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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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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 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
Atlas Air4,600814,681
Envoy Air12,6325,86918,501
Federal Express176,72058,616235,336
Kalitta Air2,913212,934
Polar Air Cargo2001201
Republic Airline5,3202205,540
Sun Country Airlines2,1926882,880
USA Jet1912193
United Parcel Service6,564836,647
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
National Air Cargo Group Inc d/ba National4320432
Northern Air Cargo54612558
Omni Air International1,08021,082
Scott Aviation 1110111
Sky Lease Cargo20587292
TEM Enterprises dba Avelo72897825
Western Global2861287
Large Regional 21 Air1390139
Asia Pacific80282
Caribbean Sun Airlines18743230
Gulf And Caribbean Cargo1380138
Kalitta Charters II1690169
Tatonduk Outfitters Limited30338341
Medium Regional Ameristar Air Cargo36036
Polaris Aviation Solutions371552
Sierra Pacific152035
Western Air Charter 1293132
GRAND TOTAL686,407114,400800,807