Passenger airlines - Statistics & Facts

Passenger airlines - Statistics & Facts

Statistics and facts about passenger airlines

In 2011, global air passenger traffic generated over 570 billion U.S. dollars in revenue. The German airline Lufthansa achieved the world's highest turnover with regards to airline passengers in 2011. Other airlines that enjoyed high numbers of passengers for that year include Delta, Air France-KLM and International Airlines Group.


The most profitable airlines in 2011 came from Asia. Japan Airlines, Air China and China Southern were the three leaders in the global market and Delta Airlines came in at fourth place. The net profit of Delta was 854 million U.S. dollars that year.

The airline with the highest brand value in 2013 was Emirates Airlines, closely followed by Lufthansa and Delta. The brand value of Emirates was estimated to be just under 4.1 billion U.S. dollars.
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