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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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Database (Monthly numbers 1990-present)
Year-End Full-Time and Part-Time Airline Employment (1970-1989)
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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    Nov-2021

Carrier GroupFull TimePart TimeTotal
Major 573,76092,659666,419
National 32,7374,81937,556
Large Regional 2,8304243,254
Medium Regional 25474328
GRAND TOTAL609,58197,976707,557

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Carrier GroupCarrier NameFull TimePart TimeTotal
Major Alaska15,2871,73317,020
Allegiant Air4,1055604,665
American86,11211,41497,526
Atlas Air4,018604,078
Delta78,4472,38080,827
Envoy Air10,9324,24815,180
Federal Express192,94853,681246,629
Frontier5,496435,539
Hawaiian5,5561,0126,568
JetBlue16,1094,44020,549
Kalitta Air2,42092,429
Polar Air Cargo2372239
Republic Airline5,9282176,145
SkyWest13,5671,72615,293
Southwest53,9261,33555,261
Spirit9,6632499,912
United62,4279,42271,849
United Parcel Service6,5821286,710
TOTAL573,76092,659666,419
National ABX Air Inc4925497
Air Transport International1,07201,072
Air Wisconsin1,298351,333
Aloha Air Cargo39972471
Amerijet International8650865
Commutair Aka Champlain Enterprises1,39351,398
Elite9813111
Endeavor Air5,034905,124
GoJet Airlines1,18301,183
Horizon Air2,8963653,261
Lynden Air Cargo2052207
Mesa3,119123,131
National Air Cargo Group Inc d/ba National3190319
Northern Air Cargo5059514
Omni Air International1,07821,080
PSA4,54604,546
Piedmont5,2053,6598,864
Sky Lease Cargo24126267
Southern Air000
Sun Country Airlines1,6324972,129
Swift Air74824772
Western Global4093412
TOTAL32,7374,81937,556
Large Regional Asia Pacific92193
Avjet1290129
Eastern2610261
Gulf And Caribbean Cargo1380138
Jet Aviation Flight Services6250625
Kalitta Charters II1520152
Rhoades Aviation dba Transair13633169
Scott Aviation 1150115
Silver46580545
Tatonduk Outfitters Limited35156407
Western Air Charter 366254620
TOTAL2,8304243,254
Medium Regional 21 Air1010101
Hillwood74175
KaiserAir392968
Polaris Aviation Solutions251540
Sierra Pacific152944
TOTAL25474328
GRAND TOTAL609,58197,976707,557