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Airlines of South America (2017)

The list of commercial passenger airlines in South America includes 48 airlines. Ten represents Venezuela, but all of them are relatively small companies. Nine airlines are based in Colombia; 7 in Brazil; 6 in Chile and Peru; 4 in Argentina; 3 in Ecuador; 2 in Bolivia; 1 in Paraguay.

Aviation traffic in South America is dominated by two continental holdings: LATAM and Avianca, who carried together more than a half (51.5%) of all South American airlines passengers. LATAM, consisted of 8 airlines, had carried 67.0 mln passengers, while Avianca holding (4 nationally branded airlines) 34.9 mln. (Passengers carried by airlines from Central America belonging to LATAM and Avianca are note counted in this ranking).

Top 5 South American airlines are TAM, Gol, Azul (all from Brazil), Avianca Colombia and Oceanair (Avianca Brazil). First three are among 50 biggest airlines of the world and all 5 are within the World Top-100.

RankWorldRankNatRankAir carrierStatePassengers carriedPassenger-km performed (x1000)
1211TAM LINHAS AEREASBRAZIL33 709 20657 710 581
2232GOLBRAZIL33 022 68637 231 329
3463AZULBRAZIL22 233 17020 802 854
4561AVIANCACOLOMBIA19 081 62224 837 377
5974OCEANAIR (AVIANCA BRAZIL)BRAZIL10 940 44312 827 647
61081LAN PERUPERU9 842 74216 468 476
71111AEROLINEAS ARGENTINASARGENTINA9 344 65421 051 160
81231LAN CHILECHILE8 174 88024 367 802
91682LAN COLOMBIACOLOMBIA5 087 1843 274 585
101712LAN EXPRESSCHILE4 931 1635 051 522
112023SKY AIRLINECHILE3 817 3184 353 155
122062AUSTRALARGENTINA3 734 9173 294 869
132153VIVACOLOMBIACOLOMBIA3 387 6632 042 890
142183LAN ARGENTINAARGENTINA3 184 5385 235 847
152261BOA-BOLIVIANA DE AVIACIONBOLIVIA2 956 4342 368 245
162272TACA PERU (AVIANCA PERU)PERU2 955 9296 218 182
172674ANDES LINEAS AEREASARGENTINA2 089 2592 287 501
182721AEROLINEAS GALAPAGOS (AVIANCA ECUADOR)ECUADOR1 946 3771 541 565
192774COPA AIRLINES COLOMBIACOLOMBIA1 841 2381 448 683
202862AEROLANE (LAN ECUADOR)ECUADOR1 657 5122 827 424
212903PERUVIAN AIRLINESPERU1 596 0171 090 081
222973TAMEECUADOR1 526 3481 582 163
233294LC BURSEPERU1 136 986689 180
243405EasyFlyCOLOMBIA989 199222 551
253436SATENACOLOMBIA953 500640 579
263581CONVIASAVENEZUELA781 732630 461
273627WingoCOLOMBIA753 550849 893
283642LASERVENEZUELA747 412494 337
293785PASSAREDOBRAZIL638 282351 819
303933AVIORVENEZUELA574 141492 048
313954RAVSAVENEZUELA573 178402 230
324321TAM MERCOSURPARAGUAY457 588661 727
334495ASERCA AIRLINESVENEZUELA370 793182 716
344562AMASZONASBOLIVIA346 029143 170
354624JETSMART AIRCHILE334 811308 566
364705STAR PERUPERU314 779161 912
374746Viva Air PeruPERU305 948227 062
384826SANTA BARBARA AIRLINESVENEZUELA291 398599 376
394875Latin American WingsCHILE282 225668 808
404927RUTACA AIRLINESVENEZUELA254 180104 757
414978ALAS DE VENEZUELAVENEZUELA238 697109 053
425128AEROLINEA DE ANTIOQUIACOLOMBIA187 06141 782
435389ALBATROSVENEZUELA126 91620 858
445526MAP LINHAS AEREASBRAZIL102 73066 193
455546AEROVIAS DAPCHILE100 69773 197
466459ALIANSACOLOMBIA14 934791
4766310LTAVENEZUELA8 3581 262
487007ABAETEBRAZIL404181
LATAM total67 044 813115 597 964
AVIANCA total34 924 37145 424 771
LAN CHILE total (+ LAN EXPRESS)13 106 04329 419 324
AEROLINEAS ARGENTINAS total (+AUSTRAL)13 079 57124 346 029
SOUTH AMERICA total197 946 828266 058 447

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