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Who Is The Biggest Regional Airline?  
User currently offlineByrdluvs747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 2351 posts, RR: 1
Posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 8382 times:

I'm not too knowledgeable about the express carriers. Is there a bigger regional than Mesa Air and their 183 plane fleet? Maybe someone has some official rankings.


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User currently offlineDayflyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3807 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 8374 times:

Comair I believe is the largest. I think they have close to 200 planes, all CRJ I think.


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User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9508 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 8362 times:

Skywest is currently the largest independant regional in terms of financials. Comair is not independantly held, so it is part of DL for financials. They have 185 planes in a mixture of CRJs and EMB 120s. They are the largest because their market cap is 965M and thier revenue is $1.04Billion. That technically puts them in the category of being a major airline since the figure of 1 billion in revenue usually is viewed as the official barrier, but since they are just a regional they aren't considered major. Currently Skywest is numberswise larger than Airtran in terms of revenue and market cap, which are signs of the size of the company, but not necessarily airline operations.


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User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4896 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 8332 times:

4: Mesaba
3: Skywest
2. Comair
1. AMERICAN EAGLE

"The American Eagle network is the largest regional airline system in the world, with over 1,600 daily flights to more than 140 cities throughout the United States, Canada, the Bahamas, the Caribbean and Mexico."

[Edited 2005-01-26 16:37:23]


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User currently offlineLoneStarMike From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 3811 posts, RR: 34
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 8306 times:

I was going to guess American Eagle, also.

The American Eagle network is the largest regional airline system in the world, with over 1,600 daily flights to more than 140 cities throughout the United States, Canada, the Bahamas, the Caribbean and Mexico.

Source: aa.com

LoneStarMike

User currently offlineLUV4JFK From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 462 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 8193 times:

4: Mesaba
3: Skywest
2. Comair
1. AMERICAN EAGLE

I had no idea Mesaba was that large. I would have thought that Mesa and Chautauqua would rank above them.

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User currently offlineSegmentKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 8167 times:

While Cape Air/Nantucket Airlines - Hyannis Air Service, Inc. is the LARGEST privately held regional airline.

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User currently offlineCory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2686 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 8162 times:

So then where does ExpressJet fall into the mix? #5? or further down than that?

User currently offlineFlybyguy From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 1801 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 8158 times:

American Eagle... largest regional carrier, wholly owned by the largest airline in the world.


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User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 8141 times:

Don't forget about CO EX. They have quite a big fleet themselves:

http://www.expressjet.com/fleet.asp

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User currently offlineWingnutMN From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 640 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 8137 times:

I know for a fact that 9E is bigger than XJ in fleet size. 129 to 98 I believe are the new numbers.

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User currently offlineBoeing7E7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 8127 times:

Do you mean...

In Physical size?

Net Profit?

Net Revenue?

Net Seat Miles?

Wholly owned?

Publicly held?

Or,

Privately Held?


User currently offlineByrdluvs747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 2351 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 8081 times:

I was mostly concerned with fleet size. I can't believe I forgot about American Eagle.


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User currently offlineCazito From Brazil, joined Apr 2000, 78 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 8005 times:

The 2003 numbers:

Operation Revenues (in millions):

1) ATA - 1,398
2) Continental Express - 1,311
3) American Eagle - 1,128
4) Comair - 1,032
5) Jet Blue - 998
6) Air Tran - 918
7) Atlantic Coast - 876
8) Atlantic Southeast - 837
9) Hawaiian - 706
10) Frontier - 590
11) Air Wisconsin - 527
12) World - 475
13) Horizon - 464


Passengers enplaned:

1) American Eagle - 12,474,000
2) Air Tran - 11,651,000
3) Continental Express - 11,227,000
4) Comair - 10,935,000
5) Skywest - 10,719,000
6) ATA - 9,396,000
7) Atlantic Southeast - 9,205,000
8) JetBlue - 8,949,000
9) Atlantic Coast - 8,390,000
10) Air Wisconsin - 5,865,000
11) Mesaba - 5,702,000
12) Hawaiian - 5,597,000
13) Frontier - 5,061,000
14) Horizon - 4,934,000
15) Aloha - 4,119,000
16) Spirit - 4,105,000

Source: ATAA


User currently offlineLUV4JFK From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 462 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 7913 times:

Cazito,

Not that I don't appreciate the list, but how come you are including non-regional airlines such as Jet Blue and Air Tran?

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User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 22731 posts, RR: 20
Reply 15, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 7890 times:

What is the relationship between Air Midwest and YV? It seems like that would affect YV's size as if that 183 plane figure is RJs (straight YV) alone, they've got to be bigger than OO in terms of pax.


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User currently offlineAirWillie6475 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2448 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 7760 times:

Although Mesa is ranked 10th in regional carriers with 4.8 million customers, Mesa was ranked number one in pilot hiring in 2004. Maybe they have big plans.

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