China Southern Airlines and Royal Air Maroc lead the list of the top gainer airlines on Twitter. Here are the detailed results of the top 100 airlines on Twitter regarding followers for June 2021.

Airline Twitter Ranking — July Update

For the third time, we are thrilled to present the top 100 airlines with Twitter followers. After overwhelming feedback on our latest report, we decided to publish the Airline Twitter Ranking every month. Enjoy the analysis!

Key Takeaways

In case you don’t have time to read through the entire ranking, we’ve compiled the most essential results:

Overall, airline followers stable
When looking at the overall follower numbers of the world’s top 100 airlines on Twitter, we see a slight increase of 0.5%. Total followers of the world’s top 100 airlines up to 55 million.

Top 40 airlines stable
Moreover, when looking at the top 40 airlines on Twitter, we don’t see many movements. Besides Air Canada and Easyjet, who swapped positions, there’s no rank change among the top 40. On top of that, most of the airlines recorded follower increases or decreases below 1%.

Five new airlines among the top 100 airlines on Twitter
This month, we’ve added five new airlines to the ranking we missed out on recent rankings. Romania’s Blue Air enters the charts at position 98 with a follower count of 6,000. On position 93, we welcome Eastern Airways with 16,000 followers, slightly behind Air Nostrum, who enters the ranking on position 92. Hainan Airlines enters the charts on position 80 with a follower count of 45,000. And finally, Norwegian is new on rank 63 with 117,000 followers.

Royal Air Maroc & China Southern are the top Gainers!
Royal Air Maroc increased its Twitter followers by 15.2% during the last months and climbs four positions. Therefore, RAM ranks 49th among the world’s biggest airlines on Twitter. China Southern is the second top gainer: The Chinese carrier managed to grow its follower base by 10.5%. However, due to Norwegian entry, China Southern lost one position and ranked 77th.

Top Gainer: Royal Air Maroc increased its Twitter followers by 15.2% — Twitter Ranking July Click To Tweet

Airline Twitter Ranking — The Details

We analyzed more than 150 airlines according to the number of Twitter followers. As a result, we’re excited to present the Top 100 Airlines on Twitter. In case an airline has more than one Twitter profile, we’ve only counted the main profile. In case you want to jump to the top players directly, here’s the table of contents:

Airline Twitter Ranking: 1 — 20

RankAirlineCountryRank ChangeFollowerFollower Change (%)
1Garuda IndonesiaIndonesia-3.404M-0.1
2Cebu PacificPhilippines-3.319M-0.1
4Philippine AirlinesPhilippines-3.014M-0.2
6Southwest AirlinesUnited States-2.104M+0.1
7JetblueUnited States-1.891M-0.2
9Turkish AirlinesTurkey-1.831M-
10Malaysia AirlinesMalaysia-1.747M-0.3
11Qatar AirwaysQatar-1.675M+0.3
12SaudiaSaudi Arabia-1.658M+0.4
13American AirlinesUnited States-1.595M+0.1
14Delta Air LinesUnited States-1.590M+0.2
15EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates-1.471M+1.0
16British AirwaysUnited Kingdom-1.334M+0.2
18United AirlinesUnited States-1.087M0.1

Airline Twitter Ranking: 21 — 40

RankAirlineCountryRank ChangeFollowerFollower Change (%)
21Japan AirlinesJapan-823K-0.3
22EtihadUnited Arab Emirates-758K+0.7
23Singapore AirlinesSingapore-740K-0.2
24flynasSaudi Arabia-690K+0.9
25Air New ZealandNew Zealand-666K-0.3
27Virgin AtlanticUnited Kingdom-627K-0.1
28Oman AirOman-612K+0.2
29Cathay PacificChina-553K-0.3
30Air CanadaCanada+1540K+2.2
31easyjetUnited Kingdom-1536K-
35Air IndiaIndia-469K+1.8
36Ethiopian AirlinesEthiopia-434K+1.4
37Aerolineas ArgentinasArgentina-428K+0.3
39Alaska AirlinesUnited States-379K+0.1
40Air FranceFrance-377K+0.2

Airline Twitter Ranking: 41 — 60

RankAirlineCountryRank ChangeFollowerFollower Change (%)
41Royal JordanianJordan-367K-
44NOK AirlinesThailand-278K-0.6
45Swiss International AirlinesSwitzerland-276K-
46Air EuropaSpain-268K+0.1
47Aer LingusIreland-266K+0.1
49Royal Air MarocMorocco+4193K+15.2
51Hawaiian AirlinesUnited States-1188K+0.2
55Kuwait AirwaysKuwait-155K+0.8
57All Nippon AirlinesJapan-143K-0.1
58Korean AirSouth Korea-130K-0.2
59China Eastern AirlinesChina+3123K+5.8
60Frontier AirlinesUnited States-1123K-0.2

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Airline Twitter Ranking: 61 — 80

RankAirlineCountryRank ChangeFollowerFollower Change (%)
62Thai AirwaysThailand-1120K-0.1
64SpiritUnited States-1113K+0.4
66Jazeera AirwaysKuwait-1106K+0.3
67Austrian AirlinesAustria-1106K+0.1
70Aegean AirlinesGreece-180K+0.1
71TAP Air PortugalPortugal-175K+0.8
72Air ArabiaUnited Arab Emirates-170K+4.1
73Gulf AirBahrain-64K+1.4
74Lion AirIndonesia-263K-0.3
75AllegiantUnited States-160K+0.5
77China Southern AirlinesChina-152K+10.5
78Air BalitcLatvia-145K-0.2
80Hainan AirlinesChinaNEW45K-

Airline Twitter Ranking: 81 — 100

RankAirlineCountryRank ChangeFollowerFollower Change (%)
81Wizz AirHungary-242K+1.0
84Czech AirlinesCzech Republic-224K-0.4
86El AlIsrael-221K-0.5
88Air SerbiaSerbia-218K-
89Jeju AirlinesSouth Korea-218K-0.5
90Caribbean AirlinesTrinidad-218K+0.6
91Middle East AirlinesLebanon-217K+1.1
92Air NostrumSpainNEW17K-
93Eastern AirwaysUnited KingdomNEW16K-
94Flair AirlineCanada-414K+1.4
95Batik AirIndonesia-312K+1.7
98Blue AirRomaniaNEW6K-
99Air DolomitiItaly-55K+0.1
100LOT Polish AirlinesPoland-54K+0.6

Do you miss an Airline?

Do you think we’ve missed an airline? Leave us a comment below, and we’ll include it with the next update of the list.

Data Source: Data on this website is provided by Twitter.


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