Data Highlights

3.54M May 2021, +1.53M from 2020
38.3K May 2021, +14.7K from 2020
$109B May 2021, up $52.9B from 2020
18 June 2021, -12 from 2020
$3.06/gal June 2021, +$1.00/gal from 2020

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Passenger Airline Employment Rose 0.7% in May from April

The 24 U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 0.7% more full-time equivalents (FTEs) in May 2021 than in April 2021:

  • May’s total number of FTEs (392,984) was up 1,483 from April (391,501) and down 68,613, a 14.9% drop from the onset of the pandemic in March 2020 (461,597).
  • May 2021 was the lowest FTE total for the month of May since 2015 (395,621).