Data Highlights

546K Dec. 2020, +69K from 2019
76.8% Feb. 2021, down from 83.5% in Feb. 2020
402K Feb. 2021, -112K from 2020
1.01M Feb. 2021, +12K from 2020
10 Feb. 2021, -12 from 2020
$2.85/gal Feb. 2021, -6 cents from 2020

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U.S. Passenger Airline Employment Down in March 2021 Compared to February

The 23 U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 0.3% fewer full-time equivalents (FTEs) in March 2021 than in February 2021:

  • March’s total number of FTEs (395,063) was down 1,126 from February (396,189) and down 66,534, a 14.4% drop from the onset of the pandemic in March 2020 (461,597).
  • March 2021 was the lowest FTE total for the month of March since 2015 (390,817).

The decline from February resulted from United Airlines reduction of 6,158 FTEs. Other passenger airlines combined reported an increase in FTEs from February to March.