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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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Major - Over $1 billion annual operating revenue
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 653,720108,172761,892
National 32,3216,44238,763
Large Regional 1,435811,516
Medium Regional 24667313
GRAND TOTAL687,722114,762802,484

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Carrier GroupCarrier NameFull TimePart TimeTotal
Major Alaska18,0682,16420,232
Allegiant Air5,4999946,493
Atlas Air4,602814,683
Envoy Air12,6435,89918,542
Federal Express175,87557,864233,739
Kalitta Air2,975242,999
Polar Air Cargo2001201
Republic Airline5,3822145,596
Sun Country Airlines2,2358323,067
USA Jet2054209
United Parcel Service6,562826,644
National ABX Air Inc6488656
Air Transport International1,25901,259
Air Wisconsin940601,000
Aloha Air Cargo463103566
Amerijet International8180818
Breeze Aviation Group DBA Breeze1,6942861,980
CommuteAir dba CommuteAir1,12621,128
Endeavor Air4,430854,515
Global Crossing507124631
GoJet Airlines8950895
Horizon Air2,5128263,338
Jet Aviation Flight Services9060906
Lynden Air Cargo2190219
National Air Cargo Group Inc d/ba National4250425
Northern Air Cargo54310553
Omni Air International1,08821,090
Scott Aviation 1100110
Sky Lease Cargo23666302
TEM Enterprises dba Avelo737103840
Western Global2810281
Large Regional 21 Air1450145
Asia Pacific79281
Caribbean Sun Airlines18743230
Gulf And Caribbean Cargo1410141
Kalitta Charters II1700170
Tatonduk Outfitters Limited30936345
Medium Regional Ameristar Air Cargo36036
Polaris Aviation Solutions371552
Sierra Pacific152035
Western Air Charter 1193122
GRAND TOTAL687,722114,762802,484