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Friday, September 28, 2012

U.S. Airlines Hiring Increased in July

U.S. scheduled passenger airlines increased hiring by 0.8 percent in July over July 2011, according to a report by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) released Thursday.

According to the BTS report, airlines employed 390,032 full time employees (FTE) in July, making it the 20th consecutive month with an increase in year-over-year FTE levels for U.S. carriers.

“While overall annual employment for the five network airlines increased, two of the five reported fewer FTEs for the period. Delta Air Lines, eliminating positions following its merger with Northwest Airlines, reduced FTEs by 2.4 percent. American Airlines, which filed for bankruptcy in November, reduced FTEs by 3.5,” BTS said in the report.

BTS said eight regional carriers reported reduced year-over-year employment levels in July, as network airlines continue to reduce their number of regional flights.

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