The world’s largest democracy India, officially called the Republic of India. Indian Aviation Industry is one of the fastest growing airline industries in the world. At the end of 2013 there are 75,322,747 foreigner tourists arrived India through Air. Indian Aviation Industry started in December 1912 with its first domestic air route between Karachi and Delhi. The flight was operated by Tata sons; Indian Airlines in collaboration with the UK based Imperial Airways as an extension of London-Karachi flight of the Imperial Airways. Here I am Filing a Report of Leading Airlines of the World by 2016 as below:
Aeroflot is primary national carrier and largest airline of Russia’s. This is founded by the Russian Government on February 9, 1923; Aeroflot was the first Russian airline company to join the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in 1989. Today, Aeroflot is an airline with an excellent safety record, operational reliability and a reputation for industry-leading customer service. Through its hub at Sheremetyevo Airport in Moscow, Aeroflot operates flights to over 120 destinations in more than 50 countries under its current schedule. Aeroflot’s fleet, which is one of the most modern, youngest and fastest-growing aircraft fleets in Europe, consists of more than 120 planes, with its backbone formed by modern Airbus A320 Family, A330 and Boeing B767 airliners. Aeroflot celebrate their 90th Anniversary last year, on that day they launched a Brand new Airbus A320. The aircraft has been named “P. Yablochkov” after the famous Russian electrical engineer Pavel Nikolayevich Yablochkov.
More Information at: http://www.aeroflot.com/cms/en/
Cathay Pacific is the flag carrier of Hong Kong, with its head office and main hub located at Hong Kong International Airport. It operates an extensive network of international passenger and cargo air services in conjunction with its subsidiary Dragonair, which operates as a regional branch of the airline serving cities across Asia. Dragonair became a wholly owned subsidiary of Cathay Pacific in Sep-2006. A founding member of the oneworld alliance, it is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (SEHK: 0293). Its largest shareholder is Swire Pacific, a member of the Swire Group. CX Voted Airline of the Year 2014, Cathay Pacific Airways has won the ‘World’s Best Airline’ award for the fourth time, more than any other airline. Cathay Pacific is a member of the oneworld global airline alliance. The Cathay Pacific Group, including Dragonair and Air Hong Kong, operate more than 150 aircraft to 130 destinations across the globe.
More Information at: http://www.cathaypacific.com
In a short time, Qatar Airways has grown to more than 140 destinations worldwide, offering the levels of service excellence that helped the award-winning carrier to become best in the world. Qatar Airways network spans business and leisure destinations across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America. Qatar Airways is a member of oneworld global airline alliance. Qatar Airways was named the World’s Leading Airline 2012 in the World Airline Awards, which took place at Farnborough International Airshow, and was attended by top management from airlines across the globe. Winning countless awards inclusive of Airline of the Year 2012 by Skytrax, it is no surprise that the name is on our list, but with the introduction of the new business class seats across the fleet or the improvement of the current seats would boost the airline to the top of the airlines.
More Information at: http://www.qatarairways.com
Singapore Airlines is one of the most respected travel brands around the world. Flying one of the youngest aircraft fleets in the world to destinations spanning a network spread over six continents; Based at Singapore Changi Airport, Singapore Airlines is the national carrier of Singapore. Using a fleet of wide-body Boeing and Airbus aircraft. Singapore Airlines operates an extensive network across Asia, North America, Australasia, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Singapore Airlines joined the Star Alliance on 01-Apr-2000. Singapore Airlines have A380-800, B777-300ER, B777-200ER, B777-300, B777-200 and A330-300.
More Information at: http://www.singaporeair.com
The Emirates Group is an international travel and tourism holding company based in Dubai, UAE. It is the parent company of Emirates Airline, which operates an extensive network of international air passenger and cargo services worldwide. Originally Emirates Group founded in 1985, and flying out of Dubai with just two aircraft, Emirates now has a fleet of more than 230 aircraft, and currently fly to over 140 destinations in more than 80 countries around the world. The Emirates network is expanding constantly, with over 1,500 flights departing Dubai each week on their way to destinations on six continents.
More Information at: http://www.emirates.com/
Japanese carrier, ANA All Nippon Airways is the 13th largest airline in the world by revenues. Founded in 1952, Tokyo-based All Nippon Airways (ANA) is a major Japanese airline with hubs at Tokyo/Narita, Tokyo/Haneda, Kansai and Osaka airports. ANA flies on 72 international routes and 115 domestic routes with a fleet of about 240 aircraft. ANA was the launch customer and biggest operator of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, across Europe, South Asia, East Asia and North America .
More Information at: http://www.ana.co.jp
Originally founded in 1933, Turkish Airlines is the flag carrier of Turkey. It operates an extensive network of domestic and international passenger and cargo services alongside its subsidiary and affiliate airlines. A member of the star alliance, Turkish Airlines Group is headquartered on the grounds of Ataturk International Airport .The Turkish Government retains a shareholding of 49.12% in the airline group. Turkish Airlines flies to more countries in the world than any other airline (105 countries over five continents). Turkish Airlines now has a fleet of 261 aircraft (passenger and cargo) flying to 243 cities around the world.
More Information at: http://www.turkishairlines.com/
Asiana Airlines Inc. is one of South Korea’s two major airlines, along with Korean Air. Asiana has its headquarters in Asiana Town building in Seoul. Asiana Airlines began operations in 1988. Based at Incheon International Airport in South Korea, and a member of Star Alliance, the airline carried over 17 million passengers in 2014. Asiana Airlines operates flights worldwide serving 24 countries with a fleet of 84 aircraft. Majority-owned by one of South Korea’s largest conglomerates, the Kumho Asiana Group, Asiana is the second-largest airline in South Korea and an increasingly important player in the East Asian region.
More Information at: http://kr.flyasiana.com
Etihad Airways is one of two flag carrier airlines of the United Arab Emirates along with Emirates Airlines. Its head office is in Khalifa City A, near Abu Dhabi City. Etihad established in 2003. Etihad Airways fleet as at 30 September 2014 comprised 105 passenger and cargo aircraft, with the A380 and Boeing 787 due to arrive early 2015. Etihad‘s newest incarnation of their Pearl Business Class seat may have been around for a couple of years now, but it’s still effortlessly beautiful. Wonderful privacy and clean modern lines really make the airline a contemporary business class that the worldly traveler will have come to expect in this day and age.
More Information at: http://www.etihad.com/en-in/
Deutsche Lufthansa AG, commonly known as Lufthansa, is the flag carrier of Germany and also the largest airline in Europe, both in terms of overall passengers carried and fleet size when combined with its subsidiaries .The largest airline in Europe, Lufthansa operates to 197 international destinations in 78 countries across Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe, with a fleet of over 280 aircraft. Lufthansa has Airbus A319-100, Airbus A320-200, Airbus A321-200, Airbus A330-300, Airbus A340-300/600, Airbus A380-800, Boeing 737-300/500, Boeing 747-400, , Bombardier CRJ700/900, Bombardier DH8 Q400, ATR 72-500, Avro RJ85, Embraer ERJ-190/195
More Information at: http://www.lufthansa.com
Since its establishment in 1945 with a single twin-engine DC-3 (Dakota) HZ-AAX, Saudia has grown to provide its services to transport passengers between 26 domestic and 53 international destinations. At present, it carries more than 25 million passengers annually. During the last five years, Saudia has been undergoing a series of development activities on the basis of a strategic development plan that includes modernization of technical infrastructure in administrative, technical and financial sectors. Saudia continues efforts to modernize its fleet by acquiring 90 new aircraft including 35 Airbus A320s, 15 A321s, 12 A330s, 20 Boeing 777s and eight Boeing Dream liners.
More Information at: http://www.saudiairlines.com/
Korean Air, with a fleet of 147 modern aircraft, is one of the world’s top 20 airlines and operates more than 400 flights per day to 121 destinations in 41 countries. Since its privatization in 1969, Korean Air has expanded its operations in terms of both quality and quantity. Its advanced management system and innovative customer satisfaction policies have enabled the airline to achieve remarkable results. Korean Air is the largest Asian airline in the Americas, flying from more cities in the Americas to more cities in Asia than any other airline. Korean Air is also the world’s most successful in-flight retailer. According to the statistics released by the International Air Transport Association, Korean Air has also been among the world’s largest commercial airline cargo operator since 2004.
More Information at: https://www.koreanair.com/
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines was founded in 1919, making it the world’s oldest airline operating under its original name. In 2004 Air France and KLM merged to form AIR FRANCE KLM. The merger produced the strongest European airline group based on two powerful brand names and hubs – Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Paris-Charles de Gaulle. KLM is the flag carrier airline of the Netherlands. KLM’s headquarters is in Amstelveen near its hub at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. KLM participates in the industry’s leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France, Delta Air Lines and Alitalia. With approximately 250 daily trans-Atlantic flights and a fleet of around 150 aircraft, the joint venture between AIR FRANCE-KLM, Alitalia and Delta Air Lines provides customers with the benefits of a vast route network offering more frequent flights, competitive fares and harmonized services on all trans-Atlantic flights.
More Information at: https://www.klm.com/
Garuda Indonesia is the flag carrier of Indonesia. Named after the holy bird Garuda of Hinduism and Buddhism, the airline is headquartered at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, near Jakarta. Seamlessly connects more than 60 destinations worldwide to not only one of the largest economies in Southeast Asia, but also a plethora of exotic locations in the beautiful archipelago of Indonesia all at once. With approximately 500 daily flights and a fleet of around 130 aircraft, Garuda Indonesia proudly serves our passengers with the award-winning “Garuda Indonesia Experience” service, which highlights Indonesia’s warm hospitality and rich diverse culture.
More Information at: https://www.garuda-indonesia.com
Delta a major American airline, with its headquarters and largest hub at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia .Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers each year. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer services to nearly 350 destinations in 65 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft. Delta offers customers daily flights, with hubs in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-LaGuardia, New York-JFK, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City and Tokyo-Narita. The Delta SkyMiles program is convenient for frequent fliers based in central and southern U.S. cities like Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis and Salt Lake City, as well as passengers who often travel to and from New York City. Delta Air Lines operates more than 5,400 flights each day to 333 destinations across 64 countries. By becoming a SkyMiles member, you’ll earn one reward mile for every mile you fly with Delta, Delta Connection or Delta Shuttle; you can also earn miles for flying with any of Delta’s 25 partner airlines, including KLM, Air France and Virgin Atlantic. Those miles can be redeemed for free air travel on any participating airline, or you can cash in rewards for cabin upgrades or items for sale at the SkyMiles Marketplace.
More Information at: http://www.delta.com/
Czech Airlines, as the flag carrier airline of the Czech Republic, provides connections from Prague, to major destinations in Europe, Central Asia, the Transcaucasia and the Middle East. Czech Airlines is one of the oldest airlines in Europe. During the years of its operation it has become a modern airline, priding itself on a number of awards for quality of their services. Other subsidiaries of Czech Aero holding are Prague Airport – the operator of the international airport Prague/Ruzyne, air carrier and travel agency HOLIDAYS Czech Airlines, Czech Airlines Techniques providing services in technical maintenance of aircrafts, Czech Airlines Handling providing passenger and aircraft handling and CSA Services providing primarily personnel services.
More Information at: http://www.csa.cz/
AIRFRANCE is the flag carrier of French, headquartered in Tremblay-en-France. Air France operates 1,500 daily flights in France, Europe and worldwide. Since 2004, Air France and KLM have formed one of the leading European air transport groups. The two airlines currently offer their customers access to a network covering 230 destinations in 113 countries from their hubs at Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam-Schiphol. Air France and KLM and their partners Delta and Alitalia operate the biggest trans-Atlantic joint-venture with more than 250 daily flights.
More Detail at: http://www.airfrance.com/
American Airlines began in 1929, when The Aviation Corporation was formed to acquire young aviation companies, including Robertson. In 1930, The Aviation Corporation’s airline subsidiaries were incorporated into American Airways, Inc. In 1934, American Airways became American Airlines, Inc. American Airlines began trading on the New York Stock Exchange on June 10, 1939.In 1942, American entered the airline catering business with a subsidiary called Sky Chefs, providing food service to its passengers as well as to other airlines. At the end of 1959 and into the early 1960s, American, teaming up with IBM, introduced and implemented SABRE (Semi-Automated Business Research Environment), the largest electronic data processing system for business use. By 1964, the SABRE network extended from coast to coast and from Canada to Mexico. It became the largest real-time data processing system, second only to the U.S. government’s SAGE system. Apart from over 600 aircraft in service, American Airlines has more than450 aircraft from Airbus and Boeing on order, replacing its aging MD-80 series, 757-200 and 767-200 jets. As of June 2014, the last 767-200aircraft was retired and replaced by the new A321. There is one thing AA have got right, and that is their new cabin offerings. American has now moved on from its painful slide-down-into-a-heap-at-the-end-of-the-flight seats and offers fully flat, cocoon seats that offer privacy and comfort more than ever before. These seats have a hint of BA’s First Class offering but obviously at a fraction of the cost.
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