Lowfareair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2214 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.
TWAneedsNOhelp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2208 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.