15 largest public travel companies of 2014: U.S. airlines spark growth
Priceline Group, including Booking.com, retained its spot as the largest publicly traded travel company in the world.
Among the 15 largest publicly traded travel companies around the world at the end of 2014, several U.S. airlines were the fastest-growing in terms of market-cap gains while European airlines and lodging and gaming companies with holdings in Macau notched the most significant declines in the ranking.
Skift ranked the market cap of the globe’s 15 largest publicly traded travel companies on January 7, 2015 and measured this ranking against the market-cap tallies we did of the 15 largest companies a year and a half ago (see second chart at bottom), on July 3, 2013.
While the Priceline Group, including Booking.com, retained its spot as the largest publicly traded travel company in the world during that 17-month span, growing its market cap 32.4 percent to $56.06 billion, Southwest (197.3 percent), Delta Air Lines (149.77 percent) and United Continental Holdings (130.1 percent) were the fastest growing among the top 15.