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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 20 pilots in August.

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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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Delta Air Lines

Hired 216 pilots in August.

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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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Southwest Airlines

Hired 38 pilots in August.

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43

Spirit Airlines

Hired 99 pilots in August. Spirit agreed to purchase by JetBlue Airways.

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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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