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Newark Liberty Intl Airport, Newark, N.J.

According to the Regional Airline Association, which considers most local traffic to be regional, approximately 43.3% of departures were on regional carriers.

During June, 2009, a total of 1,511,396 passengers embarked on 15,565 regularly scheduled flights. About 56% of departures (carrying 81% of passengers) were operated by major airlines or other carriers operating large jets, while about 43% of departures (carrying 19% 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 Newark Liberty Intl Airport - June, 2009 traffic

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Operator Flights Passengers Average seats
per plane
Avg.
Occupancy
Continental Air Lines Inc. 6,505 926,646 163.6 87.1 %
Expressjet Airlines Inc. 3,866 155,443 50 80.4 %
Colgan Air 1,354 79,156 74 79.0 %
American Airlines Inc. 439 58,391 151.9 87.5 %
Delta Air Lines Inc. 362 53,608 161.2 91.9 %
United Air Lines Inc. 392 48,038 142.7 85.8 %
JetBlue Airways 329 44,951 150 91.1 %
US Airways Inc. 327 40,770 132.9 93.8 %
Northwest Airlines Inc. 225 22,235 124.4 79.4 %
Commutair Aka Champlain Enterprises, Inc. 669 18,459 37 74.6 %
AirTran Airways Corporation 150 15,246 117.1 86.8 %
Compass Airlines 163 9,975 76 80.5 %
Chautauqua Airlines Inc. 230 9,536 47.2 87.9 %
Alaska Airlines Inc. 62 8,969 157.2 92.0 %
Mesa Airlines Inc. 84 6,040 79.5 90.5 %
Trans States Airlines 114 4,586 50 80.5 %
Piedmont Airlines 120 3,685 37 83.0 %
Skywest Airlines Inc. 50 1,961 50 78.4 %
Comair Inc. 30 1,333 69.9 63.5 %
Atlantic Southeast Airlines 24 1,120 70 66.7 %
Pinnacle Airlines Inc. 15 1,083 76 95 %
Source: Investigative Reporting Workshop analysis of Bureau of Transportation Statistics T100 domestic carriers systemwide segment database

INCIDENTS AND ACCIDENTS NEAR NEWARK LIBERTY INTL AIRPORT

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TypeLocationDateFatalitiesSerious injuriesMinor injuries
Accident Newark,, N.J.
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March 2, 2005 0 0 0
Accident Newark,, N.J.
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Aug. 8, 2005 0 0 0
Accident Newark,, N.J.
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Aug. 8, 2005 0 0 0
Incident Newark,, N.J.
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Sept. 17, 2009 0 0 0
Accident Newark,, N.J.
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July 24, 2006 0 0 0
Incident Newark,, N.J.
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Aug. 21, 2006 0 0 0
Incident Newark,, N.J.
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Oct. 28, 2006 0 0 0
Incident Newark,, N.J.
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April 19, 2008 0 0 0
Source: Investigative Reporting Workshop analysis of National Transportation Safety Board accident database system (ADMS2000), last updated Jan 1, 2010