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

Carrier GroupFull TimePart TimeTotal
Major 630,025104,660734,685
National 32,5185,40337,921
Large Regional 3,4342923,726
Medium Regional 1,094841,178
GRAND TOTAL667,071110,439777,510

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Carrier GroupCarrier NameFull TimePart TimeTotal
Major Alaska17,6721,76319,435
Allegiant Air4,9317085,639
American90,86712,861103,728
Atlas Air4,392734,465
Delta91,8342,09493,928
Envoy Air11,6094,94916,558
Federal Express202,66656,579259,245
Frontier6,106396,145
Hawaiian6,1081,0027,110
JetBlue18,5584,50623,064
Kalitta Air2,585132,598
Polar Air Cargo2851286
Republic Airline5,9312326,163
SkyWest12,0391,74313,782
Southwest63,2381,77065,008
Spirit11,18533211,517
United73,07615,86888,944
United Parcel Service6,9431277,070
TOTAL630,025104,660734,685
National ABX Air Inc5175522
Air Transport International1,14901,149
Air Wisconsin1,096371,133
Aloha Air Cargo44084524
Amerijet International1,04301,043
Commutair Aka Champlain Enterprises1,53551,540
Endeavor Air4,797954,892
GoJet Airlines9240924
Horizon Air2,8266383,464
Lynden Air Cargo2100210
Mesa2,383172,400
National Air Cargo Group Inc d/ba National3390339
Northern Air Cargo46812480
Omni Air International1,09721,099
PSA4,25004,250
Piedmont5,5703,9269,496
Sky Lease Cargo21942261
Sun Country Airlines1,8335212,354
Swift Air87218890
USA Jet5270527
Western Global4231424
TOTAL32,5185,40337,921
Large Regional Asia Pacific82284
Breeze Aviation Group DBA Breeze9261241,050
Eastern3230323
Gulf And Caribbean Cargo1350135
Jet Aviation Flight Services7250725
Kalitta Charters II1560156
Rhoades Aviation dba Transair662894
Scott Aviation 1100110
Silver58294676
Tatonduk Outfitters Limited32944373
TOTAL3,4342923,726
Medium Regional 21 Air1170117
Global Crossing3301331
Hillwood1061107
KaiserAir392968
Polaris Aviation Solutions291544
Sierra Pacific152136
TEM Enterprises dba Avelo45817475
TOTAL1,094841,178
GRAND TOTAL667,071110,439777,510