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

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

RankAirline20132014201520162017Percent Change
2013 - 20172016 - 2017
1AA/US Combined 89,859 91,533 96,313 98,428 100,528 11.92.1
American 58,878 59,747 63,224 98,428 100,528 70.72.1
US Airways 30,981 31,786 33,089 N/AN/AN/AN/A
2United 82,588 80,500 78,660 80,789 82,939 0.4 2.7
3Delta 74,285 75,720 78,720 80,183 81,422 9.61.5
4Alaska 9,542 9,825 10,745 11,159 12,246 28.39.7
Total 256,274 257,578 264,438 270,559 277,135 8.12.4
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