Endeavor Air is a subsidiary of Delta Airlines. Endeavor Airlines was founded as Express Airlines in 1985 and changed its name to Pinnacle Airlines in 2002. The company filed for reorganization in 2012 and remerged as Endeavor Air in August 2013. Pinnacle Airlines had originally signed on with Delta to provide its connection flights between smaller regional airports. After the reorganization, Endeavor Air was a wholly owned component of Delta, representing the rich history that Delta has with Endeavor Air for passengers who need to move from a smaller to a larger airport. Endeavor Air has 114 destinations and is Delta’s largest provider of connecting flights, after ExpressJet. Endeavor Air operates 1,000 daily flights between destinations in the United States and Canada. Their jets include the Bombardier CRJ-200 and the Bombardier CRJ-900, for a total of 162 airplanes with 14 more on order. One of the nice things about Endeavor Air is that they are wholly owned by Delta, meaning that the same rates and provisions will apply with Delta, as well as carriage policy.
Garuda Indonesia Airline is as their slogan says, the airline of Indonesia. They, like other airline companies, have been in business for a long number of years and were the first Indonesian airline to join SkyTeam. Garuda Indonesia has grown into a large international airline company and flies over 25 million passengers annually.
Gulf Air has grown and improved quite a bit since it launched services in 1950. With the original name of Gulf Aviation Company, the airline’s original purpose was to be a small-scale commuter service. After 35 years in business, however, Gulf Air had really expanded. The company employed a staff of 4,500 individuals of 41 varying nationalities speaking 23 different languages. Today, Gulf Air is a major international airline composed of Airbus aircraft that serves more than 40 destinations around the globe.
Dragonair has few destinations and high ticket prices. Their flights are often late and they have only been in business for 30 years. They have standard in-flight services and baggage restrictions as well as a standard boarding process.
ExpressJet Airlines, Inc. is based in College Park, Georgia. SkyWest, Inc, owns ExpressJet. ExpressJet has been owned by different carriers and has also been its own airline. Continental Airlines previously owned it. In its corporate history, it has been an autonomous business entity. The partnership between SkyWest and ExpressJet goes back to August 2010. ExpressJet was purchased for $6.7 per share. The company is now the world's largest regional airline. The two companies hold a single operating certificate that consolidates their carrier capacity. The company has more than 400 aircraft and currently also operates as American Eagle, Delta Connection, and United Express. The bulk of ExpressJet planes consist of the Embraer ERJ-145, several of which fly under the American Eagle, Delta Connection, or United Express names. ExpressJet suspended its independent plane flights in 2008 and now operates under carrying capacity agreements with the companies listed above. As a result of these carrying capacity agreements, ExpressJet can fly 2,200 daily flights to 190 airports in 40 US states, the District of Columbia, Bahamas, Canada, and Mexico.
Founded in 1920, under the name Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services Limited (QANTAS), Qantas has grown to be Australia’s largest domestic and international airline. This is an impressive achievement considering the first flights this company operated were with fragile biplanes—carrying only one or two passengers in an open cockpit—at the very beginning of civil aviation in Australia. The Qantas Group’s main business is the transportation of travelers using the complementary airline brands, Qantas and Jetstar. The group also operates subsidiary businesses including other airlines and businesses in specialist markets, such as Q Catering. Qantas Group’s airline brands offer regional, domestic and international services. The company now employs more than 30,000 people, with approximately 93% of these employees based in Australia.