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

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

RankAirline20132014201520162017Percent Change
201220122012201220122013 - 20172016 - 2017
1 Envoy 11,244 10,865 11,019 10,658 11,238 -0.15.4
2 SkyWest 9,414 9,912 9,845 10,632 11,058 17.54.0
3 ExpressJet 8,848 9,223 8,364 7,100 5,983 -32.4-15.7
4 YX/S5/RP Combined# 5,525 5,847 5,923 5,333 5,481 -0.82.8
Republic# 2,273 2,767 3,160 3,276 5,481 141.167.3
Shuttle America# 2,040 2,003 2,763 2,057 N/A N/A N/A
Chautauqua# 1,212 1,077 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
5 Endeavor 4,432 3,857 3,302 3,389 3,839 -13.413.3
6 Horizon 2,650 2,810 2,959 3,239 3,306 24.82.1
7 Mesa 1,545 1,912 2,380 2,793 3,052 97.59.3
8 PSA 1,067 1,311 2,068 2,550 2,870 169.012.5
9 Compass 1,090 1,200 1,448 1,715 1,904 74.711.0
10 Air Wisconsin 2,543 2,567 1,904 1,807 1,357 -46.6-24.9
11 GoJet 1,086 1,119 1,149 1,208 1,354 24.712.1
12 Executive Airlines## 737 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total 50,181 50,623 50,361 50,424 51,442 2.52.0
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. 

## Effective the end of March 2013, Executive Airlines ceased operations.

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