Report Overview

Delta, United, and American Airlines are the three of the biggest airlines not just in the United States but also globally. With identical business models and operating in largely the same markets, these airlines were similar in many ways until COVID struck. The strategies deployed during and after the pandemic created more distinction in more ways than one. In this report, we provide a succinct 20-chart factbook comparing key financial and operational metrics. We also look at their domestic and international networks, loyalty program revenues, and fleet composition to provide a more holistic view of the overall operations at these airlines.

The report relies on data provided by Company Annual Fillings, S&P Capital IQ Pro, Cirium, and Flight Connections, as well as Skift Research calculations.

What You'll Learn From This Report

  • Comparison of key financial and operational indicators for Delta, United and American Airlines
  • Loyalty Program Comparison, Composition of Fleet and Network for each airline
  • Stock price performance and valuations for each airline