N863DA From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 48 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (15 years 3 months 2 weeks ago) and read 2016 times:
No one carries more passengers than Delta.
No one has more planes than American.
No one flies further (RPMs) than United.
No one flies more international pax than British Airways.
No one flies more cargo than FedEx.
No one has more LUV than Southwest.
ContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (15 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1996 times:
The world's largest airline is United, followed by American, Delta, Northwest, Continental, and British Airways.
In terms of passengers carried, Delta is the biggest. American has a bigger
fleet than United (over 700 planes, vs. close to 600 for UA). British Airways
carries more International pax than anyone else, except for possibly DL.
The US carriers rank as follows:
Trans World Airlines
The "new" Air Canada is the tenth largest airline in the world. ANA is Asia's largest airline. Lufthansa is Europe's second biggest, followed by Air France,
then Alitalia. Varig is Latin America's largest airline. SAA is Africa's biggest
Runway From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (15 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1945 times:
Back in the day Aeroflot was by far the largest airline in the world, they had a huge internal market which was about 10% of the world's air travelers
Their fleet included
200 international aircraft
194 Antonov An-12
147 Ilyushin Il-14
80+ Let L410/610
389 Tupolev Tu-134
369 Tu 154
750+ Yakovelev Yak 40
With orders for
100+ Ilyushin Il-96-300, Il-114, Tu 204, Tu 334,
Let L610 and 5 Airbus A310-300's.
BRISSIE_LIONS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (15 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1933 times:
How very right you are.....good to see that someone has enough memory in that AA and DL are not the largest. Don't ever forget that before the fall of the Soviet Union in '91 Aeroflot carried over 110 million passengers in one year, and if it was still in it's old form today, would most probably come close to carrying 150 millions pax a year.
BTW people's, BA is the airline which carries the most international passengers. Their international network is almost twice the size of most US carriers.
Woxof From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (15 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1871 times:
Had you read the topic of Dan's reply, you would have learned the airline he wanted to fly for....CO.
And by the way,,,What the hell is wrong with flying boxes? FedEx puts a lot of airplanes in the air each day, and makes a lot of $$ doing it. Seems like good job security to me.