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100% Loyal To Boeing Aircraft  
User currently offline747Dreamlifter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (6 years 9 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2735 times:

Been reviewing some aircraft numbers and their are several airlines in the US that fly exclusive 100% Boeing built airplanes. (NO McDonnell's, Airbus's or other makers).

Continental Airlines stands out in this survey......After retiring their DC-10's and MD-80's, they became exclusively Boeing with 367 and 89 on order. Then there's Southwest Airlines with the worlds largest fleet of any single model carrier, with over 500 737's.

Now as for AirTran: I can't really say they're all Boeing since the 717 is not a true buy-product of a Boeing design. So this puts Hawaiian Airlines out of the picture as well.

Aloha Airlines and North American Airlines are all Boeing and soon to be joined by Alaska Airlines when they retire all of their MD-80's and replacing them with 737-800's

Both American and Delta still have a large inventory of MD-80's, so I expect it will be some time before they become all Boeing or even jump the fence as did United, Northwest and US Airways and buy Airbus.

I thought ATA was becoming all Boeing when they retire their final L-1011's but then they purchased 6 ex-NW DC-10's.

As for "Foreign Carriers......Ryanair is the only one I can think of that's Mr. Boeing....Qantas, ANA, British Airways and even EasyJet jumped the fence and bought Airbus's. Japan Airlines disposed of their MD-11's and DC-10's but took on A300's when they purchased JAS. Even long-time loyalist like China Airlines turned in their plaque and purchased A330's.

One of the biggest surprises was Singapore Airlines. I thought for certain that SQ will be a life-long partner with Boeing when they invested heavily in 747's and triple-7's, and disposed of their A340-300. But a short time later, they returned to Airbus and bought A340-500's for their long haul flights to North America. Now they are the launch customer of the A380 so this loyality have forever been broken.

Any other loyal Boeing customers I'm missing ??

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User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7642 posts, RR: 35
Reply 1, posted (6 years 9 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2732 times:

WestJet comes to mind. Starting off with 732's and now flying a fleet of various 737NG's.


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User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (6 years 9 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2726 times:

Hi!

Well a CANNOT say presently my national is 100% loyal...they are 100% Airbus loyal, but during a long time TAP had and all Boeing fleet ( well, there were 3 Caravelles in the middle but...).


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User currently offlinePlunaCRJ From Uruguay, joined Nov 2007, 574 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (6 years 9 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2698 times:

Many airlines are 100% Boeing users,

For example, Pluna flies 737-200 ,737-300, 757-200 and 767-300ER. They will be getting new CRJ900s next year, but now they fly exclusively Boeing.

GOL uses only 737s, the new Varig flies 737s and 767s

Copa used to fly only 737s before getting their E-Jets recently.

Many LLC carriers in Europe are Boeing only users, such as Ryanair, SkyEurope, etc...

And much more that don{t come to my memory now.


User currently offlineColumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7062 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (6 years 9 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2688 times:



Quoting 747Dreamlifter (Thread starter):
One of the biggest surprises was Singapore Airlines. I thought for certain that SQ will be a life-long partner with Boeing when they invested heavily in 747's and triple-7's, and disposed of their A340-300. But a short time later, they returned to Airbus and bought A340-500's for their long haul flights to North America. Now they are the launch customer of the A380 so this loyality have forever been broken.

SQ although their fleet was dominated by Boeing aircraft always had aircraft from other manufacturers not only the A340 but also the A310 and Dc10. They bought what is best for their needs whether it is Airbus or Boeing. Even if the 747 is being replaced with the A380 they still have the 777 and the 787 and will be a loyal Boeing customer but not exclusively.

Quoting 747Dreamlifter (Thread starter):
Any other loyal Boeing customers I'm missing ??

Even with a strong Airbus fleet you could be loyal to Boeing. LH for example operated Boeing aircraft for nearly 5 decades and in the late 60s and early 70s they had an all Boeing fleet. LH pushed Boeing to build the 737 because they did not want to get the Dc 9 and were the launch customer for the 747-8I and indirectly (via Condor) for the 757-300. If you mean airlines that are exclusively Boeing I guess they will be some smaller airlines (Icelandair maybe...) but for airlines that have reached a size it is not the best choice to become too independant, I think CO is the only airline in their category with an all Boeing fleet. Also one manufacturer can not cover all needs e.g. Boeing has no regional aircraft so that airlines that operate 737s,757s,767s and 777s in their mainline fleet always have a need for Embraers or Bombardiers.



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User currently offlineDesertAir From Mexico, joined Jan 2006, 1461 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 9 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2601 times:

Southwest flies 100% Boeing. It has for many years.

User currently offlineBoeingFever777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 409 posts, RR: 53
Reply 6, posted (6 years 9 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2573 times:

Boeing only fleets:

TAAG Angola Airlines
GOL
Westjet
Jade Cargo Intl.
Xiamen Airlines
Sterling Airlines
Kenya Airways
Ryanair
Japan Airways Intl.
Nippon Cargo Express
Icelandair
TUIfly.com
Air Mauritius
Ethiopian Airlines
Air India Express
Spicejet
El Al
Transavia Airlines
Arkefly
Air New Zealand
Pacific Blue
Virgin Nigeria? I'm not 100% sure on this carrier.
Norwegian Air Shuttle
SAS Braathens
Air Philippines
Centralwings
Kras Air
Transaero Airlines
Sky Express
SkyEurope Airlines
Air Slovakia
TUIfly Nordic
Pegasus Airlines
Sun Express
BMIbaby
Flyglobespan
Jet2
Thomsonfly
XL Airways
Atlas Airways
Pluna Airways
ABX Air
AirTran
Alaska Airlines
Aloha Airlines
American Airlines
Continental Airlines
Delta Airlines
Kalitta Air
NASA
North American Airlines
Omni Air International
Polar Air Cargo
Southwest Airlines

[Edited 2007-12-03 10:11:30]


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User currently offlinePlunaCRJ From Uruguay, joined Nov 2007, 574 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (6 years 9 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2571 times:



Quoting BoeingFever777 (Reply 6):
Boeing only fleets:

Did you say it by memory?  Wow!


Quoting BoeingFever777 (Reply 6):
Air New Zealand

They have A320´s


User currently offlineBoeingFever777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 409 posts, RR: 53
Reply 8, posted (6 years 9 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2569 times:



Quoting PlunaCRJ (Reply 7):

Quoting BoeingFever777 (Reply 6):
Air New Zealand

They have A320´s

I thought the (2) they had went back to ILFC this year?



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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11645 posts, RR: 60
Reply 9, posted (6 years 9 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2548 times:



Quoting BoeingFever777 (Reply 6):
Kenya Airways

They have the E170 and I think also some SAAB 340s.

Quoting BoeingFever777 (Reply 6):
Air Mauritius

Nope, more like an all Airbus fleet - they have A343, A332 and A319, plus some regional ATRs.

Quoting BoeingFever777 (Reply 6):
Ethiopian Airlines

They have Fokker 50s.

Quoting BoeingFever777 (Reply 6):
Virgin Nigeria? I'm not 100% sure on this carrier.

Used to be all Airbus, swapped to mostly Boeing, but again have some Fokker 50s IIRC.

Quoting BoeingFever777 (Reply 6):
Air Philippines

Yeap, but not for long, they have Dash 8's coming very soon

Quoting BoeingFever777 (Reply 6):
Kras Air

Not by a long way I'm afraid - they have Il-86, Il-96, Tu154, Tu204 if not also some others.

Quoting BoeingFever777 (Reply 6):
XL Airways

Only the UK XL Airline, and they have A330s on the way, will be here soon I believe

Quoting BoeingFever777 (Reply 6):
ABX Air

Don't they also have a large fleet of DC9s and even some DC8s which operate for DHL?

Quoting BoeingFever777 (Reply 6):
Alaska Airlines

They have a whole bunch of MadDogs as well as the Boeings

Quoting BoeingFever777 (Reply 6):
American Airlines

Nope, they have (one of?) the worlds largest fleets of MDs and a bunch of A300s

Quoting BoeingFever777 (Reply 6):
Delta Airlines

Still have well over a 100 MadDogs

Quoting BoeingFever777 (Reply 6):
Omni Air International

Most of their aircraft are DC10s I'm afraid.

Quoting BoeingFever777 (Reply 6):
Transaero Airlines

They have Tupolevs as well

Most carriers operate a mix of aircraft, especially when there is the need to have a regional airliner in the fleet.


Dan Smile



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User currently offlineBoeingFever777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 409 posts, RR: 53
Reply 10, posted (6 years 9 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2532 times:



Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 9):
Quoting BoeingFever777 (Reply 6):
Kenya Airways

They have the E170 and I think also some SAAB 340s.

Wow... (1) Embraer 170LR they got in July. Nothing more...

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 9):
Quoting BoeingFever777 (Reply 6):
Virgin Nigeria? I'm not 100% sure on this carrier.

Used to be all Airbus, swapped to mostly Boeing, but again have some Fokker 50s IIRC.

(1) Fokker 50 leased in July.

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 9):
Quoting BoeingFever777 (Reply 6):
Air Philippines

Yeap, but not for long, they have Dash 8's coming very soon

Is today the future? They fly all Boeing...

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 9):

Quoting BoeingFever777 (Reply 6):
Kras Air

Not by a long way I'm afraid - they have Il-86, Il-96, Tu154, Tu204 if not also some others.

Yeah your right... Was unaware they flew those still. They also have the Antonov 148 on order. (11) of them.

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 9):
Quoting BoeingFever777 (Reply 6):
XL Airways

Only the UK XL Airline, and they have A330s on the way, will be here soon I believe

Again now... Not the future.

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 9):

Quoting BoeingFever777 (Reply 6):
ABX Air

Don't they also have a large fleet of DC9s and even some DC8s which operate for DHL?

Yes... Thought they only had the (42) 762F's.

As for DL and AS... Yes they fly the MD80's as for loyalties they are Boeing customers 100%.

AA... I totally for got those A300's they have based in MIA.



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User currently offlineTrijetsRMissed From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2350 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (6 years 9 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2532 times:



Quoting 747Dreamlifter (Thread starter):
Japan Airlines disposed of their MD-11's and DC-10's but took on A300's when they purchased JAS.

And a mix of MD-81,-87, and -90's. Although technically the A300's and Mad Dogs are part of "Japan Airlines Domestic."

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 9):
Nope, they have (one of?) the worlds largest fleets of MDs

Only a quarter of the entire production list.  Wink



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User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7642 posts, RR: 35
Reply 12, posted (6 years 9 months 19 hours ago) and read 2498 times:

To be honest, the title of this thread is somewhat misleading. There are very few airlines "loyal" to Boeing (or any other manufacturer at that), in order to be 100% loyal, the whole fleet, including the fleet throughout the history of the airline, has to be Boeing. Just because an airline has an all Boeing fleet today, does not mean they are 100% loyal to them. Very few airlines have only had aircraft from one manufacturer throughout their history.


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User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 30908 posts, RR: 87
Reply 13, posted (6 years 9 months 15 hours ago) and read 2479 times:
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While AS does fly MD-8x planes, they are retiring them, so soon they will exclusively fly the 737. Their sister airline, QX, is exclusively Bombardier.

User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11645 posts, RR: 60
Reply 14, posted (6 years 9 months 12 hours ago) and read 2464 times:



Quoting BoeingFever777 (Reply 10):
Is today the future? They fly all Boeing...



Quoting BoeingFever777 (Reply 10):
Again now... Not the future.

Yes, but they are not 100% loyal Boeing customers as the orders have already been placed

Quoting TrijetsRMissed (Reply 11):
Only a quarter of the entire production list.

Not many then  Wink


Dan Smile



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User currently offlinePilotdude09 From Australia, joined May 2005, 1777 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (6 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2416 times:



Quoting BoeingFever777 (Reply 6):
Pacific Blue

Virgin Blue, Pac Blue and Poylnesia Airlines are all the same thing  Smile All 737-700/800's

Quoting BoeingFever777 (Reply 6):
Air New Zealand



Quoting PlunaCRJ (Reply 7):
They have A320´s



Quoting BoeingFever777 (Reply 8):
I thought the (2) they had went back to ILFC this year?

Air New Zealand owns 2 of their A320 and leases 10 of them.

Also they have ATR's, Dash 8-300's and Beech 1900D's.



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