|Southwest Airlines is the world's biggest low cost carrier|
Not too long ago, I published a list of the world’s 50 biggest airlines by passenger capacity, with data provided by Innovata (a provider of travel data management and distribution solutions).
The rankings used Available Seat Kilometres (ASK) Per Week as a measurement, with United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines all featured in the top 5. In fact, Emirates Airline was the only non-US entrant! Click here to view the entire list.
As a follow-up, I have partnered with Innovata once again, but this time around we will look at the world’s 50 biggest low-cost carriers.
Southwest Airlines, which featured at number 5 in the world’s biggest airlines list, does even better in these rankings… taking the top spot! Others in the top 10 include Ryanair, easyJet, JetBlue Airways, Lion Airlines, Norwegian Air Shuttle and Jetstar Airways.
Check below for the rankings, which are based on Available Seat Kilometres (ASK) Per Week using data from May 2013 (and I’ve also included year-on-year percentage change).
What are your thoughts? Are the airline 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.