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

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

RankAirline20132014201520162017Percent Change
2013 - 20172016 - 2017
1American (+ US) 90,960 92,314 97,361 99,426 100,668 10.71.2
American 59,462 60,614 97,361 99,426 100,668 N/A 1.2
US Airways 31,498 31,700 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2United 81,880 78,890 78,838 82,027 82,647 0.90.8
3Delta 73,575 75,487 79,116 79,347 81,506 10.82.7
4Alaska 9,499 10,132 10,936 11,547 13,064 37.513.1
Total 255,914 256,823 266,251 272,347 277,885 8.62.0
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