An article in this weeks Economist magazine lists the top ten airlines in market capitalization as follows:
Ryanair (Sorry, dont know their code)
On passengers flown, however, it completely changes:
Interesting to see WN make both lists. Article states the case that over the long term, airlines should concentrate on O&D traffic rather that connexions thru so-called hubs as connexion traffic requires much more manpower and is a lot less productive. for groundcrew and equipment alike, than straight point-to-point. A recent study by Booz Allen observed that O&D traffic is 1.6 to 2 times more profitable that connexion traffic.