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

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

RankAirline20132014201520162017Percent Change
2013 - 20172016 - 2017
1American (+ US) 89,712 91,498 94,627 97,723 100,295 11.82.6
American 59,006 59,835 62,090 97,723 100,295 70.02.6
US Airways 30,706 31,663 32,537 N/AN/AN/AN/A
2United 82,385 80,694 78,683 80,077 82,524 N/A3.1
3Delta 73,395 74,521 77,005 79,568 80,713 10.01.4
4Alaska 9,379 9,629 10,479 11,007 11,971 27.68.8
Total 254,871 256,342 260,794 268,375 275,503 8.12.7
Notes: 

* Full-time Equivalent Employee (FTE) calculations count two part-time employees as one full-time employee.

** American Airlines and US Airways began reporting combined numbers in July 2015.

Source: 

Bureau of Transportation Statistics