Purdue Arrow From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1574 posts, RR: 8 Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 months 11 hours ago) and read 919 times:
The largest is American Eagle, followed, I believe, by Comair. Apparently, though, 3 USAirways Express carriers will be sold to ACA if the UA/US deal goes through. This would make ACA the second largest.
Purdue Arrow From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1574 posts, RR: 8 Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 months 4 hours ago) and read 842 times:
Feom the Aviation Week Aerospace Source Book, Comair is MCUH larger than Mesa Air Group. Mesa flew 3,504,000 passengers, for a total of 887,000,000 Revenue Passenger Miles, Comair flew 5,469,436 passengers, for a total of 1,823,664,000 Revenue Passenger Miles. These figures are from the 1999 book, which is the most current available online. My 2000 book is in Atlanta, but I'm currently in San Diego, so I don't have the most current numbers.
AeroGlobeAir7 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 586 posts, RR: 2 Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 months 2 hours ago) and read 821 times:
I wouldn't be surprised if Comair carried more than the others because they are a subsidiary for the most profitable, and most travelled airline in the world (as of 1999 and I bet it didn't change last year).
SkyWestPilot From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 17, posted (12 years 2 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 655 times:
I think SkyWest is in the top five. According to the Jauary press release SkyWest is the nations largest independant regional airline serving 67 cities with close to 1000 daily departures. Passenger boardings for January alone was 421,212 (that comes out to a little over 5 million a year). Another press release said SkyWest is the fourth largest regional airline in the nation.
What is the criteria? Is it passengers carried? Is it profits? number of aircraft? number of departures?