Tritanic From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 0 posts, RR: 0 Posted (15 years 1 month 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1326 times:
The International Air Transport Associaton (IATA) came out with it's annual World Airtransport statistics for 1999.
Delta Airlines led the airlines with an astonishing 105,534,000 passengers. Coming in second was United Airlines with 87,049,000. That's over 18 million behind DL. The following are a list of domestic as well as international carriers and their rankings:
What interested myself in these stats is how it sized up all the airlines in comparison with passenger loads. One thing I am very impressed with is that DL not only leads in passenger loads, but leads all of the DOT categories this year for those airlines listed above. That is a stat that's very hard to argue with and shows remarkable progress for the last several years.
It's also quite clear that AA leads all US carriers for International carriage. Total is 17,397,000 which carries a considerilble lead over United (11,374,000)
and Delta with (7,300,000). Alot of those numbers reflect their strong South American presence.
Also, this chart reflects a rather strong AirFrance operation. Some of the previous posts have generalized a smaller operation than stats actually reflect. Their passenger loads are quite compareable with Brittish, and Lufthansa.
Iflewrepublic From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 537 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (15 years 1 month 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1250 times:
I'm not surprised Delta carried the most passengers. Delta Air Lines is a short-haul specialist with a short turn around time at the airports. This allows them to have almost all of their aircraft in the air at one time. Look for them to carry even more passengers in the next few years since the Winter Olympics will be in one of their hub cities...Salt Lake City. (It also helped having the Summer Olympics in Atlanta.)
Aviation is proof that, given the will, we have the capacity to achieve the impossible.
Tritanic From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (15 years 1 month 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1243 times:
For those interested iata.org has some very interesting press releases for the airline industry.
I agree to an extent on the "short-haul specialist", but one thing that impressed me was that DL is second behind SouthWest for passenger complaints for the year 2000 thus far. For such large passenger loads that's unbeatable
Al From Australia, joined Jun 1999, 593 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (15 years 1 month 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1242 times:
There is of course a glaring omission from this list. The world's equal 4th airline for pax flown is not shown in the chart as it is a non IATA airline. Anyone care to guess who it is? Should be obvious. Also I can't for the life of me work out how AA carried more Intnat'l pax than UA did. Their coded flights on CP into/from Canada are evidently counted as I guess should be UA's codes on AC. But how on earth does AA get 6 mil more Intnat'l pax when they have an Intnat'l network much smaller than UA's? Intriguing.
Imkeww From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (15 years 1 month 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1207 times:
Simple: Latin American and *ESPECIALLY* Caribbean routes (where AA has a stranglehold) are *extremely* high-volume and high density. Although the breadth of "worldwide, globe-spanning service" on AA pales in comparison to United's, AA has probably *THE* most comprehensive international regional network -- their international operations down south are HUGE!