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Most Take Off/landings In A Day, Who?  
User currently offlinereadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3263 posts, RR: 2
Posted (2 years 7 months 4 days ago) and read 4116 times:

Late Saturday night thought. Which airline can claim the most take offs and landings in a 24hr period world wide?
A cargo airline or passenger?


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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11655 posts, RR: 60
Reply 1, posted (2 years 7 months 4 days ago) and read 4107 times:

I would suggest one of the high utilisation LCCs; Southwest, Ryanair and easyJet, in that order.


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User currently offlineairtrainer From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 1558 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (2 years 7 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4062 times:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 1):

I would suggest one of the high utilisation LCCs; Southwest, Ryanair and easyJet, in that order.

I think you can add Air Asia to the list  



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User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17066 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (2 years 7 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4046 times:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 1):
Quoting airtrainer (Reply 2):

Incorrect.

Did you guys even considers the huge fleet UA and DL have (700+ aircraft each) compared to the likes of FR (about 290 aircraft)? A quick check at respective airlines website reveals the following information:


DL: 4,932 daily flights

UA: 5,800 daily flights

FR: 1,400 daily flights

WN: 3,300 daily flights



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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11655 posts, RR: 60
Reply 4, posted (2 years 7 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4045 times:

Quoting airtrainer (Reply 2):
I think you can add Air Asia to the list

They have a long way to go actually, even if you included all subsidiary airlines their size is substantially smaller.

Southwest: 560 aircraft.
Ryanair: 289 aircraft.
easyJet: 183 aircraft (+20 with easyJet Switzerland).
Air Asia: 57 aircraft (+40-50 with subsidiaries).

Delta meanwhile have 713 aircraft, United have 702 and American 612.


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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11655 posts, RR: 60
Reply 5, posted (2 years 7 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4040 times:

Quoting B747forever (Reply 3):
Incorrect.

Did you guys even considers the huge fleet UA and DL have (700+ aircraft each) compared to the likes of FR (about 290 aircraft)? A quick check at respective airlines website reveals the following information:

Yes, what you need to consider is that a large percentage of DL, UA and AA's flights are flown by subsidiary carriers operating under a different AOC. For example, if UA's fleet of 713 aircraft really did make 5,800 daily flights it would mean each and every one of their aircraft flying 8-9 times a day, which clearly is not the case considering their extensive long haul network. UA Express operate in excess of 2000 flights for UA and conversely Southwest Airlines operates multiple flights and therefore multiple takes-offs and landings under the same flight number, so I would be very surprised if they were not top. Meanwhile Ryanair and easyJet are the top in Europe I believe.


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User currently offlineairtrainer From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 1558 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (2 years 7 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4021 times:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 4):
Air Asia: 57 aircraft (+40-50 with subsidiaries).

Thanks for the info, I thought their fleet was bigger...



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User currently offlinekurtjeter From United States of America, joined Feb 2011, 89 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 7 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4014 times:

Can I suggest a small change in the focus of this topic?
How many take-offs and landings have YOU experienced in a 24-hour period? What's the record for non-pilots? (Or for pilots, also!)


User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17066 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (2 years 7 months 3 days ago) and read 3909 times:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 5):
Yes, what you need to consider is that a large percentage of DL, UA and AA's flights are flown by subsidiary carriers operating under a different AOC.

True, but I doubt that their subsidiaries fly more than half the numbers I posted their, which means that UA/DL still fly around 3000 daily flights, more than FR, U2 and the likes.



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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11655 posts, RR: 60
Reply 9, posted (2 years 7 months 3 days ago) and read 3906 times:

Quoting B747forever (Reply 8):
True, but I doubt that their subsidiaries fly more than half the numbers I posted their, which means that UA/DL still fly around 3000 daily flights, more than FR, U2 and the likes.

No they don't, what I didn't imply in my first post was that I meant in their geographical region - i.e.Southwest in the US and overall most flights, FR/U2 in Europe, and not hazarding a guess at others because I don't know enough about all the carriers in Africa, Asia etc...


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User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17066 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (2 years 7 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3903 times:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 9):
No they don't, what I didn't imply in my first post was that I meant in their geographical region - i.e.Southwest in the US and overall most flights, FR/U2 in Europe, and not hazarding a guess at others because I don't know enough about all the carriers in Africa, Asia etc...

Oh, I see. I thought you meant globally.



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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11655 posts, RR: 60
Reply 11, posted (2 years 7 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3899 times:

Quoting B747forever (Reply 10):
Oh, I see. I thought you meant globally.

No sorry, I didn't convey it clearly at all, I expect I was on the phone when posting and not fully concentrating. But to clarify I do think that Southwest Airlines has the most flights per day globally; 3,360+ flights a day and soon to have the picks of Air Tran's network to add to that figure. UA express now has in excess of 500 aircraft under its brand with multiple operating airlines, so I would be more inclined to believe they operate 3,000 daily UA flights not 2,000, and that's still an average of less than 6 flights a day per regional aircraft. Similarly DL Connection has something like 600 aircraft, taking a chunk out of their total.


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