List of airlines of the United States

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This is a list of airlines which have an Air Operator Certificate issued by the Federal Aviation Administration of the United States. Cities in bold indicate the airline is headquartered nearby.

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Passenger airlines[edit]

Mainline[edit]

Airline Image IATA ICAO Callsign Hub Airport(s) Founded Notes
Alaska Airlines Alaska Airlines, Boeing 737-890(WL), N520AS - LAX (22028085353).jpg AS ASA ALASKA Seattle-Tacoma
Anchorage
Los Angeles
Portland, OR
1932 Founded as McGee Airways and commenced operations in 1944 as Alaska Airlines
Allegiant Air EM N876DA (2766336057).jpg G4 AAY ALLEGIANT Las Vegas
Bellingham
Cincinnati
Fort Lauderdale
Fort Myers/Punta Gorda
Los Angeles
Oakland
Orlando/Sanford
Phoenix/Mesa
Tampa/St. Petersburg/Clearwater
1997 Founded as WestJet Express
American Airlines American Airlines Boeing 777-200ER N773AN LHR 2014-03-29.png AA AAL AMERICAN Dallas-Ft. Worth
Charlotte
Chicago O'Hare
Los Angeles
Miami
New York-JFK
New York-LaGuardia
Philadelphia
Phoenix
Washington-National
1934 Founded as American Airways; largest airline in the world
Delta Air Lines Delta B747-400(N665US) (4609000460).jpg DL DAL DELTA Atlanta
Amsterdam
Detroit
Minneapolis/St Paul
Cincinnati
New York-JFK
New York-LaGuardia
Paris
Salt Lake City
Seattle
Tokyo-Narita
1924 Founded as Huff Daland Dusters
Frontier Airlines Airbus A320-214, Frontier Airlines AN1393352.jpg F9 FFT FRONTIER FLIGHT Denver
Atlanta
Chicago-O'Hare
Cleveland
Miami
Orlando
Trenton
Washington-Dulles
1994
Hawaiian Airlines Airbus A330-200 Hawaiian AL (HAL) F-WWKR - MSN 1217 - Named Hanaiakamalama - Will be N383HA (5843118846).jpg HA HAL HAWAIIAN Honolulu
Kahului (Maui)
1929
JetBlue Airways JetBlue Airways, N903JB, Airbus A321-231 (19561503063).jpg B6 JBU JETBLUE New York-JFK
Boston
Fort Lauderdale
Long Beach (CA)
Orlando
San Juan
1998
Southwest Airlines Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-3H4(WL), N600WN - LAX (22725329016).jpg WN SWA SOUTHWEST Dallas-Love Field
Chicago-Midway
Atlanta
Baltimore
Denver
Houston-Hobby
Las Vegas
Los Angeles
Milwaukee
Nashville
Oakland
Orlando
Phoenix
St. Louis
San Diego
Tampa
1967 Commenced operations June 1971
Spirit Airlines Spirit Airlines Airbus A321-231(WL) N658NK.jpg NK NKS SPIRIT WINGS Fort Lauderdale
Chicago-O'Hare
Detroit
1980 Founded as Charter One
Sun Country Airlines Sun Country Airlines Boeing 737-800 LDS.jpg SY SCX Sun Country Minneapolis-St. Paul
Dallas/Fort Worth
1982
United Airlines N787UA - United Airlines - Boeing 777-222(ER) - PVG (13889266106).jpg UA UAL UNITED Chicago-O'Hare
Denver
Guam
Houston
Los Angeles
Newark
San Francisco
Tokyo-Narita
Washington-Dulles
1926 Founded as Varney Air Lines and commenced operations in 1934 as United Air Lines
Virgin America Virgin America, Airbus A320-214, N623VA - LAX (22423927010).jpg VX VRD REDWOOD San Francisco
Los Angeles
Dallas-Love Field
2004

Regional[edit]

Airline Image IATA ICAO Callsign Hub Airport(s) Founded Notes
Air Choice One Airlines Air Choice One - Cessna Caravan 208B EX.jpg 3E WBR ACO St. Louis
Chicago
1979 Founded as Multi-Aero Corporation
Aero Contractors 1979
Air Evac 1969 Formerly Samaritan AirEvac
AirStar Executive Airways AIRSTAR Marathon 2004
Air Sunshine N123HY EMB.110P1 Air Sunshine FLL 28APR00 (6852018399).jpg YI RSI AIR SUNSHINE 1982
Air Wisconsin Swear SA-226AT N261S Air WI ORD 02.12.73 edited-2.jpg ZW AWI WISCONSIN Philadelphia
Washington National
1965 Operates as American Eagle
Alaska Central Express ACE turboprop at ANC.jpg KO AER Ace Air Anchorage 1996
Alaska Seaplane Service J5 Juneau 1997[1]
Ameristar Jet Charter N786TW (8474765778).jpg None AJI AMERISTAR Dallas-Addison
El Paso
Willow Run
2000 Cargo and charter company
Atlantic Airlines EX BJK BLACKJACK Lakeland
OrlandoTampa
1982[2]
Bemidji Airlines CH BMJ BEMIDJI Minneapolis-St. Paul 1946
Bering Air Beechcraft 1900 of Bering Air.jpg 8E BRG BERING AIR Nome
Kotzebue
Unalakleet
1979
Berry Aviation BYA BERRY San Marcos 1983
Big Island Air BIG BIG ISLE Kona 1985
Blue Moon Aviation Blue Moon Aviation Airbus A319.jpg Minneapolis-Saint Paul 2003
Boutique Air 4B BTQ BOUTIQUE Albuquerque
Dallas-Ft. Worth
Denver
Phoenix
2007
Cape Air Cape Air at TJMZ.jpg 9K KAP CAIR Cape Cod 1989
CommutAir N362PH (7368596202).jpg C5 UCA COMMUTAIR Cleveland
Newark
1989 Operates as United Express
Compass Airlines N621CZ.jpg CP CPZ COMPASS ROSE Minneapolis-St. Paul
Los Angeles
Seattle
2006 Operates as Delta Connection and American Eagle
Corporate Flight Management N789KG.JPG VTE VOLUNTEER Smyrna 1982
Critical Air Medicine 1984
Delta Private Jets Cessna CitationJet 525 at BIL.jpg DPJ JET CARD Cincinnati 1984
Endeavor Air Pinnacle Airlines CRJ-200 N823AY KDCA.JPG 9E FLG FLAGSHIP Minneapolis-St Paul
Cincinnati
Detroit
New York JFK
New York LaGuardia
Operates as Delta Connection
Envoy Air Bombardier CRJ-702 'N546FF' American Eagle (14192211342).jpg MQ EGF EAGLE FLIGHT Dallas-Ft. Worth
Boston
Chicago O'Hare
Los Angeles
Miami
New York LaGuardia
1984 Founded as American Eagle Airlines; Operates as American Eagle
Ravn Alaska Era Aviation, loading.jpg 7H ERR ERAH Anchorage
Barrow
Fairbanks
Unalakleet
Bethel
Nome
Kotzebue
St Marys
Aniak
2010
Everts Air 5V VTS EVERTS Fairbanks
Anchorage
1978
ExpressJet Xjetrdu1.JPG EV ASQ ACEY Houston
Atlanta
Chicago
Cleveland
Dallas-Fort Worth
Denver
Newark
Washington Dulles
1986 Operates as American Eagle, United Express, and Delta Connection
Express One International Express One International DC-10 OH-LHA at KJFK 19930812.jpg EO LHN LONGHORN Orlando-Sanford 1983
Flight Alaska 4Y TUD TUNDRA Bethel 1955
Frontier Flying Service 2F FTA FRONTIER-AIR Fairbanks 1950
FS Air Service 4A EYE SOCKEYE Anchorage 1986
GoJet Airlines GoJet CRJ-700 ORD N159GJ.jpg G7 GJS LINDBERGH Chicago-O'Hare
Cincinnati
Denver
Detroit
New York-LaGuardia
2005 Operates as United Express and Delta Connection
Grand Canyon Airlines De Havilland Canada DHC-6-300 Twin Otter-VistaLiner AN1974570.jpg YR CVU CANYON VIEW 1927
Grant Aviation GV GUN HOOT 1971
Great Lakes Airlines Great Lakes Airlines EMB120 N293UX.jpg ZK GLA LAKES AIR Denver
Los Angeles
Minneapolis-St Paul
Phoenix
Horizon Air N427QX-2008-09-13-YVR.jpg QX QXE HORIZON AIR Seattle
Portland
ImagineAir IAcirrus.JPG IMG IMAGINE 2005
Island Air Island Air Dash 8-100 N829EX.jpg WP MKU MOKU 1980
Island Airlines Island Airlines Caravan Flight.jpg ISA ISLAND Barnstable Municipal Airport
Nantucket Memorial Airport
Island Airways
Justice Prisoner and Alien Transportation System Conair.jpg DOJ Justice Oklahoma City
Anchorage
Alexandria, LA
Mesa, AZ
Virgin Islands
Kalitta Charters N722CK Boeing B.727F Kalitta Charters II (8392188982).jpg K9 KFS KALITTA Ypsilanti
Kenmore Air Kenmore Air Cessna Grand Caravan.jpg
L-3 Flight International Aviation

Lansing

Merlin Airways MEI AVALON
Mesa Airlines Mesa Airlines Beech 1300 Silagi-1.jpg YV ASH AIRSHUTTLE
Miami Air International N752MA B737-400 Miami Air (5577462158).jpg LL BSK BISCAYNE Miami
Mid-Atlantic Freight
Mokulele Airlines Mokulele Express C208 N862MA OGG.jpg MW
Millennium Aviation
Nantucket Airlines Nantucket Airlines Cessna 402C II (N763EA) at Provincetown Municipal Airport.jpg
New England Airlines New England Airlines Islander at Block Island State Airport 7-23-2015.jpg EJ NEA NEW ENGLAND
Omni Air International Omni Air International DC-10-30ER N270AX.JPG OY OAE OMNI EXPRESS Tulsa
OneJet J1 Indianapolis 2015
Orange Air ORN ORANGE JET 2011 Operates as Branson Air Express
PenAir PenAir Saab 340B.jpg KS PEN PENINSULA
Phoenix Air Phoenix Air Learjet landing at North Island NAS (3767183347).jpg
Piedmont Airlines USAirways-Piedmont-Dash8-at-ALB.JPG PDT PIEDMONT Charlotte
Philadelphia
Washington-National
Operates as American Eagle
PSA Airlines JIA BLUE STREAK Charlotte
Philadelphia
Washington-National
Operates as American Eagle
Republic Airlines XY RPA BRICKYARD Atlantic City
Charlotte
Chicago-O'Hare
Denver
Laughlin/Bullhead City
Miami
Newark
Philadelphia
Tunica
Washington-Dulles
Washington-National
Operates as American Eagle, Caesars Entertainment, United Express, and US Airways Express
Salmon Air S6 MBI
Scenic Airlines N146GC DHC-6 Twin Otter Scenic Airlines (8980367898).jpg YR SCE SCENIC 1967
SeaPort Airlines Seaport Airlines Pilatus PC-12 N933SP KBFI.jpg K5 SQH SASQUATCH Memphis
Portland
San Diego
Shuttle America Shuttle America E170 N640RW.jpg S5 TCF MERCURY Chicago-O'Hare
Newark
New York-LaGuardia
Operates as United Express and Delta Connection
Sierra Pacific Airlines Sp-737-N712S-040902-01.jpg SI SPA SIERRA PACIFIC 1971
Silver Airways Silver Airways Saab 340B+.JPG 3M SIL SILVER WINGS Fort Lauderdale Operates as United Express and Silver Airways
Sky King, Inc. SkyKing Boeing 737-400; N916SK@MIA;17.10.2011 626en (6446908745).jpg 5K SGB SONGBIRD Miami 1990
SkyWest Airlines SkyWest.JPG OO SKW SKYWEST Chicago-O'Hare
Denver
Detroit
Houston
Los Angeles
Minneapolis/St Paul
Phoenix
Portland, OR
Salt Lake City
San Francisco
Seattle
1972 Operates as United Express, Delta Connection, and American Eagle, and as SkyWest Airlines in a partnership with Alaska Airlines
Sportsflight Airways 1994
Superior Aviation SO HKA SPEND AIR 1979
Swift Air N802TJ (6336741576).jpg Q7 SWQ SWIFTFLIGHT Phoenix 1997
Trans-Florida Airlines TFA TRANS FLORIDA Daytona Beach 1966
Trans States Airlines AX LOF WATERSKI Chicago-O'Hare
Cleveland
Denver
Pittsburgh
1982 Founded as Resort Air. Operates as United Express and US Airways Express
Ultimate Air Shuttle Ultimate Air Shuttle Dornier 328Jet.JPG UJC ULTIMATE Cincinnati-CVG
Cincinnati-Lunken
2009
Victory Air Transport 2003
West Air PCM PAC VALLEY Las Vegas
Oakland
Ontario
Sacramento
San Diego
1988
Wiggins Airways WG WIG WIGGINS AIRWAYS Manchester 1929
Wings of Alaska K5 SQH SASQUACH Juneau 1982
Xtra Airways Boeing 737-400 (Xtra Airways) N148AS parked at Jacksonville, FL December 2014.jpg XP CXP CASINO EXPRESS Myrtle Beach
San Antonio
1987

Cargo[edit]

Airline Image IATA ICAO Callsign Hub Airport(s) Founded Notes
ABX Air N750AX (15237383461).jpg GB ABX ABEX Wilmington, OH
Cincinnati
1980 Cargo and charter company
Air Cargo Carriers Air Cargo Carriers Inc - SHORT SD3-60 - N124CA (SNC1288) (3525005585).jpg 2Q SNC NIGHT CARGO 1986
AirNet Express N105AN-01.JPG USC STAR CHECK 1974
Air Transport International McDonnell Douglas DC-8-72CF, Air Transport International - ATI AN2172876.jpg 8C ATN AIR TRANSPORT Cincinnati 1978 Founded as US Airways and Commenced operations 1988 as Air Transport International
Aloha Air Cargo Aloha Air Cargo Boeing 737-330(SF) at Honolulu.jpg KH AAH ALOHA Honolulu 1946 Founded as Trans-Pacific Airlines and separated from now-defunct Aloha Airlines in 2008.
Alpine Air Express 5A AIP ALPINE AIR 1972
Ameriflight Beech 99A Airliner, Ameriflight AN1392805.jpg A8 AMF AMFLIGHT Burbank
Cincinnati
1968 Founded as California Air Charter
Amerijet International N395AJ B727-233 Amerijet 19 maart 2011 miami int (8269112277).jpg M6 AJT AMERIJET Fort Lauderdale
Miami
1974
Ameristar Air Cargo Dassault Falcon 20C, Ameristar Air Cargo JP7699886.jpg None AJI AMERISTAR Dallas-Addison
El Paso
Willow Run
2000 Cargo and charter company
Asia Pacific Airlines 424am - Asia Pacific Airlines Boeing 727-212F (winglets), N319NE@HNL,30.09.2006 - Flickr - Aero Icarus.jpg P9 MGE MAGELLAN Guam
Honolulu
1998
Atlas Air Cargo ATLASAIR YMML.jpg 5Y GTI GIANT Cincinnati
New York-JFK
Anchorage
Houston
Huntsville
Los Angeles
Miami
1992
C&M Airways RWG RED WING El Paso 1983
Castle Aviation None CSJ CASTLE Akron 1986
Centurion Air Cargo Centurion Air Cargo, Boeing 747-400ERF,N904AR - NRT (21516205529).jpg WE CWC CHALLENGE CARGO Miami 1985
Contract Air Cargo N141FL (6855249436).jpg TSU TRANSAUTO 1983
Corporate Air N330SB Short SD.330 Corporate Air (7359150738).jpg OJ CPT AIRSPUR Billings 1981
CSA Air IRO IRON AIR Iron Mountain 1998
Custom Air Transport EM CAT 727 (2458324088).jpg 5R CTT CATT Fort Lauderdale 1995
Empire Airlines Fokker F-28-4000 Fellowship, Empire Airlines AN1198042.jpg EM CFS EMPIRE Hayden, ID
Spokane
1977
Everts Air Cargo Everts Air Cargo DC-6 landing at ANC (6259046385).jpg 3Z VTS EVERTS Fairbanks
Anchorage
1978
FedEx Express FedEx Boeing 777-F28 Zhao.jpg FX FDX FEDEX Memphis
Anchorage
Fort Worth
Greensboro
Guangzhou
Indianapolis
Miami
Newark
Oakland
Paris
Toronto
1971
Florida West International Airways 166am - Florida West Airlines Boeing 767-300F; N316LA@UIO;26.02.2002 (8063272825).jpg RF FWL FLORIDA WEST Miami 1981
Freight Runners Express FRG FREIGHT Milwaukee 1985
Kalitta Air Boeing 747 Kalitta airlines.jpg K4 CKS CONNIE Ypsilanti
Anchorage
Bahrain
Cincinnati
Hong Kong
Newark
New York-JFK
Oscoda
1967 Oscoda, MI is home to Kalitta's maintenance base/hub
Key Lime Air Swearingen Metro (N184SW).jpg
Logistic Air
Lynden Air Cargo Lockheed L-100-30 Hercules (L-382G), Lynden Air Cargo AN0219029.jpg
Martinaire Addison
Mountain Air Cargo C2 MTN MOUNTAIN
National Airlines Douglas DC-8-73(CF), National Airlines JP7091750.jpg N8 NCR NATIONAL CARGO
Northern Air Cargo Northern Air Cargo 737 off to the Alaskan Bush (6349644956).jpg NC NAC YUKON Anchorage
Fairbanks
1956
Polar Air Cargo Polar Air Cargo Boeing 747-46NF(SCD) N450PA.jpg PO PAC POLAR Cincinnati 1993
Presidential Airways
Ryan Air Services 7S RYA RYAN AIR Aniak
Bethel
Emmonak
Kotzebue
Nome
St. Mary's
Unalakleet
Cargo airline; Not associated with Ireland's Ryanair
Sky Lease Cargo Skylease Cargo MD-11.jpg GG KYE TRADEWINDS EXPRESS 1969
Skyway Enterprises Lear Jet 23, SkyWay Enterprises AN0215751.jpg KI SKZ SKYWAY-INC 1981
Southern Air Southern Air Boeing 747-200 KvW.jpg 9S SOO SOUTHERN AIR Cincinnati
Anchorage
1999
Tepper Aviation Lockheed L-100-30 Hercules (L-382G) AN0758785.jpg Bob Sikes Airport 1987
Transair KH MUI MAUI Honolulu 1982
UPS Airlines UPS Boeing 747-400 in Dubai KvW.jpg 5X UPS UPS Louisville
Chicago-Rockford
Cologne-Bonn
Dallas/Fort Worth
Hamilton
Hong Kong
Los Angeles/Ontario
Philadelphia
Shanghai
Shenzhen
1988
USA Jet Airlines The most patriotic of jets. (7861046874).jpg UJ JUS JET USA Ypsilanti
Laredo
1994

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