With the current talk of an imminent deal between US Air and American Airlines (AMR) we took a look at the largest airline companies in the world by revenue. 2011 is the last full year of reported figures with 2012 not yet fully released.  Assuming these 2 got together back then, the top 10 lineup would look like this:

  • Lufthansa Group – $40 billion
  • United Continental Holdings – $37.1
  • US Air + AA – $37
  • Delta Air Lines – $35.1
  • Air France-KLM Group – $34
  • International Consolidated Airlines Group – $22.3
  • Southwest Airlines – $15.7
  • Japan Airlines (JAL) – $15.3
  • Air China – $15
  • Qantas Airways – $14.5

The post deal phase is always interesting for sales and marketing as account assignments and quotas and territories need to be adjusted as these firms start to merge and consolidated various phases of their operations. A wild ride.