World's largest airlines

 
 
 
  • The Centre for Aviation, a group that monitors all things related to planes and flying around the world, completed a survey at the end of last year to establish which airlines are the largest. They measured the size of the carriers by available seats per kilometre per week. Here are the top 10. (Shutterstock)
  • 10. Singapore Airlines has 2,375,715,435 available seats per kilometre per week. Their capacity has grown by 4% in a year. (Jordan Tan / Shutterstock.com)
  • 9. China Southern has 2,596,677,741 available seats per kilometre per week. Based in the city of Guangzhou, the airline's capacity has grown by 11% in a year. (Jordan Tan / Shutterstock.com)
  • 8. Air France has 2,825,526,843 available seats per kilometre per week. Their capacity dropped by 4,2 % in the year. (Tupungato / Shutterstock.com)
  • 7. British Airways has 3,049,528,888 available seats per kilometre per week. Their capacity grew by 2,7% between December 2011 and December 2012. (Regien Paassen / Shutterstock.com)
  • 6. Lufthansa has 3,158,824,795 available seats per kilometre per week. The German airline's capacity dropped by 2,3% in the year. (Kvini / Shutterstock.com)
  • 5. Southwest Airlines has 3,276,525,770 available seats per kilometre per week. The Dallas-based American airline's capacity grew by 7,3%. (Shutterstock)
  • 4. American Airlines has 4,800,884,481 available seats per kilometre per week. Based in Fort Worth, Texas, the carrier's capacity grew by 1,3% in a year. (Frontpage / Shutterstock.com)
  • 3. Dubai-based Emirates has 4,992,911,535 available seats per kilometre per week. The popular airline's capacity grew by an impressive 18,4% in a year. (cjmac / Shutterstock.com)
  • 2. Delta airlines has 5,643,676,049 available seats per kilometre per week. With the largest hub based in Atlanta, Georgia, the airline's capacity dropped by 0,3% in a year. (Christopher Halloran / Shutterstock.com)
  • 1. United Airlines has 6,149,398,758 available seats per kilometre per week. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the carrier's capacity has grown by a whopping 67,3%. This comes as a direct result of their recent merger with Continental Airlines. (Songquan Deng / Shutterstock.com)