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Asia's Largest Airline?

Mon Dec 30, 2002 3:51 pm

Anybody know Asia's largest airline by destinations served.

I would think it would Japan AirLines, All Nippon Airways, Korean Air or Malaysia Airlines?
 
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RE: Asia's Largest Airline?

Mon Dec 30, 2002 4:39 pm

MAS serves 95 destinations
Indian Airlines serves 75 destinations
Korean Air serves 75 destinations
SIA serves 63 destinations

I could not get info on JAL or any of the Chinese airlines.
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RE: Asia's Largest Airline?

Mon Dec 30, 2002 7:02 pm

there're many ways to measure the size of an airline.... by pax numbers, by RPKs, by fleet, by revenue etc etc....

by pax numbers it'll be JAL or ANA
others i don't have the information with me now....

 
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RE: Asia's Largest Airline?

Mon Dec 30, 2002 8:04 pm

MAS carries more passengers than Singapore Airlines. But I think Singapore Airlines is higher in terms of RPKs.

JAL is the largest airline in Asia in terms of RPKs.

 
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RE: Asia's Largest Airline?

Mon Dec 30, 2002 8:11 pm

ANA is Japan's largest airline, their domestic operations are so much bigger than JAL's. So that makes ANA probaply the largest airline in terms of passengers transported a year.

Korean Air Cargo is Asia's largest cargo airline.
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RE: Asia's Largest Airline?

Mon Dec 30, 2002 10:04 pm

I always thought that JAL is Asia's largest airline.
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RE: Asia's Largest Airline?

Tue Dec 31, 2002 12:11 am

JAL is the largest airline in Asia measured by RPK's.

They are the 9th largest in the world followed by Singapore at #11, Cathay at #15, Lorean at #17, China Airlines #18, China Southern #23 and Air China #25.
These figures are for Jan-June 2002
 
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RE: Asia's Largest Airline?

Tue Dec 31, 2002 3:34 am

So how big is MAS in terms of RPKs?
 
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RE: Asia's Largest Airline?

Tue Dec 31, 2002 3:41 am

JAL (after the merger with JAS) is now Asia's largest and is now the world's 3rd largest after AA and UA.

http://www.aviationnow.com/content/publication/awst/20011119/avi_air.htm
 
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RE: Asia's Largest Airline?

Tue Dec 31, 2002 3:43 am

I missed that part about destinations served. My apologies.
 
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RE: Asia's Largest Airline?

Tue Dec 31, 2002 4:20 am

I always thought Thai served the most destinations in Asia. Anyone?
 
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RE: Asia's Largest Airline?

Tue Dec 31, 2002 9:12 am

PIA serves 52 international destinations in 43 countries together with 36 domestic points. With the expantion of the fleet (777s arriving next year), these numbers will get bigger.
 
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RE: Asia's Largest Airline?

Tue Dec 31, 2002 11:16 am

The article posted above mentioned the combined JAL and JAS would be the 6th largest airline in the world - after United, American, Delta, Northwest and US Airways.

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