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User currently offlineMicstatic From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 850 posts, RR: 1
Posted (13 years 10 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3090 times:

What airline operators the most of each boeing type?

My guess on a few would be:

717- AirTran
727- Northwest
737- SW
747- United
757- Delta
767- Delta
777- American

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User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (13 years 10 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3059 times:

717- Air Tran
727- Fed Ex
747- Singapore or British (long debate on this)
757- American

User currently offlineCLL777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 10 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3039 times:

747s JAL with teh 777s BA owns a ton of them too.

User currently offlineBoeing in pdx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 10 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3000 times:

Right now United has more 777's than any other airline but when Singapore gets all there planes they will be the biggest.

User currently offlineFlying machine From Spain, joined May 2002, 223 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 10 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2972 times:

JAL and ANA are the biggest 747 operators.

User currently offlineJj From Algeria, joined Jun 2001, 1227 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (13 years 10 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2914 times:

Who is the biggest 737-200 operator?

User currently offlineAmerican 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4641 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (13 years 10 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2911 times:

Largest 747 operator:
ANA isn't but JAL definitely is, JAL had at one time close to 100 B747's!!! JAL was the very first airline, with Pan Am, to order a bunch of B747's back in the late 60's when the type was launched. But you're quite right, if you look at JAL and ANA combined, one 747 out of seven is built for a Japanese airline.
In America: the two largest 747 operators are Northwest and United. It used to be Pan Am.
In Europe: the largest one is British Airways.
In Africa, it's South African Airways.

Largest 737 operator:
I also think it's Southwest, and Continental.

Largest 727 operator:
FedEx probably is today. At one time, United was, with over 180 aircrafts. Don't you remember when United had over 180 B727's? Fifteen years ago, American had 164 of them. Delta also had a lot of them, when they purchased those from Pan Am and Western.

Largest 717 operator:
I think you're right. It must be Air Tran. It was going to be TWA with a 717 fleet of no less than 50 aircrafts, but we all know what happened. Midwest Express also must have quite a few.

Largest 707 operator:
I think it was American, during the 60's and 70's. TWA also had a lot of them until the early 80's.

Largest 757 operator:
I would say American and Delta, they each have over 120 of them. United has close to 100 of them. The largest non-US operator of the type has always been British Airways.

Largest 767 operator:
It's definitely Delta, their 200/300/300ER/400ER fleet combined comes up to over 80 aircrafts.
American is the second largest 767 operator worldwide.

Largest 777 operator:
It must be United, with a fleet of over 50 aircrafts. American must be the second largest 777 operator in America.
In Europe, it's British Airways.
In Asia, it's Singapore.
But once all deliveries will be completed, who will have the most worldwide? United or Singapore? That, I don't know.

Largest DC-8 oparator:
It used to be United.

Largest DC-9 operator:
It's definitely Northwest.

Largest DC-10 and MD-11 operator:
It's definitely Fed Ex.

Largest MD-80 operator:
It's definitely American, it was alrady even before acquiring TWA!

Ben Soriano
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User currently offlineMarara From Australia, joined Oct 2001, 680 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 10 months 3 days ago) and read 2866 times:

BA was the largest operator of the 744 in 2000 dont know about now

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User currently offlineMexicana757 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3067 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (13 years 10 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2850 times:

Southwest is the largest operator of the 737 with over 300 of the type.

User currently offlineMas777 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 1999, 2939 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (13 years 10 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2770 times:

At one time, Malaysia Airlines was the largest operator of the Boeing 737-300/400/500 fleet outside North America. They have since phased out the 737-5H6s and today many operate with Air France.

User currently offlineRoadrunner165 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 884 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (13 years 10 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2713 times:


I'm Thinking Alaska Airlines Has the Largest fleet of 737-200... But Don't Quote Me...


User currently offlineBjones From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (13 years 10 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2709 times:

Alaska only has 9 737-200. They are the 737-200QC which probably makes then the largest operator of that -200 variant though.

User currently offlineMSY-MSP From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 153 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (13 years 10 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2683 times:

I just checked Boeings website regarding who will be the largest 777 operator. As of today Singapore has ordered 58 777's and UA has ordered 61 777's. So unless there are other orders for Singapore, then UA is the leader in this category. If you add in Singapore aircraft leasing then the singapore total 64 777's. So I guess that is the answer to the question. UA of Singapore, depending on who you count.

User currently offlineRyanair!!! From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 4785 posts, RR: 24
Reply 13, posted (13 years 10 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2673 times:

Malaysia Airlines is still the largest 737-400 operator outside of US despite getting rid of the -500s (there was only a handful of those). Now the fleet of 734s still stand at 50-something, not too sure about the exact figure. I don't think they ever operated the -300s because the -400s were bought as a direct replacement for the -200s.

Fleet wise, MAS is still the largest carrier in SE Asia - you'd be surprised...

As for JAL, being the largest oprator of the 747, they have operated all marques of that aircraft concerned except the SP.

The largest 744 operators seems to be between BA and SIA.

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User currently offline737doctor From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1332 posts, RR: 35
Reply 14, posted (13 years 10 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2643 times:

Our (Southwest's) projected fleet count at yearend:

370 aircraft total

27 737-200
194 737-300
25 737-500
124 737-700

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User currently offlineBells From Singapore, joined Nov 2001, 163 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (13 years 10 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2634 times:

Including freighters, BA has 58 747-400s in its fleet. SIA only has 51.

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