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User currently offlineUSAirBWI From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 97 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1631 times:

What is the world's largest airline, (by number of destinations, number of flights, or fleet size. Please say in which way the airline is the largest)

USAirBWI

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User currently offlineAmericanF100 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 243 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1563 times:

I'm not possitive on everything but I think that

Delta has the most destinations
Delta or Southwest have the most flights
American has the most planes

Matt~


User currently offlineDemoose From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1952 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1571 times:

mmm...British Airways?? They are the worlds busiest International Airline.
In 1998 British Airways flew a total of 67.59 billion passenger miles. United Airlines was second with 47.6 billion miles and Lufthansa third with 43.4 billion miles (Source: Guinness world records 2001)

It all depends what you mean by "largest".

Hope it helps though
DEM



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User currently offlineContrails From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1829 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1551 times:

Unless something's changed the world's largest is Aeroflot.

AA is largest in the USA.




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User currently offlineN6801 From Sweden, joined Aug 2001, 192 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1551 times:

I also recall reading (back in 1986) that Aeroflot was the world's largest airline equipment-wise.

User currently offlineRw774477 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1061 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1538 times:

AeroFlot WAS the biggest years ago before the Soviet Union broke up and the airline was busted into smithereens

rw774477


User currently offlineRWally From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 555 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1530 times:

Aeroflot was the largest, but then United became the largest. Now AA/TWA makes American Airlines the largest!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

RWally


User currently offlineTeva From France, joined Jan 2001, 1869 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1529 times:

N6801, you are absolutely right for 86. It was before USSR collapsed, and all the new republic seized the Aeroflot planes to built their national airlines.

USAirBWI, it depend the criteria you take.
If you consider All Cargo airlines (I do not count airlines carying cargo & pax on the same flt), Fedex is N°1 in 2 categories: Weight carried, and fleet size (more than 670 planes !!!
And, thanks to Fedex, MEM is the world busiest airport for cargo.
Nana...



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User currently offlineDelta-flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2676 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1518 times:

The largest of any business is usually measured by sales. This makes cargo, passengers, aircraft, short routes, long routes, etc. all convert to a common denominator -- money.

So, what's the largest airline in annual sales? Anyone have the answer?


User currently offlineJaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1506 times:

BA in Europe..
Where I've been in Europe, there's hardly any American Airlines departures, but always a few BA departures.
And nearly no Aeroflot departures/arrivals.


User currently offlineGunfighter 6 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2001, 404 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1488 times:

With the overtake of TWA, American airlines is now the largest carrier in the world in terms of aircraft.

I think Fedex has more but they don't really count because 60% of their fleet are small prop planes and its a cargo carrier.

and Jaspike ? you might wanna look better for those AA planes in europe.


User currently offlineSharpnfuzzy From Canada, joined Jun 2001, 570 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1484 times:

You might wanna check this topic
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/554497/


User currently offlineAirzim From Zimbabwe, joined Jun 2001, 1187 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1475 times:

The normal measure for airline size is Revenue Passenger Miles (RPM). Therefore, the largest is American with TWA. United is second with Delta third. Followed by Northwest, British Airways, Continental, Lufthansa, Air France, USAirways, JAL, Southwest, Qantas, Singapore, Air Canada, KLM, Cathay Pacific and Iberia.

User currently offlineBobnwa From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 6342 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1476 times:

The 15 largest by revenue are slightly different.
total operating revenue(000) Year 2000
1 UPS 29,771,000
2 American 19,703,000
3 United 19,352,000
4 Delta 16,741,000
5 Fed EX 15,596,508
6 JAL 13,487,000
7 BA 13,230,000
8 Northwest 11,415,000
10 Air France 10,790,000
11 Lufthansa 10,887,620
12 Swissair 10,076,424
13 Continental 9,899,000
14 US Airways 9,248,000
15 KLM 6,116,752


User currently offlineBobnwa From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 6342 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1457 times:

Sorry, left out #9
9 All Nippon 11,129,000


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