VRG772 From Brazil, joined Oct 2003, 124 posts, RR: 1 Posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2698 times:
I was wondering which airlines has the biggest int'l market? I mean, more flights to other countries, more connections, code-shares, deals...
Due to everything that happened recently, and has affected the aviation, I can't imagine which airline is it...
Searpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4344 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2658 times:
By what measure? Int'l as a percentage of their overall business, total number of flights classified as international, # of pax carried transborder, etc. Not trying to be a jerk, but if everyone wants to continue with these, biggest, best, most threads, at least define by what measure.
As a percentage of their overall business, an airline such as Singapore, or perhaps Cathay, would rank as #1, as their destinations are 100% international.
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Carlos1979 From Canada, joined Dec 2003, 108 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2645 times:
I agree that BA is probably a good bet. I would however have to disagree and say SQ, considering they don't operate any domestic services. KLM is also another airline with virtually no real domestic route structure. My two cents.
Paddy From Taiwan, joined Jul 2003, 390 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2636 times:
I think it is BA, the largest airline in Europe. Although, UA serves quite a few international destinations itself and when you add in its many star alliance and codeshare partners, it might just edge BA out. AF, KL and LH must be up there too. So those are my (slightly)educated guesses. I could be way off but I doubt it.
PS: I know what some of you are getting at, but given his terms, I don't think the ratio of domestic to international service was what VRG772 was after.
LH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 53
Reply 7, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2485 times:
I'm not sure if BA still carries that title. The slogan "The World's Favourite Airline" was a testament to this title because for years they carried more internationally travelling passengers than any other airline but I believe this is (sadly) no longer the case.
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Aussie747 From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 1164 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2226 times:
Well figures from their websites suggest the following based on most recent statistics courtesy (besed on Monthly statistics of NOV or OCT 2003). Those who wish to argue BA had strong figues from the Rugby World Cup are minimal with only a marginal 10% increase from a base of 188 000 passengers.
Cathay Pacific 1.002 million pax
British Airways 2.689 million incorporating all routes. (2.12 million excluding UK internal routes)
Singapore Airlines (OCT 03) 1.229 million