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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 649,258107,089756,347
National 32,9886,84739,835
Large Regional 3,4183453,763
Medium Regional 24767314
GRAND TOTAL685,911114,348800,259

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Carrier GroupCarrier NameFull TimePart TimeTotal
Major Alaska17,9822,10920,091
Allegiant Air5,4539966,449
Atlas Air4,547774,624
Envoy Air12,5955,87218,467
Federal Express176,20658,301234,507
Kalitta Air2,919212,940
Polar Air Cargo2041205
Republic Airline5,2852245,509
USA Jet1997206
United Parcel Service6,579866,665
National ABX Air Inc5948602
Air Transport International1,28101,281
Air Wisconsin985591,044
Aloha Air Cargo500111611
Amerijet International8510851
Breeze Aviation Group DBA Breeze1,6132331,846
CommuteAir dba CommuteAir1,11831,121
Endeavor Air4,388784,466
GoJet Airlines8870887
Horizon Air2,5068253,331
Lynden Air Cargo2160216
National Air Cargo Group Inc d/ba National4260426
Northern Air Cargo55313566
Omni Air International1,08611,087
Scott Aviation 1130113
Sky Lease Cargo21280292
Sun Country Airlines2,1886772,865
Swift Air56523588
TEM Enterprises dba Avelo74983832
Western Global2760276
Large Regional 21 Air1340134
Asia Pacific74276
Caribbean Sun Airlines19541236
Global Crossing496137633
Gulf And Caribbean Cargo1390139
Jet Aviation Flight Services8960896
Kalitta Charters II1660166
Tatonduk Outfitters Limited30840348
Medium Regional KaiserAir392968
Polaris Aviation Solutions371552
Sierra Pacific152035
Western Air Charter 1563159
GRAND TOTAL685,911114,348800,259