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Airlines that operate at least one aircraft with the capacity to carry combined passengers, cargo and fuel of 18,000 pounds - the payload factor - must report monthly full-time and part-time employment statistics to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Use dropdowns below to select a month from January 1990 to the present.

Regulations require airlines to report employment numbers for employees who worked or received pay for any part of the pay period(s) ending nearest the 15th day of the month.

Other data pages:
Press Releases Scheduled Passenger Airlines full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels
Database (Monthly numbers 1990-present)
Year-End Full-Time and Part-Time Airline Employment (1970-1989)
Annual Employee Statistics by Labor Category (1990-present) (Tables) (Searchable Database).
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National - Over $100 million to $1 billion annual operating revenue
Large Regional - $20 million to $100 million annual operating revenue
Medium Regional - Less than $20 million annual operating revenue

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Historical Scheduled Passenger Airline      Table3: Scheduled Passenger Airline Full-time Equivalent Employees

Carrier GroupFull TimePart TimeTotal
Major 647,585105,120752,705
National 30,7076,44837,155
Large Regional 5,5645876,151
Medium Regional 12864192
GRAND TOTAL683,984112,219796,203

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Carrier GroupCarrier NameFull TimePart TimeTotal
Major Alaska18,0652,06520,130
Allegiant Air5,4389736,411
Atlas Air4,517764,593
Envoy Air12,5165,86318,379
Federal Express175,84858,375234,223
Kalitta Air2,895222,917
Polar Air Cargo2101211
Republic Airline5,3042285,532
USA Jet2077214
United Parcel Service6,588896,677
National ABX Air Inc5928600
Air Transport International1,27601,276
Air Wisconsin1,017611,078
Aloha Air Cargo510109619
Amerijet International8870887
CommuteAir dba CommuteAir1,12131,124
Endeavor Air4,332744,406
GoJet Airlines8700870
Horizon Air2,4497723,221
Lynden Air Cargo2141215
National Air Cargo Group Inc d/ba National4270427
Northern Air Cargo55214566
Omni Air International1,08211,083
Scott Aviation 1120112
Sky Lease Cargo20860268
Sun Country Airlines2,2046772,881
Swift Air58823611
Western Air Charter 2293232
Western Global2701271
Large Regional 21 Air1310131
Asia Pacific76278
Breeze Aviation Group DBA Breeze1,5712081,779
Global Crossing515143658
Gulf And Caribbean Cargo1400140
Jet Aviation Flight Services8630863
Kalitta Charters II1670167
TEM Enterprises dba Avelo75070820
Tatonduk Outfitters Limited30541346
Medium Regional Ameristar Air Cargo37037
Polaris Aviation Solutions371552
Sierra Pacific152035
GRAND TOTAL683,984112,219796,203