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Table 6: Top 10 Airlines, June 2017

Ranked by Number of Full-Time Equivalent Employees*

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RankAirlineTotal FTE EmployeesCarrier Group**Top 10 Airlines June 2016
1American 100,571 NetworkAmerican
2United 82,922 NetworkUnited
3Delta 82,429 NetworkDelta
4Southwest 55,347 Low-costSouthwest
5JetBlue 17,600 Low-costJetBlue
6Alaska 12,468 NetworkAlaska
7Envoy Air 11,675 RegionalSkyWest
8SkyWest 11,577 RegionalEnvoy Air
9Spirit 6,131 Low-costExpressJet
10Hawaiian 5,705 OtherHawaiian
Notes: 
* 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.
Source: 

 Bureau of Transportation Statistics