June 26, 2007

U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 1.3 percent more workers in April 2007

The U.S. airlines passenger program used to 1,3 percents more workers in April of 2007 that in April of 2006, the third consecutive time of the increase completely the equivalent employee (FTE) makes level carrying to program them of the passenger as the previous year in the same month, from the report of U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS). The calculations of FTE count to two employees per hours like an in time complete employee.

And only the network carrier group reported fewer FTE employees in April than in the prior year with a 0.7 percent that decrease, as BTS, a part of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) has reported. This is different that all other carriers combined employed 5.0 percent more FTEs than a year earlier in the same time.

Adding FTEs from April 2006 to April 2007 were network carriers Continental Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines and US Airways (Table 9), all of the low-cost carriers except for ATA Airlines (Table 12), and regional carriers American Eagle Airlines, SkyWest Airlines, ExpressJet Airlines, Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Horizon Air, Mesa Airlines, Pinnacle Airlines, Shuttle America, Republic Airlines and GoJet Airlines (Table 15).

Scheduled passenger airlines include network, low-cost, regional and other airlines. Many regional carriers were not required to report employment numbers before 2003, so year-to-year comparisons involving regional carriers, or the total industry, are not available for the years before 2003.

The seven network carriers employed 264,800 FTEs in April, 64.6 percent of the passenger airline total, while low-cost carriers employed 17.8 percent and regional carriers employed 14.7 percent. The network carriers have employed fewer FTEs each April compared to the previous year since 2002, the only carrier group to do so.

The Southwest Airlines employed the most among low-cost carriers and Sky West employed the most among regional carriers. Six of the top 10 employers in the industry are network carriers. While among the network carriers, in April, the American Airlines employed the most FTEs.

Read the news release about this article's at: U.S. Department of Transportation

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