01/14/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/14/2021 10:10
All 20 scheduled service passenger airlines (mid-November)
Four network airlines (mid-November)
Network airlines operate a significant portion of their flights using at least one hub where connections are made for flights to down-line destinations or spoke cities. Note that beginning with January 2018 data, Virgin America's numbers are included with Alaska Airlines in the network category.
Five low-cost airlines (mid-November)
Low-cost airlines operate under a low-cost business model, with infrastructure and aircraft operating costs below the overall industry average.
8 regional airlines (mid-November)
Regional carriers typically provide service from small cities, using primarily regional jets to support the network carriers' hub and spoke systems.
Top Employers by Scheduled Passenger Airline Group
Four other airlines
Other carriers generally operate within specific niche markets. They are: Hawaiian Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, Silver Airlines and Eastern Airlines.
Airlines that operate at least one aircraft that has more than 60 seats or the capacity to carry a payload of passengers, cargo and fuel weighing more than 18,000 pounds must report monthly employment statistics.
Data are compiled from monthly reports filed with BTS by commercial air carriers as of Jan. 6. Additional airline employment data and previous releases can be found on the BTS website. BTS has scheduled release of December passenger airline employment data for Feb. 18.