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

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

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RankAirline20132014201520162017Percent Change
2013 - 20172016 - 2017
1Southwest 45,216 45,508 47,645 52,301 55,347 22.45.8
2JetBlue 13,029 13,423 14,718 15,949 17,600 35.110.4
3Spirit 3,400 3,714 4,304 5,257 6,131 80.316.6
4Allegiant 1,914 2,234 2,553 3,223 3,624 89.312.4
5Frontier 3,610 3,685 2,755 3,139 3,618 0.215.3
6Virgin America 2,405 2,510 2,617 2,927 3,072 27.75.0
Total 69,574 71,074 74,592 82,796 89,392 28.58.0
Notes: 

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

Source: 

Bureau of Transportation Statistics