AA777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2560 posts, RR: 25 Posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1893 times:
To me it seems logical that the best-seller 737 is and has been the most widely operated (that is, the most number of different airlines) aircaft. But I dont know for sure. The A32X series is operated by many, many different airlines. Then again, the 757 series is very popular among charter airlines- which really bumps up the number of airlines it is operated by...... Does anybody know for sure?
MEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4579 posts, RR: 31
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1766 times:
http://www.airlinerlist.com has operator lists. Indeed the 737 has and had tons of operators.
In contrast, the DC-9 and especially MD-80 is relatively more concentrated with a few operators. Now the MD-80 is spread out to smaller airlines, but I remember from making the airlinerlist files, in the late 1990s the 1200 active MD-80s were concentrated with only about 30 airlines, with the top operators; American, TWA, SAS, Alitalia, Iberia, JAS and AeroMexico flying most of the MD-80s built.
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