BTS: US airlines practice continues assuage quip in September


Full-time-equivalent (FTE) practice during US scheduled newcomer airlines grew 1.1% year-over-year in September, to a sum FTE count of 384,439 personnel, according to a US Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).

It was a tenth uninterrupted month of year-over-year practice growth.  For January-September 2014, normal FTE year-over-year expansion stands during 0.9%. At this indicate in 2013, FTE practice was down an normal of 2.3% for a year.

September’s FTE pursuit sum accounted for 4,274 additional workers compared to Sep 2013, and 39 fewer FTE positions than August of this year.

For US major/network carriers, September’s FTE practice was adult 0.4% year-over-year, to 256,133 sum FTE positions. FTE pursuit expansion during Alaska Airlines was 5% (to 9,956 sum FTE positions), followed by Delta Air Lines (up 3%, to 75,616 FTE positions), American Airlines (up 1.6%, to 59,829 FTE positions) and US Airways (up 1.1%, to 31,668 FTE positions). FTE jobs during United Airlines fell 3.7% in September, to 79,064 positions.

Job expansion during Hawaiian Airlines, a vital conduit personal by BTS as an “other carrier” (airlines that work within specific niche markets) was adult 1.5% year-over-year, to 4,795 FTE positions.

For vital US low-cost-carriers (LCCs), Sep FTE pursuit expansion was 2.9% year-over-year, to 71,428 sum FTE positions. Spirit Airlines had a month’s largest boost in FTE employment, adult 12.2% year-over-year to 3,803 FTE positions. Allegiant Air was adult 10.7%, to 2,211 FTE positions, followed by Frontier Airlines (up 8.1% to 3,758 FTE positions), JetBlue (up 3.3%, to 13,381 FTE positions), Virgin America (up 2.6%, to 2,525 FTE positions) and Southwest Airlines (up 1.3%, to 45,750 FTE positions).

Sun Country Airlines, a Minnesota-based inhabitant carrier/LCC personal by BTS as an “other carrier,” reported practice expansion of 15.8% year-over-year, to 1,197 FTE positions.

For a 13 stating US informal carriers, Sep FTE pursuit expansion was adult 1.9% year-over-year, led nonetheless again by Vandalia, Ohio-based PSA Airlines, where FTE practice was adult 46.4% year-over-year, to 1,574 FTE positions. FTE practice during Phoenix, Arizona-based Mesa Airlines was adult 20%, to 2,055 FTE positions, followed by Indianapolis, Indiana-based Republic Airlines (up 18.2%, to 3,009 FTE positions). Chautauqua Airlines continued to strew employees as it winds down operations in credentials for fullness by year-end into associate Republic Airways Holdings auxiliary Shuttle America (Chautauqua was down 29% to 821 FTE positions). FTE positions were also down significantly (-9.2%) during Endeavor Air, to 3,666 FTE jobs.

Island Air Hawaii, a informal conduit personal by BTS as an “other carrier,” posted Sep pursuit expansion of 54.5% year-over-year, to 374 FTE positions.

Ranked by FTE workforce, a tip 10 US newcomer airline employers for Sep 2014 were: United Airlines (79,064 FTE employees), Delta Air Lines (75,616), American Airlines (59,829), Southwest Airlines, (45,750), US Airways (31,668), JetBlue Airways (13,381), Envoy Air (10,972), Alaska Airlines (9,956), SkyWest  Airlines (9,830) and ExpressJet Airlines (9,092).

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