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User currently offlineCathay744 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2748 times:

I was just wondering what the worlds richest airline is.

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User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2735 times:

My guess would be Emirates.

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User currently offlineCrugs1 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 54 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2735 times:

I would say Emirates must be up there

User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13040 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2723 times:

How do you define that? Value of capital property? Stock Value? Revenue? Profits? I would consider Singapore Air to up there, due their large size, capital ownership of a/c and facilities, stock value, profits.

User currently offlineCathay744 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2711 times:

Does anybody have the top 10 or top 3

User currently offlineCXoneWorld From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 315 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2698 times:

I think by market value, the top global 3 are Southwest, Singapore Airlines and Cathay Pacific Airways.


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User currently offlineJFKLGAflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 82 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2659 times:

I, too, thought you meant by market value... In which case, Southwest would definitely be up at the top of the list. Someone told me they are the only US carrier operating in the black right now; is that true?


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User currently offlineMiaskies From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 1347 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2644 times:

My TOP Choice for World's Richest Airlines Are:

1. EMIRATES

Top contenders as well are: Singapore, Qatar Airways, Royal Brunei Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Lan Group, Cathay Pacific.



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User currently offlineDIJKKIJK From France, joined Jul 2003, 1785 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2597 times:

Don't know about the richest , but the POOREST are surely these..


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User currently offlineFuturestar68 From Austria, joined May 2004, 235 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2555 times:

I would go for Qatar Airways, Royal Brunei Airlines, etc... They don't earn their money by selling tickets... It seems to me, that it isn't that important how full the planes are, their "Scheichs" have the money to do whatever they like... I can't imagine that Doha is such a big market that Qatar Airways will make money with A380... I worked at the Vienna Int'l Airport in july, and everbody there told me that they haven't seen a full QR-flight once! But the fact is, that they send an A300-600 to VIE... The route of this flight is also unlogical (at least for me...) Doha-Munich-Vienna-Munich-Doha.... wouldn't Doha-Munich-Vienna-Doha be "the same" and wouldn't this way save them a lot of time? (you remember "time is money"...)
I don't want to start a debate about how much sense it makes to fly the route this way, I just want to tell you the reason for my opinion.

So I think these airlines are the richest, at least their owners...


User currently offlineNorthwest717 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2549 times:

Is Virgin up there at all? They seem to do wel for themselves. I think the richest has got to be either Saudi Arabian or Royal Brunei, but I bet that Emirates is up there too. I just figured maybe Virgin because it is partially (49%?) owned by Singapore Airlines, which I bet is up there on the list too.

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User currently offlineHz747300 From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2004, 1656 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2512 times:
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I imagine that Saudi Arabian was the richest, or near it, at one point. I grew up on the Saudia City compound in Jeddah, attended the PCS School (Saudia owned), they seemed to ooze money. I returned a few years ago, and Saudia City and the school both seemed run down. What a shame.

I often wondered what loads were like on the Emirates and Qatar flights. Some like the LHR flight, I would think are full, but some of the Euro flights puzzle me.



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User currently offlineBongo From Colombia, joined Oct 2003, 1863 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2354 times:

We must include Etihad Airways in the list  Big grin


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User currently offlineEI2KSEA From Ireland, joined Jul 2004, 576 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2333 times:

Singapore is the one name i have heard consistantly being touted as incredibly wealthy including (correct me if im wrong) something about them usually prefering to pay cash for aircraft purchases. What effect the whole Air NewZealand debacle had i dont know however they own a stake in Virgin Atlantic so there sure must be some bucks lying around...

I presume Emirates would also figure in that however...

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Ph



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User currently offlineFJWH From Netherlands, joined May 2004, 968 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2317 times:

Eh, why could WN be up there? Don't know much about WN so if somebody could clear this up for me?!

Thanks

FJWH



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