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US / Employment for scheduled passenger carriers in april was 9,495 fewer than a year ago

U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 380,748 workers in April 2013, 2.4 percent fewer than in April 2012, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. April was the eighth consecutive month that full-time equivalent (FTE) employment for U.S. scheduled passenger carriers was below that of the same month of the previous year.

BTS, a part of the Department’s Research and Innovative Technology Administration, reported that the April 2013 FTE total for scheduled passenger carriers was 9,495 fewer than in April 2012 and down 11,356, or 2.9 percent, from the recent April high of 392,104 in April 2009. Scheduled passenger airline categories include network, low-cost, regional and other airlines. Historical employment data can be found on the BTS web site.

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The five network airlines that collectively employ two-thirds of the scheduled passenger airline FTEs reported 3.0 percent fewer FTEs in April 2013 than in April 2012, the ninth consecutive decline from the same month of the previous year. Delta Air Lines reduced FTEs by 3.6 percent from April 2012. American Airlines, which filed for bankruptcy in November 2011, reduced FTEs by 9.6 percent from April 2012. United Airlines reported 0.2 percent more FTEs than in April 2012. US Airways reported 1.6 percent more FTEs, while Alaska Airlines increased FTEs by 4.5 percent from April 2012. Network airlines operate a significant portion of flights using at least one hub where connections are made for flights to down-line destinations or spoke cities.

Four of the six low-cost carriers – Allegiant Airlines, Virgin America Airlines, Spirit Airlines and JetBlue Airways – reported an increase in FTEs from April 2012.  Southwest Airlines and Frontier Airlines reported FTE declines from a year earlier. Low-cost airlines operate under a low-cost business model, with infrastructure and aircraft operating costs below the overall industry average.

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via BTS Releases April Passenger Airline Employment Data; April 2013 Employment Down 2.4 Percent from April 2012 | Bureau of Transportation Statistics.



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