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, grouped accordingly as "Group III".[1]


According to FY2022 revenues, there were 19 major carriers who meet the requirement for Group III status.[2]

Mainline passenger[edit]

(*) - considered as one of the "Big 4" major U.S. national airlines[3]

Regional passenger[edit]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "14 CFR 241.04 - Air Carrier Groupings". Code of Federal Regulations (PDF). US Government Publishing Office. p. 113.
  2. ^ Chadwick, Jr., William; Gorham, Jeff (October 7, 2022) [effective January 1, 2023]. Air Carrier Groupings 2023 (PDF). Accounting and Reporting Directive of the Office of Airline Information (Report). Vol. 337. Washington, D.C.: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, United States Department of Transportation. Retrieved March 13, 2023.
  3. ^ Mazareanu, Elena (3 February 2023). "Domestic Market Share of Leading U.S. Airlines from January to December 2021". Statista. Archived from the original on 13 March 2023.