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Table 6: Top 10 Airlines, February 2017

Ranked by Number of Full-Time Equivalent Employees*

Dataset Table:

Rank Airline Total FTE Employees Carrier Group** Top 10 Airlines February 2016
1 American 99,845 Network American
2 United 82,225 Network United
3 Delta 79,510 Network Delta
4 Southwest 54,551 Low-cost Southwest
5 JetBlue 16,852 Low-cost JetBlue
6 Alaska 11,785 Network Alaska
7 Envoy Air 11,171 Regional Envoy
8 SkyWest 11,159 Regional SkyWest
9 ExpressJet 7,229 Regional ExpressJet
10 Spirit 5,652 Low-cost Hawaiian


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

** See Table 9 for Network, Table 12 for Low-Cost and Table 15 for Regional.


Bureau of Transportation Statistics