September11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21 Posted (9 years 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 4200 times:
I want to know current total number of employees for each airline. Can anyone provide a list here? I was curious which airline has most employees and which major airline has fewest employees. I believe American Airlines (and American Eagle) has about 100,000 employees?
Dstc47 From Ireland, joined Sep 1999, 1490 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4060 times:
These figures can be very misleading.
Airlines differ greatly in the degree of "contracting out " of services provided, with in general the legacy carriers (still) doing a lot of things in house though less than before, and the LCC's having most functions sub contracted out.
Check in, Maintenance, Catering, Flight Services, Ground Handling, in the numbers or out?
I wonder what those numbers would look like 'pre' Sept '01......????
Funny you should ask...
(copied from planebusiness.com)
The Ever-Shrinking Airline Employee Universe
As if you needed hard and fast proof that the airline employee is becoming an endangered species, the Department of Transportation gave us cold hard numbers last week to support what you and I both know -- the airline employee is a vanishing breed.
As you can see by these charts that track the number of FTEs, or full-time employees, the number of employees employed by the big eight carriers in 2001 was almost 420,000. Fast forward to 2005, and that number has shrunk to 275,000.
Ah, but there is all that hiring going on with the low-cost carriers, some might say.
No, there has not been that much hiring going on with the low-cost carriers.
A look at the second chart shows us that for the same time period, the eight largest low-cost carriers only added about 10,000 employees during the same period of time.
Net-net, the industry is now about 150,000 employees smaller than it was four years ago.
(unable to link charts - sorry)
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VV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7737 posts, RR: 17
Reply 16, posted (9 years 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3765 times:
BA had 46,112 average MPEs (Manpower Equivalent - the number of employees adjusted for part time workers and overtime) for the period I April to 30 September 2005. But if you just count heads you probably get a different number.
SESGDL From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3489 posts, RR: 10
Reply 22, posted (9 years 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3582 times:
Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 10): AA: 92,100
WN: 31,000 (boy were YOU off, Aggieflyboi!) Wink
Last heard DL had 51,000 employees, NW had 36,000 and US had 26,000. CO had something like 32,000 and AA was around 80,000. Those numbers above are high accept for F9, FL, B6, and WN, whose numbers have all likely increased.