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Which Carriers Have Ordered The Most 747s  
User currently offlineZKNBX From New Zealand, joined Jul 2006, 464 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 3 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 6891 times:

Curious to know how this works out...
My guess for a top 5 is..

JL
BA
SQ
UA
LH

Does anybody have the data (broken down, into -100 -200 -300 -400 including scd / f / et al)?

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User currently offlineSpartanmjf From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 485 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 6876 times:

I would have assumed that PA was the largest single customer of the 747....


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User currently offlineMauriceB From Netherlands, joined Aug 2004, 2487 posts, RR: 26
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 6848 times:

KLM had all the 4 types up until now, and was first 200 customer....

they still have like 25 in the fleet right now, with a new 747-400ERF to be delivered (which will be ''leased'' out to AF for 1,5 years up until the new 777's arive)


User currently offlineZvezda From Lithuania, joined Aug 2004, 10511 posts, RR: 64
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 6845 times:

JL: 108
BA: 94
SQ: 93
LH: 81
UA: 64
PA: 45


User currently offlineZKNBX From New Zealand, joined Jul 2006, 464 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 6814 times:

Am I correct in assuming that our figures for LH include recently ordered B748i?

User currently offlineAussie747 From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 1162 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 6742 times:

Some others to add to the list

Korean Air - 67
Qantas - 57
China Airlines - 48
PAN AM - 45
ANA - 45
Cathay Pacific - 45
THAI - 26
Air India - 19
Alitalia - 17

So it would seem the top 10 is as follows
1. Japan Airlines
2. British Airways
3. Singapore Airlines
4. Lufthansa
5. Korean Air
6. United Airlines
7. Qantas
8. China Airlines
9. = PAN AM / Cathay Pacific / ANA

Quoting ZKNBX (Reply 4):
Am I correct in assuming that our figures for LH include recently ordered B748i?

Yes you would be correct


User currently offlineZvezda From Lithuania, joined Aug 2004, 10511 posts, RR: 64
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 6662 times:

Top 10:

JL: 108
BA: 94
SQ: 93
LH: 81
KE: 67
UA:64
QF: 57
KL: 51
CI: 48
NH/PA/CX (tied for 10th): 45

As BA are likely to order the 747-8 SuperJumbo, there is a good chance that, when 747 production ceases, they will have placed the most orders, even though JL, SQ, and LH are all likely to order the 747-8F.


User currently offlineBA787 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 2596 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 6660 times:

Quoting Zvezda (Reply 6):
As BA are likely to order the 747-8 SuperJumbo,

True, but not as clear cut as you think, and I doubt if they do, it will be a huge buy. Currnetly they are signalling towards a mix of A380s and 747s, which will be fantastic for us enthusiasts Big grin Big grin


User currently offlineShamrock_747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 6633 times:

British Airways have the world's largest 747-400 fleet, with a total of 57 in service.

JAL, however, have a higher total number of 747s including the classic models.


User currently offlineER757 From Cayman Islands, joined May 2005, 2431 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 6502 times:

Where does NW fall on this list (for combined pax and freighter models)? They'd have to be up there somewhere, no?

User currently offlineZvezda From Lithuania, joined Aug 2004, 10511 posts, RR: 64
Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 6460 times:

Quoting ER757 (Reply 9):
Where does NW fall on this list (for combined pax and freighter models)? They'd have to be up there somewhere, no?

You're right. Boeing lists 53 for NW.

Corrected top 10:

JL: 108
BA: 94
SQ: 93
LH: 81
KE: 67
UA:64
QF: 57
NW: 53
KL: 51
CI: 48


User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6482 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (7 years 3 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 6443 times:

AF/KL is really high in the list if you combine them.


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User currently offlineZvezda From Lithuania, joined Aug 2004, 10511 posts, RR: 64
Reply 12, posted (7 years 3 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 6417 times:

Quoting N328KF (Reply 11):
AF/KL is really high in the list if you combine them.

AF have ordered 53.

Corrected top 10:

JL: 108
BA: 94
SQ: 93
LH: 81
KE: 67
UA:64
QF: 57
AF/NW: 53
KL: 51


User currently offlineBlasphemystic From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 213 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 3 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 6389 times:

I would have to say North West also.


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User currently offlineBlasphemystic From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 213 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 3 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 6389 times:

sorry.. never mind. I read the whole thread.


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User currently offlineCCA From Hong Kong, joined Oct 2002, 797 posts, RR: 14
Reply 15, posted (7 years 3 months 6 days ago) and read 6223 times:

CXs total over the years plus future orders is more like 60, and will get near 70 including KAs, current 747s.

-200s - 7 (was 8 until HIH bacame a SF)
-200SFs - 4 (HIH, HMD,E,F)
-200F - 3
-300s - 6
-400s - 22
-400BCF - 4 (6 total?)
-400Fs - 6
-400ERFs - (6)

KA has 7?

They also had ZK-NBS for a year.



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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24075 posts, RR: 22
Reply 16, posted (7 years 3 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 6186 times:

Quoting MauriceB (Reply 2):
KLM had all the 4 types up until now, and was first 200 customer....

KL never had any 747-100s. Their first 747 was the first -200 built, PH-BUA, one of their original batch of 7 P&W-powered -200s, later sold and replaced with the final batch of GE-powered -200s which were later modified with the stretched upper deck and became -200SUDs, basically identical to the factory-built -300, of which KL had 3 in addition to the converted -200SUDs.

KL's first 747-200 in original and final livery. It later went to America West along with KL's 2nd and 3rd 747-200s (PH-BUB and BUC) for HP's brief and ill-advised venture into longhaul service to Hawaii and Japan. All 3 scrapped between 1994 and 1996.


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User currently offlineVC10DC10 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1030 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (7 years 3 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 6096 times:

Interesting. I had no idea that there was ever a 747-200 with only three windows per side on the upper deck (a la most of the 747-100s).

User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24075 posts, RR: 22
Reply 18, posted (7 years 3 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 5881 times:

Quoting VC10DC10 (Reply 17):
Interesting. I had no idea that there was ever a 747-200 with only three windows per side on the upper deck (a la most of the 747-100s).

Quite a few early -200s had the 3-window upper deck originally. Boeing offered the 10-window option at a fairly early stage and most of the -100s/-200s with 3 windows were later modified to add the extra windows, as the original upper deck lounges were replaced with saleable seats on almost all 747 operators by the late 70s/early 80s.

A few other early -200s with 3 windows (all built in 1971):


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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8625 posts, RR: 15
Reply 19, posted (7 years 3 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 5875 times:

Quoting VC10DC10 (Reply 17):
Interesting. I had no idea that there was ever a 747-200 with only three windows per side on the upper deck (a la most of the 747-100s).

Swiss air actualy flew a few of these. I think JL had/has a couple.

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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24075 posts, RR: 22
Reply 20, posted (7 years 3 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 5836 times:

Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 19):
Quoting VC10DC10 (Reply 17):
Interesting. I had no idea that there was ever a 747-200 with only three windows per side on the upper deck (a la most of the 747-100s).

Swissair actualy flew a few of these. I think JL had/has a couple

Photo of one of SR's in previous posting.


User currently offlineGr8Circle From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 3069 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (7 years 3 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 5803 times:

Quoting VC10DC10 (Reply 17):
Interesting. I had no idea that there was ever a 747-200 with only three windows per side on the upper deck (a la most of the 747-100s).

The first four 747-200's in the AI fleet (deivered 1971-1974) had only 3 windows on either side on the UD...later, AI added more windows to make it 8 on the UD for these planes....


User currently offlineDesediez From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 79 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (7 years 3 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3612 times:

Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 19):
Swiss air actualy flew a few of these.

SR used to operated two of them.

HB-IGA and HB-IGB


User currently offlineDesediez From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 79 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (7 years 3 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3612 times:

Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 19):
Swiss air actualy flew a few of these.

SR used to operate two of them.

HB-IGA and HB-IGB


User currently offlineSilverfox From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1058 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (7 years 3 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3560 times:

TWA must be up there in the low 20's surely?

25 Zvezda : TWA ordered 18, 15 of them 747-100s and 3 of them 747-SPs.
26 Jfk777 : SWISSAIR operated the two Jumbos from Zurich to JFK, one nonstop and the other via Geneva to JFK. Then they ordered 5 743, I saw one land in geneva ea
27 Magyarorszag : Little additional detail, three were -300M. Could have been HB-IGC or D. They were great to fly, even on the upper deck. Cheers.
28 CroCop : I am shocked at the UAL numbers. I had no idea they would be in a list with those carriers. Nice to see they still operate the beautiful bird. I didn'
29 Magyarorszag : HP got four second-hand B742s from KL in 1989/90. They almost killed the airline. Back in the 1960s, CO jumped in like most major US airlines to buy
30 Magyarorszag : Yes. The grand total of new B747s for TW is 22. Almost. I don't remember the original TW order, but they ended up with the three SPs as well as 19 -1
31 CroCop : Thanks so much for the info. I had no idea they operated so few 747's(HP) and thought CO had a bunch more as well. I got to see a CO 747 parked in th
32 TymnBalewne : Help me out here...I have a vague recollection of NW advertising on their timetables that they owned the most 747's of any airline. (the caveat being
33 AA777223 : I had the opportunity to fly on one of those 743s in 7/94. It was my first international flight, and to this day, my only flight on a 747. Nice fligh
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