US Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) stated (22-Sep-2009) US passenger airline employment levels fell 5.9% year-on-year in Jul-2009 – representing the 13th consecutive monthly decline in full time equivalent employee (FTE) levels. Details include:
- Full time equivalent employee levels: 386,900, -5.9% year-on-year;
- Network: 260,800, -7.8%;
- Low cost: 64,100, +1.8%;
- Regional: 56,600, -7.2%.
According to BTS, American Airlines employed the largest number of full time equivalent employees among the network carriers in Jul-2009, at 68,100 employees. Details of US network airlines’ full time equivalent employee levels include:
- Total full-time equivalent employees: 260,500, -7.1% year-on-year;
Meanwhile, Southwest Airlines employed the largest number of full time equivalent employees among the low cost carriers in Jul-2009, at 34,931 employees. Details of US low cost airlines’ full time equivalent employee levels include: