The Regional Airline Association today has 30 airline members, down from 200 when it was started as the Commuter Airline Association of America in 1980.
But those 30 members offer the only scheduled service to three-quarters of the communities in the U.S., or about 52% of the nation’s flights, or about 164 million passengers flown.
Regionals also provide considerable amounts of service to the top 10 busiest airports, such as 31% of all flights to Atlanta Hartsfield, 61% at Chicago O’Hare, 34% at Denver and 29% at New York Kennedy, according to President Roger Cohen.
U.S. regionals also fly to 15 cities in Canada and 40 in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Here's another number for you-200. That is the record number of exhibitors who paid for booths at this week's conference in Nashville.