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Table 14: Full-Time Equivalent Employees* per Aircraft Network Carriers Ranked by 2006 Performance

Table 14: Full-Time Equivalent Employees* per Aircraft
Network Carriers
Ranked by 2006 Performance

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2006 Rank Network 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 Change
2001-2006
1 Delta 118 110 112 128 122 123 5
2 United 157 142 115 113 119 115 -42
3 American 130 120 113 114 107 108 -22
4 Continental 112 104 103 100 97 98 -14
5 Alaska 98 99 94 92 82 83 -15
6 Northwest 113 100 92 88 85 82 -31
7 US Airways 139 109 97 89 76 81 -58
  7-Carrier Average 128 115 107 107 103 103 -25

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Form 41 Airline Financial Data

* Full-time Equivalent Employee (FTE) calculations count two part-time employees as one full-time employee.