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This is a list of airline holding companies, that either own more than one airline or are the parent company of a single airline.

A company or firm in which the holding company owns a significant portion of voting shares, usually 20–50% or a "minority of share ownership", is known as an associate company. A company in which the holding company owns more than 50% voting shares or a "majority of share ownership" is known as a subsidiary. The holding company thus can also be referred to as the parent company at that stage.

Holding companies with multiple airlines



Asia; Central, Far East, South, and Southwest

  • All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd.
Air CentralAir JapanAir NextAir NipponAll Nippon AirwaysANA & JP Express
  • China Southern Air Holding
China Southern AirlinesChongqing Airlines
Jade Cargo InternationalKunpeng AirlinesShenzhen Airlines
Korean AirJin Air
  • HNA Group
Chang'an AirlinesChina Xinhua AirlinesHainan AirlinesShanxi Airlines
  • Japan Airlines Corporation
JALJALwaysJAL ExpressJ-AirJapan Air Commuter
Air IndiaAir India ExpressAir India RegionalIndian Airlines
  • RJI Holdings
Royal Jordanian Airlines
Asiana Airlines
• (49%) Asiana Investors have (≈15%), Kumho Industrial (≈15%), Kumho Petrochemical (≈7.5%), foreign investors ≈(6%), Korea Development Bank (3.5%), and the remaining with others (%) Asiana IDT - Tremisis Energy Acquisition Corporation II
  • Tailwinds Limited
Jet AirwaysJetLite

Australia, Oceania, and Southeast Asia

Air Hong KongCathay Pacific AirwaysDragonair
Eva AirUni Air
Air PhilippinesPhilippine Airlines
  • Penerbangan Malaysia Berhad
FireflyMASWingsMalaysia Airlines
  • AirAsia Berhad
AirAsiaAirAsia XThai AirAsiaIndonesia AirAsia
  • Qantas Airways Limited
Majority Holdings:
JetconnectJetstar AirwaysQantas
Minority Holdings:
Jetstar Asia Airways
  • Singapore Airlines Limited
Majority Holdings:
Singapore Airlines, Singapore Airlines Cargo (SQ)SilkAir (MI)
Minority Holdings:
Tiger Airways Holdings Limited (34.4%) • Virgin Atlantic holding company (49%)
Tiger AirwaysTiger Airways Australia
Majority Holdings:
Pacific Blue Airlines (100%) • V Australia (100%) • Virgin Blue (100%)
Minority Holdings:
Polynesian Blue (49%)


  • Air Berlin (Group) PLC
Majority Holdings:
Air BerlinLTU International
Minority Holdings:
Belair (49%) • Niki (24%)
Majority Holdings:
Air FranceRégionalBrit AirKLMKLM CityhopperMartinairTransavia.comCityJetVLM Airlines
Minority Holdings:
Airlinair (19,5%) • Air Calédonie (2%) •Air Mauritius (5%) • Air Tahiti 7(%) • CCM Airlines (12%) •Kenya Airways (26%) • Royal Air Maroc (3%)
Majority Holdings:
BA CityFlyerOpenSkies
Minority Holdings:
Comair (18%) • Iberia Airlines (13.5%) • Sun Air of Scandinavia ( %)
  • Cimber Air Holding (Nielsen family)
Cimber AirSterling Airlines (brand and trade name)
  • Cirrus Group Holding
Augsburg AirwaysCirrus Airlines
Aero Express Del EcuadorDHL Aero ExpresoDHL Air UKDHL de GuatemalaEuropean Air TransportSNAS/DHL
  • Grupo Espirito Santo
PortugáliaPGA ExpressTAP Air Portugal
AlitaliaAlitalia ExpressVolare Airlines
  • Iberia Group
Iberia AirlinesNew Vueling
Air IcelandBluebird CargoIcelandairLoftleiðir IcelandicSmartLynx Airlines
  • Lufthansa, AG
BMIBmibabyBMI RegionalSwiss International Air Lines
Majority Holdings:
Air DolomitiGermanwingsLufthansa Airlines, Lufthansa Cargo, Lufthansa ItaliaLufthansa CityLine
Minority Holdings:
Austrian AirlinesBrussels AirlinesEurowingsJetBlue Airways
Majority Holdings:
Blue1Scandinavian AirlinesScandinavian Airlines DenmarkScandinavian Airlines NorwayScandinavian Airlines SwedenSpanairWiderøe
Minorty Holdings:
Air Greenland (37.5%) • BMI (20%)• Estonian Air (49%) • Skyways Express (25%) • AirBaltic (47.2%)
TUIFly ( - ), Germanwings - Eurowings - TUIfly (Germany)TUIFly ( - ), Arkefly - Corsairfly - Jetairfly - Thomson Airways - TUIfly Nordic
Note: all of the preceding airlines are presently being merged into two main groups, and will simply be named TUIFly, and one of which will be partially owned and presided over by a Lufthansa Holding company.
AnadoluJetSunExpress (50% with Lufthansa)
  • Straumur-Burdaras Investment Bank
XL Airways GermanyXL Airways France
Majority Holdings:
Virgin Atlantic Airways
Minority Holdings:
AirAsia X (20%) • VAI Partners LLC, • Virgin America (25%) • Virgin Blue Holdings Limited - Virgin Blue • Pacific Blue Airlines • Polynesian Blue Airlines (25%) • Virgin Nigeria Airways Limited - Virgin Nigeria Airlines (49%)

North America

Majority Holdings:
Air Canada
Minority Holdings:
US Airways Group - Piedmont Airlines • PSA Airlines • US Airways (6.1%)
Alaska AirlinesHorizon Air
  • Allegiant Travel Co.
Allegiant Air
  • Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc.
Majority Holdings:
Atlas Air (100%) • Polar Air Cargo (51%)
Minority Holdings:
Global Supply Systems (49%)
American AirlinesAmerican Eagle AirlinesExecutive Airlines
  • Continental Airlines, Inc.
Continental AirlinesContinental Micronesia
AeroRepúblicaCopa Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines, Inc.
ComairCompass AirlinesDelta Air LinesMesaba Airlines
AeroMéxicoAeroMéxico Connect
  • Grupo Posadas
  • Hoth Inc.
Era Alaska - Era AviationEra Alaska - Frontier AlaskaArctic Circle Air
  • Jazz Air Income Fund
Air Canada Jazz
Majority Holdings:
Arrow AirGlobal Aviation Holdings, North American AirlinesGlobal Aviation Holdings, World Airways
Minority Holdings: [1]
Majority Holdings:
Freedom AirlinesMesa Airlines • (75%) Mokulele Airlines - M.A.G. - R.A.H. "J-oint V-enture Agreement"
Minority Holdings:
Kunpeng Airlines (49%)[5]
Colgan AirPinnacle Airlines
  • Pacific Air Holdings
Pacific WingsGeorgiaSkiesKentuckySkiesNew Mexico AirlinesTennesseeSkies
Majority Holdings:
Chautauqua AirlinesFrontier AirlinesMidwest AirlinesLynx AviationRepublic AirlinesShuttle America
Minority Holdings:
• (25%) Mokulele Airlines - R.A.H. - M.A.G. "J-oint V-enture Agreement"
Atlantic Southeast AirlinesSkyWest Airlines
  • Trans States Holdings
GoJet AirlinesTrans States Airlines
Piedmont AirlinesPSA AirlinesUS Airways
  • Air Transport Services Group
ABX AirAir Transport InternationalCapital Cargo International Airlines
  • Alliance Management Center (AMC)
Centurion Air Cargo
Southern Air
  • Saltchuk Resources
Aloha Air CargoNorthern Air Cargo

South America

  • Grupo Áurea
Gol Transportes AéreosVarig
LAN ArgentinaLAN CargoLAN ChileLAN EcuadorLAN ExpressLAN PerúABSA Cargo AirlineLANCOMasAir
Majority Holdings:
• (66%) Avianca-TACA Ltd. - Avianca S.A.TACA International Airlines S.A.
• (100%) Avianca S.A. - SAM S.A.Tampa CargoVarigLogOceanAirVIP S.A.AeroGalCapital AirlinesHelicol S.A. • TurbServ
  • Kingsland Holding Ltd.
Minority Holdings:
• (34%) Avianca-TACA Ltd. - Avianca S.A.TACA International Airlines S.A.
• (100%) TACA International Airlines S.A. - TACA RegionalTACA PerúLACSAVolarisAeroman
TAM AirlinesTAM Airlines (Paraguay)

Holding companies of individual airlines

Grupo Marsans

Air Comet

Air Mauritius Holdings, LTD

Air Mauritius

Nefinsa (Serratosa family)

Air Nostrum

Transat A.T.

Air Transat

Air Wisconsin Airlines Corporation

Air Wisconsin

AirTran Holdings

AirTran Airways

Allegiant Travel Co.

Allegiant Air



Hesperia Inversiones Aereas

Binter Canarias

Hyannis Air Service, Inc.

Cape Air

Alfonso Conrado Rey - (Alliance Management Center/AMC)

Cielos Airlines

JG Summit Holdings

Cebu Pacific

Expressjet Holdings, Inc.

ExpressJet Airlines

Macholfam International

Gestair Airlines, Gestair Cargo ( - )

Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd.

Great Lakes Airlines

Gulfstream International Group

Gulfstream International Airlines

Hawaiian Holdings Inc.

Hawaiian Airlines

Gavarnie Holdings

Island Air

TSI Holdings

Miami Air International

Canarias de Aviacion


Pacific Air Holdings

Pacific Wings Airlines

Leadgate Investment


Regional Express Holdings

Regional Express

Rubloff Jet Express (Rubloff Development Group, Inc.)

Ryan International Airlines

CaptiveVision Capital Ltd

Skywest Airlines


South African Airways

Petters Group Worldwide

Sun Country Airlines

Sunwing Travel Group

Sunwing Airlines


TransAsia Airways

UAL Corporation

United Airlines

Active Aero Group

USA Jet Airlines

Volo do Brasil

Varig Logística

VAI Partners LLC [4]

Virgin America

CXP Management

Xtra Airways




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