U.S. passenger airlines by number of employees in December 2018

The statistic shows the leading U.S. passenger airlines in December 2018, based on the number of full-time equivalent employees. In that month, JetBlue Airways employed around 18,373 full-time employees, and was ranked fifth.

Leading U.S. passenger airlines by number of full-time equivalent employees in December 2018

AirlineEmployees in thousands
American101.42
United82.95
Delta82.69
Southwest58.8
JetBlue18.37
Alaska16.61
SkyWest14.57
Envoy13.58
Spirit Airlines7.5
Hawaiian6.49
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Source

Release date

February 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

December 2018

Supplementary notes

Includes network, low-cost, and regional carriers; the figures have been rounded.
Full-time equivalent employee (FTE) calculations count two part-time employees as one full-time employee.

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