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Airlines of the Middle East (2017)

Thirty commercial passenger airlines from the Middle East countries carried in total 314 mln passengers in 2017. The biggest airline of the region I – Turkish Airlines (THY) –  with 68 mln is ranked 9th in the World. Other Top-5 companies of the Middle East (Emirates, Saudia, Qatar Airways and Pegasus Airlines) are members of World Top-50 club. In terms of passenger-km performed Emirates, ranked 4th in the World,  are far away of all other regional carriers.

RankWorldRankNatRankAir carrierState Passengers carried Passenger-km performed (x1000)
191THYTURKEY68 315 530136 522 850
2121EMIRATESUNITED ARAB EMIRATES58 054 022288 885 840
3261SAUDIASAUDI ARABIA31 163 00061 735 992
4281QATAR AIRWAYSQATAR29 949 181143 936 530
5332PEGASUSTURKEY27 215 50528 910 377
6592ETIHAD AIRWAYSUNITED ARAB EMIRATES17 798 01280 108 452
7983FLYDUBAIUNITED ARAB EMIRATES10 921 52720 689 452
81171OMAN AIROMAN8 596 18621 960 196
91194AIR ARABIAUNITED ARAB EMIRATES8 532 73516 421 268
101373SUN EXPRESSTURKEY7 284 06113 791 409
111462FLYNASSAUDI ARABIA6 340 0006 213 000
121581EL ALISRAEL5 631 77722 526 981
131661GULF AIRBAHRAIN5 190 4849 747 835
141704ATLASJETTURKEY5 063 3396 978 085
151921KUWAIT AIRWAYSKUWAIT4 228 28911 520 994
162075ONUR AIR TASIMACILIKTURKEY3 713 7504 554 167
172191ROYAL JORDANIANJORDAN3 178 6647 941 180
182311MEA – AIRLIBANLEBANON2 879 5285 104 069
192621IRAQIIRAQ2 170 5042 753 452
202896CORENDON AIRLINESTURKEY1 607 9403 276 420
212962ARKIAISRAEL1 537 7391 428 873
223052JAZEERA AIRWAYSKUWAIT1 357 7451 748 118
233333ISRAIRISRAEL1 073 1061 340 860
243527FREE BIRD AIRLINESTURKEY849 7711 732 007
253888TAILWIND AIRLINESTURKEY599 5261 079 299
264292SalamAirOMAN468 833407 178
275142JORDAN AVIATIONJORDAN180 100202 179
285153AIR ARABIA JORDANJORDAN175 053197 260
295331YEMENIAYEMEN132 571352 606
306381SYRIANAIRSYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC17 56427 808
Middle East total314 226 042902 094 737

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