U.S. cargo airlines by operating revenue 2018

This statistic illustrates the main U.S. cargo airlines in 2018, based on cargo revenue. Federal Express Corporation (FedEx) had the highest operating revenue with over 37.3 billion U.S. dollars, while the second most significant carrier was United Parcel Service (UPS) with operating revenue of six billion U.S. dollars.

Leading cargo airlines in the United States

FedEx Corporation is one of the leading courier delivery companies in the world, generating revenue of almost 69.7 billion U.S. in the fiscal year of 2019. The Memphis-based company got its FedEx moniker after the company’s air delivery division, Federal Express, recently known as FedEx Express. With 681 aircraft in its fleet, FedEx Express is the largest airline in terms of cargo traffic; in 2018 it transported freight on 17.5 billion tonne-kilometers.

Another major player on the cargo market is United Parcel Service (UPS). With around 481,000 employees, UPS generated revenue to the value of mroe than 71.8 billion U.S dollars from its package, freight and supply chain services worldwide. UPS Airlines is the company’s cargo airline, transporting packages and freight to more than 700 destinations worldwide and other international hubs in Europe, Asia-Pacific or Latin America, from its main hub located at the Louisville International Airport. The Louisville’s hub is also known as UPS’ Worldport, the company’s largest automated package handling facility with some 5.2 million square feet and 1.6 million packages sorted on a daily average.

U.S. cargo airlines in 2018, by revenue

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