Operating margin of the major airline groups worldwide 2018

This statistic presents the leading airline groups in the world in 2018, based on operating margin. In that year TUI UK, the U.K.-based provider of scheduled and charter flights, reported an operating margin of 15.6 percent. The operating margin in any business reflects the profitability of a company, by dividing the operating income to the net sales during a time period.

Leading airline groups worldwide in 2018, by operating margin*

Operating margin
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Release date

July 2019



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Supplementary notes

* The source is limited to the 70 largest air carrier groups worldwide in 2018 by revenue. Values have been calcualted by statisting using the total revenue and operating result figures provided by the source, and are for the fiscal year ending December 2018, excluding Ryanair (fiscal year ends March 2018), Wizz Air (fiscal year ends March 2018) and Japan Airlines (fiscal year ends March 2018).
**IAG: British Airways, Iberia, Vueling, Aer Lingus

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