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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.

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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 652,516107,810760,326
National 32,2326,44038,672
Large Regional 1,403831,486
Medium Regional 25667323
GRAND TOTAL686,407114,400800,807

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Carrier GroupCarrier NameFull TimePart TimeTotal
Major Alaska18,0162,11420,130
Allegiant Air5,4449936,437
American95,86412,387108,251
Atlas Air4,600814,681
Delta102,3841,513103,897
Envoy Air12,6325,86918,501
Federal Express176,72058,616235,336
Frontier7,817407,857
Hawaiian6,5458357,380
JetBlue19,5113,45722,968
Kalitta Air2,913212,934
Polar Air Cargo2001201
Republic Airline5,3202205,540
SkyWest12,0481,67313,721
Southwest73,7832,12875,911
Spirit12,06938712,456
Sun Country Airlines2,1926882,880
USA Jet1912193
United87,70316,702104,405
United Parcel Service6,564836,647
TOTAL652,516107,810760,326
National ABX Air Inc5718579
Air Transport International1,27501,275
Air Wisconsin968591,027
Aloha Air Cargo488111599
Amerijet International8420842
Breeze Aviation Group DBA Breeze1,6852541,939
CommuteAir dba CommuteAir1,13931,142
Endeavor Air4,415774,492
Global Crossing504125629
GoJet Airlines8650865
Horizon Air2,5148253,339
Jet Aviation Flight Services9030903
Lynden Air Cargo2190219
Mesa2,003132,016
National Air Cargo Group Inc d/ba National4320432
Northern Air Cargo54612558
Omni Air International1,08021,082
PSA4,45904,459
Piedmont5,4354,67210,107
Scott Aviation 1110111
Silver55994653
Sky Lease Cargo20587292
TEM Enterprises dba Avelo72897825
Western Global2861287
TOTAL32,2326,44038,672
Large Regional 21 Air1390139
Asia Pacific80282
Caribbean Sun Airlines18743230
Eastern2470247
Gulf And Caribbean Cargo1380138
Hillwood1400140
Kalitta Charters II1690169
Tatonduk Outfitters Limited30338341
TOTAL1,403831,486
Medium Regional Ameristar Air Cargo36036
KaiserAir392968
Polaris Aviation Solutions371552
Sierra Pacific152035
Western Air Charter 1293132
TOTAL25667323
GRAND TOTAL686,407114,400800,807