ord
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Top U.S. Airlines - 1964

Wed Jun 30, 2004 4:54 am

I received my Air Transport World 40th anniversary issue the other day. In the magazine they have an interesting chart listing the top airlines in 1964 in both RPKs and fleet size. Here are the stats (I have omitted the foreign airlines):

RPKs (000,000):
1. United - 10,061 (fleet size 251)
2. Pan Am - 9,027 (fleet size 115)
3. TWA - 8,875 (fleet size 178)
4. American - 8,159 (fleet size 167)
5. Eastern - 6,479 (fleet size 180)
6. Delta - 3,583 (fleet size 84)
7. Northwest - 3,045 (fleet size 53)
8. National - 2,063 (fleet size N/A)
9. Western - 1,965 (fleet size N/A)
10. Braniff - 1,544 (fleet size 52)
11. Continental - 1,355 (fleet size N/A)
 
carduelis
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RE: Top U.S. Airlines - 1964

Wed Jun 30, 2004 5:39 am

Pity about you omitting the foreign airlines as I reckon BOAC would have held it's own with those mentioned! How about their figures? Thanks!

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ord
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RE: Top U.S. Airlines - 1964

Wed Jun 30, 2004 5:43 am

BOAC would have been #6 in RPKs (after Eastern) at 4,001 (fleet size was #16 at 54).
 
goboeing
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RE: Top U.S. Airlines - 1964

Wed Jun 30, 2004 5:50 am

Interesting that 6 of the 10 don't even exist anymore.

Also, the bottom two that remain on the list are the two in the best financial state at the moment.

I wonder what it will look like in 2044?

Nick