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Airlines With The Largest Fleet

Sat Feb 17, 2007 12:42 am

Its been a while since the forum discussed the fleet sizes of airlines. I Largest Fleet (by Airtanzania1 May 21 2006 in Civil Aviation)

was reading an article online about China Southern and its 400+ aircraft (including 68 that are scheduled for delivery this year). Up until then, I did not realize anyone outside the US having such fleet strengh today.
So my questions are, who has the largest fleet? How will Emirates look when they start getting their large order in?
 
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RE: Airlines With The Largest Fleet

Sat Feb 17, 2007 1:08 am

American Airlines.

Here is all sorts of stats:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_largest_airlines
 
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RE: Airlines With The Largest Fleet

Sat Feb 17, 2007 1:19 am

International Lease Finance Corp is probably one of the largest. Nearing 1000 airplanes under their ownership. Sure they're not an airline directly but they are the worlds supplier of airliners.
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RE: Airlines With The Largest Fleet

Sun Feb 18, 2007 11:23 am

Any official Stats link.
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RE: Airlines With The Largest Fleet

Sun Feb 18, 2007 1:16 pm

Big Sky may be in the running since they are going to serve midway now
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RE: Airlines With The Largest Fleet

Sun Feb 18, 2007 1:24 pm

American has the largest fleet (700).

Fedex has the largest cargo fleet (377), as well as the largest widebody fleet (270).

Skywest/ASA has the largest fleet of regional jets (333), and I believe the largest fleet of turboprops aswell (74).

Southwest has the largest fleet of a single type -B737- (469).


I know my numbers may not be perfect, but they're the most up to date I found.
 
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RE: Airlines With The Largest Fleet

Sun Feb 18, 2007 1:31 pm

Quoting Flyf15 (Reply 5):
Fedex has the largest cargo fleet (377), as well as the largest widebody fleet (270).

 no 

Including the A30F we get this year, and the 15 77F, we have 670 a/c, second only to AA.
 
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RE: Airlines With The Largest Fleet

Sun Feb 18, 2007 1:33 pm

Quoting FXramper (Reply 6):
Including the A30F we get this year, and the 15 77F, we have 670 a/c, second only to AA.

I was only counting the mainline aircraft..... 727, A300/310, DC/MD-10/11

If you count all the feeders, you're correct, you have a lot more airplanes.
 
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RE: Airlines With The Largest Fleet

Sun Feb 18, 2007 2:13 pm

Quoting Flyf15 (Reply 7):
mainline aircraft

When did we quit including feeders in our mainline ops?  confused 
 
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RE: Airlines With The Largest Fleet

Sun Feb 18, 2007 6:14 pm

Quoting Flyf15 (Reply 5):
American has the largest fleet (700).

AMR Corp's 2 airlines combine for 1062 aircraft.

Quoting DLPMMM (Reply 1):
Here is all sorts of stats:

Again showing the imperfection of tertiary sources. They only included IATA carriers in that list, which leaves out WN, which is the world's second largest carrier by passengers carried.
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RE: Airlines With The Largest Fleet

Sun Feb 18, 2007 7:26 pm

Here are the current stats from the FAA airline certificate search site:

American: 728 (all mainline--including, strangely, 4 Fokkers that I assume are in the desert somewhere)

Fedex: 392

Southwest: 485 (Southwest adds about one plane every 1-2 weeks--after awhile, it starts to add up quickly--check the FAA site for the most recent data)

Quoting N1120A (Reply 9):
They only included IATA carriers in that list, which leaves out WN, which is the world's second largest carrier by passengers carried.

According to the NTSB news site American will probably continue to be the largest airline in the world (measured by passengers carried) in 2006. (Most recent data comes from November 2006, so we won't know for sure until mid-March.)

However, beginning in August 2006, Southwest overtook American--carrying more passengers in its domestic network than American did in its domestic and international networks. Assuming this does not change, Southwest will undoubtedly take over American in passengers carried in 2007--arguably making it, at least by this metric, the "world's largest airline."
 
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RE: Airlines With The Largest Fleet

Sun Feb 18, 2007 11:35 pm

Quoting Jimbobjoe (Reply 10):
According to the NTSB news site American will probably continue to be the largest airline in the world (measured by passengers carried) in 2006. (Most recent data comes from November 2006, so we won't know for sure until mid-March.)

Yes, but Delta is most definately smaller by PAX than WN now

Quoting Jimbobjoe (Reply 10):
However, beginning in August 2006, Southwest overtook American--carrying more passengers in its domestic network than American did in its domestic and international networks. Assuming this does not change, Southwest will undoubtedly take over American in passengers carried in 2007--arguably making it, at least by this metric, the "world's largest airline."

That is interesting, isn't it? Given the rather selfish nature of the airline passenger, as they well should be as a paying customer, passengers carried should be the metric as it is the one the people who pay the bills care about.

Quoting Jimbobjoe (Reply 10):
(all mainline--including, strangely, 4 Fokkers that I assume are in the desert somewhere)

Those really shouldn't count, as they are definately not in AA's fleet.
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RE: Airlines With The Largest Fleet

Mon Feb 19, 2007 12:52 pm

Quoting Flyf15 (Reply 5):
I know my numbers may not be perfect, but they're the most up to date I found

Any link
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RE: Airlines With The Largest Fleet

Mon Feb 19, 2007 1:15 pm

Hmm also did aa not phase out the ex twa 757,s...?? The fokkers are gone, so i guess fx has more aircraft
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