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Table 6: Top 10 Airlines, March 2017

Ranked by Number of Full-Time Equivalent Employees*

RankAirlineTotal FTE EmployeesCarrier Group**Top 10 Airlines March 2016
1American 100,295 NetworkAmerican
2United 82,524 NetworkUnited
3Delta 80,713 NetworkDelta
4Southwest 54,652 Low-costSouthwest
5JetBlue 17,007 Low-costJetBlue
6Alaska 11,971 NetworkAlaska
7Envoy Air 11,238 RegionalEnvoy Air
8SkyWest 11,058 RegionalSkyWest
9ExpressJet 5,983 RegionalExpressJet
10Spirit 5,782 Low-costHawaiian
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