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Airlines With Most Widebody Quads  
User currently offlineUALWN From Andorra, joined Jun 2009, 2757 posts, RR: 2
Posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 6489 times:

Last Sunday, browsing through the in-flight Lufthansa magazine, I noticed that LH has no less that 79 wideboby quads in operation: 29 744s, 26 343s, 24 346s. An astonishing number IMHO. I imagine that no other airline has more. Is there anyone that comes close? Has there been an airline in the past operating so many large 4-holers? Thanks.


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User currently offlinescorpy From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 400 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 6478 times:

with more to come too.. they have 388 and 748 on order!

User currently offlinecpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 4879 posts, RR: 38
Reply 2, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 6441 times:

BA has a large number too.

QF has a few, but not nearly as many as they used to. QF held the distinction of being the only carrier to operate ONLY B747 aircraft (and nothing else).


User currently offlineUALWN From Andorra, joined Jun 2009, 2757 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 6387 times:

Quoting scorpy (Reply 1):
with more to come too.. they have 388 and 748 on order!

Indeed! Although some of these may replace 744s, I guess.



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User currently onlineUAEflyer From United Arab Emirates, joined Nov 2006, 1039 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 6368 times:

I would say Emirates have the most wide-bodies in the industry, at the moment they have around 140 wide-body. More than 2/3 of it is Boeing 777 (all models). Not to mention the confirmed orders by EK.

User currently offlineUALWN From Andorra, joined Jun 2009, 2757 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 6349 times:

Quoting UAEflyer (Reply 4):
I would say Emirates have the most wide-bodies in the industry, at the moment they have around 140 wide-body. More than 2/3 of it is Boeing 777 (all models). Not to mention the confirmed orders by EK.

Yes, but, right now they only seem to have 30 quads: 8 388s, 6 744s, 6 343s, 10 345s.



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User currently offlineDTWLAX From United States of America, joined Aug 2009, 789 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 6256 times:

Quoting UALWN (Reply 5):
Yes, but, right now they only seem to have 30 quads: 8 388s, 6 744s, 6 343s, 10 345s

I did not know EK has 744s. Where do they fly to?


What about Virgin Atlantic? Where do they stand with their A340s and B747s?


User currently offlinej0rdan From Canada, joined Feb 2010, 127 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 6206 times:

Quoting DTWLAX (Reply 6):
I did not know EK has 744s. Where do they fly to?
EK does not fly passenger 747's. Emirates Sky Cargo operates the following 747 types:
- 4 747-400F's
- 3 747-400ERF's
- 10 747-8F (ORDERS)

More info at:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emirates_SkyCargo
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emirates_Fleet
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emirates_(airline)

In regards to Virgin Atlantic,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virgin_Atlantic_Airways

- j0rdan

[Edited 2010-02-10 21:58:18]

[Edited 2010-02-10 21:58:52]

User currently offlineaquariusHKG From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2010, 94 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 6094 times:

Cathay has a fair amount of quads

22 747-400 Passenger
15 A340-300
6 747-400 Cargo
11 747-400 BCF
6 747-400 ERF

Total: 60 quads

On Order: 10 748F

Source: Cathay / Cathay Cargo webpage


User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5731 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks ago) and read 5784 times:

Quoting UALWN (Thread starter):
Last Sunday, browsing through the in-flight Lufthansa magazine, I noticed that LH has no less that 79 wideboby quads in operation: 29 744s, 26 343s, 24 346s. An astonishing number IMHO. I imagine that no other airline has more. Is there anyone that comes close? Has there been an airline in the past operating so many large 4-holers? Thanks.

In recent memory (late 2007, before the BCF conversions started), JAL operated nearly that many 747s alone, a total of 77 I believe, not to mention 767, 777, and previously MD-11 fleets.


User currently offlineLHR380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks ago) and read 5730 times:

BA have about 50 747-400s with some in storage at VCV and CWL.

Orders for 12 380s


User currently offlineRJ111 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks ago) and read 5711 times:

AF have 33. Thought the 744s are on the way out.
SQ have 23 but same applies.
QF 30 same applies.
IB 32.
KE 22 + 23F
VS 31

So yeah, LH are winning by quite a margin.


User currently offlineAirbusA6 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 2011 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 5495 times:

Quoting UALWN (Thread starter):
Last Sunday, browsing through the in-flight Lufthansa magazine, I noticed that LH has no less that 79 wideboby quads in operation: 29 744s, 26 343s, 24 346s. An astonishing number IMHO. I imagine that no other airline has more. Is there anyone that comes close? Has there been an airline in the past operating so many large 4-holers? Thanks.

Add Swiss's A340s (~15) and it becomes even more impressive!

On a related topic, CL, LX and SN also have a vast number of BAe146s/Avro RJs (~90), so the LH group is definitely the place for 4 engined planes  



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User currently offlineflyingfool From Netherlands, joined May 2005, 433 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 5445 times:

Quoting DTWLAX (Reply 6):
What about Virgin Atlantic? Where do they stand with their A340s and B747s?



VS' fleet only consists four engined aircrafts, in total 37:

6x A343
19x A346
12x B744


Mike


User currently offlineRJ111 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 5409 times:

Sorry to hijack the thread but who has the most widebodies generally? Is it DL?

DL: 143
AA: 120
BA: 117

Can anyone think of anyone else?


User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6483 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 5368 times:

Quoting RJ111 (Reply 14):
Can anyone think of anyone else?

EK has 147, with 160 on order.



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User currently offlineRJ111 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 5324 times:

Ahh yes, how could i forget EK.   

They don't even have any 767s.


User currently onlineUAEflyer From United Arab Emirates, joined Nov 2006, 1039 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 5295 times:

Quoting RJ111 (Reply 16):
They don't even have any 767s.

They have things newer, faster, further, longer, more economical than the 767  


User currently offlineRJ111 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 5247 times:

What i was getting at is that i feel DL and AA are cheating a bit as they have so many 767s. Yes the 767 is a widebody but a very small one.

EK's smallest is the A332.


User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11616 posts, RR: 60
Reply 19, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 5023 times:

FedEx have the most widebodies, with 244 in service and another 50 in storage. UPS have 135 and DHL must have quite a few too.


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User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3507 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4863 times:

Quoting cpd (Reply 2):
QF held the distinction of being the only carrier to operate ONLY B747 aircraft (and nothing else).

Tower Air had an all 747 fleet.


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24906 posts, RR: 22
Reply 21, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4836 times:

Quoting UALWN (Thread starter):
Has there been an airline in the past operating so many large 4-holers?

I think JL must have been the largest for quite a few years. They were by far the largest 747 customer with 108 deliveries of almost all 747 models except the SP. At one time I think they had more than 80 in service simultaneously before they started retiring them. I think they expect to retire their last 744 by about 2015 or 2016.

JL's 747 factory deliveries by model:

100 - 8
100SR - 12
200 - 24
200F - 7
300 - 9
300SR - 4
400 - 34
400D - 8
400F - 2

Total 108

Pan Am also operated almost 60 747s, and until the mid 1980s most were still in service.


User currently onlineB777LRF From Luxembourg, joined Nov 2008, 1308 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (4 years 5 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4601 times:

How odd.

The OP asked for widebodied quads, and people start quoting airlines operating no quads at all (AA, FX). This ain't about widedbodies gentlemen, it's about quads. And in that area, Lufty rules.

One could thus argue that quads = profit  

[Edited 2010-03-02 13:44:36]

[Edited 2010-03-02 13:45:06]


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User currently offlineajd1992 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (4 years 5 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4577 times:

Quoting 747400sp (Reply 20):

Tower Air had an all 747 fleet.

Ok, QANTAS had the world's only working all B747 fleet.  


User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11616 posts, RR: 60
Reply 24, posted (4 years 5 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4562 times:

Query:

Quoting B777LRF (Reply 22):
How odd.

The OP asked for widebodied quads, and people start quoting airlines operating no quads at all (AA, FX). This ain't about widedbodies gentlemen, it's about quads. And in that area, Lufty rules.

Answer:

Quoting RJ111 (Reply 14):
Sorry to hijack the thread but who has the most widebodies generally? Is it DL?

By their very nature threads are a fluid and dynamic dialect which can change and diversify at the drop of a post.


Dan  



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User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7403 posts, RR: 57
Reply 25, posted (4 years 5 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4532 times:

Quoting RJ111 (Reply 11):
AF have 33. Thought the 744s are on the way out.

AF has :

2 A388
18 A343
10 B744 (Pax)
3 B744ERF (Cargo)


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