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Whats The Largest Single Aircraft Airline?  
User currently offlineFL370 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 252 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 12121 times:

whats the largest airline that operates only one plane type. i know WN has the 737s, B6 did have the A320's, thats all i know. but what other airlines only fly one kind of plane?


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User currently offlineKiramakora From Argentina, joined Aug 2006, 547 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 12123 times:

Does generations of an aircraft count? Good question btw. Outside the U.S., one of the single-aircraft biggies is G3 with 64 737s and FR with 138 737s.

[Edited 2006-12-03 01:27:34]

User currently offlineFuturecaptain From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 12130 times:

The largest airline would have to be WN with around 400 737's now IIRC.

User currently offlineMtnWest1979 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 2455 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 12098 times:
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Quoting Futurecaptain (Reply 2):
The largest airline would have to be WN with around 400 737's now IIRC.

Closer to 460 now, I think.



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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21558 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 12089 times:

Isn't the question what the largest airline with just one aircraft type? WN wouldn't count, as they have several types of 737s in their fleet.

I'd venture to guess that until recently, JetBlue would have been the largest single aircraft airline. Of course, the arrival of the 190 changed that.

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[Edited 2006-12-03 01:45:51]


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User currently offlineBtriple7 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 1161 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 12073 times:

I will give a guess and say FR, although they operate more than one 737 type like Southwest.

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User currently offlineAirportGuy1971 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 355 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 12042 times:

Frontier's out as they have a mix of 319's and 318's

User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 12027 times:

Quoting Futurecaptain (Reply 2):
The largest airline would have to be WN with around 400 737's now IIRC.



Quoting MtnWest1979 (Reply 3):
Closer to 460 now, I think.

Last time I checked we were up to 479 with the delivery of N260WN, and are expected to end the year with another 2 for a total of 481.

We have something like 35 or 36 scheduled for delivery in 2007, so we'll pass the 500 mark sometime around mid-year...


User currently offlineFuturecaptain From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 11988 times:

Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 7):
Last time I checked we were up to 479 with the delivery of N260WN, and are expected to end the year with another 2 for a total of 481.

We have something like 35 or 36 scheduled for delivery in 2007, so we'll pass the 500 mark sometime around mid-year...

Well, good to know. Any word on a special 500th plane livery or what?

Quoting Mir (Reply 4):
Isn't the question what the largest airline with just one aircraft type? WN wouldn't count, as they have several types of 737s in their fleet.

Oh God. Being that picky will make it harder. Good luck.


User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4896 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 11971 times:

Quoting Btriple7 (Reply 5):
I will give a guess and say FR, although they operate more than one 737 type like Southwest.

No, they only have 737-800's. The -200's left awhile back.



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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 11971 times:

Quoting Futurecaptain (Reply 8):
Well, good to know. Any word on a special 500th plane livery or what?

There were special T-shirts out for the 400th (I still have several; have to get them up on eBay someday), but I don't recall the 400th aircraft itself wearing any special scheme. Maybe a small decal, but I can't recall even that.

Maybe the 500th will be a bigger milestone...


User currently offlineSLCUT2777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 4050 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 11798 times:

Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 10):
Maybe the 500th will be a bigger milestone...

What is the count between older 737-300s vs. the newer 737-700s? Do they have the current numbers posted at southwest.com? I know it has only been in the last 2-3 years that they've retired the last of their old 732s.



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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 11766 times:

Quoting SLCUT2777 (Reply 11):
What is the count between older 737-300s vs. the newer 737-700s? Do they have the current numbers posted at southwest.com? I know it has only been in the last 2-3 years that they've retired the last of their old 732s.

194 -300s
25 -500s
The rest are -700s

The last -200s will have been gone for 2 years come next month, Jan. 2007...


User currently offlineDalb777 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2192 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 11751 times:

Here are the numbers on their website as of August 11, 2006:

http://www.southwest.com/about_swa/press/factsheet.html#Fleet



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User currently offlineBaron95 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1335 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 11689 times:

Gol has about 60 737s now and 100 on order.

[Edited 2006-12-03 05:37:29]


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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 11640 times:

Quoting Dalb777 (Reply 13):
Here are the numbers on their website as of August 11, 2006:



Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 7):
Last time I checked we were up to 479 with the delivery of N260WN, and are expected to end the year with another 2 for a total of 481.

N260WN just came in, so those 8/11 numbers are a little old...


User currently offlineSWAOPSusafATC From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 118 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 10329 times:

Quoting NWADC9 (Reply 9):
No, they only have 737-800's. The -200's left awhile back.

Actually we have no 737-800's. We have -300/500/700's.


User currently offlinePtugarin From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 326 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 10268 times:

Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 7):
Last time I checked we were up to 479 with the delivery of N260WN, and are expected to end the year with another 2 for a total of 481.

Is there a retirement plan for some of the older 737s?


User currently offlineZBA320 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 122 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 10170 times:

Quoting SWAOPSusafATC (Reply 16):
Actually we have no 737-800's. We have -300/500/700's.

I think 'NWADC9' was referring to Ryanair. They previously operated a small fleet of 732s.



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User currently offlinePtugarin From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 326 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 10107 times:

This question is becoming a little boring with WN as the obvious answer. How about restricting it further. Who's the largest single-type non-737 operator.

User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8670 posts, RR: 15
Reply 20, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 10058 times:

WN or FR. Once U2 dumps its 737's, it could be up there.

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User currently offlineByronsterk From Netherlands, joined Jul 2005, 155 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 10030 times:

Quoting ZBA320 (Reply 18):
Quoting SWAOPSusafATC (Reply 16):
Actually we have no 737-800's. We have -300/500/700's.

I think 'NWADC9' was referring to Ryanair. They previously operated a small fleet of 732s.

I belive FR also has several 737-700's... beat me if I'm wrong.



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User currently offlineBMED From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 860 posts, RR: 6
Reply 22, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 9967 times:

Quoting Byronsterk (Reply 21):
I belive FR also has several 737-700's... beat me if I'm wrong

I'm going to have to beat you. FR only have the 737-800. They have never operated with the 737-700.



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User currently offlineBoeingFever777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 409 posts, RR: 53
Reply 23, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 9578 times:

Quoting BMED (Reply 22):
I'm going to have to beat you. FR only have the 737-800. They have never operated with the 737-700.

BMED, is correct. FR only has ordered and operated the 737-800, no -700.

Ryanair Ireland Europe 737-800 CF 09-Mar-1998 25
Ryanair Ireland Europe 737-800 CF 26-Sep-2000 3
Ryanair Ireland Europe 737-800 CF 24-Jan-2002 100
Ryanair Ireland Europe 737-800 CF 21-Aug-2002 3
Ryanair Ireland Europe 737-800 CF 31-Jan-2003 22
Ryanair Ireland Europe 737-800 CF 23-Dec-2003 2
Ryanair Ireland Europe 737-800 CF 12-May-2005 70
Ryanair Ireland Europe 737-800 CF 13-Jun-2005 5
Ryanair Ireland Europe 737-800 CF 04-Oct-2005 9
Ryanair Ireland Europe 737-800 CF 16-Jun-2006 10
Ryanair Ireland Europe 737-800 CF 28-Sep-2006 32



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User currently offlineUA777300ER From Belgium, joined Jun 2006, 96 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 9464 times:

Quoting BoeingFever777 (Reply 23):
BMED, is correct. FR only has ordered and operated the 737-800, no -700.

Ryanair Ireland Europe 737-800 CF 09-Mar-1998 25
Ryanair Ireland Europe 737-800 CF 26-Sep-2000 3
Ryanair Ireland Europe 737-800 CF 24-Jan-2002 100
Ryanair Ireland Europe 737-800 CF 21-Aug-2002 3
Ryanair Ireland Europe 737-800 CF 31-Jan-2003 22
Ryanair Ireland Europe 737-800 CF 23-Dec-2003 2
Ryanair Ireland Europe 737-800 CF 12-May-2005 70
Ryanair Ireland Europe 737-800 CF 13-Jun-2005 5
Ryanair Ireland Europe 737-800 CF 04-Oct-2005 9
Ryanair Ireland Europe 737-800 CF 16-Jun-2006 10
Ryanair Ireland Europe 737-800 CF 28-Sep-2006 32

May I ask where you get this information? I don't know of any website that keeps such a detailed order history. Boeing only provides orders per model type with the first order date.

Thanks,
Tom


25 OPNLguy : The oldest -300s here are just turning 22, and retirements have been rumored to be starting anywhere from 2008 to 2010. We'll see when it actually st
26 Post contains images Daleaholic : DL has a truckload of 767's, can anybody give me some actual figures on how many they have? Thanks Paul
27 Post contains links BoeingFever777 : Boeing's website. They detail any carrier's order/delivery placed. http://active.boeing.com/commercial/...definedselection.cfm&pageid=m15527
28 Post contains images BA787 : Beat me too it
29 BoeingFever777 : Delta 767 placed orders from 1976-2000. DL U.S.A. North America 767-200 GE 15-Nov-1978 15 DL U.S.A. North America 767-300 GE 21-Feb-1984 5 DL U.S.A.
30 SWAOPSusafATC : My mistake.
31 Post contains images Daleaholic : I counted 117 But that will be 112 now won't it, due to them getting rid of the -200's?
32 ATCT : Once the Mad Dogs are gone, AS will have a bunch of 737's (yes of alot of models). If you include regionals, ExpressJet is all ERJ's (135, 145, X45).
33 Gigneil : Skywest operates planes other than the CRJ. NS
34 Boeingfever777 : Not sure... Thinking DL only has 102 active 763's/400's total. Last -200 flight I believe was in March. Eitherway does not matter they do not just fl
35 Post contains images Daleaholic : You are correct, excuse my absolutely pathetic and shameful maths!!!
36 BMED : I'm going to have to beat you, FR only operate the 737-800, the only other 737s they operated were as said, the 737-200
37 SkyvanMan : Air Tahiti Nui operates only A340s but they are nowhere near as large of an airline as Southwest. Also Cargolux operates only 747s. Those are the only
38 Doona : Didn't they get some 737-300s when they gobbled up Buzz? I think I remember seeing a bright yellow 733 with Ryanair titles... Cheers Mats
39 BMED : I'll have to beat you as FR only fly the 737-800. The only other 737s they operated were the 200s
40 WN230 : I agree. WN because all they operate is the 737 even some of them are different diravetives of each other. (-700 derivative of the -300) WN230
41 SESGDL : They actually have 104: 24 767-300s, 59 767-300ERs, and 21 767-400ERs. Jeremy
42 Vhqpa : Maybe Ted with 56 A320's
43 AlexPorter : Ryanair probably takes the cake with nothing but 737-800s. Southwest only has 737s also, but have three types.
44 UncGSO : WestJet only flies 737's as well, right?
45 BoeingFever777 : doubtful. yes, 600/700/800 series.
46 AirIndia : Indigo has ordered 100 A320s..... hope it survives by the time the 100th comes.
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