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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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3

Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines hired 0 pilots in February.

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357

American Airlines

Hired 0 pilots in February.

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22

Atlas Air

Hired 40 pilots in February. Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings Inc. Recruiting for all fleets; including the Southern Air brand: 747, 777, 767, 737. Atlas/Southern is planning to hire 447 pilots in 2021. Will be attending FAPA's FREE virtual Pilot Job Fair Virtual on 5/26.

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7

Delta Air Lines

Hired 0 pilots in February. Propel college intake to open Fall 2021.

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9

FedEx

Hired 56 pilots in February. FedEx reports it will hire 52 pilots a month until their staffing needs are met. Projecting a total of 560 new pilots in 2021.

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34

JetBlue

Hired 0 pilots in February.

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11

Southwest Airlines

Hired 0 pilots in February.

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43

Spirit Airlines

Hired 0 pilots in February. Spirit is planning classes in March, April and May 2021 with candidates who were put in a hiring pool because of COVID. Currently FO position is open and accepting applications.

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12

United Airlines

Hired 0 pilots in February. Classes begin in May for 300 pilots whose classes were deferred in early 2019.

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13

UPS Airlines

Hired 41 pilots in February. UPS reports they expect to hire 227 pilots in 2021.

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