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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 20 pilots in August.

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47

Allegiant Air

Hired 27 pilots in August. Allegiant has announced their plans for new aircraft, new crew bases in Flint, MI and Appleton, WI, and 22 new routes. FO position currently intaking applications. Quick link for more info. Quick Link

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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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22

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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