A4A has reported US airlines are one of the American industries contributing to the positive job numbers released by the US Department of Labor, the company said.
Currently, US passenger and cargo airlines employ 720,000 men and women, 2.9 percent more than a year ago. US airlines currently employ the highest number of workers since 2000.
The US airline industry is sharply outpacing the rest of the economy in wage growth. The average wage of US airline employees exceeded USD 89,000 in 2017, 46 percent higher than US private sector average.
US carriers transport 2.3 million passengers and 55,000 tons of cargo each day.
Airlines for America (A4A) advocates on behalf of the American airline industry as a model of safety, customer service and environmental responsibility and as the indispensable network that drives our nation´s economy and global competitiveness. A4A works collaboratively with the airlines, labor groups, Congress and the Administration to improve air travel for everyone.