UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) — The newest models of the Boeing 737 Max aircraft are in the center of the world boycott. Already a large number of countries have abandoned them.
Among such countries that have abandoned many flights, Singapore, China, Indonesia, the United Kingdom, Vietnam and many others.
Recall that the Boeing 737 MAX 8 airline Ethiopian Airlines crashed on March 10, 60 km east of Addis Ababa.
The liner followed in Nairobi. On board were 157 people, including three Russians. No one survived the crash.
Below we describe the 12 airlines in the world with the largest number of Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft.
12. Turkish Airlines: 12 aircraft
Turkish Airlines is the flagship carrier of Turkey, based in Istanbul. It operates regular flights to 220 foreign and 42 domestic airports in Europe, Asia, Africa and America.
Turkish airlines fly to 120 countries of the world – more than any other airline. The main hub of the airline is Ataturk International Airport, Istanbul, the secondary hubs are Esenboga International Airport, Ankara and Sabiha Gokcen International Airport, Istanbul.
11. WestJet: 13 aircraft
WestJet Airlines is the low-cost airline of Canada, the country’s second largest airline carrier.
WestJet operates in the regular and charter passenger market, with over 380 daily flights to airports in Canada, the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean.
The airline’s air fleet consists of the Boeing 737 Next Generation family liners. The home port and carrier’s main transit hub is Calgary International Airport (Alberta), the second hub is located at Toronto Pearson International Airport (Ontario).
10. Spicejet: 13 aircraft
SpiceJet is an Indian low cost airline. Makes local and international flights.
As of March 2019, in addition to domestic flights, the company operates flights to Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Hong Kong, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Oman and Maldives
9. Flydubai: 14 aircraft
Flydubai is the state-owned low-cost airline of the United Arab Emirates with headquarters at Dubai International Airport.
The route network of regular flights of the airline consists of 94 points in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Europe.
8. United Airlines: 14 aircraft
United Airlines is an American airline, one of the largest in the United States and in the world.
After the merger with Continental Airlines, officially completed on October 1, 2010, United Airlines became the largest airline in the world.
Also one of the founders of Star Alliance.
7. TUI: 15 aircraft
TUI – German low-cost airline, is considered the third largest fleet in Germany and the fourth in the number of passengers carried. TUI belongs to the tourist concern of the same name. Home port TUI – Hannover.
Top destinations: Bonn, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich and Stuttgart. The airline’s airplanes can be seen at the airports of Vienna, Madrid, Stockholm, Helsinki, Tenerife, Riga, Antalya, Basel, Sharm el-Sheikh, Havana, Cagliari, Luxor, Larnaca, Ibiza.
Many TUI flights operate to cities in Africa and Asia.
6. Air China: 15 aircraft
Air China is an airline owned by the Chinese government and headquartered in Beijing.
The second after China Southern Airlines is the Chinese air carrier by size of the air fleet.
Member of the global airline alliance Star Alliance since December 2007
5. Norwegian Air: 18 aircraft
Norwegian Air is a Norwegian low-cost airline headquartered in Forney (a suburb of Oslo). The company is the second largest airline of Scandinavia and the third largest fleet and volume of low-cost airline traffic in Europe.
The route network of Norwegian includes 331 routes to 120 destinations in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.
At the moment, Norwegian Air has 18 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft in its fleet. The total order of the aircraft of this model reaches 110.
4. China Southern Airlines: 24 aircraft
China Southern Airlines, an airline based in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China, operates local, regional and international flights.
China Southern is the largest Asian airline in terms of fleet size, the largest airline in Asia, the 7th largest airline in the world for local passenger transportation, the 7th largest airline in the world in terms of passenger traffic in passenger-kilometers.
China Southern is China’s largest air carrier by number of passengers. Member of the SkyTeam Alliance.
3. American Airlines: 24 aircraft
American Airlines is an American airline headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, USA.
It is the largest airline in the world in terms of the total number of passenger-kilometers, size of the passenger fleet, income, passenger traffic and the number of destinations served.
American, along with its regional partners, has an extensive international and domestic route network and operates on average more than 6,200 flights per day to 356 destinations in more than 50 countries.
2. Air Canada: 24 aircraft
Air Canada is the largest Canadian airline, one of the founding members of the Star Alliance. Based in the city of Montreal.
In January 2019, the Air Canada fleet consisted of 184 aircraft. The average age is 14.5 years.
Air Canada serves flights to 98 destinations in Canada, USA, Latin America, Europe, Australia and Asia.
In collaboration with Air Canada Jazz, flights are conducted in 160 destinations.
1. Southwest Airlines: 34 aircraft
Southwest Airlines is an American low-cost airline, founded in 1971. Southwest Airlines is the largest low-cost airline in the United States and the world in terms of the number of passengers carried, as well as the second among all airlines.
The company is based in Dallas and operates the Boeing 737. The company’s fleet consists of 746 Boeing 737 aircraft of various modifications, which make more than 4 thousand flights per day.
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