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World's Biggest Airlines Rankings: Jun-2011. Turkish Airlines the fastest growing of the Top 25

3-Jun-2011

The world's airlines are growing their capacity levels (ASKs) by some 6.8% in Jun-2011, which follows a similar increase in May, according to Innovata. But two of the three leading airlines (Delta and United) are contracting this month, while American is growing slowly. Emirates is growing capacity at close to 10% year-on-year and could reclaim fourth spot from United in coming months.

Worldwide capacity: Jun-2010 vs Jun-2011*

  Jun-2010 Jun-2011 % Change
Flights per Week 586,355 608,381 3.8%
Seats per Week 73,049,691 77,005,418 5.4%
ASKs per Week 124,062,899,122 132,470,218,905 6.8%

Ryanair is tenth largest, displacing US Airways. See related report: Global LCC Rankings: Jun-2011. Jetstar's capacity surge drives it into world's Top 10

China Southern has dropped two places from Jun-2010, due to a slow pace of expansion this month. The Guangzhou-based carrier has been eclipsed by Cathay Pacific. Turkish Airlines is again the fastest growing carrier in the Top 25, expanding its ASKs by close to 28%.

Global Top 25 Airlines by capacity per week (ASK) – June-2010 vs Jun-2011*

 Airline  Jun-2010  Jun-2011  % Change World Ranking   Variance
Jun-2010 Jun-2011
Delta Air Lines 6,901,843,550 6,881,159,610 -0.3% 1 1 -
American Airlines 4,926,394,832 5,037,480,928 2.3% 2 2 -
United Airlines 3,943,387,878 3,909,730,788 -0.9% 3 3 -
Emirates 3,551,274,663 3,893,288,968 9.6% 4 4 -
Lufthansa 3,146,801,008 3,499,360,635 11.2% 6 5 +1
Southwest Airlines 3,230,853,786 3,486,483,553 7.9% 5 6 -1
Continental Airlines 3,095,712,046 3,238,616,803 4.6% 7 7 -
Air France 2,900,520,842 3,027,323,742 4.4% 9 8 +1
British Airways 2,904,871,706 3,023,334,201 4.1% 8 9 -1
Ryanair 2,101,441,638 2,533,834,313 20.6% 12 10 +2
US Airways 2,446,302,579 2,513,984,006 2.8% 10 11 -1
Cathay Pacific Airways 2,079,088,328 2,299,155,495 10.6% 13 12 +1
China Southern Airlines 2,143,337,648 2,202,096,153 2.7% 11 13 -2
Singapore Airlines 2,018,667,369 2,134,408,171 5.7% 14 14 -
Air China 1,907,093,895 2,012,211,145 5.5% 15 15 -
Air Canada 1,868,690,951 1,952,670,127 4.5% 16 16 -
Qantas Airways 1,809,595,425 1,874,870,877 3.6% 17 17 -
KLM 1,760,903,260 1,834,682,886 4.2% 18 18 -
China Eastern Airlines 1,615,138,158 1,755,463,531 8.7% 19 19 -
Korean Air Lines 1,595,504,646 1,741,330,714 9.1% 20 20 -
Turkish Airlines 1,234,976,654 1,576,538,097 27.7% - 21 n/a
Thai Airways 1,438,942,275 1,534,191,860 6.6% - 22 n/a
Qatar Airways 1,453,387,325 1,529,543,579 5.2% -
23 n/a
TAM 1,343,367,621 1,485,213,133 10.6% - 24 n/a
easyJet 1,315,237,359 1,334,506,041 1.5% - 25 n/a
GRAND TOTAL 62,733,335,441 66,311,479,355 5.7%      

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