List of Approved U.S. Flag Air Carriers

Approved Airlines for Federal Grant/Contract Travel

The term "U.S. Flag Air Carrier" means an air carrier holding a certificate under section 401 of the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 (49 U.S.C. App. 1371). Foreign air carriers under permits are excluded.

Major U.S. Airlines (flying to/from international cities)

  • America West
  • American
  • ATA
  • Continental
  • Delta
  • Northwest
  • United
  • US Airways

Other U.S. Airlines (flying to/from international cities)

  • Alaska Airlines
  • Arrow Air
  • Hawaiian Airlines
  • Horizon Airlines
  • Midwest Express Airlines
  • Pan Am
  • Spirit Airlines
  • Sun Country Airlines
  • West Jet Airlines

NOT APPROVED FOR GRANT TRAVEL
Some Major Airlines That Are Not U.S. Flag Carriers

  • Aer Lingus
  • Air France
  • El-Al
  • Lufthansa
  • Olympic Airways
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Air Canada
  • British Airways
  • KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
  • Mexicana
  • Qantas
  • Virgin Atlantic