Which US airline will be the 5th bigg...

Which US airline will be the 5th biggest after AMR US Airways Group merger?

Created by Airline CEO on Jan 30, 2013

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Frontier Airlines

JetBlue Airlines

Alaska Airlines

Are RAH ops for F9 & AAG's QX & OO ops included?

OO & Inc. & MQ are far larger than these airlines

I am not sure now!

Airline CEO

United States

#1 Jan 30, 2013
Which will be the 5th largest US Airline after the US Airways American merger?
Airline CEO

United States

#2 Jan 30, 2013
SkyWest Inc.(OO)(EV)
AMR American Eagle Holdings (MQ)(OW)
Alaska Air Group (AS)(QX)
Republic Airways Holdings (F9)(RP)(RW)(S5)

It is really hard to say Frontier and Alaska are not really stand alone companies like JetBlue is and in turn all three have relatively small fleets and serve a very few destinations compared to RAH or AMR Holdings.
Real US Airways - AWA

Gilbert, AZ

#3 Jan 30, 2013
Jet Blue the ALASKA... even though Alaska has a bigger fleet...
Diesel 8

United States

#4 Jan 30, 2013
Real US Airways - AWA wrote:
Jet Blue the ALASKA... even though Alaska has a bigger fleet...
Actually, Jet Blue and Alaska are tiny in terms of fleet as compared with

SkyWest, Inc. which has 737 aircraft
Diesel 8

United States

#5 Jan 31, 2013
By way of pure semantics I do believe this might go to JetBlue, as it is truly an airline, while all the other focus on airline business through their parent companies.

By way of size and complexity of operations and to still profit and succeed..... SkyWest Inc. is biggests.

By way of profits and assets I believe Alaska Air Group is the biggest.

Most Destinations - I do not know

ASM - I do not know

Atlanta, GA

#6 Jan 31, 2013
SkyWest Inc. is biggests. ha Diesel good english..
Diesel 8

United States

#7 Jan 31, 2013
dmd wrote:
SkyWest Inc. is biggests. ha Diesel good english..
Not sure if you are trying to be a prick or not but, the S is obviously a typo.... sometimes it is hard to type on the little tiny screens of cell phones.

Dallas, TX

#8 Feb 8, 2013

=371== United

=356== Delta

=260+= American / US Airways

==97== Southwest

==93== Alaska

==71== JetBlue

By passenger metrics JetBlue carries more passengers than Alaska
I think it is Alaska

United States

#9 Feb 14, 2013
Fleet Size
Market Cap

It is not F9

United States

#10 Feb 15, 2013
It is hard to say it might be JetBlue or it might be Alaska
But is is RAH

United States

#11 Feb 19, 2013
Republic Airways Holdings transported and processed more passengers than


and many many other airlines in 2012.

So if Frontier is wrapped up into groupings with RAH then Republic Airways Holdings and Frontier, Shuttle America, Republic, and Chautauqua are bigger.
Answer could be RAH

United States

#12 Feb 19, 2013
RAH serves more destinations than the 5th largest airline businesses listed here too.

5th largest Airline remains inconclusive.
SkyTeam OneWorld Star

Lockhart, TX

#13 Feb 21, 2013
regardless who is 5th, the real question is wether AA DL and UA are getting cocky enough to believe they can withstand the Southwest's and Allegiant's on their own.

One has to remember, now if you are flying in the United States and N O T on WN, most likely you are upon Star, OneWorld, or SkyTeam!
Prospective PAX

Seattle, WA

#14 Mar 29, 2016
Looks like JetBlue could be widening its lead on 5th biggest.
Two Words

Seattle, WA

#15 Mar 29, 2016
Subject2 change

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