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User currently offlineQF743INTL From Australia, joined Jul 2001, 174 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 795 times:

wassup fellas
what is the biggest airline (in size and amount of aircraft) in the world????
thanx guys
peice out
QF743INTL

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User currently offlineGo Canada! From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 2955 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 776 times:

As far as I can tell Its American at the moment, followed by United and then British Airways.

United were the biggest until AA bought TWA and will be the biggest again if and when the US Airways deal goes through.

krgds



It is amazing what can be accomplised when nobody takes the credit
User currently offlineN863DA From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 48 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 756 times:

>>As far as I can tell Its American at the moment, followed by United and then British Airways. <<

Not quite, sir.

American, United, then Delta. British Airways figures further down the list, and ranks FIRST on being the Biggest International Airline, given that most BA flights (including those to Europe) are regarded as 'international'.

And the US/UA deal really is as dead as Kiwi Airlines.

FLY DELTA JETS and sail UNITED STATES LINES



N 8 6 3 D A


User currently offlineDeltaOwnsAll From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1173 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 738 times:

Just wondering why everyone says United is bigger than Delta... I believe Delta has more planes and definetely flies more pax.
But as far as I know it goes American, United, Delta, Continental, British Airways(or Northwest?)
FLY DELTA JETS
DeltaOwnsAll


User currently offlineSESGDL From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3474 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 731 times:

It goes Sadapproximations)
1. American 720
2. Delta 620
3. United 615
4. Northwest 435
5. USAirways 420
6. Continental 375
8. Southwest 360
9. British Airways?????
10. Lufthansa?????


User currently offlineWatewate From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 2284 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 730 times:

When you ask for the biggest airline, there will always be discrepencies. How do you determine the term 'biggest'? Is it by the number of pax carried? The revenue? The size of the fleet? If so, should it include its regionals?
Be more specific. There are just too many ways to measure an airline's size.


User currently offlineA2 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 39 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 718 times:

The method that is most widely used to measure the size of an airline is Revenue Passenger Miles or Kilometer (RPM or RPK). This measures the size of an airline's traffic.

Delta carries the most passengers. However, in terms of RPM, after aquiring TWA, American is considered the biggest airline in the world.

- A2


User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 713 times:

I wonder how much planes FedEx has........

User currently offlineJsf119 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 196 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 701 times:

fedex has 613 planes but 253 are cessna 208's

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