Total Pilot and Copilot Employee Equivalents
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
American                 9,000            8,954            8,885            8,813            9,533          10,408          10,960          12,319          10,857            9,929            9,074            8,572            8,343            8,306              8,092               7,934                8,029          7,737
Continental                 3,770            3,366            3,635            4,216            4,605            4,656            4,571            4,209            3,852            3,943            4,184            4,408            4,598            4,578              4,227               4,199                4,139                 -  
Delta                 8,348            8,143            8,152            8,753            8,072            9,123            8,103            8,074            7,155            6,786            6,181            5,706            5,904            6,391              6,581            10,701             10,708       10,606
Northwest                 4,903            5,193            5,407            5,151            5,822            5,981            6,103            5,534            5,112            4,942            4,995            4,531            4,340            4,345              4,204                      -                         -                   -  
United                 7,613            7,862            9,083          10,014          11,754          11,404          11,262            7,992            7,688            6,374            6,133            6,277            6,338            6,337              5,581               5,515                5,490          9,899
US Airways                 4,662            4,575            4,521            4,482            4,844            5,330            4,791            3,828            3,147            2,967            2,599            4,935            4,278            4,234              4,073               3,967                4,003          4,035
America West                 1,107            1,260            1,364            1,494            1,890            1,641            1,650            1,675            1,727            1,851            1,850                   -                     -                     -                       -                        -                         -                   -  
 --sub Network           39,403       39,353       41,047       42,923       46,520       48,543       47,440       43,631       39,538       36,792       35,016       34,429       33,801       34,191         32,758         32,316          32,369     32,277
Southwest                 2,025            2,243            2,414                   -              2,962            3,316            3,725            3,966            4,022            4,197            4,535            4,845            5,317            5,588              5,634               5,564                5,676       8,866
jetBlue                        -                     -                     -                     -                     -                  203                252                371                591                809            1,059            1,451            1,707            1,794              1,795               1,828                2,021          2,183
AirTran                        -                     -                  251                429                495                547                642                767                860                902            1,133            1,325            1,498            1,559              1,535               1,622                1,626            -  
Frontier                       42                  91                288                356                489                547                314                389                489                542                599                655                704                641                  634                  674                   676             653
Virgin America                        -                     -                     -                     -                     -                     -                     -                     -                     -                     -                     -                     -                     -                  217                  298                  991                1,181             554
 -- sub LCC            2,067         2,334         2,953            785         3,946         4,613         4,933         5,493         5,962         6,450         7,326         8,276         9,226         9,799           9,896         10,679          11,180     12,256
Alaska                    892                988            1,074            2,724            2,910            1,239            1,345            1,329            1,348            1,440            1,331            1,367            1,385            1,361              1,236           3,711            3,982          1,381
Hawaiian                    258                260                268                287                  14                405                398                398                398                307                280                312                332                   -                    414                  436                   515             601
Allegiant                        -                     -                     -                     -                     -                     -                     -                     -                    41                  75                141                178                268                307                  323                  369                   400             416
 -- sub Other            1,150         1,248         1,342         3,011         2,924         1,644         1,743         1,727         1,787         1,822         1,752         1,857         1,985         1,668           1,973           4,516            4,897       2,398
Total All Sectors           42,620       42,935       45,342       46,719       53,390       54,800       54,116       50,851       47,287       45,064       44,094       44,562       45,012       45,658         44,627         47,511          48,446     46,931
Note: Shaded data means data appear questionable.  
Data Source:  US DOT Form 41 via BTS, Schedule P10.