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Table 6: Top 10 Airlines, November 2017

Ranked by Number of Full-Time Equivalent Employees*

RankAirlineTotal FTE EmployeesCarrier Group**Top 10 Airlines November 2016
1American 100,668 NetworkAmerican
2United 82,647 NetworkUnited
3Delta 81,506 NetworkDelta
4Southwest 56,067 Low-costSouthwest
5JetBlue 17,788 Low-costJetBlue
6Alaska 13,064 NetworkAlaska
7Envoy 12,316 RegionalEnvoy
8SkyWest 12,156 RegionalSkyWest
9Spirit 6,505 Low-costExpressJet
10Hawaiian 5,961 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