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

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

RankAirline20132014201520162017Percent Change
2013 - 20172016 - 2017
1American (+ US) 90,187 91,497 96,700 99,037 100,732 11.71.7
American 58,876 59,829 96,700 99,037 100,732 71.11.7
US Airways 31,311 31,668 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2United 82,082 79,064 78,400 81,776 82,604 0.61.0
3Delta 73,445 75,616 79,275 79,996 81,697 11.22.1
4Alaska 9,480 9,956 10,940 11,327 12,824 35.313.2
Total 255,194 256,133 265,315 272,136 277,857 8.92.1
Notes: 
* Full-time Equivalent Employee (FTE) calculations count two part-time employees as one full-timeĀ 
** American Airlines and US Airways merged and began reporting combined numbers in July 2015.
Source: 

Bureau of Transportation Statistics