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Number 276 - Air Carrier Groupings 2005

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Air Carrier Groupings

Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Office of Airline Information
Number 276
Issue Date: September 20, 2004
Effective Date: January 1, 2005
Part 241, Section 04

This Accounting and Reporting Directives updates the reporting groups for filing the Form 41 report during calendar year 2005. From our review, we updated the carrier groupings as follows:

Air CarrierNew Reporting Group
Jet Blue3 (Major)
Comair3 (Major)
Sun Country2 (National)
USA 30002 (National)
Sky King1 over $20 million (Large Regional)

Carriers are grouped according to the operating revenue boundaries contained in Section 04 of Part 241. The current reporting levels are:

Group 3 (Majors)Over $1 billion
Group 2 (Nationals)Over $100 million to $1 billion
Group 1 (Regionals)$100 million and under
Group 1 (Large Regionals)$20 million to $100 million
Group 1 (Medium Regionals)Under $20 million

Changes in the reporting groups will become effective January 1, 2005. Any questions regarding the groupings should be directed to Mr. Bernie Stankus on (202) 366-4387.

Donald W. Bright signature
Donald W. Bright
Assistant Director 
Airline Information


Group 3 (Majors) Air Carriers - 17
Alaska Airlines 
American Airlines
American Eagle Airlines
American Trans Air 
America West 
ExpressJet Airlines d/b/a Continental Express 
Delta Air Lines
Federal Express 
Jet Blue
Northwest Airlines
Southwest Airlines
United Airlines 
World Airways * 
* Reporting in Group 3 by waiver.

Group 2 (Nationals) Air Carriers - 31 
Air Transport Int'l 
Air Wisconsin 
Aloha Airlines 
Arrow Air, Inc.
Atlantic Coast d/b/a Independence Air
Atlantic Southeast 
Atlas Air 
Champion Air
Continental Micronesia 
Evergreen Int'l 
Executive Airlines
Frontier Airlines 
Gemini Air Cargo 
Hawaiian Airlines 
Horizon Air 
Kalitta Air
Mesa Airlines
Mesaba Airlines 
Midwest Express 
North American Airlines 
Omni Air Express
Polar Air Cargo 
Ryan Intl Airlines 
Spirit Air Lines 
Sun Country
Trans States Airlines
USA 3000

Group 1 (Large Regionals) Air Carriers (Over $20 Million Operating Revenues) - 24
Aerodynamics, Inc. 
Amerijet Int'l Airlines 
Capital Cargo International 
Casino Express 
Falcon Air 
Florida West Airlines, Inc.
Freedom Airlines
Kitty Hawk Air Cargo 
Lynden Air Cargo
Miami Air Int'l 
Northern Air Cargo, Inc. 
Pace Airlines
Pan American Airlines 
Sky King
Southern Air 
Tradewinds Airlines 
Transmeridian Airlines
USA Jet Airlines

Group 1 (Medium Regionals) Air Carriers (Under $20 Million Operating Revenues) - 13 
Ameristar Air Cargo 
Asian Pacific 
BNJ Charter
Custom Air Transport 
Gulf & Caribbean 
Kalitta Air Charters
Planet Airways
Sierra Pacific Airlines 
Sun World International
Trans-Air Link
Victory Air Transport