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1076. Commuter/Regional Airline Operations--Summary

[Calendar year data (14.8 represents 14,800,000). Commuter/regional airlines operate primarily aircraft of predominately 75 passengers or less and 18,000 pounds of payload capacity serving short haul and small community markets. Represents operations within all North America by U.S. Regional Carriers. Averages are means. For definition of mean, see Guide to Tabular Presentation]

 
ITEM Unit 1980 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 2 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
 
Passenger carriers operating Number 214 215 196 203 179 179 169 163 151 150 144 127 130 125 124 109 104 97 97
Passengers enplaned Millions 14.8 18.6 21.8 26.1 1 26.0 28.4 31.7 35.2 37.4 42.1 42.1 48.9 52.7 57.1 57.2 61.9 66.3 71.1 78.1
Average passengers enplaned per carrier 1,000 69.2 86.5 111.2 128.1 152.4 158.4 187.7 213.9 247.4 277.5 291.4 385.0 405.2 457.0 461.4 568.3 637.5 733.0 805
Revenue passenger miles (RPM) Billions 1.92 2.61 3.24 4.17 1 4.41 4.47 5.00 6.04 6.77 7.61 7.80 9.46 10.61 12.02 12.75 14.22 15.30 17.42 20.81
Average RPM's per carrier Millions 8.97 12.14 16.53 20.46 1 24.64 24.98 29.60 37.05 44.84 50.75 54.18 74.50 81.59 96.15 102.80 130.49 147.09 179.64 214.49
Available seat miles Billions (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 19.53 21.64 23.73 25.54 26.85 27.79 30.38 35.76
Average load factor Percent (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 48.44 49.01 50.64 49.91 52.98 55.04 57.36 58.18
Departures completed Millions (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 3.08 3.10 3.20 3.84 4.46 3.99 3.98 4.24 4.58 4.63 4.69 4.46 4.38 4.33 4.38
Airports served Number 732 817 854 853 854 824 834 861 817 811 811 802 829 806 780 782 766 773 734
Average trip length Miles 129 141 149 160 173 158 158 173 181 183 186 194 201 210 223 230 231 245 267
Passenger aircraft operated Number 1,339 1,573 1,545 1,747 1,745 1,806 1,841 1,801 1,907 1,917 1,992 2,103 2,208 2,172 2,138 2,127 2,104 2,150 2,187
Average seating capacity (seats) Number 13.9 15.6 18.1 18.4 19.2 18.4 19.7 20.5 21.8 22.1 22.8 23.4 23.0 23.7 24.6 25.1 25.9 27.7 29.8
Fleet flying hours 3 1,000 1,740 2,160 2,415 2,764 2,854 2,929 2,942 3,078 3,266 3,447 3,671 4,259 4,490 4,565 4,659 4,568 4,695 4,631 5,058
Average annual utilization per aircraft Hours 1,299 1,373 1,563 1,582 1,635 1,622 1,598 1,709 1,712 1,798 1,843 2,025 2,033 2,102 2,179 2,148 2,231 2,154 2,313


NA Not available.
1 Adjusted to exclude a merger in 1986.
2 Inclusive of Presidential Airways; 1987 figures include Colgan Airways only.
3 Prior to 1992, utilization results reflected airborne rather than block hours. Data inclusive of carriers which may have operated during only part of calendar year 1996.

Source: Regional Airline Association and AvStat Associates, Washington, DC, Annual Report of the Regional Airline Industry (copyright).

http://www.raa.org/



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These tables are based on figures supplied by the United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and are subject to revision by the Census Bureau.

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