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Airline JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC YTD

Alaska Airlines
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48

44

44

8

0

0

24

10

30

0

18

23

249

Allegiant Air
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0

0

0

0

0

0

0

48

48

30

0

0

126

American Airlines
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90

65

69

99

92

85

94

0

71

87

83

99

934

Atlas Air
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24

42

22

35

18

26

30

0

0

0

24

30

251

Delta Air Lines
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38

39

39

25

24

36

44

42

39

58

49

59

492

FedEx
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41

36

42

35

42

56

40

35

24

9

10

0

370

Frontier
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28

34

34

15

13

3

0

0

8

12

32

48

227

JetBlue
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56

35

33

32

29

69

29

17

20

20

14

41

395

Southwest Airlines
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24

28

26

52

52

52

52

26

26

0

52

12

402

Spirit Airlines
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16

15

8

4

4

4

54

46

60

60

60

48

379

United Airlines
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72

103

114

58

59

30

64

75

24

107

80

119

905

UPS Airlines
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53

20

13

23

25

19

21

31

12

1

14

15

247

TOTALS 490 461 444 386 358 380 452 330 362 384 436 494 4977


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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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29

Frontier

Hired 0 pilots in February. Frontier has 150 new Airbus planes on order as of Feb. 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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