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The World’s Largest Fleets of Passenger Boeing 757s in 2024

by Nigel Richardson

A total of 968 passenger-carrying 757s were built by Boeing between 1982 and 2004, including 914 757-200s and 55 757-300s. As of February 2024, 182 757-200s and 53 757-300s remain in active service (including a small number of aircraft which are currently parked or are undergoing maintenance).

Today, just over 88% of the ‘active’ 757s are operated by four airlines: Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, Icelandair and Condor.


Delta Air Lines

Boeing 757-232 N692DL of Delta Air Lines. (Tomás Del Coro, licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0)

Boeing 757-351 N593NW of Delta Air Lines. (Eddie Maloney, licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0)

Delta Air Lines, which received its first 757 in November 1984, has the largest fleet with one hundred and six active 757-200s and sixteen 757-300s. The oldest 757-200 of its current fleet is 34.8 years old and the youngest aircraft is19.2 years old. The 757-300s range from 20.4 to 22 years old.

The carrier has yet to make a final decision on the future of its 757 fleet, although it has indicated that it will continue to fly at least fifty aircraft up to 2027, with some of the newer aircraft in the fleet remaining in service until 2035. The 757s are likely to be replaced by Airbus A321neos for which Delta has placed an order for 155 aircraft with delivery through to 2027.


United Airlines

Boeing 757-224 N13110 of United Airlines. (Aero Pixels, licensed under CC BY 2.0)

Boeing 757-33N N57870 of United Airlines. (Eric Salard, licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0)

United Airlines has the second largest fleet of active 757s with thirty-nine 757-200s and twenty-one 757-300s. The carrier has operated one hundred and sixty 757s since it acquired its first aircraft in August 1989.

The age of its current fleet ranges from 23.7 years to 29.8 years for the 757-200s and 19.9 – 22.6 years for the -300s. United intends to retire its remaining 757 fleet by 2030, with orders placed for Airbus A321neos and Airbus A321XLRs as likely replacement aircraft.



Boeing 757-208 TF-FIV of Icelandair. (Nigel Richardson)

Boeing 757-308 TF-FIX of Icelandair. (Eric Salard, licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0)

In Europe, Icelandair and Condor are the main operators of the 757. Icelandair has eleven 757-200s (23 – 30.1 years old) and one 757-300 (24 years old) currently in active service (plus three 757-200s and one 757-300 parked/undergoing maintenance). The carrier plans to begin phasing out its 757 fleet from 2025, progressively replacing them with more fuel-efficient Airbus A321LRs and A321XLRs.



Condor 757-330 D-ABON in special ‘Wir lieben Fliegen’ livery (Condor)

German leisure airline Condor was the launch customer for the 757-300 variant. It currently has nine 757-300s in active service with an average age of 24.3 years. However, the carrier ordered thirteen Airbus A320neos and twenty-eight A321neos in 2022, with delivery scheduled from 2024, which will lead to the eventual withdrawal of its 757s.

Other significant operators of the 757-200 include Azur Air of the Russian Federation with four aircraft reportedly in service (and five parked) and Jet.com which is currently operating six aircraft.


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1 comment

MERV CROWE March 14, 2024 - 4:03 am

I loved the 757 and very fortunate to have had jump seat flights with MONARCH and BA.
The only ones we see in AUS are the USAF ones sadly.


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