The major airlines in the United States offer services to millions of passengers every year. They have hundreds of destinations around the world, flying millions of RPMs (revenue passenger miles). Take a look at the top airlines in the United States and compare their revenues in terms of market cap.
The Major Airlines In The U.S.
1. Delta ($37.1 billion)
Delta is the biggest airline in the world, in terms of scheduled passengers carried. Also, it is one of the few world carriers that offers services to all six inhabited continents. It likewise operates the largest Boeing 757 fleet in the world, with 140 jets.
2. Southwest ($25.8 billion)
Since 1976, Southwest Airlines has paid a quarterly dividend. It has also enjoyed over 40 years of revenue, which is an industry record. It also ranked seventh on Fortune magazine’s list of “World’s Most Admired Companies”.
3. American ($25.3 billion)
American Airlines has 100,000 workforce. Also, it is the least expensive stock in the history of airlines. It merged with US Airways when the latter’s final flight took place on October 17, 2015.
4. United ($21 billion)
In terms of the numbers of destinations served, United is the largest airline in the world. It is also the largest U.S. carrier going to China. United was also the first U.S. airline to offer satellite-based Wi-Fi.
5. Alaska ($9 billion)
Alaska has been ranked first as the domestic airline with the most-fuel efficiency for five straight years, by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT). It carries more passengers between Alaska along the 46 states than the other airlines.
6. JetBlue ($7 billion)
More than 90% of JetBlue’s flight don’t have connecting flights, which means passengers fly point-to-point. Also, the company plans to have an additional 10 to 12 seats to every jet, which would generate $100 million in terms of extra revenue by 2019. Also, it is the first domestic airline to expand its services to Cuba.
7. Spirit ($3.4 billion)
Spirit is known for its healthy balance sheet, and it is an extremely low-cost carrier. Almost a third of the revenue of Spirit is generated via ancillary, or non ticket fees. Spirit expanded its total capacity in 2014, which was the fastest in all U.S. carriers. It increases its traffic to 18 percent.