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User currently offlineBen88 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1093 posts, RR: 3
Posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1642 times:

Which airlines do you guys believe are currently the strongest economically speaking? We keep talking about airlines falling left and right like flies, but which airlines are in absolutely no immediate danger of bankruptcy? I'll start the list with some of my own suggestions:

Air France
Southwest
Qantas
JAL
Delta

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User currently offlineDC-10inLB From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1511 times:

SKYWEST AIRLINES!

User currently offlineEGFF From UK - Wales, joined Sep 2001, 2201 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1490 times:

well, not so much airlines but low cost, they are calling major profits!

Easyjet
Go
Ryanair



All together or not at all
User currently offlineBen88 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1093 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1473 times:

I wasn't implying major airlines only. Thanks for your input!

User currently offlineFlyinghighboy From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 749 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1461 times:

Virgin Blue?
Emirates?


User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5316 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1443 times:

Singapore Airlines
Cathay Pacific
Air New Zealand (for now?)


User currently offlineTG992 From New Zealand, joined Jan 2001, 2910 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1424 times:

I'd go with THAI. They're increasing their schedules to the destinations other airlines are cutting.

Good for them!  Smile



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User currently offlineThe Coachman From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 1429 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1395 times:

Definitely Qantas. Virgin Blue is in a reasonable position as well. Qantas is arguably the most financially safe airline in the world at the moment due to its domestic 'monopoly', though that might change.

Emirates may be ok, it depends on whether this 'war' goes spreads.

Cathay Pacific may be ok, if it trims its North American schedules as it has done, it has a reasonably healthy balance sheet, no immediate danger.

SQ similar.

How's SAA doing? They should be weathering ok, I should think.

ANA and JAL? Though I think their exposure to the US market is pretty high.

The Coachman



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User currently offlineTeva From France, joined Jan 2001, 1871 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1374 times:

Air France:
They have just released their quaterly results. Despite September 11, those results are better than last year. And last year results were very good.
Nana...



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User currently offline9V-SPK From Hong Kong, joined Aug 2001, 1646 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1366 times:

Singapore Airlines obviously.Qantas, SAS, Emirates...obviously Saudi Arabian.
Dragonair...strong financial situation.
Most government owned airlines are also strong i should say.

Best Regards


User currently offline2cn From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 648 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1351 times:

For US airlines, I'd say the strongest two major airlines are Delta and South West... Delta has a large cash posistion, larger I believe then the other majors... and had they actually counted the 400 million or so they got from the Goverment in the third quater, they would have turned a good sized profit.. instead, they are including it in 4th quarter reports.

User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 11, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1350 times:

On the issue of European airlines, can I just throw a thought in...

Air France and Lufthansa are both strong, but have no meaningful competition in their home markets. Compare them:

France: Air Lib - a basket case carrier with a slim chance of survival

Germany: Deutsche BA - a struggling carrier who, when they go head to head with LH are ruthlessly squashed

Britain: Ryanair, Buzz, Go, Easyjet, British Midland, Virgin Atlantic, British European, ScotAirways and others

To those who think LH/AF are secure right now, the low cost threat is coming. Be afraid...



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User currently offlineMD From Finland, joined Oct 2001, 146 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1332 times:

9V-SPK->

SAS not be good financial situation. They were very bad financial situation.

Finnair have very good financial situation.

 Big grin Big grin Big grin




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User currently offlineScand_Flyer From Norway, joined Nov 2000, 67 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1319 times:

SAS is reducing capacity and because of that also reducing it's staff, but that is because they are adapting to the new situation so that they can continue to be profitable. SAS is still solid.

User currently offlineValby From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1309 times:

The strongest airlines in the World is:

1. Cathay Pacific
2. JAL
3. Quantas
4. Singapore Airlines
5. British Airways, Air France and Delta


User currently offlineMD From Finland, joined Oct 2001, 146 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1299 times:

Scand Flyer->

This is only rumor:

SAS finnish theirs bussines class and stops serve meals on short haul flight.

SAS is still solid. -> I don't think so.




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User currently offlineDash8tech From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 732 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1305 times:

Alaska

User currently offlineSccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5509 posts, RR: 28
Reply 17, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1247 times:

For core financial strength (which includes not only cash position, but prospects for continued operational profitability), you'd have to say Southwest. Their history and operational efficiency have shown that they know how to operate profitably in bad times, and they have the ability to make money when no other carrier can do so.

Qantas are also (for reasons cited above) in a birds nest on the ground, so to speak, with a protected market and overwhelming dominance.



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User currently offlineVtual From France, joined Nov 2001, 137 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1232 times:

The CEO of Ryanair said recently that in a few years, in europe, they will just be 3 or 4 "real" airlines (in my opinion Air France, Lufthansa and others), and the rest will be occupied by low-fare airlines...

Vincent


User currently offlineNWA757300 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 299 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1192 times:

NORTHWEST!! They have as much cash on hand as AA, and DL and they're half their size. They did make a profit in the 3rd quarter, and they are taking delivery of over 40 aircraft next year including 757-300s, 747-400s, 319/320s, and CRJ-440s.

User currently offlineCobra27 From Slovenia, joined May 2001, 1012 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1174 times:

SABENA - just Smile

I think that SIA(Singapore Airlines) is constantly increasing and buying new aircrafts every year. I think that someday it will be as big as UA(if they don't collapse).
BTW: how much was the biggest profit of AA or UA in the history and which airline makes the biggest profits?

tanks


User currently offlineManni From South Korea, joined Nov 2001, 4221 posts, RR: 22
Reply 21, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1162 times:

VLM, a small but very profitable airline based in Antwerp.


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User currently offlineWadha From United Arab Emirates, joined Mar 2000, 185 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1150 times:

Emirates,
British
KLM
Lufthansa i guess


User currently offlineBO__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2771 posts, RR: 18
Reply 23, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1147 times:

AIR CANADA ---> Weakest, Feeble, and also has Ostioperosis. And needs more Calcium, Vitamins A,C,D and Carbohydrates.. Big grin



Strongest is.. Emirates. IMHO Quatar airways is also good too.



Chance favors the prepared mind.
User currently offlineKdonohue From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 374 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1096 times:

WestJet. Only profitable airline Canada. Mind you, there aren't many airlines left in Canada.

Ken


25 Bombayhog : Continental is strong. I wouldn't say British is all that strong. They are in some danger as well. /gwl
26 Nightcruiser : The strongest airlines in my opinion are: 1)KLM 2)Northwest 3)JAL 4)ANA 5)QANTAS 6)Air France 7)Air Canada
27 MAH4546 : jetBlue, Southwest, American, Continental, Delta in the US LanChile in Latin America South African Airways in Africa El Al, Emirates in the Middle Eas
28 Toxtethogrady : JetBlue, Southwest, Alaska, AirTran and Continental seem to be righting themselves, as is WestJet in Canada. Continental is closer to breakeven than a
29 Andreas : The question or rather the comparison of all Airlines worldwide is rather unfair: You just cannot compare low-cost carrier like Ryan, Easy etc., that
30 Qatar : Qatar Airways have been very good and are expanding there fleet and introducing new destinations. They have been operationally profitable since 1996 2
31 Planeguy : Here are the ones to watch out for: Southwest, Ryanair, Easyjet, Westjet, AirTran and Jetblue.
32 Post contains images Swissair : Balls, AF will never go bust cos the Govenrment wqont let em, gotta preserve frances over controlled very regulated industry!!!!!!!!!!!! Theyll never
33 Post contains images Swissair : Westjet!!!! JetBlue!!!!! Great airlines in themselves, wesjets case only helped by C3s demise, a very sad day for some
34 AgnusBymaster : Merrill Lynch just published a report on the airline industry that contained bankruptcy probabilities of the various airlines. They are listed below:
35 Post contains images DeltaASA16 : Delta is by far the most economically stable (before Sept. 11) THey were painting their aircaft with new paint jobs every year.They Also pay their pil
36 Lamyl_hhlco : KHALIFA AIRWAYS! Algerian airlines! Lufthansa and Emirate airlines! VIrgin atlantique seems to be the strongest
37 VonRichtofen : WESTJET
38 NWA ARJ : I would have to say that Northwest and KLM are the strongest airlines out there
39 Post contains images Firstclasser : Definately NOT Air Taliban, or Osama Bin L'airline!!! (c'mon, u KNOW smeone was gonna ake this crack,it was only a matter of time!!!)
40 Cba : "Delta is by far the most economically stable (before Sept. 11) THey were painting their aircaft with new paint jobs every year.They Also pay their pi
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