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 FY2020 revenues, there were 18 major carriers who meet the requirement for Group III status.[2]

Mainline passenger[edit]

Regional passenger[edit]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "14 C.F.R. 241 §04 - Air Carrier Groupings". Code of Federal Regulations (PDF). US Government Publishing Office. p. 113.
  2. ^ Chadwick, Jr., William; Gorham, Jeff (October 1, 2020) [effective January 1, 2021]. Air Carrier Groupings 2021 (PDF). Accounting and Reporting Directive of the Office of Airline Information (Report). 334. Washington, D.C.: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, United States Department of Transportation. Retrieved October 21, 2020.