Top 10 Biggest Airlines in the World

Apart from maybe the internet, no other invention has brought the world closer together than the plane. There is currently no other transportation method that brings you quicker and safer from A to B airplanes. Planes allows you to travel our Earth in the matter of not more than a day. And air travel has never been more popular. In 2020, the number of civilian flights performed all over the world is projected to reach over 40 million. It is therefore no surprise that the global airlines industry is doing very well, too. The multi-billion industry is in fact now one of the largest markets there is. And also one of the most competitive one. The following ranking shows you the current Top 10 Biggest Airlines in the World by reached revenue last year.

The achieved revenue of an airline highly correlates with the number of passengers the airline carried during a year. However, the level of ticket prices and in that context the countries and regions an airline operates in, can also have a huge impact on revenue performance as you can see in the current Top 10 Airlines ranking.

Note: For the Top 10 Ranking of Busiest Airports in the World, click here.

The 10 Biggest Airlines in the World 2020

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1. Delta Air Lines

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2. American Airlines

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3. Lufthansa

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4. United Airlines


5. Air France-KLM


6. International Consolidated Airlines Group


7. Southwest Airlines


8. China Southern Airlines


9. All Nippon Airways


10. China Eastern Airlines


The 10 Biggest Airlines in the World

(as of February 2020)

Top 10 Biggest Airlines in the World:
1. DELTA AIR LINES
Revenue: $44.9 billion
2. AMERICAN AIRLINES
Revenue: $44.5 billion
3. LUFTHANSA
Revenue: $42.3 billion
4. UNITED AIRLINES
Revenue: $41.9 billion
5. AIR FRANCE-KLM
Revenue: $31.3 billion
6. INTERNATIONAL CONSOLIDATED AIRLINES GROUP
Revenue: $28.8 billion
7. SOUTHWEST AIRLINES
Revenue: $22.0 billion
8. CHINA SOUTHERN AIRLINES
Revenue: $21.7 billion
9. ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS
Revenue: $18.6 billion
10. CHINA EASTERN AIRLINES
Revenue: $17.3 billion

Top 10 biggest Airlines ranking, based on most current revenue numbers.

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