Top 10 largest airlines in the world today
The aviation industry in recent years has recorded a remarkable development due to the increasing demand for air travel. Not only that, the airlines are constantly developing in the quality of their service and fleet. In the world, there are many other large and small airlines, these airlines are mainly divided into 2 groups: low-cost carriers and high-class airlines. High quality airlines are the ones with a large investment in service quality, powerful staff and fleets with the most modern aircraft in the world.
Here are the top 10 largest airlines in the world when it comes to the number of aircraft:
10. China Eastern Airlines - 349 China Eastern Airlines aircraft is China's second largest airline in terms of passenger volume. In 2012 alone, about 73 million visitors used its services. In addition, the Shanghai-based Hongqiao International Airport also joins the SkyTeam airline alliance with the ability to connect to 1,024 different destinations worldwide.
9. Air Canada - 354 aircraft. Air Canada is Canada's largest airline founded in 1936 and headquartered in Montreal, Quebec. Although originally state-owned, the company is now privatized. Accordingly, Air Canada provides both passenger and freight services and is a member of Star Alliance with 28 different airlines.
8. Air France - 381 aircraft Based at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, north of Paris, Air France is the national airline of France. Air France was founded in 1933 with the merger of 4 different airlines. The airline's operating range is very wide with 35 domestic destinations in France and 64 destinations in 93 countries worldwide. Air France is also the founding member of SkyTeam.
7. Lufthansa - 401 aircraft. Privatized in 1994, Lufthansa is the largest airline in Germany and Europe in terms of the number of aircraft as well as the number of passengers using the service each year. The airline currently serves 18 domestic destinations and 197 international destinations in 78 different countries.
6. China Southern Airlines - 423 China Southern Airlines aircraft based in Guangzhou, China is one of the country's three largest airlines, besides China Eastern Airlines and Air China. It is also the largest airline in Asia in terms of passengers and fleet size. In 2012, China Southern Airlines carried a total of 86.5 million other trips both domestically and internationally.
5. US Airways - 621 US Airways aircraft is one of the major airlines in the United States, based in Arizona. The airline connects 198 different destinations both domestically and internationally and is currently a member of Star Alliance. On average, US Airways operates more than 3,000 daily flights.
4, Southwest Airlines - 683 aircraft Based in Dallas, Texas, USA, Southwest Airlines is considered the world's largest low-cost airline and transports more domestic passengers than any competitor in the US . The special thing is that with 3,400 flights operated by Southwest Airlines every day, all are Boeing 737 - making the airline occupy the position of the airline with the most flights with Boeing 737.
3. American Airlines - 873 aircraft Next is still an American airline, American Airlines is based at Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport - where it accounts for 85% of traffic and 83% of landing fees. . In early 2013, the airline announced a plan to merge with US Airway - promising to give birth to a super-large airline. However, legal issues related to antitrust are preventing this merger.
2. United Airlines - 1,264 aircraft United Airlines is the airline that was once owned by Boeing - the largest aircraft manufacturer in the world. The company is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois and 10 other centers in Japan, Guam and within the United States. After the acquisition of Continental Airlines, United Airlines now owns the largest worldwide passenger transport revenue.
1. Delta Air Lines - 1,280 aircraft Finally, Delta Air Lines is the oldest airline operating in the US, headquartered in the state of Georgia. More specifically, its technical and operational center is located at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport Atlanta International Airport - the world's busiest airport in terms of takeoff / takeoff and passenger numbers. On average, Delta Air Lines operates about 5,000 flights and is now part of the SkyTeam airline alliance.
Considering the number of seats and the number of top passengers will have the following changes:
American Airlines with 250,762,625 seats; transported 201,837,166 domestic and international passengers with 2,300,432 flights (punctuality index 78.40%), serving 57 countries and territories on 6 continents.
Ranked in grades 2 to 4 (as of February 2017, according to OAG) are three other US firms: Delta with over 223.9 million seats; Southwest (the first low-cost airline in the history of the world aviation) with over 195.8 million seats and United with over 177 million seats.
In 5th place is a fairly successful cheap airline in 33 countries in Europe, North America. That's Ryanair with over 126.5 million seats supplied, 669,329 flights transporting more than 111.25 million passengers with 371 narrow-body aircraft.
Currently, China has 3 airlines on the OAG list, China Southern Airlines (over 115.76 million seats, ranked 6th), China Eastern Airlines (nearly 110 million seats, ranked 7) and Air China (80). , 37 million seats, ranked 11).
The rankings of the remaining carriers in the Top 20 are Turkish Airlines at No. 8, Lufthansa at No. 10, LATAM (Chile / Brazil) at No. 12, Emirates (Dubai) at No. 13, British Airways at No. 15, Air Canada at rank 16, Air France ranked 17, Japan Airlines ranked 18, Aeroflot ranked 20.