Air Carrier Profile

Air Carrier Profile

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Financial

  1960 1970 1980 1990 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Operating revenues (thousand dollars) 1                                  
Domestic total a 2,178,339 7,180,161 26,440,297 58,201,660 66,672,151 71,424,865 77,396,919 82,599,270 86,856,624 91,351,103 98,899,810 86,573,051 79,336,448 88,870,097 100,902,509 110,269,243 120,279,816
Majors, all services 1,942,635 6,272,775 23,012,073 56,138,825 59,846,676 63,226,187 69,515,318 74,942,391 77,650,810 80,800,698 89,293,771 78,599,844 71,730,250 77,196,343 85,605,321 95,955,258 110,175,124
Nationals, all services 146,481 736,831 3,182,418 1,251,559 4,888,701 6,329,602 6,109,778 5,940,674 7,225,393 9,230,210 9,016,171 7,494,385 6,961,517 10,580,912 14,064,227 13,171,292 9,200,672
Large regionals, all services N N 245,806 703,526 1,031,404 1,148,504 1,230,628 1,366,503 1,617,586 902,160 589,869 478,822 644,680 1,092,842 1,232,961 1,142,693 904,019
International total 705,938 2,109,497 6,442,144 17,824,538 22,364,429 23,432,883 25,046,819 27,318,034 26,611,331 27,958,958 31,348,410 28,706,979 27,837,150 28,897,918 33,719,280 39,535,274 44,388,011
Majors, all services 705,938 2,109,497 5,976,221 17,083,295 19,222,842 19,820,215 20,960,305 23,608,853 23,356,233 24,447,607 28,097,698 25,883,361 24,528,512 24,964,860 29,735,873 34,226,000 38,988,147
Nationals, all services N N 465,923 380,294 2,568,643 2,819,653 3,751,539 3,338,903 2,668,243 3,026,884 2,801,690 2,503,678 2,959,809 3,408,860 3,399,904 4,803,265 5,160,564
Large regionals, all services N N N 357,761 572,944 793,015 334,975 370,278 586,855 484,468 449,022 319,940 348,828 524,198 583,502 506,009 239,299
Total large-certificated a 2,884,877 9,289,658 32,882,441 76,026,198 89,036,580 94,857,748 102,443,738 109,917,304 113,467,954 119,310,062 130,248,220 115,280,030 107,173,597 117,768,015 134,621,789 149,804,516 164,667,827
Operating expenses (thousand dollars) 1                                  
Domestic total a 2,052,094 7,001,668 26,465,999 59,183,777 64,456,644 66,667,151 72,145,242 76,125,467 78,796,175 84,816,236 93,548,937 94,949,876 86,826,833 91,520,149 104,621,676 112,363,170 116,140,022
Majors, all services 1,907,785 6,256,039 23,150,527 57,138,322 57,824,115 58,694,406 64,143,384 68,307,270 70,114,852 74,834,600 84,206,809 86,611,140 79,196,985 80,810,165 89,877,864 98,352,872 106,259,194
Nationals, all services 144,309 745,629 3,058,289 1,258,274 4,666,546 6,178,809 6,058,307 5,921,639 6,672,705 8,638,079 8,726,001 7,814,067 6,958,543 9,677,656 13,501,703 12,849,910 8,985,641
Large regionals, all services N N 257,183 676,688 1,077,578 1,055,905 1,328,760 1,502,305 1,600,958 858,956 616,126 524,670 671,305 1,032,329 1,242,109 1,160,389 895,187
International total 665,660 2,065,605 6,642,095 18,757,740 21,842,021 22,335,258 24,155,202 25,249,593 25,387,024 26,157,262 29,685,280 30,649,400 28,922,103 28,340,403 31,490,257 37,059,043 41,001,911
Majors, all services 665,660 2,065,605 6,171,366 18,086,050 18,875,302 18,997,478 20,406,144 21,688,642 22,321,441 22,993,261 26,647,046 27,664,641 25,687,398 24,606,982 27,783,564 32,207,742 35,951,166
Nationals, all services N N 470,729 325,273 2,372,138 2,582,833 3,414,618 3,209,074 2,514,464 2,714,754 2,556,866 2,663,591 2,914,105 3,253,707 3,157,046 4,349,805 4,818,660
Large regionals, all services N N N 344,097 594,581 754,947 334,440 351,877 551,119 449,247 481,367 321,169 320,601 479,714 549,646 501,496 232,085
Total large-certificated a 2,717,754 9,067,273 33,108,094 77,941,517 86,298,665 89,002,409 96,300,444 101,375,060 104,183,200 110,973,499 123,234,216 125,599,276 115,748,936 119,860,552 136,111,932 149,422,213 157,141,933

Inventory for large-certificated carriersb

  1960 1970 1980 1990 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Number of carriers c,2                                  
Total domestic and international 55 39 (R) 52 (R) 58 (R) 66 (R) 84 (R) 88 (R) 72 (R) 74 (R) 75 (R) 66 (R) 61 (R) 62 65 69 67 66
Majors N N 14 12 11 11 12 13 13 13 14 (R) 14 13 14 14 17 20
Nationals N N (R) 16 15 (R) 22 27 31 (R) 28 27 (R) 28 (R) 29 (R) 26 (R) 25 26 28 28 25
Regionals N N (R) 22 (R) 31 (R) 33 (R) 46 (R) 45 (R) 31 (R) 34 (R) 34 (R) 23 (R) 21 (R) 24 25 27 22 21
Number of aircraft available for service 3                                  
Total domestic and international 2,135 2,690 2,818 4,727 5,221 5,567 5,961 5,770 6,144 6,254 6,522 6,081 5,819 6,675 7,051 6,750 6,758
Majors N N 2,071 3,854 4,085 4,039 4,422 4,352 4,605 4,711 5,118 4,996 4,530 4,948 4,904 5,018 5,626
Nationals N N 432 650 819 1,143 1,167 967 1,113 1,319 1,182 952 1,079 1,299 1,858 1,478 940
Regionals N N 315 223 317 385 372 451 426 224 222 133 210 428 289 254 192
Number of full-time equivalent employees c,2                                  
Total domestic and international 169,872 304,690 347,335 555,262 535,394 555,537 575,937 593,542 631,147 659,689 667,778 599,531 590,779 558,246 563,588 547,795 539,833
Majors 118,189 214,021 312,842 517,754 481,041 484,870 511,270 540,039 564,388 590,197 612,814 557,422 537,776 489,036 478,114 478,142 490,631
Nationals 12,470 24,913 29,269 30,225 42,785 54,447 51,921 43,630 54,205 60,756 51,384 38,446 48,685 64,348 78,090 63,246 41,908
Regionals N N 5,225 7,283 11,569 16,221 12,747 9,873 12,555 8,737 3,580 3,664 4,318 4,863 7,385 6,407 7,295

Performance

  1960 1970 1980 1990 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Aircraft revenue-miles (thousands) 4                                  
Domestic                                  
Certificated, all services a,d 858,451 2,067,598 2,523,375 3,963,268 4,379,929 4,629,393 4,811,447 4,939,436 5,033,144 5,332,176 5,662,443 5,549,662 5,602,737 6,086,649 6,591,637 6,714,903 6,624,022
Majors, all services 716,961 1,778,065 2,113,669 3,767,330 3,760,067 3,854,368 4,062,122 4,218,049 4,260,051 4,445,133 4,784,664 4,680,578 4,432,285 4,267,107 4,632,828 4,923,387 5,388,726
Nationals, all services 94,794 247,055 330,528 120,599 447,024 592,345 591,638 572,654 613,823 801,719 805,439 810,665 915,170 1,259,491 1,498,161 1,434,676 901,647
Large regionals, all services N N 56,995 70,881 100,478 100,004 110,976 133,571 134,852 58,329 52,390 37,399 37,516 76,478 101,418 121,016 148,692
International                                  
Certificated, all services a,d 181,605 474,666 400,971 760,334 979,769 997,656 1,043,312 1,114,063 1,186,222 1,225,217 1,281,702 1,263,543 1,221,086 1,261,917 1,403,378 1,535,929 1,594,357
Majors, all services N N 330,391 694,479 809,243 815,701 853,424 917,108 1,003,727 1,043,730 1,117,709 1,119,126 1,050,808 1,028,158 1,148,209 1,250,037 1,325,504
Nationals, all services N N 66,499 24,301 108,392 125,951 145,847 142,658 127,037 134,370 127,550 124,765 141,670 185,397 197,334 231,735 216,064
Large regionals, all services N N 2,948 33,893 46,040 48,867 32,005 39,516 51,100 41,440 30,848 15,409 25,896 41,241 49,211 40,654 36,701
Other certificated, all services, domestic and international d N N 23,204 12,120 88,454 89,811 58,747 29,942 28,775 32,674 25,545 25,264 220,478 490,693 367,854 249,326 201,045
Total certificated d 1,040,056 2,542,264 2,924,346 4,723,602 5,359,697 5,627,048 5,854,760 6,053,499 6,219,366 6,557,393 6,944,145 6,813,205 6,823,823 7,348,566 7,995,015 8,250,831 8,218,378
Aircraft revenue-hours 4                                  
Domestic                                  
Certificated, all services a,d 3,672,900 5,133,161 6,247,795 9,717,375 10,721,577 11,378,503 11,871,886 12,133,348 12,443,855 13,090,460 13,901,641 13,510,998 13,676,524 15,294,961 16,405,347 16,694,269 16,415,836
Majors, all services 2,802,317 4,066,480 4,941,327 9,053,789 8,864,840 9,023,772 9,512,983 9,898,147 9,957,390 10,349,992 11,308,820 11,028,054 10,328,412 9,862,773 10,758,395 11,519,750 12,709,883
Nationals, all services 606,146 908,935 919,187 458,621 1,362,863 1,832,909 1,934,433 1,828,382 2,002,173 2,515,044 2,403,184 2,305,781 2,407,006 3,383,803 3,917,027 3,761,623 2,373,121
Large regionals, all services N N 267,522 192,944 273,642 269,811 298,415 366,439 422,770 156,201 137,993 104,522 99,411 187,758 252,384 318,276 381,713
International                                  
Certificated, all services a,d 608,736 977,325 819,518 1,556,760 1,978,378 2,021,060 2,113,467 2,235,792 2,381,246 2,456,580 2,595,893 2,565,169 2,487,258 2,593,915 2,881,257 3,155,013 3,281,909
Majors, all services N N 668,199 1,410,263 1,607,155 1,619,755 1,699,958 1,819,583 1,992,776 2,071,507 2,229,167 2,240,214 2,105,500 2,067,148 2,317,972 2,541,139 2,692,590
Nationals, all services N N 140,329 50,293 227,077 262,285 319,919 303,335 275,180 281,706 288,953 282,776 319,353 417,332 431,858 492,092 466,897
Large regionals, all services N N 7,583 75,786 108,717 122,659 68,418 82,063 103,813 88,224 66,058 33,173 57,086 91,932 109,372 87,461 80,143
Other certificated, all services, domestic and international d N N 123,411 32,439 255,661 268,372 151,227 71,191 70,999 84,366 63,359 81,647 847,014 1,878,130 1,499,596 1,128,941 993,398
Total certificated d 4,281,636 6,110,486 7,190,724 11,274,135 12,699,955 13,399,563 13,985,353 14,369,140 14,825,101 15,547,040 16,497,534 16,076,167 16,163,782 17,888,876 19,286,604 19,849,282 19,697,745
Revenue passenger-miles (thousands) 4                                  
Domestic                                  
Certificated, all services a,d 31,098,944 108,441,978 204,367,599 345,872,950 388,410,210 403,911,656 434,651,687 452,827,860 462,753,505 488,356,869 515,621,596 486,506,043 481,195,481 505,221,674 557,890,670 583,757,943 590,634,648
Majors, all services 29,430,428 99,903,229 182,984,795 340,628,946 352,063,855 360,719,108 395,099,254 413,060,869 421,217,665 440,442,129 472,284,794 440,413,336 426,401,276 424,165,007 462,025,653 498,200,614 527,266,645
Nationals, all services 1,170,779 7,642,071 20,466,712 2,655,442 27,508,958 33,696,612 30,396,752 31,989,076 34,070,192 43,371,272 39,560,329 43,541,665 48,687,149 67,906,918 84,458,947 78,505,474 55,504,378
Large regionals, all services N N 711,868 2,285,750 5,915,731 5,646,715 6,366,240 6,860,718 6,000,206 3,205,826 2,731,996 1,747,222 1,748,996 3,595,739 5,915,613 4,850,116 5,754,152
International                                  
Certificated, all services a,d 8,950,672 39,695,392 63,354,387 126,362,697 149,107,689 154,882,007 161,512,010 169,356,100 172,179,498 180,269,038 192,797,653 178,343,116 171,998,786 168,601,124 194,173,889 211,359,416 219,471,625
Majors, all services N N 54,318,160 121,910,801 133,299,897 137,389,923 145,330,811 153,564,956 157,398,986 166,320,739 181,585,899 169,335,392 163,576,484 156,267,732 179,788,447 195,635,675 206,669,607
Nationals, all services N N 8,659,592 3,152,239 12,939,400 15,509,364 14,681,127 13,616,245 12,232,424 11,504,031 7,793,324 7,710,903 6,803,586 8,995,296 11,101,736 14,120,367 12,074,172
Large regionals, all services N N 330,288 988,679 2,484,738 1,685,684 505,337 760,809 2,261,005 2,034,607 3,218,488 1,185,896 1,540,681 3,211,186 3,200,033 1,528,876 394,327
Other certificated, all services, domestic and international d N N 250,571 613,790 3,305,320 4,146,257 3,784,176 2,331,287 1,752,525 1,747,303 1,244,419 914,745 4,436,095 9,680,920 5,574,130 2,276,237 2,442,992
Total certificated d 40,049,616 148,137,370 267,972,557 472,235,647 537,517,899 558,793,663 596,163,697 622,183,960 634,933,003 668,625,907 708,419,249 664,849,159 653,194,267 673,822,798 752,064,559 795,117,359 810,106,273
Average passenger revenue / passenger-mile 5                                  
(Domestic, scheduled service) 6.09 6.00 11.49 13.44 13.25 12.90 13.81 13.19 13.55 13.82 13.92 14.11 13.97 (R) 14.57 13.26 12.10 12.51
Average passenger fare 5                                  
(Domestic, scheduled service) 30.01 40.65 84.60 107.96 106.82 103.99 110.37 103.77 107.14 110.81 113.31 114.58 115.10 (R) 121.33 111.68 103.93 108.43
Revenue passenger enplanements (thousands) 4                                  
Domestic                                  
Certificated, all services a,d 56,352 153,662 275,182 428,769 489,357 506,775 538,397 553,160 566,377 589,168 616,397 574,882 564,552 596,871 645,674 674,061 675,212
Majors, all services 48,678 122,866 223,237 411,797 428,329 432,076 466,743 482,656 486,902 502,305 537,377 496,455 468,938 453,112 487,525 523,288 567,108
Nationals, all services 5,949 26,726 47,145 13,374 46,461 57,670 58,383 59,690 67,237 80,995 75,156 75,600 81,722 112,715 132,037 131,142 87,167
Large regionals, all services N N 3,748 3,190 8,854 10,127 9,122 9,665 10,276 4,234 2,444 1,383 1,338 3,542 6,623 7,930 9,383
International                                  
Certificated, all services a,d 5,904 16,620 26,514 46,121 51,330 52,863 54,519 56,759 57,758 57,694 60,830 56,641 56,904 58,837 67,479 73,090 75,449
Majors, all services N N 23,949 43,871 42,701 43,590 46,304 48,615 49,608 49,769 53,157 50,097 50,637 50,202 57,929 63,203 67,009
Nationals, all services N N 2,343 964 6,183 7,235 7,402 6,887 6,228 6,274 5,273 5,664 5,471 6,868 6,931 8,309 7,676
Large regionals, all services N N 149 825 2,168 1,790 405 631 1,751 1,322 2,151 779 718 1,600 2,379 1,290 364
Other certificated, all services, domestic and international d N N 1,125 871 5,992 7,150 4,558 1,776 2,133 1,964 1,668 1,546 12,631 27,669 19,729 11,989 11,953
Total certificated d 62,256 169,922 302,821 474,891 540,688 559,638 592,916 609,919 624,135 646,863 677,227 631,522 621,456 655,708 713,153 747,151 750,660
Revenue passenger
Load factor (%) (scheduled service) 4
                                 
Domestic                                  
Certificated a,d 58.5 48.9 58.0 60.4 64.7 65.4 67.9 69.1 70.0 69.8 71.2 69.1 70.3 72.6 74.4 77.0 79.0
Majors 59.5 49.3 58.1 60.5 65.0 65.8 68.5 69.6 70.4 70.2 71.6 69.3 70.6 72.9 74.8 77.7 79.4
Nationals 41.9 43.6 58.4 49.4 63.6 61.8 62.0 63.1 65.1 66.4 66.5 67.0 68.2 72.5 73.6 74.4 77.2
Large regionals N N 47.7 54.7 56.3 63.0 58.1 61.9 63.5 58.7 46.8 71.3 60.4 71.2 70.3 70.1 72.6
International                                  
Certificated a,d 62.2 53.0 62.8 69.1 70.6 71.8 73.3 74.1 72.8 74.4 76.0 72.8 76.6 76.5 79.1 79.5 79.9
Majors N N 62.8 69.0 70.8 72.2 73.7 74.4 72.9 74.5 76.1 72.9 76.8 76.8 79.3 79.8 80.3
Nationals N N 65.5 85.7 68.3 67.9 67.8 69.6 70.9 73.7 73.4 70.0 68.3 64.8 70.4 71.4 70.8
Large regionals N N 73.9 63.9 46.2 53.1 N 57.2 46.0 0.0 58.0 67.0 59.1 70.4 77.6 0.0 64.3
Other certificated, all services, domestic and international d N N 46.7 56.8 57.6 52.5 62.8 59.3 49.6 47.6 48.8 52.2 61.4 60.1 58.9 51.4 52.9
U.S. international passenger travel e,6                                  
Total passenger-arrivals (thousands)
Flag of carrier
                                 
United States 1,332 5,531 10,031 19,145 23,291 24,582 25,148 26,744 27,390 27,462 29,837 27,985 26,953 26,557 29,992 31,657 33,364
Foreign 1,234 4,343 10,231 17,269 20,527 22,328 24,704 27,571 28,791 30,324 32,380 28,715 26,912 27,395 29,591 29,042 29,587
Total passenger-departures (thousands)
Flag of carrier
                                 
United States 1,200 4,949 9,369 17,628 21,355 22,231 22,901 24,302 24,513 25,457 27,431 25,483 23,610 24,070 27,249 29,668 31,492
Foreign 1,136 4,147 9,886 16,418 18,993 20,795 22,884 25,382 26,350 28,399 30,068 27,111 24,996 25,897 28,682 28,877 27,985
Total revenue ton-miles (thousands) f, 4                                  
Domestic                                  
Certificated, all services a,d 3,732,949 13,876,802 24,964,907 43,654,400 50,632,739 52,916,214 56,326,750 58,920,010 60,165,036 63,032,298 66,544,502 61,834,963 62,051,071 65,753,373 72,240,509 74,117,030 74,923,193
Majors, all services 3,332,483 12,589,057 21,427,534 42,027,064 44,952,734 46,142,919 49,892,293 52,478,725 53,424,348 55,599,788 59,095,406 54,883,338 54,411,945 54,251,883 58,514,663 61,959,817 65,627,369
Nationals, all services 121,157 850,477 3,336,057 640,398 3,967,715 4,957,793 5,073,195 5,068,024 5,299,740 6,577,361 6,699,944 6,211,281 6,073,565 8,192,062 11,142,320 10,131,320 7,860,786
Large regionals, all services N N 180,042 944,830 1,256,308 1,353,436 1,048,507 1,231,075 1,161,148 611,809 628,394 597,407 684,963 1,584,694 1,193,008 1,136,544 1,200,010
International                                  
Certificated, all services a,d 1,291,336 6,308,701 9,689,067 19,975,913 24,879,793 26,296,958 28,177,722 30,950,867 31,192,066 32,810,134 35,161,434 32,782,793 33,771,616 35,168,498 40,923,680 44,696,422 45,806,946
Majors, all services N N 7,377,733 18,348,692 20,681,990 21,456,604 22,705,604 24,971,379 25,794,347 27,764,444 30,683,566 28,459,230 28,020,656 27,099,570 30,614,976 32,690,861 34,565,570
Nationals, all services N N 2,261,534 803,083 2,935,386 3,509,127 4,504,772 4,557,048 4,109,500 3,989,939 3,749,703 3,868,703 5,090,922 7,101,794 8,820,202 9,980,412 9,229,784
Large regionals, all services N N 44,438 704,369 918,447 1,186,218 668,766 1,038,610 1,211,260 993,874 621,161 303,700 636,385 812,738 1,256,237 1,421,590 1,618,112
Other certificated, all services, domestic and international d N N 28,178 161,878 799,950 607,077 611,336 526,016 356,761 305,217 227,762 294,098 904,251 1,879,129 1,622,782 1,492,908 628,507
Total certificated d 5,024,285 20,185,503 34,682,153 63,630,313 75,512,531 79,213,173 84,504,472 89,870,877 91,357,103 95,842,432 101,705,936 94,617,756 95,822,687 100,921,870 113,164,189 118,813,452 120,730,139
Revenue ton-miles of freight (thousands) g,4                                  
Domestic                                  
Certificated, all services a,d 552,756 2,708,900 4,528,316 9,067,099 11,802,776 12,524,772 12,860,845 13,640,994 13,886,053 14,201,505 14,982,612 13,172,867 13,931,509 15,231,204 16,451,441 15,741,236 15,859,729
Majors, all services 321,176 U 3,129,087 7,964,164 9,746,353 10,071,016 10,382,373 11,172,436 11,302,581 11,555,576 11,866,926 10,834,520 11,771,815 11,835,383 12,312,098 12,139,755 12,900,706
Nationals, all services 3,850 U 1,289,510 374,853 1,227,775 1,588,798 2,033,376 1,869,146 1,889,221 2,240,026 2,743,705 1,856,834 1,205,023 1,401,369 2,696,425 2,280,772 2,310,348
Large regionals, all services N N 108,864 716,256 664,768 787,828 411,285 549,046 561,109 296,660 356,013 422,682 510,401 1,225,120 601,447 651,532 624,594
International                                  
Certificated, all services a,d 268,156 1,566,105 3,353,371 7,340,033 9,970,191 10,855,442 12,031,635 14,015,255 13,980,493 14,782,230 15,880,424 14,948,684 16,572,205 18,308,387 21,506,293 23,560,482 23,859,784
Majors, all services N N 1,945,660 6,157,984 7,352,000 7,717,612 8,172,522 9,614,884 10,054,447 11,132,370 12,524,975 11,525,689 11,663,007 11,472,799 12,636,132 13,127,294 13,898,610
Nationals, all services N N 1,395,575 487,873 1,641,444 2,004,875 3,041,774 3,195,422 2,892,634 2,838,536 2,970,370 3,097,665 4,410,564 6,202,264 7,710,029 8,568,375 8,022,366
Large regionals, all services N N 11,409 605,504 671,144 1,017,649 618,232 962,529 985,159 790,413 298,069 185,111 482,784 491,619 936,234 1,268,703 1,578,680
Other certificated, all services, domestic and international d N N 3,124 100,498 469,484 192,437 232,918 292,786 181,393 130,155 102,978 199,051 460,121 911,037 1,065,369 1,265,286 384,208
Total certificated d 820,907 3,755,436 7,884,811 16,407,132 21,772,967 23,380,215 24,892,480 27,656,249 27,866,545 28,983,735 30,863,036 28,121,551 30,503,714 33,539,592 37,957,734 39,301,718 39,719,513

Safety 7

  1960 1970 1980 1990 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Air carrier fatalities                                  
Operating under 14 CFR 121 (airlines)                                  
Scheduled services N N 0 39 239 160 342 3 1 12 89 531 0 22 13 22 50
Nonscheduled services N N 1 0 0 8 38 5 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0
Operating under 14 CFR 135                                  
Scheduled services (commuters) N N 37 6 25 9 14 46 0 12 5 13 0 2 0 0 2
Nonscheduled services (on-demand air taxis) N N 105 51 63 52 63 39 45 38 71 60 35 42 64 18 16
Total 499 146 143 96 327 229 457 93 46 62 168 604 35 66 78 40 68
Air carrier accidents                                  
Operating under 14 CFR 121 (airlines)                                  
Scheduled services N N 15 21 18 30 31 43 41 40 49 41 35 51 (R) 24 (R) 34 25
Nonscheduled services N N 4 3 5 6 6 6 9 11 7 5 6 3 (R) 6 (R) 6 6
Operating under 14 CFR 135                                  
Scheduled services (commuters) N N 38 15 10 12 11 16 8 13 12 7 7 2 4 6 3
Nonscheduled services (on-demand air taxis) N N 171 107 85 75 90 82 77 74 80 72 60 (R) 73 66 66 54
Total 90 55 228 146 118 123 138 147 135 138 148 125 108 (R) 129 100 (R) 112 88
Fatal air carrier accidents                                  
Operating under 14 CFR 121 (airlines)                                  
Scheduled services N N 0 6 4 2 3 3 1 2 3 6 0 2 1 3 2
Nonscheduled services N N 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Operating under 14 CFR 135                                  
Scheduled services (commuters) N N 8 3 3 2 1 5 0 5 1 2 0 1 0 0 1
Nonscheduled services (on-demand air taxis) N N 46 29 26 24 29 15 17 12 22 18 18 18 (R) 23 11 10
Total 17 8 55 38 33 29 35 24 18 19 26 26 18 (R) 21 25 14 13

KEY: N = data do not exist; R = revised; U = data are not available.

a Some totals include data not in the table; thus totals may not equal sum of table data.

b Includes scheduled and nonscheduled (charter) operators. By Sec. 2 of the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978 "charter air carrier" and "charter air transportation" replaced supplemental air carriers and supplemental air transportation, which were formerly Sec. 101(36) and (37) of the Act. The 24 pre-deregulation supplemental carriers now have scheduled service authority.

c Total includes only those carriers who have reported employment statistics to BTS' Office of Airline Information. Full-time equivalent employees count two part-time employees as one full-time equivalent employee. Prior to 1980, there was no breakout for part-time employees so earlier numbers will overstate full-time equivalent employees.

d Data does not include small-certificated and commuter carriers prior to 2002. Small-certificated and commuter carriers began reporting T1 data in January of 2002 for Alaskan carriers and in October of 2002 for the remainder of the U.S.

e Passenger travel totals do not include Canada because the source does not record departures and arrivals to and from Canada.

f Total Revenue Ton-Miles includes passenger, freight, express, and mail.

g Total revenue ton-miles of freight includes freight, express, and mail.

NOTES

Domestic encompasses operations within and between the 50 states of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. It also encompasses Canadian and Mexican transborder operations (U.S. airlines only). All other operations are considered international.

Data in the Financial and Performance (excluding International Air Passengers) sectins was revised for 1990 to 2005 to be consistent with the online source as of Nov. 2, 2007.

SOURCES

Unless otherwise noted, refer to chapter tables for sources.

1 1960-1970: Civil Aeronautics Board, Handbook of Airline Statistics, 1969 and 1973 (Washington, DC), pp. 69 and 71. 1980: Civil Aeronautics Board, Air Carrier Financial Statistics, December 1981 (Washington, DC), pp. 3/28, 42, and 44. 1990-2006: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Form 41 Air Carrier Financial Reports, Schedules P11 and P12, available at http://www.transtats.bts.gov/databases.asp?Mode_ID=1&Mode_Desc=Aviation&Subject_ID2=0, as of Nov. 2, 2007

2 1960: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Office of Airline Information, http://www.bts.gov/oai/employees/employcov.html as of Oct. 14, 2003. 1970-2006: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Office of Airline Information, http://www.bts.gov/programs/airline_information/number_of_employees/certificated_carriers/ as of Nov. 2, 2007.

3 Ibid., personal communication, Oct. 17, 2003, Sept. 10, 2004, Feb. 1, 2007, and Nov. 2, 2007

4 1960-1970: Civil Aeronautics Board, Handbook of Airline Statistics, 1969 and 1973 (Washington, DC), Part III, tables 2, 4, 7, and 13. 1980: Civil Aeronautics Board, Air Carrier Financial Statistics, December 1981 (Washington, DC), pp. 2, 5, 46, and 86. 1990-2006: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T1: U.S. Air Carrier Traffic and Capacity Summary by Service Class, available at http://www.transtats.bts.gov/Tables.asp?DB_ID=130&DB_Name=Air%20Carrier%20Summary%20Data%20%28Form%2041%20and%20298C%20Summary%20Data%29&DB_Short_Name=Air%20Carrier%20Summary, as of Nov. 2, 2007

5 See sources 1 and 4.

6 1960-70: U.S. Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service, Report of Passenger Travel Between the U.S. and Foreign Countries, 1960, 1970 (Washington, DC). 1980-2006: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Special Programs Administration, U.S. International Air Travel Statistics (Washington, DC: Annual issues), tables IIa and IId. 2006: U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Travel and Tourism Industries, U.S. International Air Travel Statistics.

7 National Transportation Safety Board, Internet site http://www.ntsb.gov/aviation/stats.htm as of November 2007 and personal communication.