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

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

RankAirline20132014201520162017Percent Change
2013 - 20172016 - 2017
1American (+ US) 90,922 92,477 97,285 99,508 100,645 10.71.1
American 59,458 60,714 97,285 99,508 100,645 N/A 1.1
US Airways 31,464 31,763 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2United 81,368 78,835 78,858 82,132 82,624 1.50.6
3Delta 73,356 75,737 79,072 79,447 81,765 11.52.9
4Alaska 9,509 10,202 10,921 11,527 13,142 38.214.0
Total 255,155 257,251 266,136 272,614 278,176 9.02.0
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