|Quoting Kevin777 (Reply 1):|
Isn't there something called USA 3000 or something? Isn't that sort-of a charter airline?
They do a mix of scheduled and charter services, which is not uncommon (North American and ATA both do this as well).
Some other US charter airlines:
Omni Air International (OAI)
Miami Air International
Other than to the Caribbean and Mexico, most US charter airlines don't even fly overseas, with the exception of those with military charter contracts (OAI, North American, World, ATA). In the cases of most of these airlines, they're operating on behalf of a travel company and aren't doing the bookings themselves. Some of these charter carriers also do flights for airlines that need extra capacity for a short period of time (AirTran has used Miami Air Int'l and Ryan Int'l in the past for such service. The Ryan Int'l service was so they could quickly start service to several western destinations prior to longer range a/c being delivered) or in some cases be the provider of service for an entire airline. Examples: Hooters Air (Pace Airlines), SkyValue USA (XTRA Airways), and Myrtle Beach Direct Air (SkyKing, then XTRA Airways).
You really don't have US charter airlines flying Transatlantic service anymore because the scheduled airlines (Both US and European) have the market fairly well covered either with their own service or codeshare service with partner airlines.
In a way, Deregulation caused quite a few charter airlines to go away. Quite a few tried to make the jump from being a charter airline to being a scheduled carrier but failed and either went back to just doing charters, was bought up by another airline, or went out of business