Top 10: Top Airlines For 2010 According To IATA, Ranked By International Passenger Kilometres
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has published its latest ranking of the world’s airlines in terms of international passenger kilometres, with the top 10 including entries from Emirates, American Airlines, Lufthansa, British Airways, Air France, Delta Air Lines and Cathay Pacific Airways. A passenger kilometre is a unit to measure traffic by multiplying the number of passengers by the number of kilometres each passenger is flown.
NUMBER 10: KLM (International Passenger Kilometres In Millions: 76,065)
Based in Amsterdam, KLM is the national airline of the Netherlands. Part of the Air France-KLM Group, KLM operates a fleet that includes narrow and wide-body Boeing, Airbus and McDonnell Douglas aircraft. Its extensive network includes services within Europe and to Asia, Africa, North America, Central and South America and the Middle East. KLM is a founding member of the SkyTeam alliance.
(Profile source: Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation - CAPA)