Which Country Transports the Most Passengers by Air?

Air Transport (Passengers Carried) (mil), 2016 or latest
Transport | February 26, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 151 countries in 2016, USA ranked the highest in air transport in terms of total passengers carried with 823 mil followed by China and United Kingdom. On the other end of the scale was Benin with < 0.001 mil, Somalia with 0.004 mil and Malawi with 0.007 mil.

Total air transport in terms of total passengers carried reached 3,696 mil in 2016 in the World according to the National Statistical Office. This is 6.29 % more than in the previous year and 43.9 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total air transport in terms of total passengers carried reached an all time high of 3,696 mil in 2016 and an all time low of 310 mil in 1970. The average annual growth amounted to 5.66 % since 1970.

The top ranked country, USA, accounted for 22.3 % of air transport in terms of total passengers carried in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 39.4 % share while the ten largest countries some 60.5 % in 2016.

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