Mudboy From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1167 posts, RR: 5 Posted (7 years 3 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 11470 times:
What are the top five foriegn airlines to the US in number of flights, cities and seats? From where to where? My guess would be in no particular order are, BA, AF, AC, Virgin and KLM. While we are at it what about from Asia and the other side of the Pacific?
Centrair From Japan, joined Jan 2005, 3599 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 11403 times:
Quoting Mudboy (Thread starter): While we are at it what about from Asia and the other side of the Pacific?
From Asia: KE has the most destinations and flies a combination of 777-200s and 744s. KE probably has a few more destinations on the radar for the US. They still have to connect to NW's hubs as well as tap those cities that could do with Asia travel with a 787. (BOS) After KE is JL which flies 777-200s, and 744s. (not sure if they started 773ERs to the US). However JL's destination list is much smaller than KE.
Yes...I am not a KIX fan. Let's Japanese Aviation!
PanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 11394 times:
For the entire U.S., my guess would be British Airways and Lufthansa from Europe, Air Canada, Mexicana, and AeroMexico from the hemisphere. The number of American destinations served by their own metal (and not under "code-share" status) is much larger than other international airlines. In addition, AC, MX, and AM all have the advantage of serving multiple American cities from multiple locations in their own country!
On a side note, my first thought was QANTAS, but that was from this picture:
Gemuser From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 5911 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 11347 times:
Quoting PanAm747 (Reply 5): n a side note, my first thought was QANTAS, but that was from this picture:
Qantas is number two at LAX to Aeromexico on the last figures I saw posted here, and it was pretty close so they may have moved closer or even passed them. Even so given there only other North American services are less than daily service to SFO & HNL I doubt they are in the running for for top slot overall.
NASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3184 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (7 years 3 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 10685 times:
When you say foreign airlines, I assume you mean any airline that isn't a U.S. Airline.
My guesses would be Air Canada, West Jet, Aeromexico and Mexicana to top the list, with maybe British.
Of course most of the seats are low since they pretty much all use narrowbody aircraft.
Air Canada pretty much flies to every decent size metropolitan area in the U.S. in some form or another whether it is Jazz or Air Canada with multiple flights daily. I would say Air Canada at least in terms of flights/frequency would win it. Most of the European airlines only have one flight a day to the cities, with exception of alliance partner hubs etc. Aeromexico is probably in second place, followed by Mexicana or West Jet. I would assume British Airways would be the top European carrier.