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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 5 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 5699 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, 761 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 5 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 5419 times:

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

User currently offlineSRQKEF From Iceland, joined Jun 2011, 903 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (2 years 5 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 5417 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, 761 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 5 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 5416 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 offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 26005 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (2 years 5 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 5388 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 5 months 14 hours ago) and read 5220 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, 8197 posts, RR: 54
Reply 6, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4881 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, 5359 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4724 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, 3038 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4698 times:

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, 1172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4460 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, 835 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4319 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, 31712 posts, RR: 56
Reply 11, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4251 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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