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List of largest airlines in Europe

The following is a list of the largest airlines in Europe by total scheduled and chartered passengers, in millions. The list includes companies headquartered in the Asian portions of Russia, Turkey, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan.

Rank
Country Airline/Holding '19 '18 '17 '16 '15 '14 '13 '12 '11 '10 '09 '08 '07 '06 Fleet
Destinations
Sources
Alliance
Association
1  Germany
 Austria
 Belgium
  Switzerland
 Italy
Lufthansa Group1 124.98 (Oct) 142.3 130.04 117.4 115.2 112.5 110.4 108.9 112.0 95.1 81.2 76.4 68.8 59.1 728[1] 321 [1][2] Star Alliance A4E
2  Ireland
 Austria
 Poland
 United Kingdom
Ryanair2 130.2 (Oct) 139.2 128.77 116.8 101.4 86.4 81.4 79.6 76.4 72.7 65.3 57.7 49.0 40.5 430 186 [3] [4] A4E
3  United Kingdom
 Ireland
 Spain
 France
 Austria
International Airlines Group3 100.81 (Oct) 112.92 104.83 100.7 94.9 77.3 67.2 54.6 51.7 50.6 53.3 59.8 61.7 63.2 520 248 [5] oneworld A4E
4  France
 Netherlands
Air France-KLM4 88.75 (Oct) 101.45 98.72 93.4 89.8 87.4 78.4 77.5 75.8 70.8 71.4 73.8 74.8 73.5 574 231 [6][7] SkyTeam A4E
5  United Kingdom
  Switzerland
 Austria
easyJet5 41.60 (Jun) 88.04 81.63 74.5 69.9 65.3 61.4 59.2 55.5 49.7 46.1 44.6 38.2 33.0 300 136 [8] A4E
6  Turkey Turkish Airlines6 63.06 (Oct) 75.16 68.61 62.8 61.2 54.8 48.3 39.0 32.6 29.1 25.1 22.6 19.6 16.9 346 315 [9][10] Star Alliance AIRE
7  Russia Aeroflot Group7 46.73 (Sep) 55.71 50.13 43.4 39.4 34.7 31.4 27.5 16.4 14.1 11.1 11.6 10.2 8.7 371 189 [11] SkyTeam
8  Norway
 Sweden
 Ireland
 United Kingdom
 Argentina
Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA 31.74 (Oct) 37.34 33.15 29.3 25.8 24.0 20.7 17.7 15.7 13.0 10.8 9.1 6.9 5.1 152 130 [12] A4E
9  Hungary
 United Kingdom
Wizz Air9 33.51 (Oct) 33.81 28.27 22.78 19.2 15.8 13.5 12.0 11.2 9.6 7.8 5.8 4.2 3.0 100 144 [13]
10  Sweden
 Norway
 Denmark
 Ireland
SAS Group8 25.39 (Oct) 30.0 28.37 29.4 27.1 27.3 25.4 25.4 24.7 23.1 22.8 27.0 27.2 26.9 156 157 [14] Star Alliance
11  Turkey Pegasus Airlines 22.45 (Sep) 29.97 27.82 24.14 22.3 19.7 16.8 13.6 11.3 8.6 5.9 4.4 - 3.1 83 109 [15]
12  Italy Alitalia10 21.49 21.7 22.6 23.0 23.2 24.0 24.3 25.0 23.4 22.0 18.0 24.4 24.1 103 123 [16] SkyTeam
13  Russia S7 Group12 13.82 (Sep) 15.96 14.25 13.15 10.6 10.1 9.3 8.3 5.1 4.8 5.6 5.9 5.7 4.9 100 121 [17] oneworld
14  Portugal TAP Air Portugal11 9.7 (Jul) 15.89 14.27 11.72 11.3 11.4 10.7 10.2 9.8 9.1 8.4 8.7 7.9 6.9 110 88 [18] Star Alliance A4E
15  Greece
 Cyprus
Aegean Airlines13 11.63 (Sep) 13.97 13.22 12.46 11.6 10.2 8.8 8.9 9.9 10.1 10.2 11.3 11.1 10.1 59 103 [19] Star Alliance A4E
16  Finland Finnair 12.41 (Oct) 13.28 11.90 10.87 10.2 9.6 9.3 8.8 8.0 7.1 7.4 8.3 8.7 8.8 73 103 [20] oneworld A4E
17  United Kingdom Jet2.com 12.09 9.64 6.67 5.85 6.0 5.5 4.8 4.2 3.3 3.1 3.4 3.9 2.8 90 50 [21] A4E
18  Spain Air Europa 11.84 10.6 10.6 10.2 8.1 9.0 8.1 8.7 8.9 9.0 9.7 9.9 8.1 59 42 [22] SkyTeam
19  Poland
 Estonia
 Hungary
LOT Polish Airlines15 10.61 6.89 5.58 6.1 5.9 6.3 5.8 5.5 5.0 4.0 4.3 3.7 - 91 111 [23][24] Star Alliance AIRE
ERA
20  United Kingdom
 Jersey
flybe14 9.03 9.05 8.4 7.7 7.5 7.6 7.2 7.2 7.3 6.8 7.0 5.2 76 77 [25] ERA
21  Russia Ural Airlines 7.4 (Sep) 9.0 8.0 6.47 5.4 5.1 4.4 3.5 2.5 1.8 1.5 1.5 1.2 1.0 47 66 [26] n/a
22  Czech Republic SmartWings Group 16 8.8 8.17 7.3 6.57 - - - - - - - - 57 ? [27][28] n/a
23  Ukraine Ukraine International Airlines 8.08 6.93 6.0 4.8 3.8 4.5 2.8 1.9 1.7 0.8 1.7 0.3 - 42 80 [29][2] - AIRE
24  Russia UTair Aviation17 6.33 (Sep) 7.65 7.3 6.65 8.8 11.2 10.4 7.8 5.8 5.2 3.9 3.2 2.9 2.4 66 117 [30] -
25  Spain Volotea 6.57 4.82 4.3 1.8 1.4 - - - - - - 23 60 [31] A4E
26  United Kingdom Virgin Atlantic 5.4 5.20 5.20 5.94 6.2 5.5 5.4 5.3 5.3 5.7 5.7 5.1 4.6 40 37 [32] -
27  Romania Blue Air 5.06 3.59 2.02 1.36 1.9 1.8 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.4 1.3 1.2 29 104 [33] n/a
28  Russia Nordwind Airlines 4.3 (Sep) 4.92 3.55 1.79 2.67 4.47 3.66 2.17 1.72 1.19 - - - - 26 97 [34] n/a
29  Kazakhstan Air Astana 4.32 4.19 3.75 3.86 3.77 - - - - - - - - 34 69 [35] -
30  Russia Azur Air 4.53 (Sep) 4.24 3.75 2.34 2.35 0.21 - - - - - - - - 27
31  Iceland Icelandair Group 18 4.14 4.05 3.67 3.0 2.9 2.6 2.4 1.8 1.7 1.8 1.5 1.6 1.5 28 36 [36] n/a A4E
32  Latvia AirBaltic 4.14 3.52 2.89 2.6 2.8 2.9 3.1 3.4 3.2 2.8 - 2.0 1.4 32 60 [37] n/a A4E
33  Belarus Belavia 3.0 2.49 - 1.6 1.3 1.0 - 0.7 - - - 29 48 [38] n/a
34  Iceland WOW air 3.5 2.8 1.6 0.7 0.49 0.4 0.09 - - - - - - 17 38 [39] n/a -
35  Russia Red Wings Airlines 2.47 (Sep) 2.62 1.62 0.92 1.04 0.92 0.35 0.82 0.78 0.88 - - - - 18 20 n/a
36  Serbia Air Serbia 2.48 2.61 2.62 2.55 2.3 - 1.3 1.2 1.0 1.0 1.3 1.3 1.2 22 41 [40][41][42] Etihad
Airways
Partners
37  Romania TAROM 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.2 2.1 2.2 2.2 2.2 1.7 2.0 1.9 1.5 25 50 [43] SkyTeam
38  Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Airlines 0.47 (March) 2.29 - - - 1.4 1.0 - - - - 28 22 [44] n/a
39  Croatia Croatia Airlines 0.96 (Jun) 2.17 2.125 1.94 1.8 1.8 1.8 2.0 1.9 1.6 1.8 1.7 1.5 - 13 40 [45][46][47] Star Alliance AIRE
40  Italy Air Italy19 1.91 2.44 2.63 - - 3.7 4.4 4.5 1.6 2.0 1.9 1.5 13 26 [48][49] n/a
41  Russia Pegas Fly 1.8 (Sep) 2.02 1.38 0.99 1.08 1.24 0.28 - - - - - - - 10 29 n/a
42  Luxembourg Luxair 2.13 1.93 1.84 1.81 1.68 1.5 1.4 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 - 17 59 [50][51] n/a A4E
43  Russia Yamal Airlines 1.43 (Sep) 1.97 1.79 1.45 1.43 1.45 1.3 0.91 0.57 0.5 - - - - 36 38 n/a
44  Malta Air Malta 1,7 1,5 - - 1.7 1.8 - - - - - 8 37 [52][53] n/a
45  Russia Royal Flight 1.76 (Sep) 1.73 1.5 0.99 0.87 0.62 - - - - - - - - 11 13 n/a
46  Russia NordStar 0.99 (Sep) 1.42 1.4 1.29 1.13 1.1 1.24 1.16 0.77 0.54 - - - - 15 50 n/a
47  Bulgaria Bulgaria Air 1.30 1.28 1.25 1.28 1.40 - - - - - 1.20 1.12 - 10 26 [54] n/a
48  Slovenia Adria Airways (Operations stopped as of September 24th 2019) 1.23 1.2 1.1 1.24 1.1 1.0 1.0 1.2 - - - - - 12 23 [55][56] Star Alliance AIRE
49  Russia Smartavia 1.54 (Sep) 1.19 1.09 0.96 0.728 0.763 0.765 0.814 1.47 1.4 - - - - 10 30 [57] n/a
50  Russia I-Fly 1.13 0.75 0.4 0.61 0.97 1.05 0.63 0.41 0.38 - - - - 10 30 [58] n/a
51  Poland Enter Air 1.12 1.17 1.11 1.17 - - - - - 1.2 - - 19 74 n/a n/a
52  Greece Ellinair 1.04 0.79 0.57 0.31 0.14 - - - - - - - - 10 30 [59]
53  Ukraine SkyUp 1.2 (Sep) - - - - - - - - - - - - - 9 49 [60]
Notes

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Further readingEdit

  • "Europe's Top 20 airline groups by passengers 2017; Lufthansa wrests top spot from Ryanair". CAPA Centre for Aviation. 21 January 2018.