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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:
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Group Definition
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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Recent Month Data    Sep-2021

Carrier GroupFull TimePart TimeTotal
Major 579,14097,756676,896
National 33,0525,24438,296
Large Regional 2,7194013,120
Medium Regional 44158499
GRAND TOTAL615,352103,459718,811

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Carrier GroupCarrier NameFull TimePart TimeTotal
Major Alaska15,0741,76116,835
Allegiant Air3,9735394,512
American86,52210,96897,490
Atlas Air3,543243,567
Delta74,3932,78777,180
Envoy Air10,9154,28815,203
Federal Express203,32459,434262,758
Frontier5,381485,429
Hawaiian5,4939626,455
JetBlue15,4904,36819,858
Kalitta Air2,37292,381
Republic Airline5,8042146,018
SkyWest13,9101,69315,603
Southwest53,2691,42954,698
Spirit9,3102849,594
United63,8108,82972,639
United Parcel Service6,5571196,676
TOTAL579,14097,756676,896
National ABX Air Inc4916497
Air Transport International1,08001,080
Air Wisconsin1,306291,335
Aloha Air Cargo39168459
Amerijet International8710871
Commutair Aka Champlain Enterprises1,47831,481
Elite966102
Endeavor Air4,936935,029
GoJet Airlines1,23101,231
Horizon Air2,9536463,599
Lynden Air Cargo2052207
Mesa3,181103,191
National Air Cargo Group Inc d/ba National3150315
Northern Air Cargo4239432
Omni Air International1,06021,062
PSA4,60604,606
Piedmont5,2683,8549,122
Sky Lease Cargo24032272
Southern Air53621557
Sun Country Airlines1,5544602,014
USA Jet4240424
Western Global4073410
TOTAL33,0525,24438,296
Large Regional Asia Pacific91192
Avjet1350135
Eastern2780278
Gulf And Caribbean Cargo1412143
Jet Aviation Flight Services6080608
Kalitta Charters II1780178
Scott Aviation 1100110
Silver49989588
Tatonduk Outfitters Limited33462396
Western Air Charter 345247592
TOTAL2,7194013,120
Medium Regional 21 Air88088
Hillwood73174
KaiserAir392968
Polaris Aviation Solutions271542
TEM Enterprises dba Avelo21413227
TOTAL44158499
GRAND TOTAL615,352103,459718,811