Top 100 U.S. Airlines in 2015

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Ranked by Passenger & Cargo Volumes

The following is a list of the Top 100 U.S. Airlines in 2015 ranked by both total no. of passengers carried and total tons of cargo transported. In 2015, airlines in the U.S. (excluding foreign carriers) carried a total of 810.7 million passengers (up from 776.1M in 2014) of which 707.5 million or 87.3% were domestic and the remaining 103.1 million or 12.7% were international. In terms of cargo (freight + mail), airlines in the U.S. transported 15.6 million tons (up from 15.4M in 2014) of which 11.3 million tons or 72.1% were domestic cargo and the remaining 4.4 million tons or 27.9% were international.

In 2015, the #1 airline by passengers was Southwest Airlines with 150.0 million equal to an 18.5% market share. Runner-up was American Airlines (includes US Airways) with 147.9 million passengers (18.2%) followed by Delta Air Lines in third place with 138.4 million (17.1%). United Air Lines with 80.1 million (11.8%) and JetBlue Airways with 35.2 million (4.3%) take 4th and 5th place, respectively. As a result of the American Airlines - US Airways merger, the U.S. now only has four very large passenger air carriers.

In 2015, the #1 airline by tons of cargo transported was FedEx with 6.6 million tons equal to a 42.0% market share. Runner-up was UPS with 3.9 million tons (25.3%) followed by Atlas Air in third place with 849,881 tons (5.4%). In the following places, we have major network carriers like United Airlines (663,758 tons / 4.3%), American Airlines (636,836 tons / 4.0%), and Delta Air Lines (608,682 tons / 3.9%).

Top 10 U.S. Airlines

Passengers (million)

Market Share

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

150.00 147.90 138.42 95.53 35.24 30.16 26.05 23.44 17.92 14.10

18.5% 18.2% 17.1% 11.8% 4.3% 3.7% 3.2% 2.9% 2.2% 1.7%

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

Top 100 U.S. Airlines 2015 | By No. of Passengers Carried

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Airline Name

Passengers (PAX)

Domestic PAX

Int'l PAX

Load Factor

# Flights

Seats per Aircraft

Southwest Airlines
American Airlines (incl. US Airways)
Delta Air Lines
United Air Lines
JetBlue Airways
SkyWest Airlines
ExpressJet Airlines
Alaska Airlines
Spirit Air Lines
Republic Airlines
Frontier Airlines
Envoy Air
Mesa Airlines
Hawaiian Airlines
Endeavor Air
Allegiant Air
PSA Airlines
Horizon Air
Shuttle America
Virgin America
Air Wisconsin Airlines
Compass Airlines
GoJet Airlines LLC (United Express)
Trans States Airlines
Piedmont Airlines
Sun Country Airlines
Commutair
Silver Airways
Cape Air
Era Aviation
Island Air Hawaii
Swift Air
Hageland Aviation Service
Grand Canyon Airlines
Mokulele Flight Services
Omni Air International
Peninsula Airways
Seaborne Aviation
Caribbean Sun Airlines
Empire Airlines
XTRA Airways
Miami Air International
Grant Aviation
Great Lakes Airlines
Eastern Airlines Group
Dynamic Airways
Seaport Airlines
Star Marianas Air
Bering Air
Vision Airlines
Vieques Air Link
Island Airlines
Air Choice One
Air Flamenco
Yute Air / Flight Alaska
Songbird Airways
Wright Air Service
Falcon Air Express
Kenmore Air Harbor
Atlas Air
Via Airlines
Ultimate Air Shuttle
Alaska Seaplanes
Orange Air
PM Air
Boutique Air
Warbelow
Tradewind Aviation
Contour Airlines
City Wings (Seaflight)
Sun Air International
New England Airlines
Taquan Air Service
Pacific Airways
Island Air Express
Island Air Service
Iliamna Air Taxi
Katmai Air
Smokey Bay Air
Homer Air
Ameristar Air Cargo
Makani Kai Air Charters
KaiserAir
Dynamic Aviation
Air Sunshine
Spernak Airways
Avjet Corporation
Alaska Central Express
Air Excursions
Monarch Air
Everts Air Alaska / Everts Air Cargo
Arctic Transportation
Friday Harbor Seaplanes
Grand Canyon Helicopters
Tanana Air Service
40-Mile Air
Reeve Air Alaska
Pacific Wings Airlines
Erickson Helicopters
Ellis Air Taxi

149,997,399
147,899,828
138,417,884
95,532,051
35,242,812
30,156,336
26,053,815
23,441,170
17,921,231
14,097,028
13,184,982
12,331,071
11,448,967
10,463,995
10,290,175
9,560,098
9,162,999
7,993,821
7,832,421
7,039,668
6,323,246
4,964,656
4,383,621
2,995,569
2,906,019
2,741,230
1,095,648
741,666
683,665
464,398
358,331
350,506
338,228
258,065
251,831
243,959
242,090
240,979
203,210
187,471
177,651
172,603
136,413
115,352
111,863
110,696
106,150
104,032
100,116
90,381
89,395
80,779
72,578
66,393
66,314
61,470
59,384
58,986
56,628
52,502
50,643
45,542
44,421
38,649
38,625
34,390
34,081
32,567
24,594
23,958
23,483
23,350
21,328
18,641
17,146
16,169
14,696
13,674
12,202
11,060
10,821
10,203
9,347
8,366
7,717
7,008
6,260
4,488
4,163
4,062
3,548
2,094
1,724
1,647
1,232
791
457
239
138
136

147,830,237
119,215,489
115,567,285
69,811,835
28,934,891
27,917,633
24,039,200
21,919,567
16,274,693
13,308,956
12,313,100
11,488,458
10,613,646
9,535,909
9,493,921
9,558,698
9,143,783
7,098,309
7,414,743
6,887,349
5,869,521
4,592,805
4,090,660
2,784,998
2,906,019
2,196,437
1,095,648
606,681
628,158
464,398
358,331
105,410
338,228
258,065
251,831
108,643
241,999
130,528
16,567
187,471
49,944
126,703
136,413
115,352
11,478
5,131
105,054
104,032
99,985
40,065
89,395
80,777
72,578
66,250
66,314
15,978
59,380
29,204
36,287
18,628
50,462
45,542
44,421
14,627
38,625
34,390
34,081
15,913
24,594
23,958
23,483
23,350
21,208
18,641
17,146
16,169
14,696
13,674
12,202
11,060
10,295
10,203
8,936
8,366
2,242
7,008
5,399
4,488
4,163
4,062
3,544
2,094
1,724
1,647
1,232
791
457
239
138
136

2,167,162
28,684,339
22,850,599
25,720,216
6,307,921
2,238,703
2,014,615
1,521,603
1,646,538
788,072
871,882
842,613
835,321
928,086
796,254
1,400
19,216
895,512
417,678
152,319
453,725
371,851
292,961
210,571
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544,793
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55,507
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110,451
186,643
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127,707
45,900
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105,565
1,096
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33,874
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85.1%
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81.3%
79.8%
81.4%
83.3%
78.6%
86.4%
77.8%
81.9%
79.6%
79.8%
86.2%
82.6%
78.8%
77.0%
79.5%
79.0%
81.2%
77.4%
81.1%
77.6%
78.3%
79.1%
51.9%
57.4%
62.2%
53.5%
43.8%
41.9%
89.7%
66.9%
61.5%
52.2%
57.2%
49.8%
52.8%
68.9%
37.3%
34.1%
23.5%
54.8%
54.6%
42.1%
62.4%
38.6%
63.4%
61.1%
77.6%
61.1%
45.5%
29.2%
65.2%
47.6%
51.9%
47.3%
20.6%
45.6%
57.9%
42.7%
34.9%
69.3%
48.9%
35.7%
53.3%
42.7%
70.0%
22.5%
51.8%
42.0%
39.2%
60.6%
42.1%
36.1%
60.5%
32.2%
33.2%
35.1%
35.8%
54.9%
33.2%
25.1%
37.8%
25.6%
49.5%
37.1%
49.5%
24.4%
10.2%
49.7%
40.4%
16.5%
22.3%
19.3%
15.7%
13.7%
9.3%

1,267,866
1,113,605
1,015,540
675,536
317,755
624,648
610,480
186,427
128,164
237,297
97,391
301,828
183,930
80,595
188,120
65,659
177,942
133,470
161,318
62,719
160,135
80,466
80,533
73,866
91,894
23,273
34,114
42,681
122,619
26,223
10,440
5,501
101,620
22,520
40,154
1,622
17,669
14,710
2,633
30,446
1,712
2,950
49,419
23,925
1,129
865
30,051
27,394
29,119
2,567
16,257
11,544
14,847
15,145
41,199
627
14,886
740
14,509
14,207
3,553
2,595
16,276
629
6,334
8,798
10,623
7,033
2,776
3,806
12,327
6,025
8,103
8,012
3,146
7,886
5,525
3,043
7,577
6,658
1,243
3,168
249
4,069
3,380
4,010
2,317
10,518
2,039
946
6,783
13,889
578
716
1,443
940
338
169
112
462

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160
168
133
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168
76
157
53
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163
69
169
62
76
63
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50
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70
50
41
150
41
33
10
28
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244
26
29
155
12
151
157
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20
181
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Top 100 U.S. Airlines 2015 | By Tons of Cargo (freight + mail) Carried

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Airline Name

Freight (t)

Domestic Freight (t)

Int'l
Freight (t)

Federal Express (FedEx)
United Parcel Service (UPS)
Atlas Air
United Air Lines
American Airlines (incl. US Airways)
Delta Air Lines
Polar Air Cargo Airways
ABX Air
Kalitta Air
Southwest Airlines
Southern Air
Amerijet International
Air Transport International
Alaska Airlines
Hawaiian Airlines
Aloha Air Cargo
Centurion Cargo
Northern Air Cargo
Everts Air Alaska / Everts Air Cargo
Florida West Airlines
Empire Airlines
Western Global
Gulf And Caribbean Cargo
Lynden Air Cargo Airlines
Hageland Aviation Service
Rhoades Aviation (Transair)
JetBlue Airways
Alaska Central Express
Kalitta Charters II
Arctic Transportation
Asia Pacific
USA Jet Airlines
Peninsula Airways
Sky Lease Cargo
Sun Country Airlines
Grant Aviation
Bering Air
Horizon Air
Yute Air / Flight Alaska
Wright Air Service
Era Aviation
Seaborne Aviation
Ameristar Air Cargo
Mesa Airlines
Alaska Seaplanes
PSA Airlines
Star Marianas Air
Taquan Air Service
Air Flamenco
Warbelow
Air Wisconsin Airlines
Island Air Service
Omni Air International
Frontier Flying Service
Envoy Air
Iliamna Air Taxi
Cape Air
Island Airlines
Spernak Airways
Island Air Express
Homer Air
Dynamic Aviation
Pacific Airways
Bemidji Airlines
Vieques Air Link
Katmai Air
Seaport Airlines
PM Air
Piedmont Airlines
Tanana Air Service
Smokey Bay Air
Air Excursions
40-Mile Air
Prescott Support Company
Kenmore Air Harbor
Erickson Helicopters
Endeavor Air
Ellis Air Taxi
Compass Airlines
New England Airlines
Reeve Air Alaska
Island Air Hawaii
ExpressJet Airlines
Ward Air
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6,550,150
3,948,263
849,881
663,758
636,836
608,682
478,781
454,534
281,252
159,724
143,657
120,698
88,016
83,010
77,938
52,852
51,423
38,630
33,417
33,292
29,214
29,099
21,713
21,504
17,948
14,267
13,278
12,477
10,181
9,768
7,623
6,724
6,077
5,854
5,546
5,388
5,199
3,270
2,975
2,568
2,381
2,146
1,565
1,429
1,207
1,016
986
728
716
707
611
523
504
487
473
443
372
371
344
335
243
236
224
208
174
174
160
148
143
108
101
72
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47
40
32
24
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20
19
12
12
7
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0
0
0
0
0
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5,720,280
3,183,588
348,442
235,567
177,422
223,356
200,326
282,752
113,970
159,724
43,276
23,736
83,953
81,772
59,711
52,852
1,318
38,409
33,344
24
29,173
7,597
5,871
21,390
17,948
14,267
10,507
12,477
8,290
9,768
1,177
4,753
6,077
3
5,546
5,388
5,199
3,226
2,975
2,568
2,381
1,088
1,238
448
1,207
1,015
986
728
637
707
606
523
420
487
463
443
372
371
344
335
243
236
224
208
174
174
160
148
143
108
101
72
71
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35
32
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21
20
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829,870
764,674
501,439
428,191
459,413
385,326
278,455
171,782
167,282
0
100,381
96,962
4,063
1,238
18,228
0
50,105
221
73
33,268
41
21,502
15,843
114
0
0
2,772
0
1,891
0
6,446
1,971
0
5,851
0
0
0
43
0
0
0
1,058
326
981
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0
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