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2017 Major Airline Pilot Hiring

Airline Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec YTD

Alaska Airlines
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20

24

36

14

0

0

24

24

24

25

20

26

237

American Airlines
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77

75

76

77

41

25

79

65

38

0

84

0

637

Atlas Air
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24

35

32

42

40

51

34

14

28

12

20

25

357

Delta Air Lines
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78

104

96

98

98

80

95

81

96

119

78

59

1082

FedEx
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44

47

35

50

35

36

39

43

33

15

26

25

428

JetBlue
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30

28

27

34

19

7

17

29

22

30

17

11

271

Southwest Airlines
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84

84

82

44

72

73

54

107

52

112

80

54

898

Spirit Airlines
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32

32

40

40

38

36

36

40

42

60

38

22

456

United Airlines
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32

44

66

91

21

0

0

0

0

0

0

36

290

UPS Airlines
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73

26

43

10

28

44

28

40

19

7

14

0

332

TOTALS 494 499 533 500 392 352 406 443 354 380 377 258 4988


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Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines hired 0 pilots in December. Pilot hiring is suspended indefinitely.

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357

American Airlines

Hired 0 pilots in December. Recalled all of the 1,247 pilots on furlough. Pilot hiring is suspended indefinitely.

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Atlas Air

Hired 17 pilots in December. Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings Inc. Recruiting for all fleets; including the Southern Air brand: 747, 777, 767, 737. Atlas/Southern is aiming to hire 447 pilots in 2021. Pilot Counseling Services offers FAPA members a $25 discount on Atlas interview preparation. Will be attending FAPA's FREE Pilot Job Fairs Virtual on 1/27.

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7

Delta Air Lines

Hired 0 pilots in December. Pilot hiring is suspended indefinitely.

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9

FedEx

Hired 52 pilots in December. FedEx reports that they will aim to hire 36 new pilots January 2021, and increase that number to 52 pilots a month in February until their staffing needs are met. Pilot Counseling Services provides FAPA members a $25 discount on interview preparation for FedEx interviews.

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34

JetBlue

Hired 0 pilots in December. Pilot hiring is suspended indefinitely.

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11

Southwest Airlines

Hired 0 pilots in December. Pilot hiring is suspended indefinitely.

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43

Spirit Airlines

Hired 0 pilots in December. Pilot hiring is suspended indefinitely.

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12

United Airlines

Hired 0 pilots in December. Pilot hiring is suspended indefinitely. Reached agreement with ALPA preventing furloughs until June 2021.

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13

UPS Airlines

Hired 7 pilots in December. UPS reports that they have a soft target of recruiting 300 pilots in 2021. Pilot Counseling Services provides FAPA members a $25 discount on UPS interview preparation.

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