Air Wisconsin Airlines Corporation (AWAC) operates as one of the largest, privately held regional airlines in the United States. Founded in 1965, the company schedules more than 500 departures per day system-wide to over 25 U.S. states and two Canadian provinces. It serves nearly 70 cities throughout North America and carries approximately 5 million passengers per year. Air Wisconsin Airlines Corporation works in partnership with US Airways, United Airlines and Northwest Airlines. The company is also a ground-handler for United Express and Northwest Airlines at more than 30 locations throughout the U.S. It has a fleet of over 70 50-passenger Canadair Regional Jets.