Number of passengers uplifted by United Kingdom airlines 2018

EasyJet is the largest airline company based in the United Kingdom. In 2018, the low-cost carrier transported 78.5 million passengers via its two operating companies EasyJet UK Ltd and EasyJet Airline Company Ltd, with the former focusing on inland flights. EasyJet was founded in 1995 and has seen an astonishing market growth since then, overtaking the country’s flag carrier British Airways as the leading airline.

Most valuable airlines

EasyJet had a market value of 6.3 billion U.S. dollars as of July 2019. The first British entry in a list of most valuable airline companies worldwide, EasyJet ranked in 19th place. The ranking found Delta to have the greatest market value, over six times the worth attributed to the British low cost-carrier.

Total passenger numbers

UK based airlines were responsible for uplifting a total of 176.2 million people in 2018. That year, figures reached their peak following a consecutive increase since the beginning of the reporting period in 2013.

Number of passengers uplifted by United Kingdom (UK) airlines in 2018

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Release date

March 2019


United Kingdom

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Supplementary notes

* EasyJet UK Limited provides seat capacity to its fellow easyJet group company under the terms of an intragroup commercial capacity supply agreement by leasing aircrafts. Starting on 5 July 2018, easyJet UK Limited took over flight operations based within the UK.

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