Airlines worldwide - total freight tonne-kilometers 2018

This statistic represents the leading airlines worldwide in 2018, based on system-wide freight tonne-kilometers. That year, the German company Lufthansa transported freight on just under 7.4 billion tonne-kilometers.

Leading airlines worldwide by international and domestic freight tonne-kilometers in 2018

AirlineFreight tonne kilometers in millions
Federal Express17,499
Qatar Airways12,695
United Parcel Service12,459
Cathay Pacific Airways11,284
Korean Air7,839
Air China7,051
China Southern Airlines6,597
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* Data includes operations of Lufthansa CityLine and Lufthansa-marketed flights operated by Air Dolomiti, Eurowings, Germanwings, Privatair, Tyrolean Airways, AeroLogic.

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