BOE773
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World Airline's Fleet Size.

Fri Jul 14, 2006 7:56 am

From Air Transport World.

American 691
Delta 462
Southwest 453
United 404
Skywest 395
Northwest 365
Air France/KLM 363
US Airways 356
Continental 350
FedEx 338
ExpressJet 272
American Eagle 259
UPS Airlines 243
Lufthansa 234
British Air 233
Japan Airlines 198
China Southern 194
Air Canada 192

Interesting that the top thirteen are American, all but one, AF/KLM.
 
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RE: World Airline's Fleet Size.

Fri Jul 14, 2006 8:01 am

Wow, AA is down to 691? What were they at their peak? I seem to recall a figure slightly over 800.
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RE: World Airline's Fleet Size.

Fri Jul 14, 2006 8:10 am

In 2004 AA had 754.

I seem to remember a figure of over 950 in one of the preceding years.
 
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RE: World Airline's Fleet Size.

Fri Jul 14, 2006 8:44 am

Quoting BOE773 (Thread starter):
Southwest 453

460 now

Quoting BOE773 (Reply 2):
In 2004 AA had 754.

I seem to remember a figure of over 950 in one of the preceding years.

A lot of people add AA and Eagle together because they are subsidiaries of the same company
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RE: World Airline's Fleet Size.

Fri Jul 14, 2006 9:07 am

and people wonder why most of the USA airlines are struggling....  Yeah sure

Air New Zealand (NZ) has 96 aircraft.
56 types. 38 countries. 24 airlines.
 
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RE: World Airline's Fleet Size.

Fri Jul 14, 2006 9:09 am

Quoting Zkpilot (Reply 4):
and people wonder why most of the USA airlines are struggling....

Air New Zealand (NZ) has 96 aircraft.

The US has 300 million people and is potentially a non-stop flight from every major world city except perhaps JNB (and the problem is on the JNB end). New Zealand has just over 4 million people and is too distant from several destinations. Any questions?
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RE: World Airline's Fleet Size.

Fri Jul 14, 2006 2:32 pm

Quoting BOE773 (Thread starter):
From Air Transport World.

American 691
Delta 462
Southwest 453
United 404
Skywest 395
Northwest 365
Air France/KLM 363
US Airways 356
Continental 350
FedEx 338
ExpressJet 272
American Eagle 259
UPS Airlines 243
Lufthansa 234
British Air 233
Japan Airlines 198
China Southern 194
Air Canada 192

Interesting that the top thirteen are American, all but one, AF/KLM.

ATW seems to be wrong an awful lot. UA has around 450 aircraft, not 404, and FedEx has way more than 338 planes. NW also has more than 365 planes. Where are these bogus numbers coming from?

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RE: World Airline's Fleet Size.

Fri Jul 14, 2006 3:24 pm

Quoting N1120A (Reply 5):
The US has 300 million people and is potentially a non-stop flight from every major world city except perhaps JNB (and the problem is on the JNB end). New Zealand has just over 4 million people and is too distant from several destinations. Any questions?

Yes that is true the USA has a much greater population. New Zealand is a large tourist destination however. This means that most of the traffic to/from New Zealand flying on NZ is actually tourists. I don't have exact numbers but one would guestimate that most USA carriers fly with 75% Americans on their aircraft overall.
This is why NZ is relatively large for the size of New Zealand (and not forgetting much of the fleet is turbo props for domestic flights within New Zealand).  Wink
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RE: World Airline's Fleet Size.

Fri Jul 14, 2006 3:27 pm

Source: Air Transport World.

I do find that ATW are a bit behind the times with some of their data.
Eg; they still list Air Canada with 12 DC9s and 747-400s, 747-200s and 737-200s in their fleet. These aircraft are loooong gone.

The FedEx list does not include all the C208s.