Thai Airways is the flag carrier airline of Thailand. Formed in 1988, the airline has its corporate headquarters in Vibhavadi Rangsit Road, Chatuchak District, Bangkok, and primarily operates out of Suvarnabhumi Airport. Thai Airways International was founded in 1960 as a joint venture between Thailand's domestic carrier, Thai Airways Company (TAC) and Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) with the Scandinavian carrier initially providing a 30% share capital of two million Baht.
From its hub at Suvarnabhumi Airport, THAI flies to 78 destinations in 35 countries, using a fleet of more than 80 aircraft. THAI's route network is dominated by flights to Europe, East Asia, and South/Southwest Asia, though the airline serves five cities in Oceania. THAI was the first Asia-Pacific airline to serve London Heathrow Airport. Among Asia-Pacific carriers, THAI has one of the largest passenger operations in Europe.
Cathay Pacific is the flag carrier of Hong Kong, with its head office and main hub located at Hong Kong International Airport. The airline's operations include scheduled passenger and cargo services to 200 destinations in 52 countries worldwide, codeshares, and joint ventures, with a fleet of wide-body aircraft, consisting of Airbus A330, Airbus A340, Airbus A350, Boeing 747 (which are being retired) and Boeing 777 equipment. Its wholly owned subsidiary, Cathay Dragon, operates to 44 destinations in the Asia-Pacific region from its Hong Kong base. In 2010, Cathay Pacific and Dragonair carried nearly 27 million passengers and over 1.8 million tons of cargo and mail.
The airline was founded on September 24, 1946 by Australian Sydney H. de Kantzow and American Roy C. Farrell. The airline made the world's first non-stop transpolar flight flying over the North Pole in July 1998, which was also the maiden flight to arrive at the then new Hong Kong International Airport. Cathay Pacific currently holds the title of the world's third largest airline, measured in terms of market capitalisation, according to the International Air Transport Association. In 2010, Cathay Pacific became the world's largest international cargo airline, along with main hub Hong Kong International Airport as the world's busiest airport in terms of cargo traffic.
Air Arabia is the Middle East and North Africa's first and largest Low Cost Carrier (LCC). They fly to over 101 destinations spread across the Middle East, North Africa, Asia and Europe. They offer comfort, reliable and value for money air travel across their network and with their value preposition "More than Just Low Fares", they help you to fly more often to more places at your own convenience!
Air Arabia is the first publicly listed airline in the region providing the carrier an independent path to growth and profitability.
Air Arabia is not only committed to providing affordable air travel but is also dedicated to uplifting the lives of those who are less fortunate. Taking responsibility and lead on social needs of local and international communities has been part of their success. To this end, the carrier has implemented a corporate social responsibility (CSR) program for sustainable development with an emphasis on providing better education and healthcare for underprivileged communities.
Lufthansa also as Lufthansa German Airlines, is a German airlines and when consolidated with its auxiliaries, the biggest carrier in Europe, both regarding travellers and fleet size. It operates services to 18 domestic destinations and 197 international destinations in 78 countries across Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe, utilizing a fleet of more than 280 airplane. Lufthansa is one of the five founding members of Star Alliance, the world's biggest airlines alliance. The name of the company is gotten from Luft (the German word for "air"), and Hansa (a Latin term meaning "society" most commonly used historically in reference to the Hanseatic League).
Lufthansa Group has more than 615 air craft, making it one of the biggest traveller carrier fleets on the planet. In 2014, the gathering continued 106 million travellers. Lufthansa's registered office and corporate office are in Cologne. Lufthansa's hub point at Frankfurt Airport. The greater part of Lufthansa's pilots, ground staff, and flight specialists are based there. Lufthansa's secondary hub point is Munich Airport.
Lufthansa was a state-owned enterprise until 1994. In its yearly report for 2014, Lufthansa reported around 60% of its shares were owned by institutional financial specialists and around 40% by private people. Since 1970, Lufthansa has included its employees in profit sharing, giving them the chance to pick in the between cash and preference shares.
Emirates is an airlines based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, which is owned by the government of Dubai. It is the biggest carrier in the Middle East, operating over 3,300 flights for each week from its hub at Dubai International Airport, to more than 148 cities in 78 countries over six continents. Cargo activities are embraced by Emirates SkyCargo.
Emirates is the world's third biggest international carrier in term of passenger flown, the seventh biggest carrier in the world in term of revenue, and the biggest carrier in the Middle East as far as revenue, fleet size, and travellers conveyed. The airlines is also the fourth-biggest airlines in the world in tern of international travellers. Emirates launch the longest non-stop flight to Auckland.
Emirates operates a flight consisting of Airbus A330/A340, Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 passenger aircraft, and additionally Boeing 747-400F and Boeing 777F freighters operates by Emirates SkyCargo. The fleet consisted of 219 travellers aircraft, 14 cargo aircraft and 1 official jet as of March 2014, with a further 287 aircraft on request. Emirates is the world's biggest operator of the 777 and A380 aircrafts. On July 9, 2014, the carrier finalized a $56 billion request to acquire 150 Boeing 777 planes. Production of the 777 is planned to initiate in 2017, with conveyances focused for 2020. The airlines has 208 Boeing 777 pending for delivery.
British Airways, often shortened to BA, is the flag carrier and the largest airline in the United Kingdom based on fleet size. When measured by passengers carried, it is second-largest in the United Kingdom. The airline is based in Waterside near its main hub at London Heathrow Airport.
A British Airways Board was established by the United Kingdom government in 1972 to manage the two nationalised airline corporations, British Overseas Airways Corporation and British European Airways, and two smaller, regional airlines, Cambrian Airways, from Cardiff, and Northeast Airlines, from Newcastle upon Tyne.
British Airways is a founding member of the Oneworld airline alliance, along with American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Qantas, and the now defunct Canadian Airlines. The alliance has since grown to become the third-largest, after SkyTeam and Star Alliance. British Airways merged with Iberia on 21 January 2011, formally creating the International Airlines Group (IAG), the world's third-largest airline group in terms of annual revenue.
Qatar Airways is proud to be one of the youngest global airlines to serve all six continents, and they are also the fastest-growing airline in the world. They connect more than 150 destinations on the map every day, with a fleet of the latest-generation aircraft, and an unrivalled level of service from their home and hub, the state-of-the-art
Hamad International Airport in Doha, the State of Qatar. Travel today involves a mix of short, medium and long-haul segments, with more people travelling than ever before. With the breadth of network coverage today, virtually no destination is unreachable.
Since their launch in 1997, Qatar Airways has earned many awards and accolades, becoming one of an elite group of airlines worldwide to have earned a 5-star rating by Skytrax. Voted Airline of the Year by Skytrax in 2011, 2012 and most recently in 2015, Qatar Airways has won the confidence of the travelling public.
Singapore Airlines Limited is the flag carrier of Singapore with its hub at Singapore Changi Airport. The Singapore Airlines group includes many airline-related subsidiaries: SIA Engineering Company handles maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) business across nine countries, with a portfolio of 27 joint ventures, including with Boeing and Rolls-Royce. Singapore Airlines Cargo operate SIA's freighter fleet and manages the cargo-hold capacity in SIA's passenger aircraft. It has three airlines subsidiaries: SilkAir operates regional flights to secondary cities, while Scoot and Tigerair operate in the low-cost carrier sector.
Singapore Airlines was the launch customer for the Airbus A380, the world's largest passenger aircraft. It ranks amongst the top 15 carriers worldwide in terms of revenue passenger kilometres, and 10th in the world for international passengers carried. On 15 December 2010, Singapore Airlines was named by the International Air Transport Association as the second largest airline in the world by market capitalisation, worth 14 billion US dollars. Singapore Airlines utilises the Singapore Girl as its central figure in its corporate branding. The airline is also regarded as a Singaporean national symbol and icon.
Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) formerly known as Malaysian Airline is a major airline operating flights from Kuala Lumpur International Airport and from secondary hubs in Kota Kinabalu and Kuching to destinations throughout Asia, Oceania and Europe. Malaysia Airlines is the flag carrier of Malaysia and a member of the oneworld airline alliance. The company's headquarters are located at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. In August 2014, the Malaysian government's sovereign wealth fund Khazanah Nasional—which then owned 69.37% of the airline—announced its intention to purchase remaining ownership from minority shareholders and de-list the airline from Malaysia's stock exchange, thereby renationalising the airline.
Despite numerous awards from aviation industry and recognition from the World Travel Awards as the leading airline in and to Asia (2010–11, 2013) the airline struggled to cut costs to compete with new, low-cost carriers in the region since the early 2000s.
Etihad Airways is a flag carrier and the second-biggest carrier of the United Arab Emirates (after Emirates). Its head office is in Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, close to Abu Dhabi International Airport (OMAA - ICAO). Etihad started operations in November 2003.
The carrier operates more than 1,000 flights for each week to more than 120 traveller and cargo destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas, with a fleet of 122 Airbus and Boeing aircrafts as of March 2016. In 2014, Etihad conveyed 14.8 million travellers, a 22.3% expansion from the earlier year, conveying incomes of US$7.6 billion and net benefits of US$73 million. Etihad Airways is the third biggest airlines in the Middle East and it is the second biggest airlines in the UAE, after the Dubai-based airlines Emirates. Its main base is Abu Dhabi International Airport.
As of September 2013, Etihad serves 116 traveller and cargo destinations across Africa, Europe, North America, South America, Asia and Australia from its centre point at Abu Dhabi International Airport. Etihad Airways, along with Air China, British Airways, Delta Air Lines, Emirates, Korean Air, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways and United Airlines, is one of the few carriers to have services to all six inhabited continents.
Tigerair is a subsidiary of Singapore Airlines Limited. Established in 2004, Tigerair is a leading Singapore-based no-frills airline that offers affordable travel options and a seamless customer experience.
With a fleet of Airbus A320-family aircraft, averaging about five years of age, Tigerair operates flights to 40 destinations across Asia such as Singapore, Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Air China Limited (simplified Chinese; traditional Chinese; literally: "China International Airlines Company", colloquially known as , SEHK: 0753, LSE: AIRC, SSE: 601111) is the flag carrier and one of the major airlines of the People's Republic of China, with its headquarters in Shunyi District, Beijing. Air China's flight operations are based in Beijing Capital International Airport. In 2013, the airline carried 51 million domestic and international passengers with an average load factor of 81%.
Air China's route network extends throughout Asia to the Middle East, Western Europe, and North America from its main hub at Beijing Capital International Airport. It also currently reaches a significant number of Asian, Australian and European destinations from Shanghai. Some international routes operate from Chengdu, Chongqing, Dalian, Hangzhou, Kunming and Xiamen. It is one of the few world airlines that fly to all six inhabitable continents.
Delta Air Lines, Inc. is a major American airline, with its headquarters and largest hub at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia. The airline along with its subsidiaries operate over 5,400 flights daily and serve an extensive domestic and international network that includes 334 destinations in 64 countries on six continents, as of June 2015. Delta is one of the four founding members of the SkyTeam airline alliance, and operates joint ventures with Air France-KLM, Alitalia, Virgin Atlantic, and Virgin Australia. Regional service is operated under the brand name Delta Connection.
Delta is the sixth-oldest operating airline by foundation date, and the oldest airline still operating in the United States. The company's history can be traced back to Huff Daland Dusters, founded in 1924 in Macon, Georgia as a crop dusting operation. The company moved to Monroe, Louisiana, and was later renamed Delta Air Services, in reference to the nearby Mississippi Delta region, and commenced passenger services on June 17, 1929. Among predecessors of today's Delta Air Lines, Western Airlines and Northwest Airlines began flying passengers in 1926 and 1927, respectively.
In 2013, Delta Air Lines was the world's largest airline in terms of scheduled passengers carried (120.6 million), and the second-largest in terms of both revenue passenger-kilometers flown (277.6 billion) and capacity (4.4 billion ASM/week; March 2013).
As of March 2015, Delta operates more than 5,400 flights per day. Delta Connection operates 2,533 daily flights. It is one of the few airlines to fly to all six inhabited continents, along with Air Canada, Air China, British Airways, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Korean Air, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways and United Airlines. Delta is the only US carrier flying to Accra, Bangkok, Copenhagen, Dakar, Johannesburg, Moscow, Prague, Reykjavik, and Stuttgart.
KLM, legally Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (Royal Dutch Airlines), is the flag carrier airline of the Netherlands. KLM is headquartered in Amstelveen, with its hub at nearby Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. It is part of the Air France–KLM group, and is a member of the SkyTeam airline alliance. KLM was founded in 1919; it is the oldest airline in the world still operating under its original name and had 32,505 employees as of 2013.
KLM operates scheduled passenger and cargo services to approximately 130 destinations in 69 countries on five continents. Passenger aircraft are configured in a three-class layout, including Business Class, Economy Comfort, Economy Class. KLM has a reputation as one of the world's safest airlines. Its frequent-flyer program is called Flying Blue, and has codeshare agreements with other airlines—both members and non-members of SkyTeam.
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