JetBlue, with its main hub at the JFK International Airport in New York, leases 45 and owns 185 aircraft, for a total of 230.
#6 - ExpressJet Airlines
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ExpressJet Airlines, headquartered in Atlanta, has a total of 292 aircraft in its fleet, 32 of which are in storage. It flies for American Eagle, Delta Connection and United Express.
#5 - SkyWest Airlines
SkyWest Airlines, headquartered in St. George, Utah, has a total of 392 aircraft in its fleet. Its Bombardier CRJ200 fleet is the largest, with 112 leased and 61 owned.
A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 Takes Off
Southwest Airlines is headquartered in Dallas, and has an all Boeing 737 fleet. Of the total 728 aircraft, 494 are 737-700s.
#3 - United Airlines
United Airlines is headquartered in Chicago, and operates a total of 681 aircraft. Of that, 202 are leased. These numbers exclude regional fleets.
#2 - Delta Air lines
Delta Air Lines
Delta Air Lines’ main hub is at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The operator owns 653 and leases 207 aircraft, making it the second largest operator with a fleet of 860. These numbers exclude regional fleets.
#1 - American Airlines
American Airlines, headquartered in Fort Worth comes in at No.-1 for the U.S. largest operator. The airline fleet is 979--563 owned and 416 leased. These numbers do not include regional fleets.
With MRO Americas, April 25-27, just around the corner, we featured the top U.S. operators by fleet size to highlight recent acquisitions and subsidiaries.