But now all the major new airlines are dead, or nearly so.
Last year, the major airlines lost more than $7 billion.
Over the last four years, the world's major airlines have lost $15.6 billion.
Several major airlines have tried it in recent years, some more than once.
It was the last of the major airlines to agree.
The plane was older than the national average for major airlines, about 12 years.
But now all six major airlines are suffering at once.
The major airlines, meanwhile, are trying to figure out their role in all this.
There people were forced to do without the state's only major airline.
Officials from eight major airlines have said they will attend.