Passenger airlines - Statistics & Facts

Passenger airlines - Statistics & Facts

Statistics and facts about passenger airlines

In 2016, global air passenger traffic is projected to generate around 533 billion U.S. dollars in revenue. In 2014, Germany's Lufthansa was the world's second-largest airline in terms of sales, trailing only Delta. American Airlines Group and Emirates topped the list of the world's leading airlines based on net profit. American's net profit came to around 2.9 billion U.S. dollars in 2014.

In 2014, Emirates Airlines was the airline with the highest brand value, closely followed by Delta, American and Lufthansa. Emirates had an estimated brand value of just under 5.5 billion U.S. dollars.

In light of growing affluence in emerging markets and increased trade relations between a number of countries, passenger demand is fuelled by tourists and businesspeople alike. Additionally, Ryanair and Southwest Airlines have revolutionized the airline business with the introduction of innovative low-fare business models, which are attracting a growing customer base.

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