U.S. low-cost airlines - number of full-time equivalent employees 2010

Number of U.S. low-cost airline full-time equivalent employees* by month in 2010**

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August 2011


United States

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Low-cost airlines: Southwest, JetBlue, AirTran, Frontier, Spirit, Virgin America, Allegiant, ATA, America West.
* Full-time equivalent employee (FTE) calculations count two part-time employees as one full-time employee.
** US Airways' employment numbers were included with the network airlines prior to October 2007 while America West's numbers were included with the low-cost airlines. Beginning with October 2007, US Airways' numbers are combined with America West Airlines' numbers in the network category.
Virgin America and SkyBus began reporting employment data in August 2007. SkyBus stopped reporting employment data effective in April 2008 resulting from its bankruptcy filing.
ATA Airlines ceased operating on April 3, 2008 and stopped reporting employment data effective in April.

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