American Airlines is once again the biggest airline in the world by seats flown, retaking the title from Delta according to OAG.
The four largest airlines in the world by seats being flown right now are all U.S. carriers. The Chinese entrants though have all grown substantially week-over-week, especially China Southern and China Eastern, a function of Chinese New Year travel.
Seven of the ten largest airlines in the world by capacity are in the U.S. or China, with the others sprinkled across India, Japan and Latin America.
Here’s the full list:
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It’s interesting to see Southwest Airlines bigger than United, but United has traditionally relied heavily on international flying which is scaled back far more than domestic due to travel restrictions.