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Which Airlines Are The Largest Airlines?  
User currently offlineAirtoday From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 32 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 5061 times:

Which airline is generally recognised as "The Worlds Largest Airline"? and what criteria is this based on?

Which airlines would be considered the largest for the following:-

Number of aircraft
Number of seats available
Number of passengers carried
Number of domestic passengers carried
Number of international passengers carried
Number of international destinations
Number of domestic destinations
Total number of destinations (domestic and international)
Most profitable
Largest turnover

etc etc......

Do you see my point....?

So which one is the biggest?

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User currently offlineATCtower From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 540 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 5001 times:

As far as most passengers carried, there is no question AF/KLM is number one. Followed very closely by JL (not considering the partnership, JL is number one), and I believe Lufthansa is number 2.


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User currently offlineAFGMEL From Australia, joined Jul 2007, 744 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 4983 times:

Is AA still the largest in terms of aircraft numbers? Granted most of those are MD-80 types.


B 727-44/200 732/3/4/8/9 767-3 742/3/4, 772/3, A319/20/21 332/333 342/3 , DC3/4/10, F28/50/100, ATR72
User currently offlineBoeingFever777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 409 posts, RR: 53
Reply 3, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 4976 times:

World's largest airlines

Amazing what a search of the internet can fined



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User currently offlineBoeingFever777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 409 posts, RR: 53
Reply 4, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 4967 times:



Quoting ATCtower (Reply 1):

AF and KL are still separate carriers and do not even come close to AA and WN.



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User currently onlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17061 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4926 times:



Quoting BoeingFever777 (Reply 3):

Wow, that is a interesting list!!

Just a question; why do they post KL/AF together in some list and in some they are separated.??



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User currently offlineElite From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2006, 2796 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4922 times:



Quoting B747forever (Reply 5):
Just a question; why do they post KL/AF together in some list and in some they are separated.??

KLM merged with Air France in 2004, so technically it is "Air France-KLM".


User currently onlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17061 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4915 times:



Quoting Elite (Reply 6):
KLM merged with Air France in 2004, so technically it is "Air France-KLM".

I know that, but if they count in some list AF/KL as together, they shall do it on all other; example pax carried??



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User currently offlineAtrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5692 posts, RR: 52
Reply 8, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4869 times:



Quoting ATCtower (Reply 1):
As far as most passengers carried, there is no question AF/KLM is number one. Followed very closely by JL (not considering the partnership, JL is number one), and I believe Lufthansa is number 2.

Actually as mentioned, AA and WN are tail by tail for most passengers carried, it was believed WN would eclipse AA and be the world's largest airline in passengers carried, based on this link..

http://www.dancewithshadows.com/flig...ts/southwest-american-airlines.asp

Going by the current passenger traffic figures, Southwest Airlines may replace American Airlines as the world's biggest airline, in 2007. Southwest Airlines, the domestic-only discount carrier, has already eclipsed American Airlines’ combined domestic and international traffic during the first five months of 2007. A report said that Southwest had carried as many as 40.3 million passengers on domestic routes between January and May 2007, which is a clear increase of 4.2 per cent from last year. On the other hand, American Airlines carried 40 million passengers during the January-May 2007 period, down 1.8 percent from last year's levels. American Airlines' international traffic for that five-month period was 8.7 million, up 0.3 percent in the first five months; its domestic traffic of 31.3 million was down 2.4 percent.

Anyone else update this and see what the outcome was?

Everything else is answered by the link above!  Smile

Alex



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