Airtoday From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 32 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 5593 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)
Atrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5717 posts, RR: 51
Reply 8, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 5401 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..
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!
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