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The world's 50 largest airlines
(ranked by passenger traffic in billions of RPKs in 1999)

 
Rank  Name Alliance  Country  Traffic (bio RPK)
 1 United Airlines Star US  201.9
 2 American Airlines Oneworld US 180.1
 3 Delta Air Lines SkyTeam US 168.6
 4 Northwest Airlines KLM/NW US 119.3
 5 British Airways Oneworld GB 117.4
 6 Continental Airlines   US  96.6
 7 Air France SkyTeam FR  85.5
 8 Japan Airlines   JP  84.3
 9 Deutsche Lufthansa Star DE  81.4
10 US Airways   US  66.9
11 Singapore Airlines Star SG  65.7
12 Qantas Airways Oneworld AU  59.9
13 KLM Royal Dutch Airlines KLM/NW NL  58.9
14 Southwest Airlines   US  58.7
15 All Nippon Airways Star JP  56.7
16 Trans World Airlines   US  41.9
17 Cathay Pacific Oneworld HK  41.5
18 Air Canada Star CA  39.0
19 Thai Airways International Star TH  37.6
20 Alitalia   IT  36.8
21 Korean Air SkyTeam KR  36.7
22 Malaysian Airline System   MY  34.9
23 Iberia Oneworld ES  34.6
24 Swissair Qualiflyer CH  33.0
25 America West US  28.5
26 Canadian Airlines * CA  26.7
27 Virgin Atlantic Airways GB  25.0
28 Varig Star BR  23.6
29 China Airlines TW  22.3
30 Scandinavian Airline System Star SE NO DK  21.2
31 Air New Zealand Star NZ  19.7
32 Saudi Arabian Airlines   SA  19.6
33 Alaska Airlines US  18.9
34 China Southern Airlines   CN  18.7
35 Japan Air System JP  18.4
36 EVA Air   TW  18.2
37 Sabena Qualiflyer BE  17.7
38 South African Airways   ZA  17.6
39 American Trans Air US  16.9
40 Aeroflot   RU  16.4
41 Emirates UE  16.1
42 Ansett Australia Star AU  15.8
43 Air China CN  15.7
44 THY Turkish Airlines Qualiflyer TR  13.9
45 Asiana Airlines KR  13.7
46 El Al   IL  13.6
47 China Eastern Airlines CN  13.0
48 Finnair Oneworld FI  13.0
49 Mexicana Star MX  12.8
50 Aeromexico   MX  12.4
 

Remarks:

* Canadian is owned by Star member Air Canada