Terry Maxon over at the Airline Biz Blog posted a very similar chart this morning and I wanted to share the data. This chart looks at the job changes from June 2009 to June 2010. Even though there is a total loss of about 7,300 jobs, some airlines have been adding quite a few new ones. This data comes from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics and includes the date with the Northwest and Delta merger.
Knowing about the recession and the issues that have been facing the airline business, I am actually surprised there are so many new jobs at some airlines. Delta might have a big bump, but that is most likely still from the Northwest merger.
Not surprisingly, Delta-owned Comair has the most cuts. Over the last year, they have cut about half their employees and my guess is there will be more cuts. They have announced eliminating their smaller CRJ200 fleet by 2012 and replacing them with the larger CRJ700 and CRJ900.
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