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March 2018 Passenger Airline Employment Data

U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 2.8 percent more workers in March 2018 than in March 2017:

Scheduled Passenger Airline Full-Time Equivalent Employees, Month of March, 1990-2018

FTEs in thousands (000)

Graph -  Scheduled Passenger Airline Full-Time Equivalent Employees, Month of March, 1990-2018

Notes: 

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

Source: 

Bureau of Transportation Statistics

All 21 scheduled service passenger airlines

Four network airlines

Network airlines operate a significant portion of their flights using at least one hub where connections are made for flights to down-line destinations or spoke cities. Note that beginning with January 2018 data, Virgin America’s numbers are included with Alaska Airlines in the network category.

Five low-cost airlines

Low-cost airlines operate under a low-cost business model, with infrastructure and aircraft operating costs below the overall industry average.

10 regional airlines

Regional carriers typically provide service from small cities, using primarily regional jets to support the network carriers’ hub and spoke systems.

Top Employers by Group

Two other airlines

Other carriers generally operate within specific niche markets. They are: Hawaiian Airlines and Sun Country Airlines.

Reporting Notes

Airlines that operate at least one aircraft that has more than 60 seats or the capacity to carry a payload of passengers, cargo and fuel weighing more than 18,000 pounds must report monthly employment statistics.                                      

Posted by on May 17, 2018.

Categories: Travel Industry News

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