Top 10 Largest Airlines in the World

Airlines are companies that provide air transportation services for passengers and freight. The majority of airlines are used for transporting passengers and important goods. The number of airlines’ fleets is determined by passenger demand, and because the United States is the largest and richest country, most civilians and travelers connect places via planes, so the top four largest airlines are from the United States: Delta Airlines, SkyWest, Southwest Airlines, and United Airlines. The largest airlines based on total airline fleet size.

Delta Airlines

The list of the top ten largest airlines is based on the total fleet held by the airline company, and it includes information such as the number of fleet, new orders, opening dates, and head quarters.


Name of the Airlines

No. of Fleet

New Order


Head Quarters

1Delta Airlines7441211929Atlanta, Georgia, USA
2SkyWest727742005St. George, Utah, USA
3Southwest Airlines 7104031967Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
4United Airlines 7033401926Chicago, Illinois, USA
5Lufthansa 6351551953Cologne, Germany
6American Airlines 6114101930Fort Worth, Texas, USA
7Air France-KLM 616801933, 1919Roissypole,
Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport
Tremblay-en-France, France
8International Airlines Group 4351342011London, United Kingdom
9Air Canada362371936Montreal, Quebec, Canada
10China Southern Airlines 362131981Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

Note: Above list of Largest Airlines Based on Total Number of Fleet owned by the Airline Companies.

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