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

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

RankAirline20132014201520162017Percent Change
201220122012201220122013 - 20172016 - 2017
1Envoy 11,160 10,972 9,714 10,889 12,025 7.810.4
2SkyWest 9,452 9,830 10,049 10,581 11,970 26.613.1
3YX/S5/RP Combined# 5,725 5,835 5,708 5,122 5,643 -1.410.2
Republic 2,546 3,009 3,066 3,717 5,643 121.651.8
Shuttle America 2,023 2,005 2,642 1,405 N/A N/A N/A
Chautauqua 1,156 821 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
4ExpressJet 9,037 9,092 7,655 6,567 5,005 N/A N/A
5Endeavor 4,036 3,666 3,251 3,695 3,992 -1.18.0
6Horizon 2,689 2,829 3,179 3,273 3,574 32.99.2
7PSA 1,075 1,574 2,295 2,660 3,141 192.218.1
8Mesa 1,712 2,117 2,697 3,114 3,105 81.4-0.3
9Compass 1,093 1,161 1,607 1,909 1,717 57.1-10.1
10GoJet 1,105 1,097 1,194 1,339 1,350 22.20.8
11Air Wisconsin 2,462 2,401 1,882 1,528 1,349 -45.2-11.7
Total 49,546 50,574 49,231 50,677 52,871 6.74.3
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