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Regional Airline Percentages of total service - data points

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1/2007

AA/47.3/23.8
UA/57.5/30.7
CO/60.9/30.6
DL/61.5/33.2

3/2009

AA/44.7/20.4
UA/60.3/33.1
CO/60.9/31.9
DL/61.2/34.4

Michael Boyd - Aviation Planning said:
American has actually reduced its dependence on this leased-in lift over the past two years, and has the lowest percentage of both departures and seats outsourced to small lift providers.
This will ultimately be a competitive advantage, as fleet demand forecasts accomplished by Boyd Group International point to an over-fleeting of small jets, particularly 50-seat RJs. (It's the economics - even at $50 oil.) American is well ahead of the curve in this regard.
 

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1/2007

AA/47.3/23.8
UA/57.5/30.7
CO/60.9/30.6
DL/61.5/33.2

3/2009

AA/44.7/20.4
UA/60.3/33.1
CO/60.9/31.9
DL/61.2/34.4

I'm not sure where Boyd got his numbers for DAL, maybe he was just counting domestic flights, but a quick glance at DAL's October 16 10-Q yields the following numbers.

Combined ASMs (millions) 40,371
Mainline ASMs (millions) 34,874

86.4% of ASMs were flown by the mainline.

Mainline operating revenue increased 11% year over year, whereas regional operating revenue decreased 4% year over year.
 

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I think the OP's statistics refer to RJ departures, not ASM's.

I was surprised to see that AMR'S were so low and UAL's was in line with CO and DL.
 

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Yet American has the most pilots still on furlough....almost 2000.....
 

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I'm not sure where Boyd got his numbers ...
I think he is just crunching through US DOT form 41 reports.

His metric was seats, not ASM's. An ATR to Valdosta counted the same as a seat on a 777 headed to ol' Bombay.

I was surprised that DL/CO/UAL were so close. Perhaps the effect of NWA?
 

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Yet American has the most pilots still on furlough....almost 2000.....
....TWA pilots?

Interesting observation. I was just posting the numbers since several had asked and none of us can keep track.
 

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....TWA pilots?

Interesting observation. I was just posting the numbers since several had asked and none of us can keep track.

The majority are TWA pilots but there are 300+ Natives on the very bottom, too.

TC
 

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His metric was seats, not ASM's. An ATR to Valdosta counted the same as a seat on a 777 headed to ol' Bombay.

Not necessarily the best metric for determining the foot print RJs have on the combined operation.
 

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in terms of numbers of aircraft the total mainline vs. contract carrier and Wo'd just about 50/50. (slightly more infavor of mainline by my numbers, however nobody will give me an exact number of west mainline aircraft.)

meaning there are almost as many contract carrier/WO'd aircraft as there are mainline aircraft.
 
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