US passenger airlines employed 442,016 people in October, a 5.5% decline from the same month in 2004, US DOT's Bureau of Transportation Statistics said yesterday. It marked the 10th consecutive month of year-over-year decreases. The seven "network carriers," comprising the six legacy airlines plus Alaska Airlines, employed 293,767 full- or part-time workers in October, a drop of 8.6%. Low-cost carriers reported a decrease of just 0.5% to 74,425 employees while Regional airlines posted a ...

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