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Airline JAN FEB FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC YTD

AirTran Airways
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20

27

27

14

20

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

81

Alaska Airlines
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7

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

7

American Airlines
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0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

ATA
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0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Continental Airlines
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38

48

48

18

4

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

110

Delta Air Lines
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70

70

70

100

70

22

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

332

FedEx
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0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

JetBlue
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35

34

34

20

6

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

95

Northwest
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32

38

38

27

11

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

108

Southwest Airlines
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20

16

16

0

60

72

72

72

24

48

0

0

0

384

United Airlines
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30

34

34

51

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

115

UPS Airlines
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0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

TOTALS 252 267 267 230 171 96 72 72 24 48 0 0 0 1232


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17

AirTran Airways

AirTran is not accepting new applications. See Southwest's listing for pilot hiring information.

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3

Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines hired 20 pilots in August.

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357

American Airlines

Hired 156 pilots in August. Projecting 2300+ new pilots in 2022. Offering $150,000 in upgrade and retention bonuses with their wholly-owned partner airlines.

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5

ATA

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6

Continental Airlines

See United Airlines listing.

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7

Delta Air Lines

Hired 216 pilots in August.

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9

FedEx

Hired 59 pilots in August.

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34

JetBlue

Hired 71 pilots in August. Reached an agreement to purchase Spirit Airlines.

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10

Northwest

Northwest and Delta are now operating under one FAA Part 121 operating certificate.

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11

Southwest Airlines

Hired 38 pilots in August.

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12

United Airlines

Hired 263 pilots in August. Announced plans to hire 10,000 new pilots by 2030.

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13

UPS Airlines

Hired 40 pilots in August. Quick link for positions. Quick Link

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