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Airlines that operate at least one aircraft with the capacity to carry combined passengers, cargo and fuel of 18,000 pounds - the payload factor - must report monthly full-time and part-time employment statistics to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Use dropdowns below to select a month from January 1990 to the present.

Regulations require airlines to report employment numbers for employees who worked or received pay for any part of the pay period(s) ending nearest the 15th day of the month.

Other data pages:
Press Releases Scheduled Passenger Airlines full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels
Database (Monthly numbers 1990-present)
Year-End Full-Time and Part-Time Airline Employment (1970-1989)
Annual Employee Statistics by Labor Category (1990-present) (Tables) (Searchable Database).
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Major - Over $1 billion annual operating revenue
National - Over $100 million to $1 billion annual operating revenue
Large Regional - $20 million to $100 million annual operating revenue
Medium Regional - Less than $20 million annual operating revenue

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Historical Scheduled Passenger Airline      Table3: Scheduled Passenger Airline Full-time Equivalent Employees

Carrier GroupFull TimePart TimeTotal
Major 646,579105,492752,071
National 30,4956,46636,961
Large Regional 5,6796956,374
Medium Regional 9157148
GRAND TOTAL682,844112,710795,554

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Carrier GroupCarrier NameFull TimePart TimeTotal
Major Alaska18,1132,03620,149
Allegiant Air5,3638976,260
Atlas Air4,504754,579
Envoy Air12,4685,70918,177
Federal Express175,95558,695234,650
Kalitta Air2,883222,905
Polar Air Cargo2161217
Republic Airline5,3102285,538
USA Jet2075212
United Parcel Service6,602896,691
National ABX Air Inc6028610
Air Transport International1,26701,267
Air Wisconsin1,010611,071
Aloha Air Cargo501108609
Amerijet International8970897
CommuteAir dba CommuteAir1,13931,142
Endeavor Air4,300744,374
GoJet Airlines8550855
Horizon Air2,4157873,202
Lynden Air Cargo2151216
National Air Cargo Group Inc d/ba National4230423
Northern Air Cargo55513568
Omni Air International1,08611,087
Sky Lease Cargo20860268
Sun Country Airlines2,1836452,828
Swift Air58826614
Western Air Charter 2293232
Western Global2760276
Large Regional 21 Air1230123
Asia Pacific73275
Breeze Aviation Group DBA Breeze1,5062161,722
Caribbean Sun Airlines20139240
Global Crossing504121625
Gulf And Caribbean Cargo1380138
Jet Aviation Flight Services8880888
Kalitta Charters II1670167
TEM Enterprises dba Avelo815153968
Tatonduk Outfitters Limited29741338
Medium Regional KaiserAir392968
Polaris Aviation Solutions371552
Sierra Pacific151328
GRAND TOTAL682,844112,710795,554