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Air Carrier Groupings

Air Carrier Groupings

Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Office of Airline Information
No. 279
Issue Date: 10-19-05
Effective Date: 1-1-2006
Part: 241
Section: 04

This Accounting and Reporting Directive updates the reporting groups for filing the Form 41 report during calendar year 2006. From our review, we updated the carrier groupings as follows:

Air Carrier New Reporting Group
Air Tran Group III
Atlantic Southeast Group III
SkyWest Group III
Allegiant Air Group II
Florida West Group II
Miami Air International Group II
Centurion Cargo Group I Over $20 Million
Custom Air Transport Group I Over $20 Million

Carriers are grouped according to the operating revenue boundaries contained in Section 04 of Part 241. The current reporting levels are:

Group 3 Over $1 billion
Group 2 Over $100 million to $1 billion
Group 1 $100 million and under
Group 1 $20 million to $100 million
Group 1 Under $20 million

Changes in the reporting groups will become effective January 1, 2006 . Any questions regarding the groupings should be directed to Mr. Bernie Stankus on (202) 366-4387 or at

Donald W. Bright

Donald W. Bright
Assistant Director
Airline Information


Group III Air Carriers- 21

Air Tran
Alaska Airlines
American Airlines
American Eagle Airlines
American Trans Air
America West
Atlantic Southeast
Delta Air Lines
ExpressJet Airlines d/b/a Continental Express
Federal Express
Jet Blue
Northwest Airlines
Southwest Airlines
United Airlines
World Airways *

* Reporting in Group III by waiver.

Group II Air Carriers- 32

Air Transport Int'l
Air Wisconsin
Allegiant Air
Aloha Airlines
Arrow Air, Inc.
Atlas Air
Champion Air
Continental Micronesia
Evergreen Int'l
Executive Airlines
Florida West
Frontier Airlines
Gemini Air Cargo
Hawaiian Airlines
Horizon Air
Independent Air
Kalitta Air Service
Mesa Airlines
Mesaba Airlines
Miami Air International
Midwest Airlines
North American Airlines
Omni Air Express
Polar Air Cargo
Ryan Int'l Airlines
Spirit Air Lines
Sun Country
Trans States Airlines
USA 3000

Group I Air Carriers (Over $20 Million Operating Revenues) - 22

Aerodynamics, Inc.
Amerijet Int'l Airlines
Asia Pacific
Boston-Maine Airways
Capital Cargo International
Casino Express
Centurion Cargo
Custom Air Transport
EOS Airlines
Falcon Air
Kitty Hawk Air Cargo
Lynden Air Cargo
Northern Air Cargo, Inc.
Pace Airlines
Republic Airlines
Shuttle America
Tatonduk Outfitters d/b/a Everts
Tradewinds Airlines
Transmeridian Airlines
USA Jet Airlines

Group I Air Carriers (Under $20 Million Operating Revenues) - 12

Ameristar Air Cargo
Asian Pacific
Aviation Concepts
BNJ Charter Company
Caribbean Sun
Gulf & Caribbean Cargo
Kalitta Air Charters
Omega Holdings d/b/a Focus Air
Sierra Pacific Airlines
Sky King
Victory Air Transport