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Which *Regional* Airline Is Largest?  
User currently offlineAA@DFW From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 397 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1483 times:

...any guesses or info?

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User currently offlinePurdue Arrow From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1574 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1416 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.

User currently offlineAirT85 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1402 times:

Actually, i think Mesa Air is larger then COMAIR, well maybe the Mesa Air Group is but they are huge!
Tony


User currently offlineTI717 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 227 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1377 times:

AE
Mesa
Comair
ACA




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User currently offlinePurdue Arrow From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1574 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1339 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.

User currently offlineAeroGlobeAir7 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 586 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1318 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).

User currently offlineNorseman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 41 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1315 times:

Where does Sky West fit into the picture?

User currently offlineBeech_bum From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1287 times:

Mesa is the largest INDEPENDENT, as in not wholly-owned by a major. Mesa is actually considered a National airline in status but their largest bird is an RJ.

User currently offlineJuanchito From Guatemala, joined Nov 2000, 1186 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1272 times:

I think American Eagle

juanchito



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User currently offlineKLM747 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2001, 669 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1267 times:

I think American Eagle, because I saw something that said American Eagle "World's largest regional carrier"

KLM747 Big grin


User currently offlineCazito From Brazil, joined Apr 2000, 78 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1255 times:

1. American Eagle............11,5 millions passengers
2. Continental Express.......6,6 millions passengers


User currently offlineScutfarcus From United States of America, joined May 2000, 404 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1246 times:

Hmm..how about Air Wisconsin? They must be pretty big handling UNited Expres sout of Denver and ORD!

User currently offlineCazito From Brazil, joined Apr 2000, 78 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1238 times:

Air Wisconsin.......3,5 millions passengers

User currently offlineAerLingus From China, joined Mar 2000, 2371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1218 times:

AS has to be the biggest regional carrier, their region being the west coast with the occasional flight to Chicago.


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User currently offlineDash8tech From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 732 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1192 times:

AS aren't considered a regional (Numeorus flights in Mexico and they used to serve Russia), Horizon Air is the regional feeder of Alaska Air Group.

Cheers.


User currently offlineNotarzt From Germany, joined Dec 2000, 642 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1184 times:

Just a guess... does Southwest Airlines still count as a regional airline? They are somehow...

User currently offlineEIPremier From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1549 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1163 times:

Speaking of Horizon Air, they operate about 550 flights a day and carried 5, 044,000 pax last year, so they could be considered to be one of the larger regionals.

User currently offlineSkyWestPilot From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1152 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?


User currently offlineImkeww From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1151 times:

RPMs are the general unit for measuring airline size...

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