Total Full-time Employee Non Cockpit Equivalents
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
American 74,463 69,948 70,957 73,657 80,603 82,257 81,317 86,641 73,913 69,481 65,888 64,185 63,475 62,619 58,427 57,572 58,493 56,792 51,642 52,940 86,522 88,802 90,299
Continental 26,458 26,966 29,525 33,083 36,206 37,812 37,588 34,040 34,542 33,204 33,121 34,955 36,350 36,052 34,493 33,561 32,658 - - - - - -
Delta 57,954 50,696 56,497 60,806 64,377 62,261 62,037 57,245 51,790 50,772 46,050 39,856 41,382 41,029 39,791 66,041 69,450 67,892 65,371 67,187 70,524 71,948 73,253
Northwest 38,678 40,563 41,930 44,143 44,867 45,570 43,807 39,184 34,621 33,512 30,990 26,198 25,279 24,779 25,624 - - - - - - - -
United 68,082 71,343 74,245 78,083 80,871 83,923 82,582 67,478 54,638 54,486 50,528 48,750 48,822 45,199 41,006 40,545 41,001 78,067 77,150 73,909 73,100 77,532 74,627
US Airways 36,310 35,377 35,415 33,900 35,061 37,322 29,214 27,576 23,589 23,542 18,603 29,527 29,978 28,449 27,267 26,909 27,548 27,206 28,007 28,414 - - -
America West 9,015 9,431 10,091 10,936 12,059 10,546 10,344 10,624 11,231 11,511 10,292 - - - - - - - - - - - -
--sub Network 310,960 304,324 318,660 334,608 354,044 359,691 346,889 322,788 284,324 276,508 255,472 243,471 245,286 238,127 226,608 224,628 229,150 229,957 222,170 222,450 230,146 238,282 238,179
Southwest 16,905 20,038 21,771 - 24,412 25,355 27,123 29,455 29,338 27,478 27,008 27,322 28,363 29,092 29,240 28,666 30,428 36,405 35,624 36,672 39,938 43,218 46,545
jetBlue - - - - - 490 1,864 2,557 3,752 5,041 6,403 7,821 8,006 8,383 8,788 9,383 9,728 10,162 10,463 10,815 11,595 12,571 13,774
AirTran - - 318 2,545 3,387 3,488 3,592 3,958 4,490 4,912 5,325 6,090 6,806 6,700 6,685 6,607 6,125 - - - - - -
Frontier 284 491 457 669 1,151 1,198 1,831 2,013 2,486 3,092 3,191 3,379 4,515 4,298 4,140 3,635 3,610 3,769 2,726 3,135 2,017 2,307 2,672
Virgin America - - - - - - - - - - - - - 763 1,123 779 934 1,827 1,914 1,931 2,064 2,251 2,382
--sub LCC 17,189 20,529 22,546 3,214 28,950 30,531 34,410 37,983 40,066 40,523 41,927 44,612 47,690 49,236 49,976 49,070 50,825 52,163 50,727 52,553 55,614 60,347 65,373
Alaska 6,115 6,659 7,163 5,986 6,400 8,292 8,770 8,813 8,692 8,460 7,938 7,940 8,295 8,267 7,676 4,938 4,935 7,795 8,028 8,872 9,844 10,033 11,836
Hawaiian 1,756 1,947 1,979 2,056 138 2,876 2,480 2,480 2,480 2,821 2,575 2,931 2,983 - 3,221 3,366 3,750 4,262 4,638 4,769 4,918 5,506 5,914
Spirit 317 437 476 - 1,282 1,667 1,742 2,228 2,214 2,114 1,779 1,650 1,703 1,884 1,485 1,848 1,905 3,011 2,871 3,110 3,559 4,279 5,165
Allegiant - - - - - - - - 251 362 422 663 865 1,023 1,210 1,216 1,171 1,383 1,534 1,385 1,897 2,312 2,480
-- sub Other 8,188 9,043 9,618 8,042 7,820 12,835 12,992 13,521 13,637 13,757 12,714 13,184 13,846 11,174 13,592 11,368 11,761 16,451 17,071 18,136 20,218 22,130 25,395
Total All Sectors 336,337 333,896 350,824 345,864 390,814 403,057 394,291 374,292 338,027 330,788 310,113 301,267 306,822 298,537 290,176 285,066 291,736 298,571 289,968 293,139 305,978 320,759 328,947
Note: Shaded data means data appear questionable.  
Data Source: US DOT Form 41 via BTS, Schedule P10.