List of American Domestic Airlines

According to the Air Transport Association, the commercial airline industry in the United States supports 11 million jobs and brings $1.2 trillion into the economy each year. Major domestic airlines serve passengers traveling within the U.S. and overseas while low-cost carriers compete with trains, buses and the automobile for travelers who make short trips. Major airports serve as hubs for airlines and the industry continues to bounce back from problems caused in part by high gasoline prices in 2008.

American Airlines

American Airlines, a subsidiary of AMR Corporation, employs over 80,000 people worldwide and ranks as one of the largest airlines in the world. Dallas-Forth Worth acts as the the airline's hub and Fort Worth houses the corporate headquarters of AMR, whose name derives from the New York Stock Exchange symbol for the airline. American Airlines and its affiliate American Eagle Airlines, fly over 250,000 passengers to destinations in 40 nations every day. AA partners with 11 other major airlines in the One World Alliance and together the airlines fly routes in 150 countries.

American Airlines

4333 Amon Carter Blvd.

Fort Worth, TX 76155


United Airlines

Chicago-based United Airlines Corporation owns and operates United Airlines which uses Chicago-O'Hare Airport as its major hub. The airline helped found the Star Alliance of major airlines that now serves markets in 175 countries. United employs 46,000 people worldwide and 40 percent of its flights serve international markets. Together with its affiliate United Express, UA operates over 3,000 flights daily and covers over 200 destinations. In August 2010, United Airlines and Houston-based Continental Airlines agreed to merge. In September 2010, the U.S. Department of Justice and shareholders of both entities approved the deal. Combined, the two airlines cover 370 destinations and carry 144 million passengers a year.

United Airlines

77 W. Wacker Drive

Chicago, IL 60601


AirTran Airways

Founded in 1992 as Valujet in 1992, Airtran Airways adopted its current name in 1997 after buying a smaller company operating under the same name. AirTran Inc. Holdings, based in Orlando, Florida, owns the airline which uses Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport as its hub. The low-cost carrier operates flights to 50 cities across the U.S. and locations in the Caribbean and Mexico. The airline uses a fleet of 140 planes and trades on the New York Stock Exchange as AAI.

AirTran Holdings, Inc.

9955 AirTran Blvd.

Orlando, FL 32827