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This article is about the US airline. See Comair (South Africa) for the South African operator.
Comair
IATA
OH
ICAO
COM
Callsign
COMAIR
Founded 1977
Hubs Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport
John F. Kennedy Int'l Airport
Focus cities Boston Logan Int'l Airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Int'l Airport
Frequent flyer program SkyMiles
Member lounge Crown Room Club
Alliance SkyTeam
Fleet size 168
Destinations 110
Parent company Delta Air Lines, Inc.
Headquarters Erlanger, Kentucky
Key people John Selvaggio (President)
(Senior Vice-President of Flight Operations)
Website: http://www.comair.com/

Comair is a wholly owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines based in Erlanger, Kentucky, USA, a city near the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport, which serves Cincinnati, Ohio. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Comair is an airline based in South Africa. ... IATA airline designators, sometimes called IATA reservation codes, are two-character codes assigned by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to the worlds airlines in accordance with the provisions of Resolution 762. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with ICAO airline code. ... Most airlines employ a distinctive and internationally recognised call sign that is normally spoken during airband radio transmissions as a prefix to the flight number. ... An airline hub is an airport that an airline uses as a transfer point to get passengers to their intended destination. ... ... For the regional airport in Wisconsin, see John F. Kennedy Memorial Airport. ... In the airline industry, a focus city is a location that is not a hub, but from which the airline has flights to at least several destinations other than its hubs. ... KBOS is the airport identification code. ... Atlanta Airport redirects here. ... Membership cards of FFP This article is about airline frequent flyer programs. ... SkyMiles is a second generation Frequent Flyer program of Delta Air Lines. ... The lounge at ZRH, Switzerland An airport lounge is a lounge owned by a particular airline (or jointly operated by several carriers). ... It has been suggested that SkyMiles be merged into this article or section. ... An airline alliance is an agreement between two or more airlines to cooperate for the foreseeable future on a substantial level. ... SkyTeam is the second largest airline alliance in the world — behind Star Alliance — partnering fourteen carriers from four continents, with two pending members. ... A holding company is a company that owns enough voting stock in another firm to control management and operations by influencing or electing its board of directors. ... Delta Boeing 757-232 at Los Angeles International Airport in August 2003, showing the livery the airline instituted in 2000. ... Erlanger is a city located in Kenton County, Kentucky. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... Delta Air Lines, Inc. ... Erlanger is a city located in Kenton County, Kentucky. ... ... Cincinnati redirects here. ...


Comair is one of the world's largest regional airlines and, with over $1 billion in annual revenue, would be considered a major airline carrier except for the fact that its aircraft seat less than 100 people. Operating under the brand name Delta Connection, Comair operates passenger services to a large number of destinations in the USA, Canada, Mexico and the Bahamas.[1]. For regional airlines in Europe, see European regional airlines. ... Major carrier or Major Airline is a designation given by the United States Department of Transportation to U.S.-based airlines that post more than $1 billion in revenue during a fiscal year. ... Delta Connection jet landing at BWI airport on March 4, 2007 Delta Connection is the name under which eight regional airlines operate short and medium haul routes for mainline carrier, Delta Air Lines. ... [--168. ...


In late 2006, Comair opened another crew base and hub city at New York's JFK Airport. Comair had the lowest percentage of on time flights of all major U.S. carriers during the late 2006. This was the result of starting operations at JFK, a notoriously congested airport with poor staffing and a poor terminal and aircraft ramp layout that severely dropped Comair's ratings in the FAA listings.[2] During the course of 2007, Comair closed down its crew bases in Greensboro, North Carolina and Orlando, Florida (for the 2nd time). Parent company Delta Air Lines had replaced Comair's service in these destinations with Freedom Air, a subsidiary of Mesa Air Group, and Chautauqua Airlines, a subsidiary of Republic Air. In early 2008, Delta announced it was going to reduce its domestic capacity by 4-5%, in which Comair will reduce its 50-seat Canadair Regional Jet fleet by 8-14 aircraft. In March 2008, when oil reached over $110 per barrel (see Oil price increases since 2003), Delta announced it would further reduce domestic capacity. As of this writing, it has yet to be determined how this would affect Comair itself. Freedom Air is Air New Zealand Groups low-cost airline, based in Auckland, New Zealand. ... Mesa Air Group (NASDAQ: MESA) is a Phoenix, Arizona-based commercial aviation holding company that operates three regional airline subsidiaries: Mesa Airlines, Freedom Airlines, and Air Midwest, and five supporting subsidiaries. ... Chautauqua Airlines is an airline based in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. It operates scheduled passenger services on more than 670 flights daily to cities in 30 states, Canada and the Bahamas, through feeder services under the names Delta Connection for Delta Air Lines, AmericanConnection for American Airlines, Continental Express for Continental...

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History

The airline was established in March 1977 and started operations in April 1977. It was founded by Patrick J. Sowers, Robert T. Tranter, David Mueller and his father Raymond in Cincinnati and began scheduled services with two Piper Navajo aircraft. Under its parent Comair Holdings, it became a public company in July 1981 to support the growth and capital requirements to upgrade their fleet. It became a Delta Connection carrier in 1984. In July 1986 Delta Air Lines acquired 20% of Comair stock. Delta Air Lines acquired full ownership on 22 October 1999[1] at a cost of over 2 billion dollars. Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... The PA-31 Navajo was designed by Piper Aircraft to fill a gap in their product line; a large twin aircraft using Lycoming engines for the general aviation market was sorely needed in the mid-1960s, and founder W.T. Piper requested the type be developed. ... This article is about the year. ... Delta Air Lines, Inc. ... is the 295th day of the year (296th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ...

A Delta Airlines Comair parked at Will Rogers World Airport (with the old Comair logo on tail)
A Delta Airlines Comair parked at Will Rogers World Airport (with the old Comair logo on tail)
Comair CRJ-700 at Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport
Comair CRJ-700 at Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport

On March 26, 2001, Comair's pilots went on strike. The strike cancelled the airline's flights and grounded its fleet. The strike ended after a new contract was agreed to 89 days later. Comair came to nationwide attention in the United States during Christmas 2004 when it cancelled all of its 1,160 flights for Saturday December 25 and Sunday December 26, stranding 30,000 people, many of them never reaching their destination for the holidays. The reason was a twofold combination of record snow and crew scheduling software flaw. On December 23 and 24, a record snowfall hit the Cincinnati area, forcing the airline to deplete its entire supply of deicing solution. With the area highways closed due to the blizzard, no additional deicing fluid could be delivered to the airport, and Comair was forced to cancel all flights beginning on Friday December 24. After receiving necessary supplies overnight, the airline began the process of startup when the computer system that handled flight crew assignments shut down. It had been designed with a hard coded limit of changes for a month, which were far exceeded due to the poor weather in the prior days. The software, ironically, had been in the process of being phased out at the airline in favor of a new system with more capabilities. However, as of May 2008 the original scheduling software has not been replaced. Comair's parent company Delta Air Lines, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on September 14, 2005, forcing Comair into bankruptcy along with it. Comair announced that would cut costs by $70 million annually. These savings are to be achieved by aircraft, flight, and employee reductions. Image File history File linksMetadata OKC_3. ... Image File history File linksMetadata OKC_3. ... Will Rogers World Airport (IATA: OKC, ICAO: KOKC) is located in southwestern Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and is the primary commercial airport in Oklahoma. ... ... Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (IATA: SRQ, ICAO: KSRQ) is an airport located in Sarasota, Florida and just south of Bradenton, Florida. ... March 26 is the 85th day of the year (86th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... is the 359th day of the year (360th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 360th day of the year (361st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 358th day of the year (359th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Delta Air Lines, Inc. ... Chapter 11 is a chapter of the United States Bankruptcy Code, which permits reorganization under the bankruptcy laws of the United States. ... is the 257th day of the year (258th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On May 25, 2007, Delta announced that Comair would operate 14 CRJ-900 aircraft for the Delta Connection program. These aircraft will replace 14 CRJ-100 aircraft currently in Comair's fleet. is the 145th day of the year (146th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... The Bombardier Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ) is a regional airliner manufactured by Bombardier based on the Canadair Challenger business jet. ...


Destinations

Main article: Comair Destinations

Airport Services

Comair has also been in the process of rebranding itself as the premier ground handler[citation needed], handling more than 800 flights a day in approximately 50 markets ranging from Bangor, Maine, to Key West, Fla., to Sioux Falls, S.D.[3] Comair has also started providing full service Above Wing (Ticketing, Check-In, Gates) and Below Wing (Ramp Services) for select United Express stations.[citation needed]


Fleet

Comair CRJ-100ER
Comair CRJ-100ER

Comair's fleet consists of the following aircraft:[citation needed] Image File history File linksMetadata Comair_CRJ100ER_JAX_N941CA.jpg‎ Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Comair Comair Flight 5191 Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create... Image File history File linksMetadata Comair_CRJ100ER_JAX_N941CA.jpg‎ Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Comair Comair Flight 5191 Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create...

Comair Fleet
Aircraft Total Passengers Routes Notes
Bombardier CRJ-100ER 62 50 All Routes
Bombardier CRJ-100LR 41 50 All Routes
Bombardier CRJ-200ER 17 50 All Routes
Bombardier CRJ-700ER 17 70 All Routes
Bombardier CRJ-900 11
(3 orders)
76 (12/64)

The Bombardier CRJ100 and CRJ200/440 are a family of regional airliner manufactured by Bombardier, and based on the Canadair Challenger business jet. ... The Bombardier CRJ100 and CRJ200/440 are a family of regional airliner manufactured by Bombardier, and based on the Canadair Challenger business jet. ... The Bombardier CRJ100 and CRJ200/440 are a family of regional airliner manufactured by Bombardier, and based on the Canadair Challenger business jet. ... The Bombardier CRJ700, CRJ900, and CRJ1000 are regional airliners based on the successful Bombardier CRJ200. ... The Bombardier CRJ700, CRJ900, and CRJ1000 are regional airliners based on the successful Bombardier CRJ200. ...

Incidents and accidents

is the 281st day of the year (282nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... On October 8, 1979, Comair Flight 444, a Piper PA-31 Navajo, crashed shortly after takeoff from Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport. ... The PA-31 Navajo was designed by Piper Aircraft to fill a gap in their product line; a large twin aircraft using Lycoming engines for the general aviation market was sorely needed in the mid-1960s, and founder W.T. Piper requested the type be developed. ... ... is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Comair Flight 3272 was an Embraer EMB 120 Brasilia departing on January 9, 1997 from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport for the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport. ... The Embraer EMB 120 Brasilia is a twin-turboprop commuter airliner, produced by Embraer. ... Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (IATA: DTW, ICAO: KDTW), sometimes called Detroit Metropolitan Airport, Detroit Metro Wayne Airport, Metro Airport, or simply DTW, is a major airport in Romulus, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. ... is the 78th day of the year (79th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Comair Flight 5054 was an Embraer EMB 120 Brasilia departing on March 19, 2001 from Nassau International Airport for the Orlando International Airport. ... The Embraer EMB 120 Brasilia is a twin-turboprop commuter airliner, produced by Embraer. ... Nassau International Airport (IATA: NAS, ICAO: MYNN) is the largest airport in the Bahamas, and the largest international gateway into the country. ... MCO and KMCO redirect here. ... is the 239th day of the year (240th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Comair Flight 5191 was a domestic U.S. flight from Lexington, Kentucky, to Atlanta, Georgia, operated on behalf of Delta Connection by Comair. ... The Bombardier Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ) is a regional airliner manufactured by Bombardier based on the Canadair Challenger business jet. ... Nickname: Location in the Commonwealth of Kentucky Coordinates: , Country United States State Kentucky Counties Fayette Government  - Mayor Jim Newberry (D) Area  - City  285. ... Blue Grass Airport (IATA: LEX, ICAO: KLEX, FAA LID: LEX) is a public airport located in Fayette County, Kentucky, United States, four miles (6 km) west of the central business district of the City of Lexington. ...

External links

References

  1. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines", Flight International, 2007-04-03, p. 67. 
  2. ^ Mutzabaugh, Ben. Which flights are always late? Delta partners, NYC airports top the list. USA Today. Retrieved on January 4, 2007.
  3. ^ About Comair. Comair. Retrieved on 2008-01-29.

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Comair - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (475 words)
Comair is a wholly owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines based in Erlanger, Kentucky, USA, a city near the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport, which serves Cincinnati, Ohio.
Comair is one of the world's largest regional airlines, operating under the name Delta Connection to a large number of destinations in the USA, Canada and the Bahamas.
Comair came to nationwide attention in the United States during Christmas 2004 when it cancelled all of its 1,160 flights for Saturday December 25 and Sunday December 26, stranding 30,000 people, many of them never reaching their destination for the holidays.
Comair - definition of Comair in Encyclopedia (231 words)
Comair is a subsidiary of Delta Air Lines and is flying a fleet made up of the Bombardier Canadair Regional Jet 100 and the Canadair Regional Jet 700.
Comair once operated a lot of flights to Orlando International Airport in Orlando, Florida, but Chautauqua Airlines has taken the reins of the dominant RJ airline in Orlando instead.
Comair came to nationwide attention in the United States during Christmas 2004 when it cancelled all of its 1,160 flights for Saturday December 25 and Sunday December 26, stranding 30,000 people.
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