From the Chinese stock market falls that began the year to Donald Trump's election as US president which ended it, 2016 was full of shocks and surprises. Yet global airline fortunes largely remained on course as air travel growth and the industry's new levels of profitability continued. FlightGlobal's World Airline Rankings detail how the industry's leading carriers performed in 2016.

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·Top airline groups by revenue

·Top airline groups by traffic

·Top airlines by traffic

·Top airlines by passengers

· Top airline groups by RPK’s (Revenue Passenger Kilometres)

Norwegian 787

Source: FlightGlobal.com