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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
Accounting and Reporting Directive

No. 285
Issue Date: 10-03-08
Effective Date: 1-1-2009
Part: 241
Section: 04

This Accounting and Reporting Directive updates the reporting groups for filing the Form 41 report during calendar year 2009.  From our review, we updated the carrier groupings as follows:

Air Carrier New Reporting Group
Hawaiian Airlines Group III
Centurion Air Cargo Group II
Republic Airlines Group II
Shuttle America Group II
Virgin America Group II
Sky King Group I Under $20 Million
Swift Air Group I Under $20 Million

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

Group III Over $1 billion
Group II Over $100 million to $1 billion
Group I $100 million and under
Group I $20 million to $100 million
Group I Under $20 million

Changes in the reporting groups will become effective January 1, 2009.  Any questions regarding the groupings should be directed to Mr. Bernie Stankus on (202) 366-4387 or at

M. Clay Moritz

M. Clay Moritz, Jr.
Acting Assistant Director
Airline Information


Group III Air Carriers - 23


Air Tran
Alaska Airlines   
American Airlines
American Eagle Airlines
Atlantic Southeast
Atlas Air
Delta Air Lines
ExpressJet Airlines      
Federal Express  
Frontier Airlines
Hawaiian Airlines
Jet Blue
Mesa Airlines
Northwest Airlines
Southwest Airlines
United Airlines 
World Airways *

* Reporting in Group III by waiver.

Group II Air Carriers - 30


Air Transport Int'l
Air Wisconsin
Allegiant Air  
Arrow Air, Inc.
Centurion Air Cargo
Continental Micronesia
Evergreen Int'l     
Executive Airlines
Florida West  
Go Jet    
Horizon Air
Kalitta Air Service
Mesaba Airlines
Miami Air International
Midwest Airlines
North American Airlines 
Omni Air Express
Polar Air Cargo
Republic Airlines
Shuttle America
Southern Air Transport
Spirit Air Lines 
Sun Country
USA 3000                         
USA Jet Airlines
Virgin America 

Group I Air Carriers (Over $20 Million Operating Revenues) - 15


Aerodynamics, Inc.
Aloha Air Cargo
Capital Cargo International                                       
Casino Express  
Colgan Air
Compass Airlines
Gulf & Caribbean Cargo
Lynden Air Cargo
Lynx Aviation 
Northern Air Cargo, Inc.   
Pace Airlines
Ryan International
Tatonduk Outfitters d/b/a Everts
Tradewinds Airlines 

Group I Air Carriers (Under $20 Million Operating Revenues) - 9


Ameristar Air Cargo
Asia Pacific
Kalitta Air Charters
Murray Air        
Sierra Pacific Airlines
Sky King
Swift Air
Victory Air Transport