American Airlines Employees

The American Airlines Group is a leading US based airlines company. Since the pandemic, the airlines company has experienced solid improvement in its performance. Its total net revenue in 2022 remained $48,971 million, which was the highest in its history.

The company employed 129,700 people at the end of 2022 compared to 123,400 at the end of the previous fiscal. In 2022, American Airlines carried total approximately 199 million passengers compared to 215 million in 2019 (pre-pandemic period).

It shows the company’s performance is returning to the pre-pandemic level. AAG’s total net income was $202 million in 2022, which was still much lower than its net income in 2019, but still better than 2021 when the company incurred net losses.

Number of American Airlines Employees 2015-2022


At the end of 2021, American Airlines Group (AAG) had 123,400 full-time equivalent employees compared to 102,700 at the end of the previous year.

2020: At the end of 2020, American Airlines group (AAG) employed 102,700 employees compared to 133,700 employees at the end of 2019.

2019: At the end of 2019, American Airlines Group (AAG) employed 133,700 employees compared to 128,900 at the end of 2018.

American Airlines was founded in 1934. Its parent (holding company) company, American Airlines Group (AAG) was formed in 1982. 

AAG also owns (wholly owned regional subsidiaries) Envoy Aviation Group
Inc., PSA Airlines, Inc. and Piedmont Airlines, Inc., which together operate under the brand name American Eagle. At the end of 2021, AAG had 1,432 aircraft in its fleet. Its total net revenues for 2021 reached $29.9 billion compared to $17.34 billion in 2020.