US scheduled airlines' January employment rolls dropped 6.1% from January 2005 to 405,000, according to a US Dept. of Transportation report released yesterday, marking the 13th consecutive monthly decline in the number of full-time equivalent employees. The seven network airlines employed 270,000 FTEs, or 66.5%, while LCCs employed 17% and Regionals 14%. The latter figure represents a 1.8% year-over-year fall, the first decrease in Regional employment during the 13-month period.

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