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The Biggest Airline?  
User currently offlineArturo88 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 6976 times:

I´ve seen Emirates is a huge airline which is growing a lot. But I´ll like to know what Airliner do you think is the biggest of the world.

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User currently offlineCusaeng From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 6963 times:

I am sure aa is the biggest in the number of planes then i think its ba with the number of routs.
I am usualy wrong and thats proberbly just the aww factor i got spoon fed during training. please correct me if i am wrong  Wink.



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User currently offlineAreopagus From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1372 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 6925 times:

Quoting Arturo88 (Thread starter):
But I´ll like to know what Airliner do you think is the biggest of the world.

The A380.


User currently offlineLetsgetwet From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 609 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 6925 times:

I'm pretty sure AA is the largest.

User currently offlineCusaeng From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 6897 times:

Quoting Arturo88 (Thread starter):
I´ve seen Emirates is a huge airline which is growing a lot. But I´ll like to know what Airliner do you think is the biggest of the world.



Quoting Areopagus (Reply 2):
Quoting Arturo88 (Thread starter):
But I´ll like to know what Airliner do you think is the biggest of the world.

The A380.

i guess you could read that both ways



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User currently offlineComairGuyCVG From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 337 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 6760 times:

In terms of talking about aircraft length...the 777-300 is the longest commercial airliner that I know of.

User currently offlinePropilotJW From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 589 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 6652 times:

Actually, the A340-600 (247ft) is a bit longer than the 777-300 (242ft)

User currently offlineMsl747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 412 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 6622 times:

I think he meant airline, not airliner... I believe that AA, is the largest...

EDIT, Wikipedia, is a useful tool,

Quoting Wikipedia:
American Airlines is the largest airline in the world in terms of total passengers transported and fleet size, and the second-largest airline in the world (behind Air France-KLM) in terms of total operating revenues.

[Edited 2006-09-06 06:23:40]


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User currently offlineCobra27 From Slovenia, joined May 2001, 1029 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 6441 times:

American Airlines has the biggest fleet (by number), but mostly narrow bodies.

User currently offlineBA787 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 2596 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 6373 times:

American Airlines has the biggest fleet, I know that for a fact.

User currently offlineGr8Circle From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 3123 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 6197 times:

Please clarify if you are referring to 'Airlines' or 'Aircrafts'......title is confusing....  smile 

User currently offlineMauriceB From Netherlands, joined Aug 2004, 2490 posts, RR: 25
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 6188 times:

I think its all about profits which airline is the biggest in the world, in that case it would be AF-KL.

User currently offlineGr8Circle From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 3123 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 6105 times:

Quoting MauriceB (Reply 12):
I think its all about profits which airline is the biggest in the world, in that case it would be AF-KL.

You can't just 'think' like that  smile ......biggest can be defined in terms of fleet size, capacity, pax carried, sales, network, etc......one has to define what you mean by 'biggest'......


User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17108 posts, RR: 66
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 6036 times:

Quoting PropilotJW (Reply 6):
Actually, the A340-600 (247ft) is a bit longer than the 777-300 (242ft)

Indeed. Now, if cargo airlines count, the longest airliner is the An-225.



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User currently offlineATCGOD From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 663 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 5926 times:

Quoting Cobra27 (Reply 9):
American Airlines has the biggest fleet (by number), but mostly narrow bodies.

Is there a European or North American airline that isn't mostly comprised of narrow body aircraft?


User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 15, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 5921 times:

Quoting ATCGOD (Reply 15):
Is there a European or North American airline that isn't mostly comprised of narrow body aircraft?

Southwest, Ryanair, Jetblue... the list goes on



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User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17108 posts, RR: 66
Reply 16, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 5893 times:

Quoting ATCGOD (Reply 15):
Quoting Cobra27 (Reply 9):
American Airlines has the biggest fleet (by number), but mostly narrow bodies.

Is there a European or North American airline that isn't mostly comprised of narrow body aircraft?

Good point.



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User currently offlineCharliejag1 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 240 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 5883 times:

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 16):
Southwest, Ryanair, Jetblue... the list goes on

Thats not what he was asking

Quoting ATCGOD (Reply 15):
Is there a European or North American airline that isn't mostly comprised of narrow body aircraft?

I would say BA and AF/KL have the most widebodies of any north american or european airline. US airlines have more narrowbodies, probably because of their extensive route networks within the continent (less overwater).


User currently offlineATCGOD From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 663 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 5815 times:

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 16):
Southwest, Ryanair, Jetblue... the list goes on

Southwest doesn't fly narrow bodies??? Just kidding, not meaning to poke fun at you but you misread my quote.

Quoting Charliejag1 (Reply 18):
I would say BA and AF/KL have the most widebodies of any north american or european airline. US airlines have more narrowbodies, probably because of their extensive route networks within the continent (less overwater).

Even BA and AF/KL still fly a majority (or 51% plus) narrow bodies. But you're right, if you look at percentages, those airlines would most likely have the highest %.


User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 19, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 5447 times:

Quoting Areopagus (Reply 2):
The A380.

It will be, but not yet. It is yet to carry a revenue passenger.



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User currently offlineDoona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3771 posts, RR: 13
Reply 20, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 5396 times:

Quoting ATCGOD (Reply 15):
Is there a European or North American airline that isn't mostly comprised of narrow body aircraft?

Actually, if you look at airlines like VS or WO, you'll see that they only operate widebodies.  silly   duck 

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User currently offlineDw9115 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 449 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 5360 times:

Quoting Charliejag1 (Reply 18):
I would say BA and AF/KL have the most widebodies of any north American or european airline. US airlines have more narrow bodies, probably because of their extensive route networks within the continent (less over water).

What about United I know they have gotten rid of a few leased aircraft in the recent bankruptcy but they have a huge widebody fleet even Delta has a large widebody fleet even though mostly 767-300's.


User currently offlineATCGOD From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 663 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 5191 times:

Quoting Dw9115 (Reply 22):
Delta has a large widebody fleet even though mostly 767-300's.

True, but they have many more MD-88's and 737's than they do 767's or 777's.


User currently offlineDeltaGuy767 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 665 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 5149 times:

Quoting Doona (Reply 21):
Actually, if you look at airlines like VS or WO, you'll see that they only operate widebodies

Hey don't forget SQ and Thai  wink 

Cheers from BDL,
DeltaGuy767



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User currently offlineATCGOD From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 663 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 5087 times:

Quoting Doona (Reply 21):
Actually, if you look at airlines like VS or WO, you'll see that they only operate widebodies.

World Airways can be compared with Maxjet...they have so few aircraft that I don't think they really qualify for this argument. Virgin has divided their widebody fleet from their narrowbody fleet by making two seperate airlines. That's like American splitting into two and calling the narrowbody airline American Express and the widebody airline American International...or something like that. You get my drift.


25 Post contains links Dw9115 : If just looking at widebodies it looks like British Airways is the winner info I found. UNITED Link http://ir.united.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=83680&p=irol-
26 ATCGOD : Yeah, I know about the Asian airlines.
27 Starlionblue : Actually it is not. They are very different. Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Express are separate entities with widely varying ownership structure. Virgin
28 Dw9115 : I was not counting freighter others wise these airlines would have had higher #'s. also please show link were you found info
29 Post contains links Spacecadet : Doesn't look like Starlionblue was counting freighters either until the bottom of his list. Those numbers look right to me... http://en.wikipedia.org
30 ElmoTheHobo : You skipped American, which has 20 more widebodies than BA, and a couple more than the combined AF/KL 34 A300-605R 47 777-223/ER 58 767-323/ER 15 767
31 Efcar98 : Whats the Difference?
32 Flydubai : EK have over 80 widebody jets... ................and counting!! flydubai
33 Post contains links Cf6ppe : I know that lots of A-netters focus on the pax haulers, but please don't forget the Freight and Package haulers. They have substantial sized fleets. T
34 Post contains images Scaledesigns : AA is the largest airline,but they have lost market share in the last few years. The A340-600 is the longest airliner in service. If we go by fleet si
35 Jetdeltamsy : American has the most aircraft, the highest revenue, the most ASM's and RPM's. Almost any way you measure it, AA comes out on top.
36 Post contains links Starlionblue : "ER" stands for extended range. They are variants of the same basic frame. JAL uses the 346 for domestic and the 346ER for international. For more cl
37 Post contains images Historic747 : By market cap 1. SOUTHWEST AIRLINE Market capitalization - about US$13.5BN 2. SINGAPORE AIRLINE Market cap - about US$6.7BN makets price them as the b
38 VV701 : Except for the number that matters most to most shareholders - profit.
39 AADC10 : I wonder which airline is the largest by market capitalization?
40 Dw9115 : I wasn’t able to find there #'s on there site. Good #'s though. " target=_blank>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japan_A...leet. The #'s look right but
41 Glareskin : Lufthansa has with 99 widebodies more than the mentioned CX and separated KL / AF. ANA has 136 widebodies. And, as mentioned, you've missed JL and AA
42 Dw9115 : Like I said before I used company info not third party info due to unreliability. If I hot could get it from there site I did not use it. United for
43 Jetdeltamsy : Welllll....things were much improved in the last reported quarter...a net of $291 million. that ain't peanuts. let's see how long fuel prices hold at
44 Post contains images Historic747 : See my post 38. Southwest is the largest followed by Singapore Airline. But note Singapore's market cap is just half of that of Southwest. Several of
45 Historic747 : You usually don't judge a company based on one quarter earnings especially when the company has had a track record of wiping away value. A quarterly
46 ComairGuyCVG : You're right....I was looking at the A340-500 demintions instead of the -600. Thanks for that correction. Now I can weep lol.
47 VV701 : No. The closing price for British Airways last Friday was £4.1325 giving them a market capitalisation of £4.679BN or $8.890BN at Friday's exchange
48 Historic747 : Okay but yet smaller than Southwest.
49 PlanenutzTB : I do believe in the history of all airlines, Aeroflot was the biggest, prior to the break-up of the USSR.
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