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Major Airline Pilot Hiring 2022 by MonthReturn to Hiring History

Airline JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JULY AUG SEPT OCT YTD

Alaska Airlines
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64

67

78

69

64

53

25

20

41

43

524

Allegiant Air
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43

28

12

13

17

25

20

27

14

13

212

American Airlines
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263

180

180

180

189

225

180

156

180

180

1913

Atlas Air
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31

36

87

67

126

68

86

123

66

109

799

Delta Air Lines
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205

214

204

199

197

204

212

216

212

189

2052

FedEx
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37

69

72

67

35

71

70

59

47

32

559

Frontier
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36

26

47

44

47

45

48

57

55

51

456

JetBlue
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54

48

97

26

91

55

61

71

102

112

717

Southwest Airlines
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49

18

100

83

120

92

70

35

93

153

813

Spirit Airlines
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70

66

78

74

76

96

94

99

98

92

843

United Airlines
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254

268

257

107

115

182

168

263

255

219

2088

UPS Airlines
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30

29

35

45

43

39

41

40

38

56

396

TOTALS 1136 1049 1247 974 1120 1155 1075 1166 1201 1249 11372


          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 43 pilots in October.

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Allegiant Air

Hired 13 pilots in October. 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 180 pilots in October. 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 109 pilots in October. 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. Interested candidates should click here to apply. Atlas Air will be exhibiting at our November 22 Pilot Job Fair in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

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Delta Air Lines

Hired 189 pilots in October.

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FedEx

Hired 32 pilots in October.

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29

Frontier

Hired 51 pilots in October. Frontier abandoned plans to merge with Spirit Airlines.

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34

JetBlue

Hired 112 pilots in September. Reached an agreement to purchase Spirit Airlines. Will be reviewing résumés at FAPA's November 19 Pilot Job Fair in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

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Southwest Airlines

Hired 153 pilots in October.

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43

Spirit Airlines

Hired 92 pilots in October. Spirit agreed to purchase by JetBlue Airways.

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12

United Airlines

Hired 219 pilots in October. Announced plans to hire 10,000 new pilots by 2030.

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13

UPS Airlines

Hired 56 pilots in October. Quick link for positions. Quick Link

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