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Table 12: Low-Cost Airline Full-time Equivalent Employees*, December 2013 - 2017

(FTEs for December of each year. Ranked by December 2017 FTEs)

RankAirline20132014201520162017Percent Change
2013 - 20172016 - 2017
1Southwest 44,831 46,278 49,583 53,536 56,110 25.24.8
2JetBlue 12,952 13,665 15,219 16,531 17,728 36.97.2
3Spirit 3,543 3,925 4,702 5,597 6,600 86.317.9
4Allegiant 2,065 2,405 2,843 3,412 3,748 81.59.8
5Frontier 3,494 3,625 2,953 3,392 3,702 6.09.1
6Virgin America 2,480 2,501 2,735 2,966 3,116 25.65.1
Total 69,365 72,399 78,035 85,434 91,004 31.26.5
Notes: 

* Full-time Equivalent Employee (FTE) calculations count two part-time employees as one full-time employee.

Source: 

Bureau of Transportation Statistics