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The world's top 25 airlines.(World Airline Report)(Illustration)

 The World's Top 25 Airlines  In Operating Revenue                                       Op. revenue Rank     Airline                           (000)  1        Lufthansa Group             $21,480,000 2        AMR Corp                     17,440,000 3        JAL Group (2)                16,945,105 4        FedEx                        16,806,533 5        Air France Group (2)         15,491,570 6        Delta                        14,203,030 7        UAL Corp.                    13,724,000 8        British Airways (2)          13,445,460 9        Northwest                     9,510,000 10       Continental                   8,870,000 11       Qantas (2)                    8,525,260 12       All Nippon (2)                8,518,230 13       SAS Group                     7,978,000 14       KLM (2)                       7,379,749 15       US Airways                    6,846,000 16       Air Canada                    6,465,786 17       Southwest                     5,936,696 18       Iberia Group                  5,820,354 19       SIA Group (2)                 5,731,504 20       Alitalia                      5,424,624 21       Korean                        5,171,552 22       Cathay Pacific                3,792,000 23       Emirates (2)                  3,600,000 24       Thai (2)                      3,158,000 25       UPS                           3,046,427  In Operating Profit                                        Op. profit Rank     Airline                           (000)  1        British Airways (2)            $720,293 2        Southwest                       482,076 3        Emirates (2)                    476,000 4        FedEx                           473,839 5        Thai (2)                        416,000 6        SIA Group (2)                   399,483 7        Qantas (2)                      376,464 8        Ryanair (2)                     340,169 9        Cathay Pacific                  285,000 10       Korean                          257,941 11       Turkish                         234,990 12       UPS                             228,425 13       All Nippon (2)                  211,060 14       ExpressJet                      181,977 15       American Eagle                  176,516 16       JetBlue                         169,152 17       Air France Group (2)            165,752 18       Iberia Group                    201,814 19       Virgin Blue (2)                 164,886 20       Aeroflot                        158,000 21       KLM (2)                         150,684 22       Continental                     203,000 23       Atlantic Coast Holdings         137,903 24       Comair                          136,562 25       Air New Zealand (2)             135,940  In Net Profit                                        Net profit Rank     Airline                           (000)  1        US Airways (2)               $1,461,000 2        SIA Group (2)                   498,650 3        Southwest                       441,639 4        Emirates (2)                    429,000 5        British Airways                 409,055 6        Thai (2)                        292,000 7        Ryanair (2)                     283,788 8        Qantas (2)                      257,446 9        FedEx                           250,226 10       Northwest                       236,000 11       Cathay Pacific                  167,000 12       Turkish                         154,574 13       Aeroflot                        126,700 14       Malaysian (2)                   121,668 15       Virgin Blue (2)                 119,167 16       Iberia Group                    183,190 17       Air France Group (2)            116,780 18       ExpressJet                      108,181 19       JetBlue                         103,898 20       AirTran                         100,449 21       Air New Zealand (2)              96,519 22       All Nippon (2)                   90,170 23       Comair                           88,667 24       Aer Lingus                       86,894 25       LanChile Group                   83,600  In RPKs                                              RPKs Rank     Airline                       (000,000)  1        American                        193,604 2        United                          167,970 3        Delta                           143,896 4        Northwest                       110,637 5        Air France (2)                  101,644 6        British Airways                 100,850 7        JAL Group (2)                    93,847 8        Continental                      92,662 9        Lufthansa Group                  90,708 10       Southwest                        77,288 11       Qantas (2)                       77,225 12       Singapore                        63,940 13       US Airways                       60,792 14       Air Canada                       59,507 15       KLM                              57,368 16       All Nippon (2)                   50,182 17       Thai                             44,934 18       Cathay Pacific                   42,774 19       Iberia                           41,983 20       Emirates                         40,000 21       Korean                           39,981 22       Malaysia                         36,797 23       America West                     34,247 24       Air China                        33,457 25       Virqin Atlantic                  26,931  In Passengers                                             Pass. … 

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