilometres Flown". World Air Transport Statistics 59th Edition. IATA. 
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  11. ^ "Scheduled Passenger - Kilometres Flown". World Air Transport Statistics 56th Edition. IATA. 
  12. ^ "Scheduled Freight Tonne - Kilometres". World Air Transport Statistics 59th Edition. IATA. 
  13. ^ "Scheduled Freight Tonne - Kilometres". World Air Transport Statistics 58th Edition. IATA. 
  14. ^ "Scheduled Freight Tonne - Kilometres". World Air Transport Statistics 57th Edition. IATA. 
  15. ^ "Scheduled Freight Tonne - Kilometres". World Air Transport Statistics 56th Edition. IATA. 
  16. ^ "World Airline Fleets: Top 10 Aviation Armadas With Most Airplanes". FinancesOnline. 17 December 2013. 
  17. ^ Gunnar Garfors (5 March 2013). "These Airlines Fly to Most Countries". 
  18. ^ Türk Hava Yolları (c) 2015. "International Flight Destinations & Special Offers - Turkish Airlines". 

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