Low-cost carrier market in the United States

Statistics report about the U.S. low-cost carrier market

Low-cost carrier market in the United States

This report presents graphs and tables about low-cost airlines and airports in the United States. It gives a market overview and provides a breakdown into low-cost carriers and ultra low-cost carriers in the U.S.

Table of contents


  • Premium Statistic Low cost carrier market - global capacity share 2006-2020
  • Premium Statistic Low-cost carrier (LCC) market size worldwide 2020-2027
  • Premium Statistic Ancillary revenue in the airline industry 2011-2022
  • Premium Statistic Airline ancillary: highest revenue as a share of total revenue 2021
  • Basic Statistic U.S. airlines - total operating revenue streams 2004-2023
  • Basic Statistic Passengers boarded by the largest U.S. air carriers 1990-2023
  • Basic Statistic Leading airlines in the U.S. by domestic market share 2023-2024
  • Premium Statistic Average ticket price of low cost carriers in the U.S. 2020
  • Basic Statistic U.S. low-cost airlines - number of full-time equivalent employees 2007-2021

Segments: LCCs

  • Premium Statistic Revenue of selected low cost carriers worldwide 2022
  • Premium Statistic Selected low cost carriers' passenger traffic 2022
  • Premium Statistic Low cost carriers worldwide - highest number of seats 2019
  • Premium Statistic Revenue of Southwest Airlines 2010-2023
  • Basic Statistic Revenue passenger miles (RPMs) of Southwest Airlines 2010-2023
  • Basic Statistic Southwest Airlines - available seat miles 2011-2023
  • Premium Statistic JetBlue Airways - operating revenue 2011-2023
  • Premium Statistic JetBlue Airways - revenue passenger miles 2011-2023
  • Premium Statistic JetBlue Airways - available seat miles 2011-2023

Segments: ULCCs

  • Premium Statistic Spirit Airlines - operating revenue 2011-2023
  • Premium Statistic Spirit Airlines Inc. - revenue passenger miles 2011-2022
  • Premium Statistic Allegiant Air - total operating revenue 2011-2021
  • Premium Statistic Allegiant Air - revenue passenger miles 2011-2021
  • Basic Statistic Frontier Airlines' total operating revenue 2004-2022
  • Basic Statistic Frontier Airlines' passenger traffic 2004-2022

Special focus: major hubs

  • Premium Statistic Most affordable U.S. airports by average airfare 2021
  • Premium Statistic JetBlue's passenger traffic at New York JFK Airport 2011-2023
  • Premium Statistic Spirit Airlines' passenger traffic at main hubs 2021
  • Premium Statistic Busiest airports of Southwest Airlines 2023

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