Table 2 - Airline Employees: 2000-2004

Table 2 - Airline Employees: 2000-2004

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Type of carrier December 2000 December 2001 December 2002 December 2003 December 2004 Percentage change1
Network 399,971 348,882 334,444 286,940 276,812 -31%
Low cost 54,746 53,258 59,803 64,048 64,172 17%

1 Among those airlines reporting in 2000 and 2004.

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Certified Carriers (Full-time and Part-time), available at www.bts.gov/programs/airline_information/number_of_employees.