Major airlines of the United States

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The United States Department of Transportation defines a major carrier or major airline carrier as a U.S.-based airline that posts more than $1 billion in revenue during a fiscal year.[1]

As of April 2014, there were 19 major carriers:[1]

Mainline passenger
Regional airlines
Freight carriers

The term "major carrier" or "major airline" can also refer to traditional legacy carriers, distinguishing them from startup and low-cost carriers.