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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. 291
Issue Date: 11-13-09
Effective Date: 1-1-2010
Part: 241
Section: 04

This Accounting and Reporting Directive updates the reporting groups for filing the Form 41 report during calendar year 2010. From our review, we updated the carrier groupings as follows:

Air Carrier New Reporting Group
Asia Pacific Group I Over
Colgan Group II
Compass Group II
Express Jet Airlines Group II
Florida West Group I Over
Gulf & Caribbean Cargo Group I Under
Mesa Airlines Group II
Ryan International Group II
USA Jet Group I Over

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, 2010. Any questions regarding the groupings should be directed to Mr. Bernie Stankus on (202) 366-4387 or at

Anne Suissa

Anne Suissa
Office of Airline Information


Group III Air Carriers - 21


Air Tran
Alaska Airlines
American Airlines
American Eagle Airlines
Atlantic Southeast
Atlas Air
Delta Air Lines
Federal Express
Frontier Airlines
Hawaiian Airlines
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
Allegiant Air
Arrow Air, Inc.
Centurion Air Cargo
Continental Micronesia
Evergreen Int'l
Executive Airlines
ExpressJet Airlines
Go Jet
Horizon Air
Kalitta Air Service
Mesa Airlines
Mesaba Airlines
Miami Air International
Midwest Airlines
North American Airlines
Omni Air Express
Polar Air Cargo
Republic Airlines
Ryan International
Shuttle America
Southern Air
Spirit Air Lines
Sun Country
USA 3000
Virgin America

Group I Air Carriers (Over $20 Million Operating Revenues) - 13


Aerodynamics, Inc.
Aloha Air Cargo
Asia Pacific
Capital Cargo International
Casino Express
Florida West
Lynden Air Cargo
Lynx Aviation
Northern Air Cargo, Inc.
Pace Airlines
Tatonduk Outfitters d/b/a Everts
Tradewinds Airlines
USA Jet Airlines

Group I Air Carriers (Under $20 Million Operating Revenues) - 11


Ameristar Air Cargo
Avjet Corporation
Falcon Air
Gulf & Caribbean Cargo
Kalitta Air Charters
Murray Air d/b/a national Airlines
Sierra Pacific Airlines
Sky King
Swift Air
Victory Air