IATA announced Top 10 Airlines

  • Published by Ozgur Tore


IATA’s latest World Airline Transport Statistics showed Ryanair once again carried more international customers than any other airline. Southwest Airlines ranked at the top as domestic carrier and Delta Air Lines ranked at the top spot in total passenger count (International + Domestic). Here are the top 10 airlines for each category.


Rank  Airline      Thousands
1 Ryanair 86,370
2 easyJet 56,312
3 Lufthansa 48,244
4 Emirates 47,278
5 British Airways 35,364
6 Air France 31,682
7 Turkish Airlines 31,016
8 KLM 27,740
9 United Airlines 25,708
10 Delta Air Lines     24,243


Rank  Airline Thousands
1 Southwest Airlines 129,087
2 Delta Air Lines 105,190
3 China Southern Airlines 91,729
4 American Airlines 67,761
5 United Airlines 64,731
6 China Eastern Airlines  57,986
7 US Airways 48,043
8 Air China 46,466
9 All Nippon Airways 39,277
10 Gol Airlines 36,311

Total (International + Domestic)

Rank  Airline Thousands
1 Delta Air Lines 129,433
2 Southwest Airlines 129,087
3 China Southern Airlines 100,683
4 United Airlines 90,439
5 American Airlines 87,830
6 Ryanair  86,370
7 China Eastern Airlines  66,174
8 easyJet 62,309
9 Lufthansa 59,850
10 Air China 54,577

Ryanair’s Robin Kiely said, “To celebrate, we have released 100,000 seats for sale across our European network, at prices from €19.99 for travel in July and August. These low fare seats are available for booking until midnight Thursday (25 June).”


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