Glossary of Airline Terminology

Commuter Air Carrier

An air carrier operating under 14 CFR Part 135 that carries passengers on at least five round trips per week on at least one route between two or more points, according to its published flight schedules that specify the times, day of the week and places between which these flights are performed. The aircraft that a commuter operates have 60 or fewer passenger seats and a payload capability of 18,000 pounds or less.

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