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

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

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RankAirline20132014201520162017Percent Change
2013 - 20172016 - 2017
1American (+ US) 90,183 91,666 96,697 98,664 100,571 11.51.9
American 59,163 59,841 63,619 98,664 100,571 70.01.9
US Airways 31,020 31,825 33,078 N/A N/A N/A N/A
2United 82,498 79,996 78,773 81,196 82,922 0.52.1
3Delta 74,546 75,922 79,130 80,385 82,429 10.62.5
4Alaska 9,564 9,907 10,886 11,258 12,468 30.410.7
Total 256,791 257,491 265,486 271,503 278,390 8.42.5
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