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Employees at U.S. Scheduled Passenger Airlines Month of August, 1990-2019

(Full-Time Equivalents)

August FTEs in thousands (000)
1990465.9
1991449.2
1992453.4
1993446.1
1994432.6
1995432.3
1996438.3
1997455.9
1998470.8
1999503.1
2000524.7
2001534.1
2002472.2
2003433.5
2004443.4
2005416.9
2006404.1
2007415.2
2008406.5
2009384.3
2010378.4
2011387.0
2012386.9
2013380.5
2014384.5
2015397.0
2016414.2
2017428.5
2018439.6
2019449.6
Notes: 

FTE calculations count two part-time employees as one full-time employee.

Source: 

Bureau of Transportation Statistics