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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:
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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 656,172104,284760,456
National 30,8006,54337,343
Large Regional 5,3515555,906
Medium Regional 12662188
GRAND TOTAL692,449111,444803,893

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Carrier GroupCarrier NameFull TimePart TimeTotal
Major Alaska18,2981,93120,229
Allegiant Air5,0997355,834
Atlas Air4,550764,626
Envoy Air12,2195,63417,853
Federal Express192,98357,426250,409
Kalitta Air2,732202,752
Polar Air Cargo2763279
Republic Airline5,3912075,598
USA Jet5170517
United Parcel Service6,873966,969
National ABX Air Inc5568564
Air Transport International1,21301,213
Air Wisconsin1,070561,126
Aloha Air Cargo449103552
Amerijet International1,04901,049
CommuteAir dba CommuteAir1,20871,215
Endeavor Air4,426904,516
GoJet Airlines8320832
Horizon Air2,5197173,236
Lynden Air Cargo2021203
National Air Cargo Group Inc d/ba National3720372
Northern Air Cargo43970509
Omni Air International1,08631,089
Scott Aviation 1240124
Sky Lease Cargo20849257
Sun Country Airlines2,0596832,742
Swift Air79519814
Western Air Charter 34049389
Western Global3492351
Large Regional 21 Air1150115
Asia Pacific64266
Breeze Aviation Group DBA Breeze1,2701801,450
Caribbean Sun Airlines16641207
Global Crossing4650465
Gulf And Caribbean Cargo1490149
Jet Aviation Flight Services8700870
Kalitta Charters II1640164
TEM Enterprises dba Avelo755159914
Tatonduk Outfitters Limited31353366
Medium Regional Ameristar Air Cargo34034
Polaris Aviation Solutions371552
Sierra Pacific161834
GRAND TOTAL692,449111,444803,893