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Major Airline Pilot Hiring 2017 by MonthReturn to Hiring History

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 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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Atlas Air

Hired 123 pilots in August. Atlas Air will pay you to “earn your wings”! They’re highly committed to having the best fly with them and have created pathways to make sure they can. Through their Pathway To Success First Officer Trainee Program, these benefits start right away for trainees and include a $2,000 per month stipend, transportation and accommodations, medical benefits, 401(k), ATP/CTP course and ATP written exam, ATP check ride and prep and an intro to Boeing course. Upon successful completion of their comprehensive training program, candidates with a restricted ATP may transition to the 737, and those with an unrestricted ATP may become eligible for wide body fleets. Atlas Air will be exhibiting at our August 20 Pilot Job Fair in Washington, DC.

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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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11

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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