* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Airline passengers of domestically owned airlines, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 152 countries was 15 million passengers. The highest value was in the USA: 666.15 million passengers and the lowest value was in Guatemala: 0 million passengers. The indicator is available from 1970 to 2021. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: million passengers; Source: The International Civil Aviation Organization
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Countries Airline passengers, 2021 Global rank Available data
USA 666.15 1 1970 - 2021
China 440.3 2 1974 - 2021
Russia 96.85 3 1991 - 2021
India 83.96 4 1970 - 2021
Ireland 74.07 5 1970 - 2021
Turkey 69.07 6 1970 - 2021
Brazil 61.9 7 1970 - 2021
Mexico 54.22 8 1970 - 2021
Japan 45.41 9 1970 - 2021
Spain 43.44 10 1970 - 2021
South Korea 34.02 11 1970 - 2021
Indonesia 33.55 12 1970 - 2021
Germany 33.07 13 1970 - 2021
France 32 14 1970 - 2021
Saudi Arabia 29.4 15 1970 - 2021
UA Emirates 28.42 16 1974 - 2021
UK 26.63 17 1970 - 2021
Colombia 26.17 18 1970 - 2021
Canada 24.95 19 1970 - 2021
Australia 24.57 20 1970 - 2021
Hungary 20.13 21 1970 - 2021
Sweden 20.07 22 1970 - 2021
Netherlands 19.35 23 1970 - 2021
Austria 18.9 24 1970 - 2021
Qatar 14.83 25 1974 - 2021
Vietnam 14.75 26 1970 - 2021
Iran 13.7 27 1970 - 2021
Thailand 12.73 28 1970 - 2021
Switzerland 10.99 29 1970 - 2021
Chile 10.3 30 1970 - 2021
South Africa 9.32 31 1970 - 2021
Peru 9.05 32 1970 - 2021
Kazakhstan 8.77 33 1992 - 2021
Greece 8.73 34 1970 - 2021
New Zealand 8.73 35 1970 - 2021
Panama 8.21 36 1970 - 2021
Portugal 8.06 37 1970 - 2021
Ethiopia 7.07 38 1970 - 2021
Philippines 6.89 39 1970 - 2021
Argentina 6.71 40 1970 - 2021
Egypt 5.56 41 1970 - 2021
Belgium 5.4 42 1970 - 2021
Malaysia 4.97 43 1970 - 2021
Pakistan 4.93 44 1970 - 2021
Morocco 4.74 45 1970 - 2021
Nigeria 4.49 46 1970 - 2021
Bolivia 4.31 47 1970 - 2021
Bangladesh 3.75 48 1973 - 2021
Poland 3.68 49 1970 - 2021
Ukraine 3.28 50 1992 - 2021
Finland 2.81 51 1970 - 2021
Romania 2.72 52 1970 - 2021
Nepal 2.55 53 1970 - 2021
Kenya 2.46 54 1970 - 2021
Italy 2.45 55 1970 - 2021
Israel 2.44 56 1970 - 2021
Singapore 2.31 57 1970 - 2021
Kuwait 2.18 58 1970 - 2021
Oman 2.08 59 1974 - 2021
Uzbekistan 2.01 60 1992 - 2021
Algeria 1.95 61 1970 - 2021
Bahrain 1.84 62 1970 - 2021
Jordan 1.7 63 1970 - 2021
Tunisia 1.68 64 1970 - 2021
Iraq 1.62 65 1970 - 2021
Latvia 1.6 66 1992 - 2021
Lebanon 1.6 67 1970 - 2021
Ecuador 1.53 68 1970 - 2021
Iceland 1.5 69 1970 - 2021
Czechia 1.42 70 1970 - 2021
El Salvador 1.41 71 1970 - 2021
Sudan 1.39 72 1970 - 2021
Serbia 1.28 73 2001 - 2021
Tanzania 1.15 74 1970 - 2021
Burma 1.13 75 1970 - 2021
Azerbaijan 1.1 76 1992 - 2021
Luxembourg 1.08 77 1970 - 2021
Bahamas 1.07 78 1975 - 2021
Belarus 1.04 79 1993 - 2021
Papua N.G. 1.04 80 1975 - 2021
Libya 0.97 81 1970 - 2021
Sri Lanka 0.87 82 1970 - 2021
Hong Kong 0.78 83 1997 - 2021
Croatia 0.77 84 1991 - 2021
Rwanda 0.72 85 1981 - 2021
Macao 0.7 86 2000 - 2021
Belize 0.67 87 2010 - 2021
Costa Rica 0.67 88 1970 - 2021
Syria 0.67 89 1970 - 2021
Togo 0.67 90 1970 - 2021
Tr.&Tobago 0.65 91 1970 - 2021
Turkmenistan 0.65 92 1993 - 2021
Malta 0.6 93 1970 - 2021
Ivory Coast 0.57 94 1970 - 2021
Ghana 0.56 95 1970 - 2021
Moldova 0.53 96 1992 - 2021
Mozambique 0.41 97 1975 - 2021
DR Congo 0.39 98 1970 - 2021
Senegal 0.36 99 1970 - 2021
Angola 0.31 100 1976 - 2021
Afghanistan 0.29 101 1970 - 2021
Maldives 0.28 102 1975 - 2021
Honduras 0.27 103 1970 - 2021
Venezuela 0.27 104 1970 - 2021
Mauritania 0.21 105 1970 - 2021
Albania 0.19 106 1994 - 2021
Armenia 0.18 107 1996 - 2021
Cameroon 0.18 108 1970 - 2021
Botswana 0.17 109 1979 - 2021
Kyrgyzstan 0.17 110 1993 - 2021
Laos 0.16 111 1970 - 2021
R. of Congo 0.16 112 1970 - 2021
Mauritius 0.15 113 1970 - 2021
Seychelles 0.14 114 1976 - 2021
Zambia 0.14 115 1970 - 2021
Fiji 0.13 116 1973 - 2021
Tajikistan 0.13 117 1993 - 2021
Vanuatu 0.13 118 1982 - 2021
Burkina Faso 0.11 119 1970 - 2021
Madagascar 0.11 120 1970 - 2021
Paraguay 0.11 121 1970 - 2021
Cyprus 0.1 122 1970 - 2021
Solomon Isl. 0.1 123 1980 - 2021
Cape Verde 0.08 124 1976 - 2021
Georgia 0.08 125 1994 - 2021
Zimbabwe 0.08 126 1970 - 2021
Domin. Rep. 0.07 127 1970 - 2021
Mongolia 0.06 128 1991 - 2021
Cambodia 0.05 129 1970 - 2021
Kiribati 0.05 130 1981 - 2021
Yemen 0.05 131 1970 - 2021
Ant.& Barb. 0.04 132 1981 - 2021
Bulgaria 0.04 133 1970 - 2021
Brunei 0.03 134 1984 - 2021
Eq. Guinea 0.03 135 1971 - 2021
S.T.&Principe 0.03 136 1985 - 2021
Bhutan 0.02 137 1988 - 2021
Haiti 0.02 138 1970 - 2021
Niger 0.02 139 1970 - 2021
Slovenia 0.02 140 1992 - 2021
Suriname 0.02 141 1976 - 2021
Uganda 0.02 142 1970 - 2021
Guyana 0.01 143 1970 - 2021
Lithuania 0.01 144 1992 - 2021
Samoa 0.01 145 1996 - 2021
Slovakia 0.01 146 1993 - 2021
Swaziland 0.01 147 1973 - 2021
Guatemala 0 148 1970 - 2021
Malawi 0 149 1970 - 2021
Montenegro 0 150 2001 - 2021
Namibia 0 151 1991 - 2021
North Korea 0 152 1970 - 2021



Definition: Air passengers carried include both domestic and international aircraft passengers of air carriers registered in the country.
666.15
440.30
96.85
83.96
74.07
69.07
61.90
54.22
45.41
43.44
34.02
33.55
33.07
32.00
29.40
28.42
26.63
26.17
24.95
24.57
20.13
20.07
19.35
18.90
14.83
14.75
13.70
12.73
10.99
10.30
9.32
9.05
8.77
8.73
8.73
8.21
8.06
7.07
6.89
6.71
5.56
5.40
4.97
4.93
4.74
4.49
4.31
3.75
3.68
3.28
2.81
2.72
2.55
2.46
2.45
2.44
2.31
2.18
2.08
2.01
1.95
1.84
1.70
1.68
1.62
1.60
1.60
1.53
1.50
1.42
1.41
1.39
1.28
1.15
1.13
1.10
1.08
1.07
1.04
1.04
0.97
0.87
0.78
0.77
0.72
0.70
0.67
0.67
0.67
0.67
0.65
0.65
0.60
0.57
0.56
0.53
0.41
0.39
0.36
0.31
0.29
0.28
0.27
0.27
0.21
0.19
0.18
0.18
0.17
0.17
0.16
0.16
0.15
0.14
0.14
0.13
0.13
0.13
0.11
0.11
0.11
0.10
0.10
0.08
0.08
0.08
0.07
0.06
0.05
0.05
0.05
0.04
0.04
0.03
0.03
0.03
0.02
0.02
0.02
0.02
0.02
0.02
0.01
0.01
0.01
0.01
0.01
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0
166.5
333.1
499.6
666.15
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