Domestic market share - airlines in U.S. 2010-2018

United Airlines, founded in 1926 as Varney Air Lines, is one of the four major air carriers in the United States, with a domestic market share of 11 percent in 2018.

United Airlines in the U.S.

In 2010, United Airlines merged with Continental Airlines, following discussions started in 2008, and changed its name to United Continental Holdings to reflect the merger agreement into one of the world’s largest airlines. The airline brought in just over 25 billion U.S. dollars in revenue from its Canadian and domestic routes in 2018. Its main hub, Chicago O’Hare, handled over 10 million passengers that year.

United Airlines in the world

The airline generated over 41 billion U.S. dollars in operating revenue by transporting more than 158 million passengers worldwide in 2018. The company is often amongst the leading airlines in the world in terms of ancillary revenue (1st place), passenger kilometers flown (3rd place) or brand value (3rd place). United Airlines is one of the world’s largest airline when it comes to the number of destinations served – 355 destinations as of May 2019.

Leading airlines in the United States from 2010 to 2018, based on domestic market share

United AirlinesAmerican AirlinesDelta Air LinesSouthwest
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Release date

April 2019


United States

Survey time period

2011 to 2018

Supplementary notes

To retrieve the data, click on Analysis on the passengers field name, select AirlineID as filter categories, Passengers as filter variables. Sum as filter statistics and the year for the reporting period.
The figures from 2010 through 2017 are taken from previous editions.
Market share figures are Statista calculations based on total annual domestic scheduled enplanements and airlines' annual domestic scheduled enplanements.

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