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Table 15: Regional Airline Full-time Equivalent Employees*, December 2013 - 2017

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

RankAirline20132014201520162017Percent Change
2013 - 20172016 - 2017
1Envoy 11,030 10,841 10,700 10,930 12,394 12.413.4
2SkyWest 9,696 9,642 10,411 10,866 12,333 27.213.5
3YX/S5/RP Combined# 5,758 5,883 5,542 4,984 5,637 -2.113.1
Republic 2,647 3,122 3,124 3,960 5,637 N/A N/A
Shuttle America 1,982 2,715 2,418 1,024 N/A N/A N/A
Chautauqua 1,129 46 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
4ExpressJet 9,054 8,671 7,394 6,278 4,393 -51.5-30.0
5Endeavor 3,920 3,447 3,292 3,768 4,177 6.610.9
6Horizon 2,731 2,895 3,214 3,295 3,578 31.08.6
7PSA 1,120 1,799 2,454 2,772 3,395 203.122.5
8Mesa 1,804 2,204 2,790 3,090 3,231 79.14.6
9Compass 1,279 1,466 1,653 1,899 1,772 38.5-6.7
10Air Wisconsin 2,467 1,893 1,834 1,437 1,420 -42.4-1.2
11GoJet 1,332 1,342 1,237 1,297 1,309 -1.70.9
Total 50,191 50,083 50,521 50,616 53,639 6.96.0
Notes: 
* Full-time Equivalent Employee (FTE) calculations count two part-time employees as one full-time employee.
# Effective the end of December 2016, Republic and Shuttle America combined operations and Shuttle America ceased operating. Effective the end of December 2014, Shuttle America and Chautauqua Airlines combined operations and Chautauqua ceased operating.
N/A: Carriers did not meet the standard for filing, was no longer operating, merged with another operating carrier or failed to file. See previous notes.
Source: 

Bureau of Transportation Statistics