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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 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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Atlas Air

Hired 52 pilots in December for a total of 910 pilots in 2022. 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. Interested candidates should click here to apply. Atlas will be exhibiting at FAPA's Pilot Job Fairs in Los Angeles, CA; Atlanta, GA; Miami, FL; Honolulu, HI; Denver, CO and Dallas, TX this year.

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7

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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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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