Southwest Airlines Number of Employees

Number of Employees at Southwest Airlines 2005-2021

YearEmployees
202155,100
202056,537
201960,767
201858,803
201756,110
201653,536
201549,583
201446,278
201344,381
201245,861
201145,392
201034,901
200934,726
200835,499
200734,378
200632,664
200531,729

At December 31, 2021, Southwest Airlines had approximately 55,100 active fulltime equivalent employees, including approximately 23,500 flight, 3,200 maintenance, 21,000 ground, customer, and fleet service, and 7,400 management, technology, finance, marketing, and clerical personnel (associated with non-operational departments).

As of 2020, southwest airlines, one of the leading airlines companies operating in the United States, employed 56,537 people compared to 60,767 in 2019.

Southwest Airlines employed 60,767 employees as of 2019, compared to 58,803 in 2018. 

As of 2018, southwest Airlines employed 58,803 employees consisting of approximately 24,900 flight, 3,000 maintenance, 20,800 ground, Customer, and fleet service, and 10,100 management, technology, finance, marketing, and clerical personnel (associated with non-operational departments).