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Table 6: Top 10 Airlines, September 2017

Ranked by Number of Full-Time Equivalent Employees*

RankAirlineTotal FTE EmployeesCarrier Group**Top 10 Airlines September 2016
1American 100,732 NetworkAmerican
2United 82,604 NetworkUnited
3Delta 81,697 NetworkDelta
4Southwest 55,671 Low-costSouthwest
5JetBlue 17,615 Low-costJetBlue
6Alaska 12,824 NetworkAlaska
7Envoy 12,025 RegionalEnvoy
8SkyWest 11,970 RegionalSkyWest
9Spirit 6,323 Low-costExpressJet
10Hawaiian 5,827 OtherHawaiian
Notes: 
* Full-time Equivalent Employee (FTE) calculations count two part-time employees as one full-timeĀ 
** See Table 9 for Network, Table 12 for Low-Cost and Table 15 for Regional.
Source: 

Bureau of Transportation Statistics