englandair
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What Are The Largest Low-cost Carriers?

Sat Nov 18, 2000 5:52 am

Which are the world's largest low cost carriers. Fleet & destination info' please if possible.

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pablo
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RE: What Are The Largest Low-cost Carriers?

Sat Nov 18, 2000 5:58 am

I beilieve southwest is the largest low fair carrier in the world. It operates around 333, 737s. Ryanair and EasyJet are also near the top.
 
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RE: What Are The Largest Low-cost Carriers?

Sat Nov 18, 2000 6:28 am

Can't forget AirTran and ATA. ATA is the 10th/11th largest carrier in the US(based on the statistics you use), and I think AirTran is the 12th.
ATA has numerous 752s, 722s, and L1011s. They are going to replace the 722/L1011 with 738s/753s.
AirTran has 52 aircraft, comprised of 712s/D93s/732s. They fly to the Eastern/Midwestern US with a hub in ATL and focus cities in GPT/PHL/MDW/PIT. ATA flies all around the US from its main hub in MDW and smaller one in IND along with Charters flying all around the world.
 
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RE: What Are The Largest Low-cost Carriers?

Sat Nov 18, 2000 6:37 am

ATA is commonly accepted as the 11th largest airline with Alaska Airlines being in the 10th spot

Additionally, ATA is sort of a hybrid between an ACMI charter carrier and an emerging low-fare airline based out of MDW. However, a large portion of parent company Amtran's revenue still comes fro contract deals with travel bureaus, the military, and other charter uses.

Airtran is indeed a very large low-fare airline and its DEN counterpart Frontier is no small operation either. National continues to expand at an impressive break-neck pace. Of course Southwest is the king of the low-fare market and it's Candian clone WestJet is growing well too.

In Europe, clearly Ryan Air and easyJet are the two leaders.
 
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RE: What Are The Largest Low-cost Carriers?

Sat Nov 18, 2000 10:02 am

Barring another round of buyouts, I can very easily forsee National, Frontier, probably AirTran, and maybe JetBlue and Midway eventually joining the league of "Major" airlines.*

*Major is defined as having revenues > one billion dollars annually.

Meanwhile, much as I hate to say it, TWA will continue on its ever so gradual slide into oblivion, thus further opening the door for all of the carriers named above.
 
Soku39
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RE: What Are The Largest Low-cost Carriers?

Sat Nov 18, 2000 11:34 am

I would have to say SW followed by Fontier and also JetBlue which is growing with every new A320 delivered
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RE: What Are The Largest Low-cost Carriers?

Sat Nov 18, 2000 10:05 pm

Biggest in World=Southwest,USA
Biggest in Europe=Ryanair,IRE or easyJet,UK
Biggest in Asia=?
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