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What Are The Largest Low-cost Carriers?  
User currently offlineEnglandair From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 2228 posts, RR: 3
Posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2155 times:

Which are the world's largest low cost carriers. Fleet & destination info' please if possible.

Cheers,
Jamie.

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User currently offlinePablo From Argentina, joined Sep 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2134 times:

I beilieve southwest is the largest low fair carrier in the world. It operates around 333, 737s. Ryanair and EasyJet are also near the top.

User currently offlineLowfareair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2124 times:

Can't forget AirTran and ATA. ATA is the 10th/11th largest carrier in the US(based on the statistics you use), and I think AirTran is the 12th.
ATA has numerous 752s, 722s, and L1011s. They are going to replace the 722/L1011 with 738s/753s.
AirTran has 52 aircraft, comprised of 712s/D93s/732s. They fly to the Eastern/Midwestern US with a hub in ATL and focus cities in GPT/PHL/MDW/PIT. ATA flies all around the US from its main hub in MDW and smaller one in IND along with Charters flying all around the world.


User currently offlineTWAneedsNOhelp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2118 times:

ATA is commonly accepted as the 11th largest airline with Alaska Airlines being in the 10th spot

Additionally, ATA is sort of a hybrid between an ACMI charter carrier and an emerging low-fare airline based out of MDW. However, a large portion of parent company Amtran's revenue still comes fro contract deals with travel bureaus, the military, and other charter uses.

Airtran is indeed a very large low-fare airline and its DEN counterpart Frontier is no small operation either. National continues to expand at an impressive break-neck pace. Of course Southwest is the king of the low-fare market and it's Candian clone WestJet is growing well too.

In Europe, clearly Ryan Air and easyJet are the two leaders.


User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 46
Reply 4, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2096 times:

Barring another round of buyouts, I can very easily forsee National, Frontier, probably AirTran, and maybe JetBlue and Midway eventually joining the league of "Major" airlines.*

*Major is defined as having revenues > one billion dollars annually.

Meanwhile, much as I hate to say it, TWA will continue on its ever so gradual slide into oblivion, thus further opening the door for all of the carriers named above.


User currently offlineSoku39 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1797 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2088 times:

I would have to say SW followed by Fontier and also JetBlue which is growing with every new A320 delivered


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User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24964 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2055 times:

Biggest in World=Southwest,USA
Biggest in Europe=Ryanair,IRE or easyJet,UK
Biggest in Asia=?



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