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Buffalo Niagara Intl Airport, Buffalo, N.Y.

According to the Regional Airline Association, which considers most local traffic to be regional, approximately 46.7% of departures were on regional carriers.

During June, 2009, a total of 268,607 passengers embarked on 3,277 regularly scheduled flights. About 54% of departures (carrying 76% of passengers) were operated by major airlines or other carriers operating large jets, while about 46% of departures (carrying 24% of passengers) were on regional carriers.

Source: Investigative Reporting Workshop analysis of Bureau of Transportation Statistics T100 domestic carriers systemwide segment database

Carriers operating at Buffalo Niagara Intl Airport - June, 2009 traffic

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Operator Flights Passengers Average seats
per plane
Avg.
Occupancy
Southwest Airlines Co. 599 72,829 137 88.7 %
JetBlue Airways 464 46,304 125 79.8 %
US Airways Inc. 182 22,133 141.9 85.7 %
Delta Air Lines Inc. 153 20,456 142.2 94.0 %
United Air Lines Inc. 123 15,418 135.2 92.7 %
AirTran Airways Corporation 124 14,712 127 93.4 %
Air Wisconsin Airlines Corp 344 14,491 50 84.3 %
Chautauqua Airlines Inc. 254 11,569 50 91.1 %
Northwest Airlines Inc. 119 11,528 120.0 80.8 %
Colgan Air 186 7,484 58.5 68.8 %
Mesa Airlines Inc. 118 5,710 53.7 90.2 %
Piedmont Airlines 189 5,110 37.3 72.5 %
American Eagle Airlines Inc. 93 4,335 50 93.2 %
Pinnacle Airlines Inc. 86 4,084 51.2 92.7 %
Comair Inc. 83 4,046 58.8 82.9 %
Expressjet Airlines Inc. 50 2,354 50 94.2 %
Commutair Aka Champlain Enterprises, Inc. 25 862 37 93.2 %
Continental Air Lines Inc. 7 846 136.1 88.8 %
PSA Airlines Inc. 18 779 50 86.6 %
Source: Investigative Reporting Workshop analysis of Bureau of Transportation Statistics T100 domestic carriers systemwide segment database

INCIDENTS AND ACCIDENTS NEAR BUFFALO NIAGARA INTL AIRPORT

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TypeLocationDateFatalitiesSerious injuriesMinor injuries
Accident Clarence Center,, N.Y.
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Feb. 12, 2009 50 0 0
Source: Investigative Reporting Workshop analysis of National Transportation Safety Board accident database system (ADMS2000), last updated Jan 1, 2010