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Largest 747 Operator Today?  
User currently offlinesennabestever From United States of America, joined Jun 2012, 36 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 5981 times:

With the 747 slowly being replaced/ parked, I was wondering which airline has the most active aircraft in their fleet? Both passenger and freighters.

Assuming BA has to be near the top of the list for active 744's?

Sorry if this has been asked before, I did a search and didn't see any similar topics.

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User currently offlinebaexecutive From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 773 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 5701 times:

You are correct, British Airways is the worlds largest operator of the 744 with 57 examples in the fleet.

User currently onlineSRQKEF From Iceland, joined Jun 2011, 952 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 5699 times:

Yup, I think BA has the record.

Just curious, how many 747s (-8i included) does Lufthansa have?



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User currently offlinebaexecutive From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 773 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 5698 times:

Lufthansa have 2 with 18 on order.

Forgot to mention the BA World Cargo x 3 747-8Fs"........making a total of 60 x 747s currently in the fleet.


User currently onlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 26872 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 5670 times:

Quoting baexecutive (Reply 3):
Lufthansa have 2 with 18 on order.

Plus 27 744s in service according to recent fleet list.


User currently offlinesennabestever From United States of America, joined Jun 2012, 36 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5502 times:

Who are 2nd and 3rd behind BA? Assuming United is up there with 23? Qantas must still have a good 12 or so don't they?

User currently offlinecedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8360 posts, RR: 54
Reply 6, posted (2 years 10 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 5163 times:

What's interesting is that Iran Air's classics (1x -100, 3x -200, 4x -SP = 8) have not only outlasted every other operator of the Classic, but are now outlasting most operators of the -400. When today's tired old -400s were new, Iran Air's fleet was old. Yet it flies on.


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User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5416 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (2 years 10 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 5006 times:

Quoting sennabestever (Reply 5):
Who are 2nd and 3rd behind BA? Assuming United is up there with 23? Qantas must still have a good 12 or so don't they?

QF have 22 still but shrinking.

PAX wise LH have what 27 744s 2 748Is total 29. (more 744s will leave with additional 748s over the next few years)
KL have all theirs still PAX and Combi total 22.
UA 23
QF 22
CX 21 (starting to reduce shortly)


User currently offlinerutankrd From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 3083 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (2 years 10 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4980 times:
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Quoting baexecutive (Reply 1):

You are correct, British Airways is the worlds largest operator of the 744 with 57 examples in the fleet.

Your numbers are 9% too high for operational aircraft.
You include 2 PWFU at CWL and being parted out and 1 stored also at CWL and two in long term storage in the desert.

Those 3 748F aircraft are owned by Atlas (USA) and operated by GSS in BA colours.

[Edited 2012-08-01 07:51:31]

[Edited 2012-08-01 07:52:39]

[Edited 2012-08-01 07:53:33]

User currently offlinewarren747sp From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1192 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4742 times:

How about CI? with 13 B744 passenger and 21 Cargo B744!


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User currently offlineKDTWflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 836 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 9 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 4601 times:

Quoting cedarjet (Reply 6):
Quoting cedarjet (Reply 6):
What's interesting is that Iran Air's classics (1x -100, 3x -200, 4x -SP = 8) have not only outlasted every other operator of the Classic, but are now outlasting most operators of the -400. When today's tired old -400s were new, Iran Air's fleet was old. Yet it flies on.

I have thought about that myself as well. Some of those frames have been flying close to 40 years which is amazing!



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31775 posts, RR: 55
Reply 11, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4533 times:

Quoting KDTWflyer (Reply 10):

I have thought about that myself as well. Some of those frames have been flying close to 40 years which is amazing!

It depends on Maintenance & Flying quality........



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