Largest Airlines List

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By Fleet Size- Number of aircraft in 2006

American Airlines 707
Federal Express 635
United Parcel Service 577
Delta Air Lines 535
United Airlines 495
Air France-KLM 477
Southwest Airlines 456
Northwest Airlines 447
US Airways (including America West) 435
Lufthansa 377
Continental Airlines 348
Air Canada 336
SAS Group 335
British Airways (including BA Connect) 284
Japan Airlines 280
Iberia Airlines 216
Qantas 215
China Southern Airlines 200
All Nippon Airways 187
Air China 164
Alitalia 154
Saudi Arabian Airlines 131
Alaska Airlines 119
Korean Air 117
Malaysia Airlines 111
AeroMexico (incluides AeroLitoral) 101
Air New Zealand 96
Turkish Airlines 93

More lists here: including 'By scheduled passengers carried' and 'By scheduled passenger-kilometres flown'

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pilotwannabe Chief Captain

Very interesting Cheeky 😉

....although things like these are out of date as soon as you post them, but its still interesting to know the relative fleet sizes.

😀 😀 😀

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Jonathan (99jolegg) Chief Captain

Interesting, thanks 👍

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Jake (JarJarBinks) Chief Captain

awsome but if only we knew the most popular 🙄 then i would know who to fly 😉

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antone First Officer

JarJarBinks wrote:

awsome but if only we knew the most popular 🙄 then i would know who to fly 😉

Frequent traveller awards usually seem to list Emirates and Singapore as the best. I'll need to dig up the link. Virgin Atlantic gets an honourable mention. The big US carriers rarely get listed in the "most popular" contests, with NWA consistently ranked among the worst.

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Germán Campopiano (Oberkomando) Captain

Very interesting list, i only knew about the first 6...
Thanks and great 🙂

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pilotwannabe Chief Captain

I've just had a thought....don't Ryanair and easyjet have over 100 aircraft Dont Know

Why aren't they on the list 😕

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Germán Campopiano (Oberkomando) Captain

Ryanair and Esyjet:

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hinch Chief Captain

^ ryanair recieved their 100th 737 about 6 months ago

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