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This statistic highlights American Airlines’ Mainline and Regional Aircrafts fleet size, reported annually starting from 2013.
American Airlines is one of the largest airlines company in the world. The company’s primary business activity is the operation of a network of carriers that provide scheduled air transportation for passengers and cargo. The company’s regional segment offers third party functions under the name American Eagle. They operate an average of almost 6,700 flights per day to more than 300 destinations in more than 50 countries.
The company operates a fleet of about 1500 aircraft. The aircraft can be divided into two categories – mainline and regional. The number of mainline aircraft has always been around 900-950, whereas the number of regional aircraft has increased to around 600 in recent years. Back in 2013 -2015 the company had just about 300-320 regional aircraft in its fleet. Their fleet consists of both Boeing and Airbus aircraft. Almost 80% of all their aircraft are narrow-bodied.
The aircraft in the regional fleet consisted of 35 units of the Bombardier CRJ 200, 119 units of the Bombardier CRJ 500, 118 units of the Bombardier CRJ 900, 51 units of the Embraer ERJ 140, 118 units of the Embraer ERJ 145 and 154 units of the Embraer ERJ 175 as of 2018.
In 2019 the number of units of the Bombardier CRJ 200 went down to 19, the Bombardier CRJ 500 increased by 2 units to 121, the number of units of the Bombardier CRJ 900 increased to 126, Embraer ERJ 140 units went down to 46, the Embraer ERJ 145 units remained unchanged and the number of units of the Embraer ERJ 175 increased to 175.
As of 2018 the aircraft in the mainline fleet consisted of 30 units of the McDonell Douglas MD-80, 20 units of the Embraer 190, 20 units of Boeing 787-900, 20 units of Boeing 787-8, 20 units of Boeing 777-300ER, 47 units of Boeing 777-200ER, 24 units of Boeing 767-300ER, 34 units of Boeing 757-200, 304 units of Boeing 737-800, 20 units of Boeing 737-8 MAX, 9 units of Airbus A330-300, 15 units of Airbus A330-200, 219 units of Airbus A321, 48 units of Airbus A320 and 126 units of Airbus A319. In 2019 the aircraft units changed to 20 units of Embraer 190, 22 units of Boeing 787-900, 20 units of Boeing 787-8, 20 units of Boeing 777-300ER, 47 units of Boeing 777-200ER, 17 units of 767-300ER, 34 units of Boeing 757-200, 304 units of Boeing 737-800, 24 units of Boeing 737-8 MAX, 9 units of Airbus A330-300, 12 units of Airbus A330-200, 218 units of Airbus A321, 48 units of Airbus A320, 132 units of Airbus A319.
The Boeing 737-800 and the Airbus A321 are the major aircraft in the company’s mainline fleet. In 2018 the number of aircraft in the mainline and regional fleet was 956 and 595 respectively. In 2019 the number of aircraft in the mainline fleet reduced to 927 and the number of aircraft in the regional fleet increased to 605. The pandemic airline operations have been put to a halt which might just put a major dent in American Airlines’ performance for the year 2020.
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