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World Airline Ranking 2012


Rank
Airline
Country
Pax traffic RPK (mln)

Pax number (mln)

Fleet size
1. Delta Air Lines
USA
310,228
163.8
709
2. American Airlines
USA
203,621
86.2
610
3. Southwest Airlines
USA
167,154
135.3
701
4. Emirates
UAE
160,446
34.0
174
5. United Airlines
USA
160,390
50.5
703
6. Lufthansa
Germany
141,055
65.5
291
7. Air France
France
133,036
50.0
254
8. Continental Airlines
USA
132,204
45.3
9. British Airways
UK
117,348
33.0
234
10. Qantas
Australia
106,759
44.5
143
11. China Southern
China
101,637
63.7
361
12. China Eastern
China
100,744
68.7
248
13. US Airways
USA
97,815
53.0
339
14. Ryanair
Ireland
93,875
76.4
294
15. Air China
China
93,185
48.7
271
16. Cathay Pacific
China
90,345
19.5
133
17. Singapore Airlines
Singapore
87,824
17.2
100
18. Air Canada
Canada
87,280
30.9
200
19. KLM
Netherlands
82,047
25.1
112
20. Korean Air
South Korea
64,857
23.3
147
21. Qatar Airways
Qatar
64,762
15.4
108
22. EasyJet
UK
61,347
54.5
185
23. All Nippon Airways
Japan
59,940
44.9
187
24. Turkish Airlines
Turkey
58,876
32.6
155
25. TAM Linhas Aereas
Brazil
56,718
36.9
157
26. Thai Airways
Thailand
55,267
18.4
86
27. Air Berlin
Germany
52,140
35.3
118
28. Iberia
Spain
51,268
102
29. JetBlue Airways
USA
49,403
26.4
172
30. Japan Airlines
Japan
48,217
25.4
124
31. Aeroflot
Russia
42,021
14.2
120
32. Malaysia Airlines
Malaysia
39,731
13.3
105
33. Etihad Airways
UAE
38,700
8.3
65
34. LAN Airlines
Chile
38,423
22.6
78
35. Virgin Atlantic Airways
UK
38,038
5.3
38
36. Alaska Airlines
USA
36,364
17.8
119
37. Saudi Arabian Airlines
Saudi Arabia
34,721
20.1
134
38. Alitalia
Italy
34,544
24.6
135
39. GOL
Brazil
33,266
36.2
99
40. Transaero
Russia
33,180
8.5
76
41. Thomson Airways
UK
32,969
11.0
55
42. China Airlines
Taiwan
31,798
11.0
69
43. Swiss
Switzerland
31,606
15.3
67
44. Jet Airways
India
30,643
17.3
86
45. Virgin Australia
Australia
29,569
18.6
86
46. Asiana Airlines
South Korea
28,521
14.7

71

47. Thomas Cook Airlines (UK)
UK
27,418
8.0
33
48. WestJet Airlines
Canada
27,183
16.0
98
49. Air New Zealand
New Zealand
26,996
13.1
49
50. Shenzhen Airlines
China
26,406
18.3
108
51. TAP Portugal
Portugal
25,945
9.8
55
52. Lion Airlines
Indonesia
25,500
25.9
73
53. Scandinavian Airlines
Sweden
24,839
22.9
142
54. Hainan Airlines
China
24,330
13.6
91
55. EVA Air
Taiwan
24,033
6.7
56
56. Condor
Germany
23,574
6.2
24
57. JetStar Airways
Australia
23,304
13.8
63
58. Garuda Indonesia
Indonesia
23,081
15.4
87
59. Vietnam Airlines
Vietnam
23,000
14.5
73
60. SkyWest Airlines
USA
21,923
23.7
318
61. AeroMexico
Mexico
21,783
13.9
53
62. South African Airways
South Africa
21,509
6.5
51
63. Finnair
Finland
21,498
8.0
59
64. AirAsia
Malaysia
21,307
18.0
56
65. Frontier Airlines
USA
20,759
14.9
59
66. Air India
India
20,304
4.3
97
67. Sichuan Airlines
China
19,346
12.9
63
68. Xiamen Airlines
China
18,897
13.3
78
69. Philippine Airlines
Philippines
18,637
8.2
36
70. El Al
Israel
18,040
4.2
37
71. Austrian
Austria
17,792
11.3
42
72. Air Europa
Spain
17,713
8.7
36
73. Norwegian
Norway
17,421
15.7
64
74. Air Transat
Canada
16,626
3.6
22
75. Copa Airlines
Panama
16,409
6.7
62
76. Hawaiian Airlines
USA
16,341
8.7
41
77. Shanghai Airlines
China
16,007
11.7
62
78. Pakistan Int. Airlines
Pakistan
15,736
5.8
36
79. Egyptair
Egypt
15,496
7.4
65
80. ExpressJet
USA
14,881
16.2
81. American Eagle Airlines
USA
14,661
17.3
245
82. Monarch Airlines
UK
14,277
5.9
32
83. Wizz Air
Hungary
14,250
11.2
35
84. Aer Lingus
Ireland
14,051
9.5
45
85. Avianca
Colombia
14,022
12.0
64
86. Pegasus
Turkey
14,000
11.3
38
87. Pinnacle Airlines
USA
13,959
20.0
198
88. IndiGo
India
13,675
12.0
56
89. Kingfisher Airlines
India
13,362
12.2
29
90. Royal Air Maroc
Morocco
13,250
6.1
45
91. Ethiopian Airlines
Ethiopia
13,151
3.7
46
92. Virgin America
USA
12,917
5.0
51
93. Spirit Airlines
USA
12,889
8.3
40
94. Shandong Airlines
China
11,810
9.7
57
95. SunExpress
Turkey
11,750
7.2
22
96. TUIfly
Germany
11,400
4.7
23
97. SriLankan Airlines
Sri Lanka
11,270
3.5
20
98. Gulf Air
Bahrain
11,153
5.0
37
99. UTair
Russia
11,119
5.8
106
100. Vueling
Spain
10,820
12.3
55

Source: Airline Business, August 2012

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