Top Performing Airlines 2004

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  1. straitman


    Apr 27, 2003
    SE Oz (Sale)
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    Aviation Week & Space Technology dated July 5th 2004 arrived today and listed the industry top performers.

    In the Airline categories the results were as follows :

    Top Performing Large Airline

    1. Southwest Airlines
    2. Singapore Airlines
    3. Qantas Airways
    4. Lufthansa
    5. British Airways
    6. All Nippon Airways
    7. Northwest Airlines Corp
    8. SAS AB
    9. Continental Airlines
    10.Japan Airlines Systems
    11.KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
    12.Delta Airlines
    13.AMR Corp
    14.United Airlines

    Top Performing Medium Airline

    1. Cathay Pacific
    2. Air New Zealand
    3. Thai Airways
    4. Easyjet
    5. Express Jet Holdings
    6. Alaska Air Group
    7. America West
    8. ATA Holdings Corp.

    Top Performing Small Airline

    1. Ryanair Holdings plc
    2. World Airways
    3. Independance Air
    4. Jetblue Airways
    5. Westjet Airlines
    6. Skywest Inc
    7. Airtran Holdings
    8. Pinnacle Airlines
    9. Mesa Air Group
    10,Mair Holdings
    11.Midwest Airgroup
    12.Frontier Airlines
    13.Great Lakes Aviation

    Most Improved Large Airline

    1. AMR Corp
    2. Northwest Airlines Corp
    3. United Airlines
    4. Continental Airlines
    5. All Nippon Airways
    6. British Airways

    7. Delta Airlines
    8. Southwest Airlines
    9. Singapore Airlines
    10.Qantas Airways -- Negative
    11.SAS AB -- Negative
    12.Lufthansa -- Negative
    13.KLM Royal Dutch Airlines -- Negative
    14.Japan Airlines Systems -- Negative
    15.Air Canada -- Negative

    Most Improved Medium Airline

    1. ATA Holdings Corp
    2. America West
    3. Alaska Air Group
    4. Express Jet Holdings
    5. Air New Zealand
    6. Thai Airways -- Negative
    7. Cathay Pacific -- Negative
    8. Easyjet

    Most Improved Small Airline

    1. Great Lakes Aviation
    2. Mesa Air Group
    3. Airtran Holdings
    4. World Airways
    5. Pinnacle Airways
    6. Jetblue Airways
    7. Independance Air
    8. Ryanair Holdings
    9. Midwest Airgroup
    10.Mair Holdings -- Negative
    11.Westjet Airlines -- Negative
    12.Skywest Inc -- Negative
    13.Frontier Airlines -- Negative

  2. clifford

    clifford Established Member

    Jul 6, 2004
    Canberra / London
    Hi Bill,

    Looks like I'm the first to respond on this one.

    First of all, let me say that I also subscribe to AWAST and have found their accuracy when it comes to commercial airlines (non-US) to be woeful. Last year I had to write to their managing editor pointing out that EasyJet and Ryanair were really quite significant airlines in Europe, and that they should therefore be covered in the AWAST yearbook (which they weren't).

    I note from your posting that AWAST classifies EasyJet as a Medium airline, but only classifies Ryanair as a Small airline. My analysis is that Ryanair has more aircraft, more routes and flies more passengers than EasyJet, so I'm not sure how AWAST comes up with their rating (other than both airlines are non-US).

    I would advise that AWAST ratings be taken with a pinch of salt.

  3. icemann

    icemann Member

    Jan 2, 2003
    French's Forest, NSW
    I wonder how JetStar rated after last night's near miss....
  4. toetoes

    toetoes Junior Member

    Mar 15, 2004

    Interseting to see QF in the top 3 but negitive in the other :?:

    Well at least Vermin Blue was not in the ratings at all. Will they as per the norm now do a press statement that they are in/out of the ratings for good reasons :?:

    I think not. It is not the press that they like. :idea:

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