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Employment Up With U.S. Airlines

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CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 09: An American Airlines jet with the company's new tail logo sits at a gate at O'Hare Airport on December 9, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. American Airlines announced today that it had completed a merger deal with US Airways. The deal will make American Airlines the world's largest airline, flying about 6,700 flights per day. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

The U.S. airline industry is slowly adding jobs -- although not all carriers are growing.

The Transportation Department said Thursday that passenger airlines employed the equivalent of 383,610 full-time workers in March, up nearly 1 percent from a year earlier. It's the fourth straight monthly gain.

United Airlines had the most workers, 80,694, but that's down 2.1 percent.

Dallas-based Southwest Airlines and its AirTran Airways subsidiary shrank by 1.4 percent.

Delta Air Lines added the most jobs, followed by US Airways, Fort Worth-based American Airlines and JetBlue.

Spirit Airlines and Allegiant Air grew fastest in percentage terms, both posting double-digit gains.
 


American Airlines Merger:
Complete coverage of the merger between American Airlines and US Airways into the newly-formed Fort Worth-based company, American Airlines Group (AAL). Click here for more.