Taffer
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Regional Carriers In The US

Thu Jan 16, 2003 12:37 am

Can anyone tell me how I can find out which were the 5 largest regional carriers in the US for 2002? I looked at raa.org but was not a member there, so there was little information available.
I am having a discussion with a friend, he says SkyWest is the largest regional in the US, while I say they are more like 4th. My list is 1-Comair 2-American Eagle 3-ASA and SkyWest-4. I think he is mixed up by the fact that SkyWest may be the largest independatly owned regional, but I need more facts.
Anyone-please help!
Taffer
 
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RE: Regional Carriers In The US

Thu Jan 16, 2003 12:58 am

This was discussed last month at a.net.
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/992579/

I think we used fleet size as the measure.
"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness." - Mark Twain
 
Taffer
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RE: Regional Carriers In The US

Thu Jan 16, 2003 1:07 am

Thanks a lot for the heads up-I will use this as part of my discussion!
 
IAHERJ
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RE: Regional Carriers In The US

Thu Jan 16, 2003 2:14 am

You can also log onto ain.com which is the online version of aviation international news. They rank the largest U.S. regionals every quarter. I believe they go something like

1. American Eagle
2. Continental Express
3. Skywest
4. Atlantic Southeast
5. Comair
6. Mesaba
7. Mesa Air Group

Not sure past #3 but I know where my airline stands and it is definately #2
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