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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 December. Pilot hiring is suspended indefinitely.

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47

Allegiant Air

Hired 0 pilots in December. Pilot hiring is suspended indefinitely with 130 pilots on furlough.

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357

American Airlines

Hired 0 pilots in December. Recalled all of the 1,247 pilots on furlough. Pilot hiring is suspended indefinitely.

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22

Atlas Air

Hired 17 pilots in December. Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings Inc. Recruiting for all fleets; including the Southern Air brand: 747, 777, 767, 737. Atlas/Southern is aiming to hire 447 pilots in 2021. Pilot Counseling Services offers FAPA members a $25 discount on Atlas interview preparation. Will be attending FAPA's FREE Pilot Job Fairs Virtual on 1/27.

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7

Delta Air Lines

Hired 0 pilots in December. Pilot hiring is suspended indefinitely.

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9

FedEx

Hired 52 pilots in December. FedEx reports that they will aim to hire 36 new pilots January 2021, and increase that number to 52 pilots a month in February until their staffing needs are met. Pilot Counseling Services provides FAPA members a $25 discount on interview preparation for FedEx interviews.

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29

Frontier

Hired 0 pilots in December. Pilot hiring is suspended indefinitely.

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34

JetBlue

Hired 0 pilots in December. Pilot hiring is suspended indefinitely.

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11

Southwest Airlines

Hired 0 pilots in December. Pilot hiring is suspended indefinitely.

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43

Spirit Airlines

Hired 0 pilots in December. Pilot hiring is suspended indefinitely.

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12

United Airlines

Hired 0 pilots in December. Pilot hiring is suspended indefinitely. Reached agreement with ALPA preventing furloughs until June 2021.

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13

UPS Airlines

Hired 7 pilots in December. UPS reports that they have a soft target of recruiting 300 pilots in 2021. Pilot Counseling Services provides FAPA members a $25 discount on UPS interview preparation.

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