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Which Airlines Are The Largest Airlines?

Sat Jan 12, 2008 1:33 am

Which airline is generally recognised as "The Worlds Largest Airline"? and what criteria is this based on?

Which airlines would be considered the largest for the following:-

Number of aircraft
Number of seats available
Number of passengers carried
Number of domestic passengers carried
Number of international passengers carried
Number of international destinations
Number of domestic destinations
Total number of destinations (domestic and international)
Most profitable
Largest turnover

etc etc......

Do you see my point....?

So which one is the biggest?
 
ATCtower
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Which Airlines Are The Largest Airlines?

Sat Jan 12, 2008 2:04 am

As far as most passengers carried, there is no question AF/KLM is number one. Followed very closely by JL (not considering the partnership, JL is number one), and I believe Lufthansa is number 2.
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AFGMEL
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Which Airlines Are The Largest Airlines?

Sat Jan 12, 2008 2:09 am

Is AA still the largest in terms of aircraft numbers? Granted most of those are MD-80 types.
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Which Airlines Are The Largest Airlines?

Sat Jan 12, 2008 2:11 am

World's largest airlines

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boeingfever777
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Which Airlines Are The Largest Airlines?

Sat Jan 12, 2008 2:13 am



Quoting ATCtower (Reply 1):

AF and KL are still separate carriers and do not even come close to AA and WN.
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B747forever
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RE: Which Airlines Are The Largest Airlines?

Sat Jan 12, 2008 10:45 am



Quoting BoeingFever777 (Reply 3):

Wow, that is a interesting list!!

Just a question; why do they post KL/AF together in some list and in some they are separated.??
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RE: Which Airlines Are The Largest Airlines?

Sat Jan 12, 2008 11:33 am



Quoting B747forever (Reply 5):
Just a question; why do they post KL/AF together in some list and in some they are separated.??

KLM merged with Air France in 2004, so technically it is "Air France-KLM".
 
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RE: Which Airlines Are The Largest Airlines?

Sat Jan 12, 2008 12:14 pm



Quoting Elite (Reply 6):
KLM merged with Air France in 2004, so technically it is "Air France-KLM".

I know that, but if they count in some list AF/KL as together, they shall do it on all other; example pax carried??
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RE: Which Airlines Are The Largest Airlines?

Sun Jan 13, 2008 8:13 am



Quoting ATCtower (Reply 1):
As far as most passengers carried, there is no question AF/KLM is number one. Followed very closely by JL (not considering the partnership, JL is number one), and I believe Lufthansa is number 2.

Actually as mentioned, AA and WN are tail by tail for most passengers carried, it was believed WN would eclipse AA and be the world's largest airline in passengers carried, based on this link..

http://www.dancewithshadows.com/flig...ts/southwest-american-airlines.asp

Going by the current passenger traffic figures, Southwest Airlines may replace American Airlines as the world's biggest airline, in 2007. Southwest Airlines, the domestic-only discount carrier, has already eclipsed American Airlines’ combined domestic and international traffic during the first five months of 2007. A report said that Southwest had carried as many as 40.3 million passengers on domestic routes between January and May 2007, which is a clear increase of 4.2 per cent from last year. On the other hand, American Airlines carried 40 million passengers during the January-May 2007 period, down 1.8 percent from last year's levels. American Airlines' international traffic for that five-month period was 8.7 million, up 0.3 percent in the first five months; its domestic traffic of 31.3 million was down 2.4 percent.

Anyone else update this and see what the outcome was?

Everything else is answered by the link above!  Smile

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