PH-BFA
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Biggest Profit Ever Made By An Airline?

Thu May 19, 2005 1:02 am

Does anyone know what the biggest profit ever made by an airline is (in one fiscal year)? What airline, year etc. Thanks in advance

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padcrasher
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RE: Biggest Profit Ever Made By An Airline?

Thu May 19, 2005 1:14 am

Delta has the most for a US carrier 1.1 Bil in 1999. Singapore may have beat this one year for the World record.
 
padcrasher
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RE: Biggest Profit Ever Made By An Airline?

Thu May 19, 2005 1:18 am

In fact Singapore did make 1.4 Bil one year. That's the most I'm aware of.
 
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RE: Biggest Profit Ever Made By An Airline?

Thu May 19, 2005 1:18 am

You talking about net profit right?

What about United's record profit in the late 90s?
 
commavia
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RE: Biggest Profit Ever Made By An Airline?

Thu May 19, 2005 1:32 am

Quoting Padcrasher (Reply 1):
Delta has the most for a US carrier 1.1 Bil in 1999.

Incorrect. In real dollar terms, AA had the largest net profit ever of any US carrier at $1.314B net profit in 1998. DL's largest net profit ever, however, as indeed $1.101B in 1999. UA's largest net profit was $1.235B in 1999.
 
Jean Leloup
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RE: Biggest Profit Ever Made By An Airline?

Thu May 19, 2005 2:12 am

What about it? Do you have any numbers? Looks like SQ has the record so far.
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DAYflyer
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RE: Biggest Profit Ever Made By An Airline?

Thu May 19, 2005 2:14 am

Wow, I bet they wish they still had that money to use right about now.
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padcrasher
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RE: Biggest Profit Ever Made By An Airline?

Thu May 19, 2005 2:25 am

I'm suprised. I could have swore I read the Delta had some record for US airlines for profit. But your AA figures are correct. ????
 
padcrasher
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RE: Biggest Profit Ever Made By An Airline?

Thu May 19, 2005 2:28 am

Could the AMR profit have included Sabre numbers?
 
commavia
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RE: Biggest Profit Ever Made By An Airline?

Thu May 19, 2005 2:38 am

Quoting Padcrasher (Reply 8):
Could the AMR profit have included Sabre numbers?

AMR's #s in 1998 did reflect the AMR majority ownership of The Sabre Group (TSG), just as Delta's #s reflected the other non-core operating units within the company.
 
flybeq400
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RE: Biggest Profit Ever Made By An Airline?

Thu May 19, 2005 3:02 am

I though SQ's posted profit this past year of US$846 million was their highest ever? Please correct me.

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