10 big airlines that owns the most aircraft in the world

Based on the statistics of the number of aircraft and seats, OAG travel company reveals 10 big airlines in the world.


1. American Airlines (USA):

Based in Fort Worth, Texas, USA, American Airlines leads the list with 956 aircraft and more than 250 million seats. If the aircraft's size, revenue, travel distance, number of destinations and passengers are standards, this airline is said to be the largest in the world.


2. Delta Airlines (USA):

Delta is a major US airline, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. 879 aircraft and more than 230 million seats are the data that OAG statistics in this firm. Since the end of March this year, Delta Airlines has operated more than 5,400 daily flights, serving 325 domestic and international destinations with 52 countries on 6 continents.


3. Southwest Airlines (USA):

Southwest Airlines ranks third in the list with more than 200 million seats, 749 aircraft and is also the world's largest low-cost airline. The company is based in Dallas, Texas, USA, with about 58,000 employees and operates about 4,000 trips a day during the peak tourist season.


4. United Airlines (USA):

As a major US airline, based in Willis Tower, Chicago, Illinois, United Airlines operates domestic and international routes with a wide presence in Asia - Pacific. The airline has 765 aircraft with more than 190 million seats for passengers.


5. Ryanair (Ireland):

Ryanair is Ireland's low-cost airline, founded in 1984, based in Swords, Dublin. OGA statistics show that the airline has 439 aircraft and more than 140 million seats. In 2016, Ryanair was Europe's largest budget airline, transporting the most international passengers.


6. China Southern Airlines (China):

China Southern Airlines is an airline based in Baiyun District, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China, and founded in 1988. It has a capacity of more than 130 million passengers with 597 aircraft. This is one of the three largest airlines in China, ranked first in Asia and ranked seventh in the world.


7. China Eastern Airlines (China):

China Eastern Airlines is China's second largest airline based on the number of passengers. The airline can accommodate more than 120 million seats, 525 aircraft, moving on international, domestic and regional routes.


8. EasyJet (UK):

EasyJet owns over 100 million seats for passengers on 317 aircraft. This is a low-cost British airline, based at London Luton Airport, operating on more than 1,000 routes in more than 30 countries. In 2014, the airline served 65 million passengers and became the second largest budget airline in Europe.


9. Turkish Airlines (Turkey):

Turkish Airlines is Turkey's national airline with 90 million seats and 350 aircraft, headquartered in the campus of Istanbul Ataturk airport. In 2019, the company operates routes to 304 points in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas, becoming the world's largest carrier based on the number of passenger destinations.


10. Air China (China):

Air China is a national airline and one of the major Chinese airlines, based in Beijing. The airline has a capacity of over 90 million seats and 418 aircraft. In 2017, the airline shipped 102 million domestic and international passengers.


By: Grace White

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