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Table 6: Top 10 Airlines, May 2017

Ranked by Number of Full-Time Equivalent Employees*

RankAirlineTotal FTE EmployeesCarrier Group**Top 10 Airlines May 2016
1American 100,528 NetworkAmerican
2United 82,939 NetworkUnited
3Delta 81,422 NetworkDelta
4Southwest 55,115 Low-costSouthwest
5JetBlue 17,465 Low-costJetBlue
6Alaska 12,246 NetworkAlaska
7Envoy 11,489 RegionalEnvoy
8SkyWest 11,363 RegionalSkyWest
9Spirit 5,953 Low-costExpressJet
10ExpressJet 5,712 RegionalHawaiian
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