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Airlines With The Largest Fleet  
User currently offlineVTMAA From India, joined Oct 2006, 109 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 9858 times:

Its been a while since the forum discussed the fleet sizes of airlines. I
Largest Fleet (by Airtanzania1 May 21 2006 in Civil Aviation)

was reading an article online about China Southern and its 400+ aircraft (including 68 that are scheduled for delivery this year). Up until then, I did not realize anyone outside the US having such fleet strengh today.
So my questions are, who has the largest fleet? How will Emirates look when they start getting their large order in?

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User currently offlineDLPMMM From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 3592 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 9811 times:

American Airlines.

Here is all sorts of stats:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_largest_airlines


User currently offlineSkyexRamper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 9782 times:

International Lease Finance Corp is probably one of the largest. Nearing 1000 airplanes under their ownership. Sure they're not an airline directly but they are the worlds supplier of airliners.

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 9399 times:

Any official Stats link.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineJetJeanes From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1431 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 9309 times:

Big Sky may be in the running since they are going to serve midway now


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User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 9284 times:

American has the largest fleet (700).

Fedex has the largest cargo fleet (377), as well as the largest widebody fleet (270).

Skywest/ASA has the largest fleet of regional jets (333), and I believe the largest fleet of turboprops aswell (74).

Southwest has the largest fleet of a single type -B737- (469).


I know my numbers may not be perfect, but they're the most up to date I found.


User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7298 posts, RR: 85
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 9267 times:
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Quoting Flyf15 (Reply 5):
Fedex has the largest cargo fleet (377), as well as the largest widebody fleet (270).

 no 

Including the A30F we get this year, and the 15 77F, we have 670 a/c, second only to AA.


User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 9266 times:

Quoting FXramper (Reply 6):
Including the A30F we get this year, and the 15 77F, we have 670 a/c, second only to AA.

I was only counting the mainline aircraft..... 727, A300/310, DC/MD-10/11

If you count all the feeders, you're correct, you have a lot more airplanes.


User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7298 posts, RR: 85
Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 9210 times:
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Quoting Flyf15 (Reply 7):
mainline aircraft

When did we quit including feeders in our mainline ops?  confused 


User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26499 posts, RR: 75
Reply 9, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 9059 times:

Quoting Flyf15 (Reply 5):
American has the largest fleet (700).

AMR Corp's 2 airlines combine for 1062 aircraft.

Quoting DLPMMM (Reply 1):
Here is all sorts of stats:

Again showing the imperfection of tertiary sources. They only included IATA carriers in that list, which leaves out WN, which is the world's second largest carrier by passengers carried.



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User currently offlineJimbobjoe From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 657 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 8971 times:

Here are the current stats from the FAA airline certificate search site:

American: 728 (all mainline--including, strangely, 4 Fokkers that I assume are in the desert somewhere)

Fedex: 392

Southwest: 485 (Southwest adds about one plane every 1-2 weeks--after awhile, it starts to add up quickly--check the FAA site for the most recent data)

Quoting N1120A (Reply 9):
They only included IATA carriers in that list, which leaves out WN, which is the world's second largest carrier by passengers carried.

According to the NTSB news site American will probably continue to be the largest airline in the world (measured by passengers carried) in 2006. (Most recent data comes from November 2006, so we won't know for sure until mid-March.)

However, beginning in August 2006, Southwest overtook American--carrying more passengers in its domestic network than American did in its domestic and international networks. Assuming this does not change, Southwest will undoubtedly take over American in passengers carried in 2007--arguably making it, at least by this metric, the "world's largest airline."


User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26499 posts, RR: 75
Reply 11, posted (7 years 7 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 8782 times:

Quoting Jimbobjoe (Reply 10):
According to the NTSB news site American will probably continue to be the largest airline in the world (measured by passengers carried) in 2006. (Most recent data comes from November 2006, so we won't know for sure until mid-March.)

Yes, but Delta is most definately smaller by PAX than WN now

Quoting Jimbobjoe (Reply 10):
However, beginning in August 2006, Southwest overtook American--carrying more passengers in its domestic network than American did in its domestic and international networks. Assuming this does not change, Southwest will undoubtedly take over American in passengers carried in 2007--arguably making it, at least by this metric, the "world's largest airline."

That is interesting, isn't it? Given the rather selfish nature of the airline passenger, as they well should be as a paying customer, passengers carried should be the metric as it is the one the people who pay the bills care about.

Quoting Jimbobjoe (Reply 10):
(all mainline--including, strangely, 4 Fokkers that I assume are in the desert somewhere)

Those really shouldn't count, as they are definately not in AA's fleet.



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 12, posted (7 years 7 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 8421 times:

Quoting Flyf15 (Reply 5):
I know my numbers may not be perfect, but they're the most up to date I found

Any link
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineJetJeanes From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1431 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (7 years 7 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 8395 times:

Hmm also did aa not phase out the ex twa 757,s...?? The fokkers are gone, so i guess fx has more aircraft


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