United Airlines (UAL) and Emirates Airlines (EIA) are now the top two domestic air carriers in the world, according to the latest edition of the world’s top airlines.
The chart shows the top three domestic airlines based on the gross domestic product (GDP) of the country in which they operate.
United and Emirates operate over 1.5 billion passengers annually and are the top domestic carriers by revenue.
The top three are United, Emirates and Air France, with total revenues of $16.3 billion and $9.3 trillion respectively.
Air France’s (AIRF) revenues grew by 12% in 2016, while United’s (UAL), on the other hand, grew by 13%.
United is ranked as the fifth-largest domestic airline in the UK and the second-largest in the US.
Airline revenues were up by 2.7% in 2017, according the survey by Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
United, which is also the second largest carrier in the EU, saw revenues rise by 6.6%.
Air France saw its revenues rise 4.6% year on year.
The largest carriers in Europe in 2017 were Air France by 11%, United by 13.5%, and Air Berlin by 16.6%, according to Bloomberg.