Companies in this industry provide scheduled domestic and international passenger transportation, as well as mail and freight transportation.
Worldwide, the airline industry generates more than $800 billion in revenue annually. The number of air travelers is expected to exceed 4.5 billion in 2019, up from about 3 billion in 2012, according to the International Air Transport Association. Top regions for passenger growth include the emerging economies of Africa, Asia/Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East.
The US airline industry includes about 2,200 establishments (single-location companies and units of multi-location companies) with combined annual revenue of about $190 billion.
Here’s a snapshot of select publicly listed Airlines: