Which are the 7 Largest Airlines by fleet size?

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The first one has almost 1000 airplanes, and the first 4 are all based in the United States of America.

  1. American Airlines (United States) has 965 airplanes, consisting of Airbus, Boeing, Embraer and McDonnell. Their largest hub is Dallas/Fort Worth airport (DFW).
  2. Delta Air Lines (United States) has 914 airplanes in its fleet, consisting of Airbus, Boeing, Embraer and McDonnell. Their main hub is Atlanta airport (ATL).
  3. United Airlines (United States) has 775 Airbus and Boeing airplanes. United’s main hub is Chicago–O’Hare airport (ORD).
  4. Southwest Airlines (United States) has 753 Boeing airplanes in its fleet. Southwest does not use the “hub and spoke” system of other major airlines, preferring the “point-to-point” system.
  5. China Southern Airlines (China) has a total of 613 Airbus, Boeing and Embraer airplanes. It maintains a strong presence in the domestic market with its main hubs at Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) and Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN).
  6. China Eastern Airlines (China) has a fleet of 523 Airbus and Boeing airplanes. Its main hubs are at Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) and Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA).
  7. Ryanair (Ireland) has an all-Boeing fleet of 421 airplanes. Its primary operational bases are at Dublin (DUB) and London Stansted (STN) airports.

*The above fleet sizes come from airfleets.net on July 10th 2019.