Leading airlines in the U.S. - domestic market share 2017-2018

Domestic market share of leading U.S. airlines from December 2017 to November 2018*

Leading airlines in the U.S. - domestic market share 2017-2018 The statistic represents the U.S. domestic market share of leading airlines from December 2017 to November 2018. During this time period, American Airlines was the leading airline in the U.S., with a domestic market share of 17.9 percent, same as Southwest Airlines.
U.S. airlines' domestic market share

The passenger air transportation market is a thriving industry, taking individuals to locations around the globe. American Airlines was the largest airline in the world based on sales, reaching 43 billion U.S. dollars in sales revenue in 2017. Passenger airlines can face much scrutiny for their passenger satisfaction and comfort. A 2017 North American Airline Satisfaction Study by J.D. Power & Associates listed Alaska Airlines and Delta Air Lines as the best traditional carriers for satisfaction, while low-cost airline Southwest Airlines earned the top spot of low-cost carriers tested in the study.

United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines are the top ranked airlines based on 2017 domestic market share. Delta operates out of Atlanta, and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Delta’s hub, sees the most passenger traffic in the United States. At 324 billion, American Airlines boasted the most passenger kilometers flown in 2017. Chicago-headquartered United Airlines is a subsidiary of United Continental Holdings. United has flights to 238 domestic destinations and 60 different countries, the George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston being its largest passenger hub with over 40 million passengers every year.
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Domestic market share of leading U.S. airlines from December 2017 to November 2018*

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Domestic market share
American Airlines17.9%
Southwest Airlines17.9%
Delta Air Lines16.8%
United Airlines15%
Alaska Airlines6%
JetBlue Airways5.6%
Spirit3.8%
Frontier2.7%
SkyWest2.7%
Hawaiian1.6%
Other10%
Domestic market share
American Airlines17.9%
Southwest Airlines17.9%
Delta Air Lines16.8%
United Airlines15%
Alaska Airlines6%
JetBlue Airways5.6%
Spirit3.8%
Frontier2.7%
SkyWest2.7%
Hawaiian1.6%
Other10%
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The statistic represents the U.S. domestic market share of leading airlines from December 2017 to November 2018. During this time period, American Airlines was the leading airline in the U.S., with a domestic market share of 17.9 percent, same as Southwest Airlines.
U.S. airlines' domestic market share

The passenger air transportation market is a thriving industry, taking individuals to locations around the globe. American Airlines was the largest airline in the world based on sales, reaching 43 billion U.S. dollars in sales revenue in 2017. Passenger airlines can face much scrutiny for their passenger satisfaction and comfort. A 2017 North American Airline Satisfaction Study by J.D. Power & Associates listed Alaska Airlines and Delta Air Lines as the best traditional carriers for satisfaction, while low-cost airline Southwest Airlines earned the top spot of low-cost carriers tested in the study.

United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines are the top ranked airlines based on 2017 domestic market share. Delta operates out of Atlanta, and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Delta’s hub, sees the most passenger traffic in the United States. At 324 billion, American Airlines boasted the most passenger kilometers flown in 2017. Chicago-headquartered United Airlines is a subsidiary of United Continental Holdings. United has flights to 238 domestic destinations and 60 different countries, the George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston being its largest passenger hub with over 40 million passengers every year.
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Release date
2019
Region
United States
Survey time period
December 2017 to November 2018
Supplementary notes
* Data is based on domestic revenue passenger miles. Values may not add up to 100 percent due to rounding.
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