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Which airline is the world’s oldest one to still be using its original name?
KLM was founded in 1919. Operations stopped during World War II apart from the operations in the Dutch Antilles. The airline is the "Oldest operating airline", but with the 2004 merge with Air France some dispute whether KLM should still hold the crown. QANTAS, founded in 1920, is dubbed "Oldest continuously operating airline".
Which airline is the largest by the number of passengers?
Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE: DAL), commonly referred to as Delta, is a major American airline, with its headquarters and largest hub at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2013, Delta Air Lines was the world's largest airline in terms of scheduled passengers carried (120.6 million).
At what altitude do airliners fly on long-distance flights?
Approx 35,000 ft. Airplanes fly at high altitudes because of the reduction in drag, and to get into the jet streams. The Polar Jet stream ranges from 23,000 ft to 40,000 ft. The subtropical jet stream ranges from 33,0000 ft to 50,000 ft.