jets
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Largest Airlines

Sat Jun 10, 2000 2:14 am

Can someone tell me (in order please) what are the top 20 or 30 largest airlines in the world?
 
N503JB
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RE: Largest Airlines

Sat Jun 10, 2000 2:39 am

As I know!!! AA and UA are the largest airlines in the world. I can't tell you 20 or 30 because I am not a reporter! Sorry....!

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RE: Largest Airlines

Sat Jun 10, 2000 2:57 am

What's the criteria...In terms of fleet size, RPM/K or passengers...
 
ContinentalEWR
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RE: Largest Airlines

Sat Jun 10, 2000 2:59 am

UA
AA
DL
NW
CO
US
BA
AC (with Canadian)
ANA
JAL
Qantas
 
jets
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RE: Largest Airlines

Sat Jun 10, 2000 3:04 am

I would like to know it in terms of passengers please.
 
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RE: Largest Airlines

Sat Jun 10, 2000 3:20 am

Sorry, I don't know about passengers, but here's the Revenue Passenger Kilometers list which is the standard for the industry.

Top 20 JAN-FEB 00
RPKs
United 29,228,074
American 27,072,789
Delta 24,009,607
Northwest 17,757,659
British Airways 16,759,000
Continental 15,043,429
Lufthansa 11,880,000
Singapore 10,878,900
QANTAS 10,682,000
USAirways 9,480,709
Southwest 9,462,655
KLM 9,069,100
TWA 5,923,003
Air Canada 5,798,000
Iberia 5,410,290
Alitalia 5,378,014
America West 4,299,465
Varig 4,112,400
Virgin Atlantic 3,860,026
China 3,337,069

source: Air Transport World

 
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RE: Largest Airlines

Sat Jun 10, 2000 3:32 am

You forget to mention that this top 20 is based on airlines having reported their figures on time to ATW. For example, AF is not in the list which is surprising considering the european airlines which are in there.
 
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RE: Largest Airlines

Sat Jun 10, 2000 3:55 am

...no wonder why I've never seen JAL on the list either.
 
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RE: Largest Airlines

Sat Jun 10, 2000 4:51 am

I believe Delta is number one in terms of passenger numbers.

Jeff
 
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RE: Largest Airlines

Sat Jun 10, 2000 6:57 am

Jeff, You are correct!!!

DELTA #1
 
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RE: Largest Airlines

Sat Jun 10, 2000 10:54 pm

The DOT uses revenue passenger miles not actual passengers boarded. RPM's = one psgr flown one mile.
Since UA and AA have more longer haul flights the rank higer in this statistic, but if you just count the number of people boarded DL out numbers them by several million a year.
 
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RE: Largest Airlines

Sun Jun 11, 2000 1:56 pm

It carries no passengers but, in terms of numbers of planes flown and certainly in revenue operations performed, FedEx is the world's 4th largest airline after UA, AA and DL.

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RE: Largest Airlines

Sun Jun 11, 2000 6:31 pm

UA and AA are the largest,
and DL might have the most passengers,
BUT Lufthansa is the most profitable Airline in the world!!
- the earn 33% of the profits made by all airlines!!!!!
 
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RE: Largest Airlines

Wed Jun 14, 2000 4:03 pm

1. United
2. American
3. Delta
4. Northwest
5. British Airways
6. Continental
7. USAirways
8. Japan Airlines
9. Lufthansa
10. Air France
 
Amir
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RE: Largest Airlines

Wed Jun 14, 2000 4:09 pm

Hi,

We had this subject some weeks ago it should be avaiable through the search function.

The most important thing when ranking commercial airlines is to always be ware what filter criteria is used! ot could be the unti pf production, Revenue, flettsize, Employees, ........


rgds
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Peter
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RE: Largest Airlines

Fri Jun 16, 2000 8:41 am

In terms of number of passengers, Delta is the biggest. They were the first airline ever to carry over 100 million people in one year, and last year carried about 106 million people.
 
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RE: Largest Airlines

Fri Jun 16, 2000 8:58 am

1 american
2 delta air
3 air france
4 british air
5 lufthansa
6 japan air
7 united air
8 continental
9 korean air
10 iberia
11 swissair
12 varig
13 sabena
14 qantas
15 klm
16 singapore air
17 northwest
18 us airways
19 alitalia
20 aeromexico
21 thai air
22 scandinavian
23 ana
24 air canada
25 scandinavian
26 avianca
27 aerolineas argentinas
28 america west
29 tap air
30 mexicana

i think that
 
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RE: Largest Airlines

Fri Jun 16, 2000 9:05 am

sorry the
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