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US airline employment levels down 2.4% in Jun-2010: US BTS

18-Aug-2010 12:42 PM

US Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) stated (17-Aug-2010) US scheduled passenger airlines employed 2.4% fewer workers in Jun-2010, the 24th consecutive monthly decrease in full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels. According to US BTS, five network airlines decreased employment in Jun-2010 while Southwest and AirTran were the only LCCs to report a decrease in employees during the month. Details are as follows:

  • Full-time equivalent employees: 378,300, -2.4% year-on-year;
    • Delta: 75,600;
    • American Airlines: 65,900;
    • United Airlines: 43,600;
    • Southwest: 34,600;
    • Continental Airlines: 32,800;
    • US Airways: 29,500;
    • JetBlue: 11,200;
    • American Eagle Airlines: 9,300;
    • Alaska Airlines: 9,200;
    • SkyWest: 8,900. [more]