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Most Take Off/landings In A Day, Who?

Sat Feb 18, 2012 6:41 pm

Late Saturday night thought. Which airline can claim the most take offs and landings in a 24hr period world wide?
A cargo airline or passenger?
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RE: Most Take Off/landings In A Day, Who?

Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:01 pm

I would suggest one of the high utilisation LCCs; Southwest, Ryanair and easyJet, in that order.


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RE: Most Take Off/landings In A Day, Who?

Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:30 pm

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 1):

I would suggest one of the high utilisation LCCs; Southwest, Ryanair and easyJet, in that order.

I think you can add Air Asia to the list  
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RE: Most Take Off/landings In A Day, Who?

Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:36 pm

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 1):
Quoting airtrainer (Reply 2):

Incorrect.

Did you guys even considers the huge fleet UA and DL have (700+ aircraft each) compared to the likes of FR (about 290 aircraft)? A quick check at respective airlines website reveals the following information:


DL: 4,932 daily flights

UA: 5,800 daily flights

FR: 1,400 daily flights

WN: 3,300 daily flights
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RE: Most Take Off/landings In A Day, Who?

Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:40 pm

Quoting airtrainer (Reply 2):
I think you can add Air Asia to the list

They have a long way to go actually, even if you included all subsidiary airlines their size is substantially smaller.

Southwest: 560 aircraft.
Ryanair: 289 aircraft.
easyJet: 183 aircraft (+20 with easyJet Switzerland).
Air Asia: 57 aircraft (+40-50 with subsidiaries).

Delta meanwhile have 713 aircraft, United have 702 and American 612.


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RE: Most Take Off/landings In A Day, Who?

Sat Feb 18, 2012 11:15 pm

Quoting B747forever (Reply 3):
Incorrect.

Did you guys even considers the huge fleet UA and DL have (700+ aircraft each) compared to the likes of FR (about 290 aircraft)? A quick check at respective airlines website reveals the following information:

Yes, what you need to consider is that a large percentage of DL, UA and AA's flights are flown by subsidiary carriers operating under a different AOC. For example, if UA's fleet of 713 aircraft really did make 5,800 daily flights it would mean each and every one of their aircraft flying 8-9 times a day, which clearly is not the case considering their extensive long haul network. UA Express operate in excess of 2000 flights for UA and conversely Southwest Airlines operates multiple flights and therefore multiple takes-offs and landings under the same flight number, so I would be very surprised if they were not top. Meanwhile Ryanair and easyJet are the top in Europe I believe.


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RE: Most Take Off/landings In A Day, Who?

Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:43 am

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 4):
Air Asia: 57 aircraft (+40-50 with subsidiaries).

Thanks for the info, I thought their fleet was bigger...
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RE: Most Take Off/landings In A Day, Who?

Sun Feb 19, 2012 1:18 am

Can I suggest a small change in the focus of this topic?
How many take-offs and landings have YOU experienced in a 24-hour period? What's the record for non-pilots? (Or for pilots, also!)
 
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RE: Most Take Off/landings In A Day, Who?

Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:54 pm

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 5):
Yes, what you need to consider is that a large percentage of DL, UA and AA's flights are flown by subsidiary carriers operating under a different AOC.

True, but I doubt that their subsidiaries fly more than half the numbers I posted their, which means that UA/DL still fly around 3000 daily flights, more than FR, U2 and the likes.
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RE: Most Take Off/landings In A Day, Who?

Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:10 pm

Quoting B747forever (Reply 8):
True, but I doubt that their subsidiaries fly more than half the numbers I posted their, which means that UA/DL still fly around 3000 daily flights, more than FR, U2 and the likes.

No they don't, what I didn't imply in my first post was that I meant in their geographical region - i.e.Southwest in the US and overall most flights, FR/U2 in Europe, and not hazarding a guess at others because I don't know enough about all the carriers in Africa, Asia etc...


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RE: Most Take Off/landings In A Day, Who?

Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:56 pm

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 9):
No they don't, what I didn't imply in my first post was that I meant in their geographical region - i.e.Southwest in the US and overall most flights, FR/U2 in Europe, and not hazarding a guess at others because I don't know enough about all the carriers in Africa, Asia etc...

Oh, I see. I thought you meant globally.
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RE: Most Take Off/landings In A Day, Who?

Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:28 pm

Quoting B747forever (Reply 10):
Oh, I see. I thought you meant globally.

No sorry, I didn't convey it clearly at all, I expect I was on the phone when posting and not fully concentrating. But to clarify I do think that Southwest Airlines has the most flights per day globally; 3,360+ flights a day and soon to have the picks of Air Tran's network to add to that figure. UA express now has in excess of 500 aircraft under its brand with multiple operating airlines, so I would be more inclined to believe they operate 3,000 daily UA flights not 2,000, and that's still an average of less than 6 flights a day per regional aircraft. Similarly DL Connection has something like 600 aircraft, taking a chunk out of their total.


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