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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 661,485107,958769,443
National 30,5876,42037,007
Large Regional 5,3966976,093
Medium Regional 9065155
GRAND TOTAL697,558115,140812,698

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Carrier GroupCarrier NameFull TimePart TimeTotal
Major Alaska18,1481,99620,144
Allegiant Air5,2268346,060
Atlas Air4,464744,538
Envoy Air12,3785,70918,087
Federal Express191,54761,205252,752
Kalitta Air2,877212,898
Polar Air Cargo2172219
Republic Airline5,2762115,487
United Parcel Service6,618896,707
National ABX Air Inc6038611
Air Transport International1,25001,250
Air Wisconsin1,013581,071
Aloha Air Cargo506119625
Amerijet International9510951
CommuteAir dba CommuteAir1,15781,165
Endeavor Air4,315774,392
GoJet Airlines8650865
Horizon Air2,4257833,208
Lynden Air Cargo2131214
National Air Cargo Group Inc d/ba National4070407
Northern Air Cargo55613569
Omni Air International1,07911,080
Scott Aviation 1090109
Sky Lease Cargo20663269
Sun Country Airlines2,1506332,783
Swift Air61625641
Western Air Charter 2744278
Western Global2730273
Large Regional 21 Air1150115
Asia Pacific51253
Breeze Aviation Group DBA Breeze1,4152181,633
Caribbean Sun Airlines19338231
Global Crossing504121625
Jet Aviation Flight Services8770877
Kalitta Charters II1610161
TEM Enterprises dba Avelo833160993
Tatonduk Outfitters Limited30241343
Medium Regional KaiserAir392968
Polaris Aviation Solutions371552
Sierra Pacific142135
GRAND TOTAL697,558115,140812,698