BTS: Delta employment down, AirTran up

Atlanta Business Chronicle
Tuesday November 17, 2009 02:02 PM

Commercial airlines in the United States, including Delta Air Lines Inc., reduced the number of employees on their payrolls working full-time during September, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

Atlanta-based Delta’s (NYSE: DAL) employment dropped 10.7 percent to about 45,300 employees.

Northwest, which is owned by Delta, saw the largest percentage decline with employment dropping 25.6 percent to about 24,600 employees.

Orlando, Fla.-based AirTran Airways (NYSE: AAI), a low-cost carrier that hubs at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, was one of four discount carriers to add workers. AirTran’s number of full-time equivalent employees rose by 4.7 percent during the month to 7,714.

Based on the Bureau of Transportation Statistics report, both low-fare and network carriers saw their overall employment numbers drop in September. Overall, U.S. passenger carriers had 4.4 percent fewer employees in September of 2009.

Click here to read the full employment report for September.

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