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Major Airline Pilot Hiring 2018 by MonthReturn to Hiring History

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

Alaska Airlines
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14

34

16

22

12

0

0

0

12

12

0

12

134

Allegiant Air
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0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

American Airlines
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81

50

68

78

101

47

56

79

39

138

85

75

897

Atlas Air
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53

37

59

33

35

31

23

14

0

0

14

25

324

Delta Air Lines
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116

94

95

97

97

33

0

0

0

0

0

48

580

FedEx
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20

20

20

37

37

39

48

51

55

26

24

36

413

JetBlue
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38

34

28

31

27

16

14

18

16

14

12

30

278

Southwest Airlines
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84

84

77

78

67

29

78

54

52

78

52

26

759

Spirit Airlines
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58

56

54

50

50

8

7

40

40

26

10

5

404

United Airlines
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38

41

30

0

0

91

36

75

67

66

78

77

599

UPS Airlines
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39

21

23

19

20

12

16

21

21

10

6

8

216

TOTALS 541 471 470 445 446 306 278 352 302 370 281 342 4604


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Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines hired 0 pilots in February.

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47

Allegiant Air

Hired 0 pilots in February. All furloughed pilots were recalled.

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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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