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Table 9: Network Airline Full-time Equivalent Employees*, April 2013 - 2017

(FTEs for April of each year. Ranked by April 2017 FTEs)

RankAirline20132014201520162017Percent Change
2013 - 20172016 - 2017
1AA/US Combined 89,925 31,665 32,968 97,960 100,113 11.32.2
American 59,047 59,899 62,753 97,960 100,113 69.52.2
US Airways 30,878 31,665 32,968 N/A N/A N/AN/A
2United 82,446 80,397 78,795 80,354 82,854 N/A3.1
3Delta 73,863 74,996 77,802 79,809 81,082 9.81.6
4Alaska 9,440 9,775 10,587 11,046 12,176 29.010.2
Total 255,674 256,732 262,905 269,169 276,225 8.02.6
Notes: 
* Full-time Equivalent Employee (FTE) calculations count two part-time employees as one full-time employee.
** American Airlines and US Airways merged and began reporting combined numbers in July 2015.
Source: 

Bureau of Transportation Statistics