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World airline ranking 2009


Rank
Airline
Country
Pax traffic RPK (mln)

Pax number (mln)

Fleet size
1. Delta Air Lines
USA
304 009
161.0
729
2. Air France - KLM
France
202 455
71.4
367
3. American Airlines
USA
196 904
85.7
614
4. United Airlines
USA
161 663
56.1
360
5. Continental Airlines
USA
128 437
45.6
327
6. Emirates
UAE
126 273
27.5
150
7. Lufthansa
Germany
122 991
55.6
266
8. Southwest Airlines
USA
119 801
86.3
543
9. British Airways
UK
110 851
31.8
227
10. Qantas
Australia
99 176
38.4
133
11. US Airways
USA
93 146
51.0
346
12. China Southern
China
93 002
66.3
324
13. Cathay Pacific
China
89 440
24.6
121
14. Singapore Airlines
Singapore
82 883
16.5
110
15. Air Canada
Canada
77 060
30.9
196
16. Air China
China
73 374
39.8
255
17. Japan Airlines
Japan
72 621
41.4
174
18. Ryanair
Ireland
72 000
65.3
250
19. China Eastern
China
60 942
44.0
248
20. All Nippon Airways
Japan
55 619
44.6
152
21. Korean Air
South Korea
55 127
20.7
131
22. Iberia
Spain
49 556
20.5
112
23. easyJet
UK
45 236
39.7
175
24. TAM Linhas Aereas
Brazil
44 148
30.4
139
25. JetBlue Airways
USA
41 762
22.5
153
26. Qatar Airways
Qatar
40 410
10.2
80
27. Turkish Airlines
Turkey
40 129
25.1
127
28. Virgin Atlantic Airways
UK
39 272
5.4
34
29. Air Berlin
Germany
39 164
27.9
102
30. Thai Airways
Thailand
38 124
13.4
90
31. Malaysia Airlines
Malaysia
32 894
11.9
84
32. Thomson Airways
UK
32 650
11.2
61
33. Saudi Arabian Airlines
Saudi Arabia
32 231
18.3
120
34. China Airlines
Taiwan
30 800
10.0
65
35. AirTran Airways
USA
29 908
24.0
138
36. LAN Airlines
Chile
29 830
15.4
56
37. Alaska Airlines
USA
29 544
15.6
116
38. Alitalia
Italy
28 418
21.2
140
39. Swiss
Switzerland
28 258
14.0
60
40. Hainan Airlines
China
28 091
17.4
71
41. SkyWest Airlines
USA
28 075
34.5
293
42. Etihad Airways
UAE
27 878
43. Thomas Cook Airlines (UK)
UK
27 155
8.2
41
44. Air New Zealand
New Zealand
27 112
12.4
46
45. Asiana Airlines
South Korea
26 253
13.4
67
46. GOL
Brazil
26 096
28.4
92
47. Aeroflot
Russia
25 986
8.8
94
48. Scandinavian Airlines
Sweden
23 241
49. EVA Air
Taiwan
22 689
6.0
52
50. Jet Airways
India
22 640
12.0
72
51. WestJet Airlines Canada
22 261
14.0
88
52. Virgin Blue Airlines
Australia
21 796
18.2
73
53. Shenzhen Airlines
China
21 351
15.1
91
54. TAP Portugal
Portugal
21 075
8.4
55
55. South African Airways
South Africa
20 979
6.7
50
56. Finnair Finland
19 935
7.4
61
57. Condor Fligdienst
Germany
19 159
5.6
22
58. Transaero
Russia
18 732
5.0
49
59. JetStar Airways
Australia
18 139
10.7
51
60. Garuda Indonesia Indonesia
18 031
11.2
74
61. Philippine Airlines Philippines
17 813
9.4
39
62. Air India
India
17 309
3.2
137
63. El Al
Israel
17 253
3.8
37
64. TUIfly
Germany
17 000
9.5
26
65. Austrian Airlines
Austria
16 819
9.9
40
66. Egyptair Egypt
16 718
7.2
53
67. Air Europa
Spain
16 223
9.0
40
68. Aer Lingus
Ireland
15 820
10.4
44
69. Monarch Airlines
UK
15 589
6.1
30
70. AirAsia
Malaysia
15 432
14.3
50
71. Shanghai Airlines
China
14 417
10.7
62
72. Vietnam Airlines
Vietnam
14 408
9.2
61
73. Mexicana
Mexico
14 189
6.5
68
74. Gulf Air Bahrain
14 147
5.7
36
75. Frontier Airlines
USA
13 957
9.5
54
76. Pakistan Int. Airlines
Pakistan
13 891
5.5
38
77. Air Transat
Canada
13 727
3.2
18
78. Lion Airlines
Indonesia
13 500
13.4
46
79. AeroMexico
Mexico
13 337
6.1
44
80. Xiamen Airlines
China
13 184
11.1
61
81. Hawaiian Airlines
USA
13 114
8.3
35
82. Sichuan Airlines China
12 368
9.2
49
83. Copa Airlines Panama
11 901
37
84. Avianca
Colombia
11 824
9.3
49
85. Corsairfly
France
11 500
1.6
7
86. American Eagle Airlines
USA
11 497
16.0
223
87. Norwegian
Norway
10 602
10.8
52
88. S7 Airlines
Russia
10 459
4.6
32
89. Kingfisher Airlines
India
10 449
11.0
65
90. Transavia
Netherlands
10 410
5.2
29
91. Royal Air Maroc
Morocco
10 361
5.9
53
92. Ethiopian Airlines Ethiopia
9 755
2.9
41
93. Spirit Airlines
USA
9 558
6.1
31
94. Iran Air
Iran
9 457
8.5
53
95. Atlantic Southeast Airlines China
9 254
13.2
160
96. Onur Air Turkey
9 200
6.0
25
97. SunExpress Turkey
9 096
5.6
25
98. Virgin America USA
8 868
3.7
29
99. Air Arabia
UAE
8 500
4.1
18
100. SriLankan Airlines
Sri Lanka
8 358
2.6
12

Source: Airline Business, August 2010

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