Top 100 U.S. Airlines in 2019

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Ranked by Passenger & Cargo Volumes

The following is a list of the Top 100 U.S. Airlines in 2019 ranked by both total no. of passengers carried and total tons of cargo transported. In 2019, airlines in the U.S. (excludes foreign carriers) carried a total of 935.9 million passengers (up 4.0% from 899.6M in 2017) of which 820.4 million or 87.7% were domestic and the remaining 115.6 million or 12.3% were international. In terms of cargo (freight + mail), airlines in the U.S. transported 18.5 million tons (up 0.7% from 18.4M in 2018) of which 13.4 million tons or 72.6% were domestic cargo and the remaining 5.1 million tons or 27.4% were international.

In 2019, the #1 airline by passengers was Southwest Airlines with 166.8 million equal to an 17.8% market share. Runner-up was Delta Air Lines with 162.8 million passengers (17.4%) followed by American Airlines in third place with 156.2 million (16.7%). United Airlines and JetBlue Airways take 4th and 5th place with 116.7 million (12.5%) and 42.8 million passengers (4.6%), respectively. Since the 2013 American Airlines - US Airways merger, the U.S. has only had four major passenger air carriers.

In 2019, the #1 airline by tons of cargo transported was FedEx with 6.7 million tons equal to a 36.4% market share. Runner-up was UPS with 4.6 million tons (24.8%) followed by Atlas Air in third place with 1.7 million tons (9.1%). In the following places, we have major network carriers like United Airlines (790,736 tons / 4.3%) and American Airlines (677,981 tons / 3.7%).

Top 10 U.S. Airlines

Passengers (million)

Market Share

Southwest Airlines
Delta Air Lines
American Airlines
United Air Lines
JetBlue Airways
SkyWest Airlines
Alaska Airlines
Spirit Air Lines
Frontier Airlines
Republic Airline

166.80 162.83 156.15 116.74 42.84 42.46 36.02 34.54 22.82 18.88

17.8% 17.4% 16.7% 12.5% 4.6% 4.5% 3.8% 3.7% 2.4% 2.0%

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

Top 100 U.S. Airlines 2019 | 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
Delta Air Lines
American Airlines
United Air Lines
JetBlue Airways
SkyWest Airlines
Alaska Airlines
Spirit Air Lines
Frontier Airlines
Republic Airline
Endeavor Air
Allegiant Air
PSA Airlines
Envoy Air
Mesa Airlines
Hawaiian Airlines
Horizon Air
Compass Airlines
ExpressJet Airlines
Piedmont Airlines
GoJet Airlines (United Express)
MN Airlines
Air Wisconsin Airlines
Trans States Airlines
Commutair
Silver Airways
Cape Air
Era Aviation
Hageland Aviation Service
Swift Air / Eastern Air Lines
Seaborne Virgin Islands
Omni Air International
Empire Airlines
Contour Airlines
Boutique Air
Grand Canyon Airlines
Peninsula Airways
Grant Aviation
Mokulele Flight Services
Bering Air
Miami Air International
Star Marianas Air
Mokulele Airlines
Kalinin / Alaska Seaplanes
Wright Air Service
Vieques Air Link
Air Choice One
Kenmore Air Harbor
Ultimate Air Shuttle
Key Lime Air Corporation
World Atlantic Airlines
Tradewind Aviation
Eastern Airlines (Dynamic Airways)
New England Airlines
Airlift Alaska / Yute Commuter
Advanced Air
PM Air
Elite Airways
City Wings / Seaflight
Smokey Bay Air
Island Air Express
Tropic Ocean Airways
Warbelow
Rectrix Aviation
Island Air Service
Katmai Air
Air Sunshine
XTRA Airways
Iliamna Air Taxi
Air Flamenco
Watermakers Air
Atlas Air
Via Airlines / Charter Air Transport
Taquan Air Service
Jet Aviation Flight Services
Pacific Airways
Alaska Central Express
Air Excursions
KaiserAir
Tanana Air Service
Ameristar Air Cargo
Silver Air
Harris Air Services
Everts Air Alaska / Everts Air Cargo
Air Unlimited Charter Services
Spernak Airways
Maritime Helicopters
Friday Harbor Seaplanes
Ryan Air (Arctic Transportation)
National Air Cargo
Avjet Corporation
40-Mile Air
Gem Air
Ellis Air Taxi
Alaska Air Transit
Reeve Air Alaska
ATX Air Services
Polaris Aviation Solutions
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935,930,321
166,799,208
162,825,498
156,153,025
116,742,820
42,836,473
42,461,185
36,021,420
34,535,559
22,823,412
18,878,919
15,147,875
15,121,937
15,121,805
15,080,124
15,061,532
11,535,119
7,847,897
6,348,964
6,045,545
5,036,966
4,611,547
4,129,153
4,106,349
3,061,970
2,366,219
598,768
481,030
400,517
259,030
250,572
233,736
215,472
203,612
197,332
185,765
173,013
157,786
150,651
122,636
119,195
113,725
105,339
99,217
78,570
77,474
76,442
73,438
69,817
61,835
54,463
47,494
45,290
35,140
35,105
32,965
30,350
28,512
26,057
23,693
23,207
22,967
22,016
18,883
18,595
18,564
18,404
16,834
16,275
15,466
14,961
14,028
13,480
12,693
12,142
11,346
10,904
9,621
9,250
9,155
6,671
6,621
6,490
6,062
5,444
5,414
4,985
4,188
3,365
2,941
1,794
742
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419
365
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820,363,142
162,536,733
136,758,885
126,400,660
87,996,525
33,767,119
41,154,644
34,165,417
31,411,332
22,020,262
17,903,539
13,990,230
15,061,202
14,826,012
13,883,150
13,547,342
10,225,028
7,125,862
5,740,449
5,352,264
4,720,270
4,331,264
3,714,145
4,106,349
3,043,091
2,252,648
380,595
458,168
400,463
259,030
66,427
130,562
96,451
203,612
196,413
185,765
173,013
157,786
150,651
122,636
118,919
65,066
105,339
99,217
78,570
77,474
76,442
73,438
43,396
61,835
54,463
2,463
22,705
1,446
35,105
32,965
30,350
28,512
26,057
23,693
23,207
22,928
612
18,883
18,595
18,564
18,404
4,520
331
15,466
14,682
481
10,087
12,693
12,142
9,563
10,904
9,621
9,017
8,469
6,671
6,598
5,657
6,062
5,422
0
4,985
4,188
3,365
2,941
1,758
684
625
419
365
348
347
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115,567,179
4,262,475
26,066,613
29,752,365
28,746,295
9,069,354
1,306,541
1,856,003
3,124,227
803,150
975,380
1,157,645
60,735
295,793
1,196,974
1,514,190
1,310,091
722,035
608,515
693,281
316,696
280,283
415,008
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113,571
218,173
22,862
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184,145
103,174
119,021
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22,585
33,694
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15,944
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3,393
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10,231,722
1,367,937
1,147,622
1,115,245
795,961
369,234
851,153
283,116
225,264
138,561
336,899
272,740
106,258
288,027
342,046
248,076
89,355
131,319
103,124
146,998
125,605
82,369
29,001
103,036
74,031
57,913
26,076
100,416
19,802
95,147
3,880
13,638
1,524
30,392
13,954
35,805
17,385
5,560
53,537
21,378
31,898
1,985
30,373
28,510
21,532
16,459
16,934
14,005
17,100
3,305
3,592
2,280
9,537
340
8,242
19,558
6,974
3,574
799
3,390
11,274
4,310
7,331
5,244
3,962
10,309
3,294
4,962
200
5,604
5,973
2,378
35,427
568
6,519
4,139
4,980
12,316
2,633
201
4,062
826
1,482
2,307
6,163
1,042
3,015
3,182
940
16,438
283
320
618
285
376
84
208
11
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142
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184
192
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171
67
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76
162
76
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51
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70
180
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174
28
213
13
28
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45
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Top 100 U.S. Airlines 2019 | 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
Atlas Air
United Air Lines
American Airlines
Kalitta Air
Polar Air Cargo Airways
Delta Air Lines
ABX Air
Air Transport International
Southern Air
Amerijet International
Western Global
Southwest Airlines
Sky Lease Cargo
Alaska Airlines
Northern Air Cargo
Hawaiian Airlines
Aloha Air Cargo
Kalitta Charters II
Lynden Air Cargo Airlines
Rhoades Aviation / Transair
Empire Airlines
Everts Air Alaska / Everts Air Cargo
Hageland Aviation Service
Gulf And Caribbean Cargo
Alaska Central Express
Asia Pacific
Ryan Air (Arctic Transportation)
National Air Cargo
Bering Air
MN Airlines
USA Jet Airlines
Grant Aviation
Wright Air Service
Horizon Air
Mesa Airlines
Era Aviation
Kalinin / Alaska Seaplanes
Air Flamenco
Airlift Alaska / Yute Commuter
Star Marianas Air
PSA Airlines
Ameristar Air Cargo
Taquan Air Service
Envoy Air
Tanana Air Service
Island Air Service
Smokey Bay Air
Omni Air International
Iliamna Air Taxi
Swift Air / Eastern Air Lines
Cape Air
Piedmont Airlines
Island Air Express
Peninsula Airways
Spernak Airways
Warbelow
Maritime Helicopters
Air Excursions
Bemidji Airlines
Katmai Air
Pacific Airways
JetBlue Airways
Tropic Ocean Airways
Kenmore Air Harbor
40-Mile Air
Ellis Air Taxi
New England Airlines
Harris Air Services
Alaska Air Transit
Endeavor Air
Prescott Support Company
Reeve Air Alaska
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18,483,331
6,724,136
4,586,933
1,678,424
790,736
677,981
636,090
601,694
565,819
406,250
377,028
206,365
190,017
170,380
137,161
123,691
97,630
96,179
92,049
44,467
37,560
32,130
31,534
31,338
29,425
15,779
15,247
13,228
9,970
9,609
7,541
5,521
5,229
5,112
4,936
3,043
2,805
2,776
2,268
1,908
1,416
1,180
1,169
1,092
809
793
566
556
502
480
457
453
452
421
404
372
350
283
278
211
208
202
185
148
107
86
43
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13,417,268
5,772,138
3,769,470
966,686
233,201
193,101
372,360
311,041
212,622
296,490
377,013
78,022
59,191
115,044
136,721
20,530
97,223
43,110
70,438
44,467
33,638
31,909
31,534
31,338
29,265
15,779
3,042
13,228
3,884
9,609
3,293
5,521
5,229
3,384
4,936
3,043
2,793
200
2,268
1,908
1,071
1,180
1,169
1,084
676
793
554
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502
480
457
453
300
421
400
372
350
283
278
211
208
202
185
148
107
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24
21
17
16
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5,066,062
951,998
817,463
711,738
557,534
484,881
263,730
290,653
353,196
109,760
15
128,343
130,825
55,336
440
103,161
407
53,069
21,611
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3,922
221
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12,205
0
6,086
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4,248
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1,728
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2,575
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