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May 17, 2021
The 23 U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 0.3% fewer full-time equivalents (FTEs) in March 2021 than in February 2021:
- March’s total number of FTEs (395,063) was down 1,126 from February (396,189) and down 66,534, a 14.4% drop from the onset of the pandemic in March 2020 (461,597).
- March 2021 was the lowest FTE total for the month of March since 2015 (390,817).
The decline from February resulted from United Airlines reduction of 6,158 FTEs. Other passenger airlines combined reported an increase in FTEs from February to March.
May 13, 2021
May 13, 2021
U.S. airlines carried 31.8 million systemwide (domestic and international) scheduled service passengers in February 2021, seasonally adjusted, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), up 3.3% from January.
BTS reported 29.2 million domestic passengers and 2.6 million international passengers on U.S. airlines flights in February.
U.S. airline traffic reports are filed monthly with BTS. See the tables that accompany this release on the BTS website for summary data since 2016 (Tables 1-24) and complete data since 2000.
May 12, 2021
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, fell 2.1% in March from the revised February index, falling for the second consecutive month, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS).
The March decline of 2.1% coupled with a larger 3.1% decline in February left the index down 5.1% since January and at the lowest level since June 2020. The February and March monthly declines were the two largest since the onset of the pandemic in...
May 6, 2021
U.S. airlines employed 713,035 workers in March 2021, 221 fewer than in February 2021 (713,256) and 42,060 fewer than in March 2020 (755,095).
The March industry numbers consist of 598,378 full-time and 114,657 part-time workers.
United Airlines reported 2,767 fewer employees in March than in February. Without United’s decrease, other airlines reported a combined increase in employees from February to March.
May 5, 2021