|United Airlines is the world's largest airline by capacity|
In fact, I’ve decided to use Available Seat Kilometres (ASK) Per Week as the basis for a forthcoming series of airline rankings on TheAviationWriter.com, with the data provided by Innovata, a global leader in travel data management and distribution solutions.
And what better way to kick-start the series than a list of the world’s top 50 global airlines? American airlines are leading the market in terms of global capacity, it seems, while Europe, Asia and the Middle East are also well represented.
Innovata has provided me with data from March 2013 for this particular ranking – you’ll find the top 50 below, with the ASK/week for each airline and the year-on-year percentage change.
What are your thoughts? Are the rankings as you would expect, or have some of the positions come as a surprise? As always, please feel free to share your comments here, and you can also get in touch on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ - I look forward to connecting with you.