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Major Airline Pilot Hiring 2016 by MonthReturn to Hiring History

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

Alaska Airlines
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22

22

22

12

0

0

13

16

22

11

12

36

18

184

American Airlines
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58

69

69

56

15

19

18

21

36

74

86

0

0

519

Delta Air Lines
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64

98

98

113

110

75

98

118

117

129

126

98

60

1206

FedEx
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20

24

24

25

27

32

40

46

44

38

18

74

39

427

JetBlue
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30

31

31

30

26

20

24

29

20

17

27

19

0

273

Southwest Airlines
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74

78

78

79

52

50

24

48

48

48

78

26

26

631

Spirit Airlines
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26

20

20

26

22

26

16

22

28

30

30

28

14

288

United Airlines
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84

75

75

67

63

42

37

20

37

15

33

38

11

522

UPS Airlines
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0

0

0

0

0

0

21

21

21

0

0

0

0

63

TOTALS 378 484 484 408 315 264 291 341 373 362 410 319 168 4113


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3

Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines hired 37 pilots in December for a total of 608 in 2022.

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357

American Airlines

Hired 0 pilots in December for a total of 1,941 in 2022.

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Delta Air Lines

Hired 163 pilots in December for a total of 2,392 pilots in 2022.

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9

FedEx

Hired 18 pilots in December for a total of 599 in 2022.

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34

JetBlue

Hired 47 pilots in December for a total of 826 in 2022. Reached an agreement to purchase Spirit Airlines.

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11

Southwest Airlines

Hired 170 pilots in December for a total of 1,140 in 2022.

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43

Spirit Airlines

Hired 62 pilots in December for a total of 995 in 2022. Spirit agreed to purchase by JetBlue Airways.

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12

United Airlines

Hired 108 pilots in December for a total of 2,500 in 2022. Announced plans to hire 10,000 new pilots by 2030.

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13

UPS Airlines

Hired 11 pilots in December for a total of 425 in 2022. Quick link for positions. Quick Link

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