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World's top 10 largest airline fleets

The global carriers with the most planes in active service

World's top 10 largest airline fleets
Arabian Business' sister website, arabiansupplychain.com has ranked the airlines that have the most planes in active service. Click on to find out which airlines have the largest fleets.\n\nUnited Continental\nNumber of planes: 708\nAbout: Following the recent merger of United and Continental, the new United Continental now boasts the world’s largest active fleet. According to independent web sites, it also has around 300 planes sitting in storage.\n\n(Images: Getty Images/ Text source: www.arabiansupplychain.com)
World's top 10 largest airline fleets
Delta\nNumber of planes: 690\nAbout: Delta’s active fleet includes more than 140 McDonnell Douglas models and 400 Boeing planes, with Airbus planes making up the rest of the fleet. The airline currently has almost 90 planes in storage.\n(Images: Getty Images/ Text source: www.arabiansupplychain.com)\nThe figures are based on a trawl of each airline’s web site, with reference also made to independent plane spotter web sites.\n\n
World's top 10 largest airline fleets
FedEx Express\nNumber of planes: 664\nAbout: Although FedEx Express is an all-cargo operation, it is still an airline and thus worthy of inclusion on this list. Its fleet includes more than 250 Cessna planes and a mix of Boeing, Airbus and ATR models.\n(Images: Getty Images/ Text source: www.arabiansupplychain.com)\nThere may be a small margin of error in the actual number of planes, but the running order stands up against other rankings of airline fleet size that were referenced.\n
World's top 10 largest airline fleets
American Airlines\nNumber of planes: 619\nAbout: American’s fleet includes nearly 250 McDonnell-Douglas MD-80s, plus a variety of Boeing models.\n(Images: Getty Images/ Text source: www.arabiansupplychain.com)
World's top 10 largest airline fleets
Southwest Airlines\nNumber of planes: 544\nAbout: Consistency is key for this low cost airline, which has nothing but the Boeing 737 in its fleet.\n(Images: Getty Images/ Text source: www.arabiansupplychain.com)
World's top 10 largest airline fleets
China Southern\nNumber of planes: 354\nAbout: China Southern operates more than 100 Boeing 737s, with the rest of its fleet made up of a combination of Airbus, ATR, Embraer and McDonnell-Douglas planes.\n(Images: Getty Images/ Text source: www.arabiansupplychain.com)
World's top 10 largest airline fleets
US Airways\nNumber of planes: 339\nAbout: US Airways operates a predominantly Airbus fleet, with a number of Boeing planes and a handful of Embraer regional jets. (Images: Getty Images/ Text source: www.arabiansupplychain.com)
World's top 10 largest airline fleets
Lufthansa\nNumber of planes: 334\nAbout: Lufthansa’s fleet contains a wide mix of Airbus and Boeing planes. The total includes 53 regional jets that are on loan to Lufthansa’s regional airlines. Four planes loaned to Swiss and three to airlines outside Lufthansa Group are not included. (Images: Getty Images/ Text source: www.arabiansupplychain.com)
World's top 10 largest airline fleets
Sky West\nNumber of planes: 294\nAbout: SkyWest’s fleet is made up of a combination of CRJ and Embraer regional jets, seating between 30 and 76 people. The airline operates more than 1500 flights per day in North America on behalf of United Express, Delta Connection and AirTran. (Images: Getty Images/ Text source: www.arabiansupplychain.com)
World's top 10 largest airline fleets
Air China\nNumber of planes: 265\nAbout: Air China’s fleet is made up predominantly of Boeing planes, with the 737 accounting for 50% of the fleet. (Images: Getty Images/ Text source: www.arabiansupplychain.com)