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Air Carrier Groupings

Air Carrier Groupings

Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Office of Airline Information
Number 276
Issue Date: September 20, 2004
Effective Date: January 1, 2005
Part 241, Section 04

This Accounting and Reporting Directives updates the reporting groups for filing the Form 41 report during calendar year 2005. From our review, we updated the carrier groupings as follows:

Air Carrier New Reporting Group
Jet Blue 3 (Major)
Comair 3 (Major)
Sun Country 2 (National)
USA 3000 2 (National)
Sky King 1 over $20 million (Large Regional)

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

Group 3 (Majors) Over $1 billion
Group 2 (Nationals) Over $100 million to $1 billion
Group 1 (Regionals) $100 million and under
Group 1 (Large Regionals) $20 million to $100 million
Group 1 (Medium Regionals) Under $20 million

Changes in the reporting groups will become effective January 1, 2005. Any questions regarding the groupings should be directed to Mr. Bernie Stankus on (202) 366-4387.

Donald W. Bright signature
Donald W. Bright
Assistant Director
Airline Information


Group 3 (Majors) Air Carriers - 17
Alaska Airlines
American Airlines
American Eagle Airlines
American Trans Air
America West
ExpressJet Airlines d/b/a Continental Express
Delta Air Lines
Federal Express
Jet Blue
Northwest Airlines
Southwest Airlines
United Airlines
World Airways *
* Reporting in Group 3 by waiver.

Group 2 (Nationals) Air Carriers - 31
Air Transport Int'l
Air Wisconsin
Aloha Airlines
Arrow Air, Inc.
Atlantic Coast d/b/a Independence Air
Atlantic Southeast
Atlas Air
Champion Air
Continental Micronesia
Evergreen Int'l
Executive Airlines
Frontier Airlines
Gemini Air Cargo
Hawaiian Airlines
Horizon Air
Kalitta Air
Mesa Airlines
Mesaba Airlines
Midwest Express
North American Airlines
Omni Air Express
Polar Air Cargo
Ryan Intl Airlines
Spirit Air Lines
Sun Country
Trans States Airlines
USA 3000

Group 1 (Large Regionals) Air Carriers (Over $20 Million Operating Revenues) - 24
Aerodynamics, Inc.
Amerijet Int'l Airlines
Capital Cargo International
Casino Express
Falcon Air
Florida West Airlines, Inc.
Freedom Airlines
Kitty Hawk Air Cargo
Lynden Air Cargo
Miami Air Int'l
Northern Air Cargo, Inc.
Pace Airlines
Pan American Airlines
Sky King
Southern Air
Tradewinds Airlines
Transmeridian Airlines
USA Jet Airlines

Group 1 (Medium Regionals) Air Carriers (Under $20 Million Operating Revenues) - 13
Ameristar Air Cargo
Asian Pacific
BNJ Charter
Custom Air Transport
Gulf & Caribbean
Kalitta Air Charters
Planet Airways
Sierra Pacific Airlines
Sun World International
Trans-Air Link
Victory Air Transport