Kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 13175 posts, RR: 33
Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 6508 times:
Well, with the exception of a few 737s, most of which have been transferred to a partner carrier, JALExpress, all of JAL's aircraft - from the 767-200s right up to the 744s - are widebodies. And there are quite a lot of them!
SIA would be well up there too, although many of its 744s are grounded, so I'm not sure that counts. SIA and EK (which also has a considerably widebody fleet) are in a class of airlines that ONLY operate widebodies. AI, a considerably smaller carrier, in the same class.
KLMCedric From Belgium, joined Dec 2003, 813 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 6347 times:
Can anyone put a number on the quantity of widebodies these airlines have?
I was at LHR and it is really impressive when you see BA's fleet.
It's like there's a BA nest of 744's and 777's somewhere.
The only airline I know of is KL.
747-ERF: 2 (3 very soon)
777: 4 (more to come)
Can anyone give me the same kind of info on other majors???
Qqflyboy From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2332 posts, RR: 12
Reply 16, posted (12 years 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 5201 times:
I just checked out the latest numbers on AMR's corporate website, and checked out the fleet statistics, last updated January, 2004. As UniTED stated, AA has 152 widebodies: 45 772s, 34 A300s, 58 763s and 15 762s. They have the largest widebody (and total fleet) of any passenger airline.
I was curious to break it down by fleet type, and AA is currently the largest operator of the 752 and MD-80, and the second largest operator of the 738 and 772 (tied with BA). (All based on delivered aircraft, not total orders.) I was trying to determine where AA stood with the A300-600 but Airbus' statistics aren't as precise as Boeing's, only listing total ordered and delivered, not breaking it down by customer and sub-type like Boeing does.
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