What Is a Regional Airline? Regional and Major Airline Partnerships Explained
Flying for a regional airline is likely to be your first airline pilot job.
Most people don't realize that when you are flying on an airplane with the American Eagle livery, you aren't flying on American Airlines. Instead, you are flying with Envoy Air, Piedmont Airlines, or PSA Airlines. Major airlines have subsidiaries and contracted carriers they own and partner with to provide commercial flights. For example, Delta has the regional brand Delta Connection and United has United Express.