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Global Air Traffic & Top Airlines 2016 (IATA)

June 28, 2016

Global air passengers

IATA has just released its “World Air Transport Statistics 2016”. According to IATA, the number of air passengers in 2015 was 3,5 billion and has increased to 3,7 billion in 2016. 5,1% growth was recorded each year between 2012 and 2016.

IATA has just released its “World Air Transport Statistics 2016”. According to IATA, the number of air passengers in 2015 was 3,5 billion and has increased to 3,7 billion in 2016. 5,1% growth was recorded each year between 2012 and 2016.

Each day, there are around 9.8 million air passengers, of which 5.83 million are international and 3.97 are domestic.

34% of travelers to Europe are from its own continent. Asia Pacific is the leading source market of travel to Europe (31%). Middle East and North America equally contribute 14% of total travelers to Europe. Latin America and Africa account for 4% and 3% respectively of the total passengers to Europe.

Below are the top 10 airlines in terms of total passengers per month

1, American Airlines (146 530 000)

2, Southwest Airlines (144 575 000)

3, Delta Airlines (138 842 000)

4, China Southern Airlines (109 301 000)

5, Ryannair (101 401 000)

6, United Airlines (95 384 000)

7, China Eastern Airlines (75 139 000)

8, EasyJet (70 232 000)

9, Turkish Airlines (60 198 000)

10, Air China (58 661 000)

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