U.S. scheduled passenger Airlines employed 386,912 workers in November, 1.5 percent more than in November 2013, DOT reported. November was the 12th consecutive month that full-time employment for U.S.scheduled passenger Airlines was higher than the same month in the previous year. The five network Airlines that collectively employ two-thirds of the scheduled passenger employees reported 0.4 percent more full-time employees (FTEs) in November 2014. Alaska Airlines, Delta, American and US Airways increased FTEs from November 2013 while United reduced FTEs.
The six low-cost carriers -- Allegiant, Spirit, Virgin America, JetBlue, Frontier and Southwest -- all reported increases in full-time employees.
Among the 13 regional carriers, eight carriers reportedincreased employment levels during November 2014: PSA, Mesa, Republic, Envoy, Compass, Horizon Air, SkyWest and Shuttle America.
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