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US BTS passenger airline employment up 2.8% in Aug-2011

20-Oct-2011 11:44 AM

US Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) stated (19-Oct-2011) US passenger airline employment rose 2.8% year-on-year in Aug-2011. Details include:

  • Full time equivalent employee levels: +2.8% year-on-year;
    • Network: +2.7%;
    • LCCs: +5.7%;
  • Details of US network airlines’ full-time equivalent employee levels include:
    • Delta: 78,700, +4%;
    • American: 66,300, +0.9%;
    • United: 43,200, -0.8%;
    • Continental: 35,600, +9.2%;
    • US Airways: 30,200, +3.0%;
  • Details of US low-cost airlines’ full-time equivalent employee levels include:
    • Southwest: 36,737, +5.7%;
    • JetBlue: 11,918, +6.9%;
    • AirTran: 8170, +2.8%;
    • Frontier: 4994, +3.0%;
    • Spirit: 2337, +13.8%. [more – original PR]