United Airline
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Airlines With The Highest Market Capitalization?

Sun Feb 03, 2013 8:03 am

Can anyone give me the top 10 list? I would say Southwest then SQ then CX?
 
TW
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RE: Airlines With The Highest Market Capitalizatio

Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:41 pm

I found the following on google finance. I'm not sure it's 100% accurate because some of the airlines are traded on different market places and market cap was different according to which stock symbol I looked up. The category "Airline" only has 18 companies, LH,SQ, CX not being part of it.

Delta
LATAM
Ryanair
Singapore
Lufthansa
Southwest
United
Cathay
China Southern
China Eastern
 
BestWestern
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RE: Airlines With The Highest Market Capitalizatio

Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:48 pm

According to this 2011 report, Air China has the highest market cap.

http://centreforaviation.com/analysi...irtran--us-air-combined-pt-1-47146

Quoting United Airline (Thread starter):
Can anyone give me the top 10 list?

1
Air China
Asia Pacific
18.99
2
Singapore Airlines
Asia Pacific
12.70
3
China Southern
Asia Pacific
10.54
4
China Eastern
Asia Pacific
9.20
5
Lufthansa
Europe
9.16
6
LAN Airlines
Latin America
9.12
7
Cathay Pacific
Asia Pacific
9.09
8
All Nippon Airways
Asia Pacific
8.80
9
Southwest Airlines
North America
8.65
10
Delta Air Lines
North America
8.47
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United Airline
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RE: Airlines With The Highest Market Capitalizatio

Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:23 pm

Both reports are so different. Which one is right?
 
TW
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RE: Airlines With The Highest Market Capitalizatio

Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:41 pm

BestWestern's ranking was accurate on March 3rd 2011, so about 2 years ago.

I took the latest market cap data that I could find on google finance, so figures from February 1st 2013, but I listed the limitations of my findings.

You could go on each of the airlines' websites and go to the investor relations page to find the best data. I'm sure there are some recent rankings in some aviation related magazine as well.
 
Viscount724
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RE: Airlines With The Highest Market Capitalizatio

Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:47 am

Air China has been #1 for several years. Don't think that has changed recently. Here's one ranking dated last September.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/...ver-airlines-idUSS1E78K20B20110921
 
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RE: Airlines With The Highest Market Capitalizatio

Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:28 pm

Looking up stock quotes for airlines, here are the market caps for U.S. airlines:

Delta (DAL) - 11.77B
Southwest (LUV) - 8.32B
United (UAL) - 8.00B
US Airways (LCC) - 2.29B
JetBlue (JBLU) - 1.63B
Allegiant (ALGT) - 1.41B
Spirit (SAVE) - 1.35B
SkyWest (SKYW) - 633.16M
AMR/American (AAMRQ) - 409.03M
Republic (RJET) - 407.78M

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