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Major Airline Pilot Hiring 2020 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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27

15

15

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

57

Allegiant Air
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32

37

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

69

American Airlines
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120

106

128

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

354

Atlas Air
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19

5

10

53

30

70

30

60

26

27

33

17

380

Delta Air Lines
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121

140

149

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

410

FedEx
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0

0

8

10

19

24

24

24

56

40

8

52

265

Frontier
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49

46

46

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

141

JetBlue
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49

21

17

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

87

Southwest Airlines
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0

28

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

28

Spirit Airlines
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60

66

62

27

10

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

225

United Airlines
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113

40

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

153

UPS Airlines
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28

14

23

21

5

19

19

52

16

8

17

7

229

TOTALS 618 518 458 111 64 113 73 136 98 75 58 76 2398


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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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