FAPA.aero | Pilot Hiring History - Monthly - Current Year

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Major Airline Pilot Hiring 2017 by MonthReturn to Hiring History

Airline Jan Feb Mar YTD

Alaska Airlines
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20

24

36

80

American Airlines
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77

77

79

233

Atlas Air
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24

35

32

91

Delta Air Lines
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78

104

96

278

FedEx
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44

47

35

126

JetBlue
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30

28

27

85

Southwest Airlines
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84

84

82

250

Spirit Airlines
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32

32

40

104

United Airlines
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32

44

66

142

UPS
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73

26

43

142

TOTALS 494 501 536 1531


          Figures in future months represent anticipated class sizes. Carriers that have not published a complete monthly breakdown may have a YTD total.


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Alaska Airlines

Hired 36 pilots in March and 80 year-to-date. Will be sending pilot recruiters to FAPA's Seattle Job Fair in August 2017.

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American Airlines

Hired 79 pilots in March and 233 year-to-date. Plans to hire approximately 750 in 2017.

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22

Atlas Air

Hired 32 in March and 91 year-to-date. Currently interviewing once a quarter and plans to hire approximately 280 pilots in 2017 (both 767 & 747 spots are available). Atlas sent pilot recruiters to FAPA's Pilot Job Fair in LAS on April 21.

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7

Delta Air Lines

Hired 96 pilots in March and 278 year-to-date. Delta pilots ratified new collective bargaining agreement on Dec. 1, 2016.

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9

FedEx

Hired 35 pilots in March and 126 year-to-date. 300 to 350 forecasted to be hired in 2017.

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34

JetBlue

Hired 27 pilots in March and 85 year-to-date. Interviewing twice per month in 2017. Classes for the interview date should be approximately 2 months after interview. Plans to hire 371 in 2017.

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Southwest Airlines

Hired 82 pilots in March and 250 year-to-date. Increased projected 2017 hiring by 19% to 784 pilots. Southwest pilots approved a new collective bargaining agreement. Interviews planned for May/June. Southwest.com/careers window is open 04/22-24.

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43

Spirit Airlines

Hired 40 pilots in March and 104 year-to-date. 350 pilots forecasted to be hired in 2017. Will be sending pilot recruiters to FAPA's Denver Job Fair in June 2017.

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12

United Airlines

Hired 66 pilots in March and 142 year-to-date. Plans to hire 500-600 total in 2017. Assignments will be primarily on the B737 and A320.

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13

UPS

Hired 43 in March and 143 year-to-date. Expects to hire greater than 300 in 2017. UPS sent pilot recruiters to FAPA's Pilot Job Fair in LAS on April 21.

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