Net profit of airlines worldwide 2006-2019

Net profit of commercial airlines worldwide from 2006 to 2019 (in billion U.S. dollars)

by E. Mazareanu, last edited Jun 14, 2019
Net profit of airlines worldwide 2006-2019 This statistic shows the net profit of commercial airlines worldwide from 2006 to 2019. In 2019, the net profit of commercial airlines is projected to reach around 28 billion U.S. dollars.
Airline industry

In 2018, the U.S. airline industry generated total operating revenue of almost 240 billion U.S. dollars, making the United States one of the largest markets for the airline industry worldwide. The country also has about a third of all airports in the world - more than any other country: around 15,000 airports of all sizes, out of which more than 5,000 have paved runways. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International in Georgia is the busiest airport in the country, having handled a little over 50 million passengers in 2018 alone.

Major airline companies in the United States can be classified into three categories: mainline passenger lines, regional airlines and freight carriers. Mainline passenger companies include carriers such as Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue, Hawaiian Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, American Airlines or Virgin America. Regional airlines include the following carriers: Envoy Air, ExpressJet and SkyWest Airlines, while the largest freight carriers are FedEx Express and UPS Airlines; these two companies topped a worldwide ranking of airlines based on cargo volume in 2017.

In 2016, the ultra low-cost carrier, Allegiant Air, had an operating margin of 30 percent, followed by Ryanair. Based on passenger traffic, American Airlines came first in a worldwide ranking, with around 200 million passengers, while Southwest recorded the largest amount of domestic enplanements:159 million in 2018.
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Net profit of commercial airlines worldwide from 2006 to 2019 (in billion U.S. dollars)

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Net profit in billion U.S. dollars
2019**28
2018*30
201737.6
201634.2
201536
201413.8
201310.7
20129.2
20118.3
201017.3
2009-4.6
2008-26.1
200714.7
20065
Net profit in billion U.S. dollars
2019**28
2018*30
201737.6
201634.2
201536
201413.8
201310.7
20129.2
20118.3
201017.3
2009-4.6
2008-26.1
200714.7
20065
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by E. Mazareanu, last edited Jun 14, 2019
This statistic shows the net profit of commercial airlines worldwide from 2006 to 2019. In 2019, the net profit of commercial airlines is projected to reach around 28 billion U.S. dollars.
Airline industry

In 2018, the U.S. airline industry generated total operating revenue of almost 240 billion U.S. dollars, making the United States one of the largest markets for the airline industry worldwide. The country also has about a third of all airports in the world - more than any other country: around 15,000 airports of all sizes, out of which more than 5,000 have paved runways. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International in Georgia is the busiest airport in the country, having handled a little over 50 million passengers in 2018 alone.

Major airline companies in the United States can be classified into three categories: mainline passenger lines, regional airlines and freight carriers. Mainline passenger companies include carriers such as Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue, Hawaiian Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, American Airlines or Virgin America. Regional airlines include the following carriers: Envoy Air, ExpressJet and SkyWest Airlines, while the largest freight carriers are FedEx Express and UPS Airlines; these two companies topped a worldwide ranking of airlines based on cargo volume in 2017.

In 2016, the ultra low-cost carrier, Allegiant Air, had an operating margin of 30 percent, followed by Ryanair. Based on passenger traffic, American Airlines came first in a worldwide ranking, with around 200 million passengers, while Southwest recorded the largest amount of domestic enplanements:159 million in 2018.
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