There are many differences between mainline airlines and regional airlines. One of the biggest ones is size. Mainline airlines are generally bigger than regional airlines. In fact in some cases, mainline airlines can own a regional airline. Generally when mainline airlines buy / create a regional airline it is to providecompetton to low cost airlines in the region. “Faced with this dramatc expansion of the lowcost ‐sector, mainline carriers have been forced to refocus their operatons in terms of costs and yields (the average revenue produced by each passengerkm or tonnekm carried).” ( Graham and Vowles 2007) ‐‐Another difference between mainline and regional airlines is the cost involved . Regional airlines are significantly cheaper to run than Mainline airlines. However that being said that doesn’t mean that regional airlines are significantly profitable. Between the two different types of airlines, Mainline airlines pay significantly more. According to Sophie Johnson from Chron. com,
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- Fall '16
- Kelly Lawton
- Regional airline, Mainline airlines