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Most profitable airlines worldwide 2019

In 2019, American Airlines was the second most profitable airline group, generating revenue of over 45.7 billion U.S. dollars that year. American Airlines is an American airline with headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas. As one of the largest airline group in the world, they reported 38.8 billion U.S. dollars from its passenger travel segment and 3.2 billion U.S. dollars from its loyalty travel segment in 2019. Broken down regionally, the United States domestic flights brought in the most passenger revenue. In 2019, domestic flights with American Airlines brought in 30.9 billion U.S. dollars. Contributing to the revenue, in 2019 American Airlines saw more than 215 million passengers boarding their aircraft.

U.S. air transportation

Due to its geographic size, the United States has a massive air transportation network. With at least one airport in every major city, air transportation occurs continuously. In 2019, there were 18 major air carriers in the U.S. Furthermore, more than 860 million passengers boarded these largest U.S. air carriers in that year. As a result of the high passenger traffic, the U.S. airline industry generated over 247.6 billion U.S. dollars in 2019.

Leading airline groups worldwide in 2019, based on revenue (in billion U.S. dollars)*

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October 2020



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* Values are for the fiscal year ending December 2019, excluding FedEx (fiscal year ends May 2019).

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