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How many flights ?

Old 11th Jan 2019, 12:32
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How many flights ?

Hi. Not sure if this the right forum ;

Id like to know roughly how many flights a medium size airline like Virgin Atlantic flies in a typical year vs a big airline like BA. Nothing obvious on wiki.

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Old 11th Jan 2019, 13:52
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Hi, this question might be better in Spotters Gallery. If you copy your text and then delete your post. Go the other forum and start again.
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Old 11th Jan 2019, 15:38
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Originally Posted by buzzc152 View Post
Id like to know roughly how many flights a medium size airline like Virgin Atlantic flies in a typical year vs a big airline like BA. Nothing obvious on wiki.
Figures for Heathrow are pretty easy to derive: last year VS operated just over 16,000 flights and BA around 240,000 (i.e. about 15x as many).

Adding non-LHR flights (LGW, MAN, LCY, etc) would bring the totals up a bit (more pro rata for VS), but the ratio will still be at least 10:1.

Does that help ?
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Old 11th Jan 2019, 18:23
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Originally Posted by buzzc152 View Post
Nothing obvious on wiki.
It's literally right there on Wikipedia!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virgin...usiness_trends
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Old 12th Jan 2019, 12:52
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Plenty of information on the web at least for UK & US carriers:

https://www.caa.co.uk/Data-and-analy...-reports-2017/
https://www.caa.co.uk/uploadedFiles/...vices_2017.pdf

BA flew 290,505 passenger sectors in 2017, Virgin (including a subsidiary that flies to the Carribean) 21,628.

You can get all flights for a day for individual airports from sites such as flightradar24. You can cut & paste into a spreadsheet & sort by airline, etc.

The US Bureau of Transport Statistics has lots of data. Sadly they are currently shut down thanks to Pres Trump.
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