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Top-10 Largest Airlines In The World by Fleet Size & Passenger Traffic in Africa by Racoon(m): 6:46pm On May 27
Explore the top 10 largest airlines in the World and learn more about the size of their fleets, the number of routes they operate, and read the latest passenger reviews.

1. American Airlines (AA/AAL)
-Fleet Size: 1,539.
-Routes: 1,618.
-Reviews: 412
-myFR24 rating: 76%


American Airlines (AA/AAL) is the largest and one of the most prominent airlines in the United States. With a rich history dating back to 1926, American Airlines has grown to become a key player in the global aviation industry. It operates an extensive network of domestic and international flights. Their current fleet size is 1,534 aircraft which is made up from a mix of Boeing, Airbus, Mitsubishi (formerly Bombardier) and Embraer. They have a vast loyalty programme, AAdvantage, and place a focus on safety, efficiency, and customer satisfaction. American Airlines was a founding member of the Oneworld airline alliance in 1998.

2. United Airlines (UA/UAL)
-Fleet Size: 1,444.
-Routes: 1,607.
-Reviews: 396
-myFR24 rating: 76%


United Airlines (UA/UAL), headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, is the second largest airline in the world based on fleet size. Founded in April 1926, it is a prominent global carrier with a rich aviation heritage in the Americas. As one of the largest airlines in the world, United operates an extensive network of flights across numerous domestic and international destinations.

The airline continually invests in modernizing its fleet, which consists of Boeing, Airbus, Mitsubishi (formerly Bombardier) and Embraer aircraft. United are also the biggest operator of Boeing aircraft in the world. United Airlines were a founding member of Star Alliance – currently the world’s largest airline alliance.


3. Delta Air Lines (DL/DAL)
-Fleet Size: 1,311.
-Routes: 1,832.
-Reviews: 346.
-myFR24 rating: 85%


Delta Air Lines (DL/DAL) is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, and has established itself as one of the world’s largest airlines, serving an extensive network of destinations across the globe. Delta commenced operations in June 1929, and is known for its exceptional customer service and operational reliability. The airline was a founding member of the SkyTeam alliance and has consistently ranked high in customer satisfaction surveys, including scoring a myFR24 rating of 85%.

The airline has invested heavily in modernizing its fleet, which is currently a mix of Boeing, Airbus, Mitsubishi (formerly Bombardier) and Embraer types. Its fleet size of 1,301 makes it the third largest airline in the World and the largest operator of Airbus aircraft in the United States.



4. Southwest Airlines (WN/SWA)
-Fleet Size: 854.
-Routes: 1,928.
-Reviews: 126.
myFR24 rating: 87%


Southwest Airlines (WN/SWA) was founded in March 1967 and is a renowned low-cost carrier headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Known for its unique and friendly approach, Southwest has cultivated a strong reputation in the aviation industry. With a vast domestic network, the airline offers affordable flights to a wide range of destinations across the United States.

Southwest operate an all Boeing fleet comprised of Boeing 737-700, 737-800 and 737 MAX 8 aircraft. The airline’s point-to-point system, efficient operations, and frequent flights contribute to its reputation for reliability. Southwest have additional Boeing 737 MAX 8 and MAX 7 aircraft on order which will gradually phase out their older 737-700 and 737-800 airframes. Unsurprisingly, Southwest are the largest operator of Boeing 737 aircraft in the world.


5. FedEx (FX/FDX)
Fleet Size: 737.
-Routes: 1,104.
-Reviews: N/Amy.
-FR24 rating: N/A


FedEx (FX/FDX) is a global leader in the air cargo industry. As a subsidiary of FedEx Corporation, it operates a vast fleet of aircraft, enabling the swift and efficient delivery of packages and freight worldwide. From its headquarters in Memphis, Tennessee, FedEx offers extensive coverage of over 220 countries and territories.

They operate a highly diverse fleet including Boeing, Airbus, ATR, McDonnell Douglas and Cessna aircraft. FedEx plays a crucial role in the global supply chain, contributing to the growth of businesses worldwide. FedEx recently announced their intentions to retire their iconic McDonnell Douglas MD-11 aircraft from operations by 2028.

6. Ryanair (FR/RYR)
-Fleet Size: 537.
-Routes: 3,702.
-Reviews: 783.
-myFR24 rating: 69%

Ryanair (FR/RYR) is an Irish low-cost airline that revolutionized the aviation industry with its no-frills approach and competitive fares. Headquartered in Dublin, Ryanair operates an extensive network of flights across Europe and North Africa, making it one of the largest airlines on the continent. Aside from four company-use Learjet 45s, Ryanair is an all-Boeing 737 operator with 520 of the type in service, consisting of Boeing 737 MAX 8-200s, 737-800s and a single 737-700. Ryanair is the largest airline in Europe, both in terms of number of aircraft and number of destinations.


7. Air China (CA/CCA)
-Fleet Size: 497.
-Routes: 1,180.
-Reviews: 89.
-myFR24 rating: 69%


Air China (CA-CAA) is the flag carrier airline of the People’s Republic of China, with a comprehensive network of domestic and international routes. Based in Beijing and founded in July 1988, Air China serves as a crucial link connecting China with 201 destinations worldwide. The airline’s fleet of 507 aircraft includes Airbus, Boeing and COMAC airframes. Air China have been a member of Star Alliance since 2007. 

8. Turkish Airlines (TK/THY)
-Fleet Size: 345.
-Routes: 1,199.
-Reviews: 279.
-myFR24 rating: 88%


Turkish Airlines (TK/THY) was founded in 1933 and is based in Istanbul. It is the national flag carrier of Turkey and stands out as one of the largest airlines globally, offering an extensive network of flights to over 340 destinations in more than 120 countries. The airline operates a mixed Boeing and Airbus fleet with the most common type being the Airbus A321/A21N.

Turkish Airlines has been a member of Star Alliance since 2008. In May 2003 it was reported that Turkish Airlines has placed an order for over 600 new aircraft, a rumoured 200 widebodies and 400 narrowbodies, one of the largest order ever placed by an airline.


9. IndiGo (6E/IGO)
Fleet Size: 354.
-Routes: 1,169.
-Reviews: 64.
-myFR24 rating: 86%


IndiGo (6E/IGO) is an Indian airline based in Gurgaon, India, is a prominent low-cost airline known for its extensive domestic and international network. The airline started operations in 2006 and is now the largest airline in India. IndiGo offers affordable and convenient air travel options to numerous destinations.

[i]The airline operates a modern fleet of 311 aircraft which includes Boeing, Airbus and ATR airframes. Their route network is vast ranging and comprises of 78 domestic routes and 22 international routes.


The longest flight they operate is Mumbai (BOM) to Istanbul (IST), a distance of 4,575km. IndiGo have code share agreements in place with the likes of Air France, American Airlines, KLM, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines and Virgin Atlantic. Following an order for 500 Airbus aircraft at the 2023 Paris Air Show, Indigo currently holds the record for the largest aircraft order in history (including other outstanding orders).[/i]

10. Lufthansa (LH/DLH)
-Fleet Size: 329.
-Routes: 736.
-Reviews: 632.
-myFR24 rating: 86%


Lufthansa (LH/DLH) is the German flag carrier and a founding member of Star Alliance. It commenced service in 1953 and has become a renowned global carrier with its headquarters in Frankfurt. With a comprehensive route network spanning across all continents, Lufthansa connects passengers to over 300 destinations worldwide.

It operates an extensive fleet of Airbus, Boeing, Mitsubishi (formerly Bombardier) and Embraer aircraft. Despite announcing the retirement of the Airbus A380 in March 2022, the high demand for air travel following the Coronavirus pandemic has incentivized the airline to return the aircraft to service.
https://www.flightradar24.com/blog/largest-airlines/


Africa's Largest Airlines by Number of Passengers Annually
1. Air Peace 🇳🇬 -14 million passengers

2. Ethiopian Airlines 🇪🇹 - 13.89 million passengers

3. Air Algerie 🇩🇿 - 7.2 million passengers

4. EgyptAir 🇪🇬 - 6.4 million

5. Kenya Airways 🇰🇪 - 5 million

Royal Air Maroc 🇲🇦 - 5 million

7. South African Airways 🇿🇦 - 4.6 million

8. Tunisair 🇹🇳 - 2.474 million
@AfricaFactZone

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Re: Top-10 Largest Airlines In The World by Fleet Size & Passenger Traffic in Africa by Racoon(m): 6:48pm On May 27
Air Peace topped Africa! Congratulations Air Peace! Congratulations Allen Onyema. You have created a record and made the Igbo race proud.

NOTE: Same people that castigated Allen Onyema calling him a wanted criminal in the US despite that his airline greatly salvaged this nation freighting COVID-19 relief packages are the ones neighing on my mention. Perhaps had it been that Allen Onyema was implicated in some drug running first then we will see how bloody some hypocritical humanity can be. Abeg make una pack one side

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Re: Top-10 Largest Airlines In The World by Fleet Size & Passenger Traffic in Africa by Racoon(m): 6:49pm On May 27
shocked However, I am surprised Emirates and Etihad Airlines didn't make this list.

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Re: Top-10 Largest Airlines In The World by Fleet Size & Passenger Traffic in Africa by descarado: 6:51pm On May 27
South Africans don't like to travel.
Nigerians can travel for africa. Not surprised.
This air peace have come to stay o.
More conquest to her
Aside Nigeria, Kenya and south africa, the rest is northern africa.
Wetin happen na

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Re: Top-10 Largest Airlines In The World by Fleet Size & Passenger Traffic in Africa by descarado: 6:55pm On May 27
Racoon:
Air Peace topped Africa! Congratulations Air Peace! Congratulations Allen Onyema. You have created a record and made the Igbo race proud.
Did you create this topic for tribal reason?
Which one is you have made igbo race proud?
Na only igbo dey enter his plane abi his head office is in igboland?
It's still this regime that helped seal his deal with uk.

When others return back with this same energy,don't cry.
See as you spoil a good and uplifting thread with tribal nonsense which you always scream against everyday.

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Re: Top-10 Largest Airlines In The World by Fleet Size & Passenger Traffic in Africa by thesicilian: 7:23pm On May 27
Who wants to bet this list was purposely made just because of Air Peace

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Re: Top-10 Largest Airlines In The World by Fleet Size & Passenger Traffic in Africa by PussyOdour(m): 8:20pm On May 27
shocked


Air peace spotted as the largest in Africa. That's a great feat.

Not Igbo, but I give it to them.while they are striving to make this sinking cesspit to be great, their counter parts in the other side with one white hairs dunce called Professor cum cultist are trying to bury this cesspit with bigotry and backwardness.

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Re: Top-10 Largest Airlines In The World by Fleet Size & Passenger Traffic in Africa by Xpol: 8:20pm On May 27
What number is Nigeria Air

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Re: Top-10 Largest Airlines In The World by Fleet Size & Passenger Traffic in Africa by Simfaburyy(m): 8:21pm On May 27
Okay

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Re: Top-10 Largest Airlines In The World by Fleet Size & Passenger Traffic in Africa by datola: 8:21pm On May 27
US of A

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Re: Top-10 Largest Airlines In The World by Fleet Size & Passenger Traffic in Africa by updatechange(m): 8:21pm On May 27
The op is a drunk bigot… he created a thread because of air peace and made it about igbos but if Yoruba ppl do this y’all will be screaming out your lungs.
I will say just keep going okay,.? But when others do the same hope u won’t be here crying tribalism or bigotry.

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Re: Top-10 Largest Airlines In The World by Fleet Size & Passenger Traffic in Africa by Xpol: 8:22pm On May 27
What number is Nigeria Air?
Re: Top-10 Largest Airlines In The World by Fleet Size & Passenger Traffic in Africa by TheDemola: 8:22pm On May 27
Men, no 1-5 are US owned. US no be anybody mate.

See our Air Peace o, no 1 in Africa

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Re: Top-10 Largest Airlines In The World by Fleet Size & Passenger Traffic in Africa by BondRiv: 8:22pm On May 27
descarado:

Did you create this topic for tribal reason?
Which one is you have made igbo race proud?
Na only igbo dey enter his plane abi his head office is in igboland?
It's still this regime that helped seal his deal with uk.

When others return back with this same energy,don't cry.
See as you spoil a good and uplifting thread with tribal nonsense which you always scream against everyday.


The guy just spoilt it with his tribalism.

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Re: Top-10 Largest Airlines In The World by Fleet Size & Passenger Traffic in Africa by Shortcut2life: 8:22pm On May 27
descarado:

Did you create this topic for tribal reason?
Which one is you have made igbo race proud?
Na only igbo dey enter his plane abi his head office is in igboland?
It's still this regime that helped seal his deal with uk.

When others return back with this same energy,don't cry.
See as you spoil a good and uplifting thread with tribal nonsense which you always scream against everyday.

How is it a bad thing to hype his ethnicity or praise someone from his ?

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Re: Top-10 Largest Airlines In The World by Fleet Size & Passenger Traffic in Africa by bigdammyj: 8:23pm On May 27
Noted.
Re: Top-10 Largest Airlines In The World by Fleet Size & Passenger Traffic in Africa by Emu4life(m): 8:23pm On May 27
Nigeria Air
Re: Top-10 Largest Airlines In The World by Fleet Size & Passenger Traffic in Africa by Built2last: 8:23pm On May 27
thesicilian:
Who wants to bet this list was purposely made just because of Air Peace

and whats wrong with that. Good thing dey purge you?

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Re: Top-10 Largest Airlines In The World by Fleet Size & Passenger Traffic in Africa by MaziObinnaokija: 8:23pm On May 27
cool
Re: Top-10 Largest Airlines In The World by Fleet Size & Passenger Traffic in Africa by wizelink(m): 8:24pm On May 27
Dey no include those that land on people's roof?
Re: Top-10 Largest Airlines In The World by Fleet Size & Passenger Traffic in Africa by Thegamingorca(m): 8:24pm On May 27
Where is Qatar airlines and etihad?


You lie!!!

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Re: Top-10 Largest Airlines In The World by Fleet Size & Passenger Traffic in Africa by Whalis: 8:24pm On May 27
What of Edo(Benin) Air?

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Re: Top-10 Largest Airlines In The World by Fleet Size & Passenger Traffic in Africa by dgitrader(m): 8:25pm On May 27
Where is AirNigeria on the list?
Re: Top-10 Largest Airlines In The World by Fleet Size & Passenger Traffic in Africa by eedimo(m): 8:25pm On May 27
Someday
Re: Top-10 Largest Airlines In The World by Fleet Size & Passenger Traffic in Africa by id4sho(m): 8:26pm On May 27
American government support it's companies 💯 tongue

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Re: Top-10 Largest Airlines In The World by Fleet Size & Passenger Traffic in Africa by PUNANI01: 8:26pm On May 27
Biafra man leading the way in Africa. Nothing foe the Zoo even their own Zoo airline is dead on arrival.

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Re: Top-10 Largest Airlines In The World by Fleet Size & Passenger Traffic in Africa by devigblegble: 8:26pm On May 27
Racoon:
Air Peace topped Africa! Congratulations Air Peace! Congratulations Allen Onyema. You have created a record and made the Igbo race proud.
educated illiterate

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Re: Top-10 Largest Airlines In The World by Fleet Size & Passenger Traffic in Africa by BigDawsNet: 8:26pm On May 27
Delta Air Lines 🙌
Re: Top-10 Largest Airlines In The World by Fleet Size & Passenger Traffic in Africa by pappilo(m): 8:27pm On May 27
Racoon:
Air Peace topped Africa! Congratulations Air Peace! Congratulations Allen Onyema. You have created a record and made the Igbo race proud.

Take those stats by the so called Africa Fact Zones with a pinch of salt.

Ethiopian Airlines have a fleet of 148 planes and Air Peace has a fleet of 29 planes. It is impossible that Air Peace move more passengers than Ethiopian Airlines annually.

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Re: Top-10 Largest Airlines In The World by Fleet Size & Passenger Traffic in Africa by Xpol: 8:27pm On May 27
When numbers matters Nigeria won't lack behind but quality.

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