Airline Passengers
(in million)
2009
Passengers
(in million)
2010
Main Hub Headquarter
City
Country
Africa/Middle East
Emirates Airline 27,454 31,422 Dubai International Airport Dubai United Arab Emirates
Qatar Airways 10,212 12,392 Doha International Airport Doha Qatar
Saudi Arabian Airlines 18,334 18,172 Jeddah-King Abdulaziz International Jeddah Saudi Arabia
Asia/Pacific
AirAsia 14,253 16,055 Kuala Lumpur International Airport Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
Air China 39,841 46,241 Beijing Capital International Airport Beijing China
Air New Zealand Group 12,368 12,324 Auckland Airport Auckland New Zealand
ANA – All Nippon Airways 44,562 45,743 Narita International Airport (IATA code: NRT) Tokyo Japan
Asiana Airlines 12,372 13,944 Incheon International Airport Seoul South Korea
Cathay Pacific 24,558 26,796 Hong Kong International Airport Hong Kong China
Cebu Pacific Air 10,460 Ninoy Aquino International Airport Manila Philippines
China Airlines 10,024 11,326 Taiwan Taoyuan International Taipei Taiwan
China Eastern Airlines 44,043 64,878 Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport Shanghai China
China Southern Airlines 66,279 76,455 Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport Guangzhou China
Garuda Indonesia 11,206 12,775 Soekarno-Hatta International Airport Jakarta Indonesia
Hainan Group 17,879 18,626 Haikou Meilan International Airport Haikou, Hainan China
JAL Group(Japan Airlines) 47,952 34,795 Narita International Airport and
Tokyo International Airport
Tokyo Japan
Jet Airways 12,039 14,667 Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Mumbai India
Jetstar 10,233 12,277 Melbourne Airport Melbourne Australia
Kingfisher Airlines 11,060 12,012 Bengaluru International Airport Bangalore India
Korean Air 20,410 22,926 Incheon International Airport Seoul South Korea
Lion Air 13,377 20,500 Soekarno-Hatta International Airport Jakarta Indonesia
Malaysia Airlines 11,947 13,112 Kuala Lumpur International Airport Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
Qantas 23,622 22,540 Sydney Airport Sydney Australia
Shenzhen Airlines 15,109 17,568 Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport Shenzhen China
Singapore Airlines 16,480 16,647 Singapore Changi Airport Singapore Singapore
Thai Airways International 18,477 18,165 Suvarnabhumi Airport Bangkok Thailand
Vietnam Airlines 12,300 Noi Bai International Airport
Tan Son Nhat International Airport
Hanoi
Ho Chi Minh City
Vietnam
Virgin Blue Airlines 18,251 19,009 Brisbane Airport Brisbane Australia
Europe
Aer Lingus 10,382 9,346 Belfast International Belfast United Kingdom
Aeroflot Russian Airlines 11,286 Sheremetyevo International Airport Moscow Russia
Air Berlin Group 27,911 33,593 Berlin-Tegel Airport Berlin Germany
Air France KLM 71,394 71,320 Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport Paris France
Alitalia 21,728 23,355 Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport Rome Italy
Austrian Airlines Group 9,945 10,895 Vienna International Airport Vienna Austria
British Airways 31,825 24,088 London Heathrow Airport. London United Kingdom
easyJet 45,164 48,800 London Luton Airport London United Kingdom
Iberia Group
merged with British Airways to form International Airlines Group IAG
25,560 Madrid-Barajas Airport
Barcelona El Prat Airport
London
(Head office)
Madrid
(Registered office)
United Kingdom
Spain
Lufthansa 55,589 58,916 Flughafen Frankfurt am Main Frankfurt Germany
Norwegian Air Shuttle
trading as Norwegian
10,754 13,029 Oslo Airport, Copenhagen, Stockholm-Arlanda, Helsinki-Vantaa Norway
Ryanair 66,500 72,100 Dublin Airport Dublin Ireland
SAS Scandinavian Airlines 21,383 21,532 Copenhagen Airport
Stockholm-Arlanda Airport
Oslo Airport
Copenhagen
Stockholm

Oslo

Denmark
Sweden
Norway
Swiss 13,784 14,132 Zurich Airport Zurich Switzerland
Thomson Airways 11,239 10,965 London Luton Airport London United Kingdom
Turkish Airlines (THY) 25,099 29,099 Atatürk International Airport Istanbul Turkey
Vueling Airlines 11,036 Barcelona El Prat Airport Barcelona Spain
Latin America/ Caribbean
Avianca 10,157 11,663 El Dorado International Airport Bogotá Colombia
AviancaTaca 17,420 El Dorado International Airport

Comalapa International Airport

Bogotá

San Salvador

Colombia

El Salvador

Gol Linhas Aereas 28,385 32,122 Congonhas Airport – CGH São Paulo Brazil
LAN Airlines 15,406 17,293 Santiago International Airport – SCL Santiago Chile
TAM Linhas Aereas 28,957 34,553 Guarulhos International Airport São Paulo Brazil
North America
Air Canada 22,206 23,615 Toronto Pearson International Airport, Montreal, Quebec Canada
AirTran Airways 23,998 24,721 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Atlanta USA
Alaska Airlines 15,561 16,514 Seattle–Tacoma International Airport, Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport,
Portland International Airport
Seattle

Anchorage

Portland

USA
American Airlines 85,719 86,204 Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport Dallas
Fort Worth
USA
American Eagle Airlinesregional affiliate of American Airlines, (AA) 16,246 Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport Dallas
Fort Worth
USA
Atlantic Southeast Airlines 13,170 13,931 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Atlanta USA
Continental Airlines
merged with United Airlines in 2010 to United Continental
45,573 George Bush Intercontinental Airport Houston USA
Delta Air Lines 161,047 162,615 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Atlanta USA
ExpressJet Airlines 13,395 16,442 LA/Ontario International Airport Los Angeles/
Ontario
USA
Frontier Airlines 10,261 9,242 Denver International Airport Indianapolis USA
JetBlue Airways 22,450 24,254 John F. Kennedy International Airport New York USA
Mesa Airlines 10,963 9,042 Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Phoenix USA
Pinnacle Airlines 10,771 10,537 Memphis International Airport Memphis USA
SkyWest Airlines 21,246 24,218 Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport
Atlanta
St. George USA
Southwest Airlines 101,430 106,307 (Point-to-point transit) Dallas USA
United Airlines
merged with Continental to form United Continental trading as United
56,083 99,452 O’Hare International Airport
George Bush Intercontinental Airport
Chicago

Houston

USA
US Airways 51,016 51,853 Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Phoenix USA
WestJet 14,039 15,174 Calgary International Airport Calgary Canada

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