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50 Largest Airlines

Wed Mar 07, 2001 8:52 am

Every year Aviation Week and Space Technology publishes a list of the 50 largest airlines in the world I was wondering if anyone had the latest list available.

RE: 50 Largest Airlines

Wed Mar 07, 2001 8:56 am

I don't have the list, but I know that United is the largest airline in the world.
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RE: 50 Largest Airlines

Wed Mar 07, 2001 9:42 am

I only Know the First two

1) British Airways
2) Air France
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RE: 50 Largest Airlines

Wed Mar 07, 2001 9:50 am

Actually it goes something like this:
1.) United
2.) American Airlines
3.) Delta Airlines
4.) Northwest Airlines
5.) British Airways
6.) Lufthansa
7.) Continental
8.) Air France

I am certain that all of these are in the top 8. I know #1-5 are accurate but #6-8 may actually be in a different order.

RE: 50 Largest Airlines

Wed Mar 07, 2001 10:31 am

I think you have it exact...again, maybe 6-8 are a little out of order, I dont know-but it looks pretty damn accurate to me.
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RE: 50 Largest Airlines

Wed Mar 07, 2001 10:39 am

Well it depends... Air France is not the 8th, I believe.

Well in I don't know which type of bigest, UAL is 1, LH is 2, AF is 3.
For the pax transprted, DL is the biggest...I don't know what after (AA?) and in europe AF is 1, and LH is 2 and BA is 3
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RE: 50 Largest Airlines

Thu Mar 08, 2001 3:48 pm

United,American,Delta,Northwest,British Airways,Continental,Lufthansa,Air France,JAL,US Airways,SIA,Qantas,Southwest,KLM,ANA,TWA,Cathay Pacific,Air Canada,Thai,Alitalia,KAL,Iberia,MAlasya,Swissair,America West,Virgin,Varig,China Airlines,SAS, Air NewZealand,Saudiarabian,Alaska,Sabena, SAA, Ansett, Air China, Emirates,Japan Air System, TUrkish, El Al, Garuda, Aeromexico, Air India, Gulf Air, Mexicana, Pakistan International Airlines, Aerolineas Argentinas, TAP, Egypt Air, Olympic Airways.

In that order, based on 1999 revenue passenger miles
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RE: 50 Largest Airlines

Thu Mar 08, 2001 5:07 pm

In Europe the biggest airlines are 1-BA,2-LH,3-AF,4-SK
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RE: 50 Largest Airlines

Thu Mar 08, 2001 5:16 pm

I know AirNZ is know in the top 20 since they bought Ansett!! It is posted all at my sisters work. I think it is 11th or 12th.


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