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Major Airline Pilot Hiring 2022 by MonthReturn to Hiring History

Airline JAN FEB MAR APR MAY YTD

Alaska Airlines
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64

67

78

69

64

342

Allegiant Air
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43

28

12

13

17

113

American Airlines
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263

180

180

180

189

992

Atlas Air
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31

36

87

67

126

347

Delta Air Lines
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205

214

204

199

197

1019

FedEx
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37

69

72

67

35

280

Frontier
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36

26

47

44

47

200

JetBlue
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54

48

97

26

91

316

Southwest Airlines
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49

18

100

83

120

370

Spirit Airlines
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70

66

78

74

76

364

United Airlines
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254

268

257

107

115

1001

UPS Airlines
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30

29

35

45

43

182

TOTALS 1136 1049 1247 974 1120 5526


          Figures in future months represent anticipated class sizes. Carriers that have not published a complete monthly breakdown may have a YTD total.


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Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines hired 64 pilots in May.

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47

Allegiant Air

Hired 17 pilots in May. 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 189 pilots in May. Projecting 2300+ new pilots in 2022. Offering $150,000 in upgrade and retention bonuses with their wholly-owned partner airlines.

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Atlas Air

Hired 126 pilots in May. Recruiting for all fleets; including the Southern Air brand: 747, 777, 767, 737. 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 out June 25 Pilot Job Fair in Denver.

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Delta Air Lines

Hired 197 pilots in May.

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FedEx

Hired 35 pilots in May. Recently dropped their college degree requirement for new hire pilots.

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Frontier

Hired 47 pilots in May. On February 7th, 2022, Frontier Airlines announced their plans to buy Spirit Airlines.

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JetBlue

Hired 91 pilots in May.

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Southwest Airlines

Hired 120 pilots in May.

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43

Spirit Airlines

Hired 76 pilots in May. On February 7th, 2022, Spirit Airlines announced that it would be merging with Frontier Airlines.

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12

United Airlines

Hired 115 pilots in May. Announced plans to hire 10,000 new pilots by 2030.

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UPS Airlines

Hired 43 pilots in May. Quick link for positions. Quick Link

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