Market value of selected airlines worldwide 2020

Delta Air Lines was the most valuable airline in the world as of May 2020, with a market value of 16.5 billion U.S. dollars. This is a serious decrease from the previous valuation at 38.1 billion U.S. dollars in 2019. This is likely due to the coronavirus outbreak, when all airlines around the world were forced to shut down their operations.

Market valuation

The market value of a company usually refers to the market capitalization of a publicly held company and is calculated by multiplying the number of shares with the current share price. A company’s market value is also an indicator of its business prospects. Various other factors such as profitability, debt load, earnings before tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA), are also considered.

The world’s leading airlines

Also referred to as Delta, the airline is one of the among the largest airlines in the world in terms of passengers carried. With its headquarters at the world’s busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the airline is a member of the SkyTeam airline alliance. On the second spot, Southwest Airlines is the world’s largest low-cost carrier and the leading domestic carrier in the United States, operating from its main hub at Dallas Love Field in Texas. American Airlines is the leading airline in terms of passenger kilometers flown. The airline handles more than 21.2 million passengers at its major hub, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport every year.

Market value of selected airlines worldwide as of May 2020

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Release date

May 2020



Survey time period

as of May 2020

Supplementary notes

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