Top 100 U.S. Airlines in 2013

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The following is a list of the Top 100 U.S. Airlines in 2013 ranked by both total no. of passengers carried and total tons of cargo transported. In 2013, airlines in the U.S. (excluding foreign carriers) carried a total of 756.7 million passengers (up 0.7% from 751.2M in 2012) of which 659.8 million or 87.2% were domestic and the remaining 96.9 million or 12.8% were international. In terms of cargo (freight + mail), airlines in the U.S. transported 14.9 million tons (down 0.5% from 15.0M in 2012) of which 10.6 million tons or 71.4% were domestic cargo and the remaining 4.3 million tons or 28.6% were international.

In 2013, the #1 airline by passengers was Southwest Airlines (incl. AirTran) with 140.3 million equal to an 18.5% market share. Runner-up was Delta Air Lines with 119.6 million passengers (15.8%) followed by United Airlines in third place with 90.0 million (11.9%). American Airlines with 87.5 million (11.6%) and US Airways with 57.8 million (7.6%) take 4th and 5th place, respectively.

In 2013, the #1 airline by tons of cargo transported was FedEx with 6.5 million tons equal to a 43.8% market share. Runner-up was UPS with 3.8 million tons (25.6%) followed by Atlas Air in third place with 727,268 tons (4.9%). In the following places, we have major network carriers like Delta Air Lines (631,240 tons / 4.2%), United Airlines (542,874 tons / 3.6%), and American Airlines (482,134 tons / 3.2%).

Top 10 U.S. Airlines

Passengers (million)

Market Share

Southwest Airlines
Delta Air Lines
United Airlines
American Airlines
US Airways
ExpressJet Airlines
JetBlue Airways
SkyWest Airlines
Alaska Airlines
Envoy Air

140.29 119.63 89.97 87.48 57.82 33.26 30.55 27.27 20.38 17.79

18.5% 15.8% 11.9% 11.6% 7.6% 4.4% 4.0% 3.6% 2.7% 2.4%

Top-100 US Airlines by Passengers and Cargo Transported
Top-100 US Airports by Departing Passengers and Cargo

Top 100 U.S. Airlines 2013 | By No. of Passengers Carried

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Airline Name

Passengers (PAX)

Domestic PAX

Int'l PAX

Load Factor

# Flights

Seats per Aircraft

GRAND TOTAL
Southwest Airlines (incl. AirTran)
Delta Air Lines
United Airlines
American Airlines
US Airways
ExpressJet Airlines
JetBlue Airways
SkyWest Airlines
Alaska Airlines
Envoy Air
Endeavor Air
Spirit Air Lines
Frontier Airlines
Republic Airline
Hawaiian Airlines
Mesa Airlines
Allegiant Air
Horizon Air
Virgin America
Air Wisconsin Airlines
Shuttle America
Chautauqua Airlines
PSA Airlines
GoJet Airlines (United Express)
Compass Airlines
Piedmont Airlines
Trans States Airlines
MN Airlines
Commutair
Silver Airways
Cape Air
Great Lakes Airlines
Era Aviation
Hageland Aviation Service
Sky King
Falcon Air Express
Seaborne Virgin Islands
Island Air Hawaii
World Atlantic Airlines
Vision Airlines
Grand Canyon Airlines
Peninsula Airways
Miami Air International
Mokulele Flight Services
Grant Aviation
Omni Air International
Island Airlines
Executive Airlines
Seaport Airlines
XTRA Airways
Bering Air
Vieques Air Link
Yute Air / Flight Alaska
Atlas Air
Wright Air Service
PM Air,
Via Airlines / Charter Air Transport
Warbelow
Kenmore Air Harbor
Swift Air
Air Choice One
Pacific Wings Airlines
Kalinin Aviation / Alaska Seaplanes
Taquan Air Service
Tradewind Aviation
New England Airlines
Ameristar Air Cargo
North American Airlines
Island Air Service
Pacific Airways
Iliamna Air Taxi
Freedom Air
Katmai Air
Sun Air International
Homer Air
Spernak Airways
City Wings / Seaflight
Dynamic Airways
Smokey Bay Air
Dynamic Aviation / Beacon
Makani Kai Air Charters
World Airways
Alaska Central Express
KaiserAir
Air Sunshine
Avjet Corporation
Air Excursions
Island Air Express
Arctic Transportation
Tanana Air Service
Everts Air Alaska / Everts Air Cargo
Friday Harbor Seaplanes
Grand Canyon Helicopters
40-Mile Air
Ellis Air Taxi
Reeve Air Alaska
Ward Air
Harris Air Services
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756,693,705
140,286,201
119,631,263
89,969,540
87,477,112
57,818,364
33,255,906
30,552,253
27,271,631
20,383,819
17,788,980
13,256,029
12,395,510
10,736,827
10,403,695
9,925,658
8,572,950
7,241,764
7,221,439
6,347,180
6,074,154
6,065,920
5,051,266
4,887,519
4,314,927
3,792,539
3,122,401
2,213,889
2,017,253
1,411,440
805,241
740,023
525,959
476,476
342,720
323,758
317,562
290,725
289,999
285,659
278,894
257,076
244,107
212,083
188,627
141,030
139,259
122,868
120,784
102,298
90,323
90,126
62,529
58,397
55,201
53,296
49,068
39,144
37,883
35,884
35,404
34,195
26,881
21,557
21,216
20,822
20,791
20,320
18,345
16,534
16,134
15,772
14,610
12,495
12,276
11,727
10,984
10,815
9,245
8,852
8,689
7,950
7,433
7,111
7,049
6,528
5,675
4,991
2,974
2,604
2,286
2,120
2,016
1,445
922
367
70
55
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0

659,759,296
138,604,378
99,045,111
65,787,923
65,547,434
50,809,108
30,189,547
25,950,906
25,669,015
18,536,345
16,091,795
12,546,409
11,092,974
9,955,618
9,987,632
8,884,664
8,504,279
7,233,228
6,306,040
6,188,529
5,434,533
5,805,205
4,894,470
4,862,104
4,082,482
3,469,637
3,122,401
2,213,889
1,694,292
1,377,674
659,763
680,328
525,959
476,451
342,720
21,091
170,074
218,885
289,999
46,311
271,663
257,076
244,020
127,183
188,627
141,030
94,252
122,841
35,186
102,298
57,877
89,888
62,529
58,397
8,558
53,296
49,068
39,124
37,883
27,151
25,278
34,195
26,881
21,557
21,216
10,399
20,791
18,762
2,405
16,534
16,134
15,772
14,610
12,495
12,276
11,727
10,984
10,815
163
8,852
8,689
7,950
2,660
7,111
6,931
2,195
4,897
4,991
2,974
2,604
2,286
2,120
2,016
1,445
922
367
70
55
17
0
0

96,934,409
1,681,823
20,586,152
24,181,617
21,929,678
7,009,256
3,066,359
4,601,347
1,602,616
1,847,474
1,697,185
709,620
1,302,536
781,209
416,063
1,040,994
68,671
8,536
915,399
158,651
639,621
260,715
156,796
25,415
232,445
322,902
0
0
322,961
33,766
145,478
59,695
0
25
0
302,667
147,488
71,840
0
239,348
7,231
0
87
84,900
0
0
45,007
27
85,598
0
32,446
238
0
0
46,643
0
0
20
0
8,733
10,126
0
0
0
0
10,423
0
1,558
15,940
0
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0
0
0
9,082
0
0
0
4,773
0
118
4,333
778
0
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0
0
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0
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76.4%
82.4%
83.4%
82.1%
83.3%
78.8%
82.2%
79.0%
82.6%
74.7%
77.1%
86.0%
90.4%
76.2%
81.3%
80.0%
88.8%
78.3%
77.1%
74.5%
72.9%
73.3%
76.6%
78.1%
76.2%
69.3%
81.2%
68.9%
73.0%
42.6%
57.4%
37.0%
57.9%
38.4%
68.4%
44.6%
63.0%
55.1%
55.8%
71.2%
79.6%
51.3%
36.2%
77.2%
36.3%
73.3%
72.3%
55.9%
41.6%
55.4%
36.1%
54.2%
27.6%
24.5%
44.3%
49.6%
74.6%
37.2%
31.6%
48.5%
53.3%
54.0%
32.5%
42.0%
52.6%
50.2%
36.6%
45.5%
42.4%
37.0%
37.5%
62.6%
62.4%
22.8%
34.8%
43.0%
58.3%
51.7%
29.9%
36.3%
23.8%
33.8%
46.6%
53.0%
34.4%
28.1%
26.3%
62.2%
42.2%
19.2%
21.5%
2.9%
35.6%
23.8%
18.9%
18.2%
9.9%
35.4%
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9,821,233
1,313,328
877,330
660,296
682,021
459,446
807,933
282,968
650,329
170,100
473,820
309,463
89,865
81,335
179,025
77,920
144,129
48,568
121,351
58,327
162,962
116,933
142,736
116,292
83,665
66,396
111,357
54,499
19,660
48,375
61,960
128,188
70,540
29,001
113,634
3,156
4,563
21,509
9,003
3,303
7,587
21,706
17,434
3,529
27,372
47,613
760
18,878
3,379
30,024
1,087
28,164
12,826
38,555
11,027
14,460
13,564
1,786
11,329
9,067
672
8,042
5,527
11,186
8,420
4,385
5,757
1,348
276
7,797
7,514
5,950
2,833
2,701
6,732
6,746
6,078
2,062
80
5,912
4,413
3,079
150
11,497
219
2,108
1,945
2,903
531
14,533
2,340
6,564
14,000
676
965
618
55
128
12
0
0

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165
163
156
151
52
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53
145
50
56
160
146
76
157
74
168
76
141
50
71
48
55
66
75
40
50
149
40
30
10
20
28
8
150
156
21
58
155
52
15
27
166
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8
250
9
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8
150
9
9
5
20
8
7
29
9
13
109
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6
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146
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147
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9
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Top 100 U.S. Airlines 2013 | By Tons of Cargo (freight + mail) Carried

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Airline Name

Freight (t)

Domestic Freight (t)

Int'l
Freight (t)

GRAND TOTAL
Federal Express (FedEx)
United Parcel Service (UPS)
Atlas Air
Delta Air Lines
United Airlines
American Airlines
ABX Air
Polar Air Cargo
Kalitta Air
Southwest Airlines (incl. AirTran Airways)
Southern Air
US Airways
Centurion Cargo
Alaska Airlines
Amerijet International
Florida West Airlines
Hawaiian Airlines
Aloha Air Cargo
Evergreen International
Everts Air Alaska / Everts Air Cargo
Northern Air Cargo
Air Transport International
Empire Airlines
Sky Lease Cargo
Gulf and Caribbean Cargo
Lynden Air Cargo
Hageland Aviation Service
JetBlue Airways
Alaska Central Express
Arctic Transportation
Kalitta Charters II
USA Jet Airlines
Asia Pacific
Bering Air
Grant Aviation
Peninsula Airways
World Airways
Frontier Airlines
Wright Air Service
Horizon Air
Seaborne Virgin Islands
MN Airlines
Era Aviation
Yute Air / Flight Alaska
Rhoades Aviation / Transair
Ameristar Air Cargo
Warbelow
PSA Airlines
Air Wisconsin Airlines
Freedom Air
Envoy Air
Taquan Air Service
Spernak Airways
Kalinin Aviation / Alaska Seaplanes
Seaport Airlines
Frontier Flying Service
PM Air,
Island Air Service
Homer Air
Mesa Airlines
Island Airlines
Cape Air
Iliamna Air Taxi
Dynamic Aviation / Beacon
Piedmont Airlines
National Air Cargo
Pacific Airways
Air Excursions
Bemidji Airlines
Katmai Air
Endeavor Air
Tanana Air Service
Vieques Air Link
Smokey Bay Air
40-Mile Air
ExpressJet Airlines
Island Air Express
Kenmore Air Harbor
Executive Airlines
Island Air Hawaii
New England Airlines
Ellis Air Taxi
Omni Air International
Prescott Support Company
Compass Airlines
Reeve Air Alaska
Spirit Air Lines
Ward Air
World Atlantic Airlines
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14,939,659
6,537,286
3,825,058
727,268
631,240
542,874
482,134
459,239
251,696
193,263
153,867
146,957
139,555
106,339
88,379
84,865
71,803
60,369
50,463
49,303
35,683
35,201
35,044
29,888
22,670
22,280
19,719
17,631
15,621
14,392
10,235
8,912
7,496
6,685
5,378
5,196
5,139
4,636
3,613
2,783
2,779
2,757
2,532
2,194
2,092
1,821
1,809
962
907
852
841
741
736
674
647
627
590
547
527
462
461
457
444
415
397
358
311
262
221
205
164
113
111
95
92
73
36
31
30
28
26
17
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14
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3
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0
0
0
0
0
0
0
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10,662,430
5,630,573
3,050,931
254,986
225,985
177,518
123,667
265,849
102,203
85,672
153,867
17,176
69,134
1,484
85,503
15,213
204
49,534
50,463
27,438
35,683
34,238
31,255
29,726
3
6,810
18,499
17,631
12,798
14,392
10,235
6,713
5,345
952
5,368
5,196
5,139
1,062
3,607
2,783
2,688
1,962
2,532
2,194
2,092
1,821
1,154
962
907
791
841
702
736
674
647
627
590
547
527
462
458
457
444
415
397
358
91
262
221
205
164
113
111
95
92
73
36
31
27
2
26
17
16
14
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5
3
3
2
0
0
0
0
0
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4,277,229
906,713
774,126
472,282
405,255
365,356
358,467
193,390
149,493
107,590
0
129,781
70,422
104,855
2,877
69,652
71,599
10,835
0
21,865
0
963
3,788
162
22,667
15,470
1,220
0
2,823
0
0
2,200
2,151
5,734
10
0
0
3,574
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91
794
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0
0
0
654
0
1
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