FAPA.aero | Pilot Hiring History - All Time

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Major Airline Pilot Hiring by Year (2000-Present)Return to Hiring History

Airline 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Totals

Delta Air Lines

812

420

0

0

0

0

0

392

332

0

155

0

0

0

915

958

1206

1082

582

6854

Southwest Airlines

425

444

195

147

384

350

628

432

384

0

0

262

140

60

345

276

631

898

759

6760

American Airlines

1171

797

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

20

500

313

519

637

897

4854

JetBlue

124

121

250

216

206

498

450

434

95

30

113

275

68

283

420

289

273

271

278

4694

United Airlines

1032

194

0

0

0

0

0

120

115

0

0

0

0

398

381

872

522

290

599

4523

FedEx

216

404

210

7

159

433

315

38

0

0

0

139

152

14

8

137

427

428

413

3500

UPS Airlines

206

223

0

0

32

244

170

232

0

0

0

0

0

0

40

85

63

332

216

1843

Continental Airlines

75

137

0

0

0

408

495

544

110

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

?

?

1769

Alaska Airlines

137

121

65

26

0

59

122

131

7

0

0

6

76

45

153

225

184

237

134

1728

AirTran Airways

96

183

84

111

190

259

263

287

81

0

140

16

0

0

0

0

0

?

?

1710

Spirit Airlines

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

274

288

456

404

1422

Northwest

355

264

0

0

0

0

0

90

108

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

?

?

817

Atlas Air

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

357

324

681

America West

250

40

13

126

190

50

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

?

?

669

ATA

63

52

34

221

38

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

?

?

408

Allegiant Air

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

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0

0

TOTALS

5105

3408

851

854

1199

2301

2443

2766

1299

30

408

748

553

1084

3053

3429

4113

4988

4606

43238

Meet the FAPA team

Laura Arden

Vice President of Sales & Marketing

LauraArden

Laura Arden enthusiastically joined the FAPA team in 2016 as Director of Sales and Marketing.  She brings with her a background as an attorney and sales and marketing professional with a keen interest in aviation. Laura is responsible for building relationships with aviation partners for FAPA's Job Fairs, Future Pilot Forums and opportunities to advertise on FAPA.aero. FAPA’s Future Pilot Forums have become a passionate mission to Build the Pilot Pipeline and she works to reach future pilots of all ages to attend Future Pilot Forums around the country.

Client Testimonials

Joe W.

Hired at Atlas Air

After joining FAPA, I found that Karen was extremely responsive, answering questions via text, email and phone at all hours of the day and night. Sometimes she would be on a flight herself, but as soon as she landed she was back to me right away. In my case the FAPA job fair was the lead and vital to the invitation...Karen had great advice and testimonials which helped.