Which Country Transports the Most Passengers by Air?

Air Transport (Passengers Carried) (mil), 2017 or latest
Transport | May 17, 2019
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Based on a comparison of 150 countries in 2017, USA ranked the highest in air transport in terms of total passengers carried with 849 mil followed by China and Ireland. On the other end of the scale was Monaco with < 0.001 mil, Benin with < 0.001 mil and Somalia with 0.004 mil.

Average air transport in terms of total passengers carried reached 3,979 mil in 2017 in the World according to the National Statistical Office. This is 6.82 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, average air transport in terms of total passengers carried reached an all time high of 3,979 mil in 2017 and an all time low of 310 mil in 1970. The average annual growth amounted to -5.39 % since 1970.

Data for more countries are available at Air Transport (Passengers Carried) indicator page.

Air Transport (Passengers Carried) Unit 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Australia mil 63.4 66.4 68.2 68.1 69.8
Brazil mil 87.9 94.8 95.6 100 102
Canada mil 66.1 70.5 71.5 75.5 80.2
China mil 292 318 353 391 436
Germany mil 107 106 109 112 117
India mil 74.0 72.2 75.6 82.7 98.9
Indonesia mil 70.9 79.4 81.7 85.2 90.1
Ireland mil 90.0 92.6 93.4 98.4 116
Japan mil 89.8 98.9 108 111 114
Russia mil 50.6 58.7 64.1 72.2 76.8
South Korea mil 39.9 40.0 54.5 58.3 66.1
Turkey mil 53.5 63.4 74.4 84.6 96.6
USA mil 731 737 743 763 798
United Arab Emirates mil ... ... ... ... 50.3 59.9 68.2 75.6 84.3
United Kingdom mil 112 115 119 125 132