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Major Airline Pilot Hiring 2021 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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0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Allegiant Air
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0

0

0

0

0

0

19

45

16

0

0

0

80

American Airlines
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0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

80

0

0

0

80

Atlas Air
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32

40

38

46

30

41

15

34

18

0

0

0

294

Delta Air Lines
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0

0

0

0

0

16

41

91

70

0

0

0

218

FedEx
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36

56

56

60

64

68

68

68

55

0

0

0

531

Frontier
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0

0

0

0

0

34

26

32

42

0

0

0

134

JetBlue
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0

0

0

0

34

34

39

36

72

0

0

0

215

Southwest Airlines
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0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Spirit Airlines
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0

0

24

24

24

46

48

50

48

0

0

0

264

United Airlines
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0

0

0

99

155

170

230

181

0

0

0

835

UPS Airlines
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23

41

28

24

31

28

27

27

53

0

0

0

282

TOTALS 91 137 146 154 282 422 453 613 635 0 0 0 2933


          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 0 pilots in September. No new classes announced.

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Allegiant Air

Hired 16 pilots in September. All furloughed pilots have been recalled. Allegiant has announced their plans for 184 new hire pilots in 2021. Also announced 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 80 pilots in September. American Airlines will hire a total of 300 pilots in 2021 and 1000+ in 2022. Offering $150,000 in upgrade and retention bonuses with their wholly-owned partner airlines.

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Atlas Air

Hired 18 pilots in September. Has plans to hire at least another 200 in 2021. Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings Inc. Recruiting for all fleets; including the Southern Air brand: 747, 777, 767, 737.

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Delta Air Lines

Hired 70 pilots in September. Projected 660 for the year.

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FedEx

Hired 55 pilots in September, projecting a total of 560 new pilots in 2021.

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29

Frontier

Hired 34 pilots in September. Expecting to hire 210 for the year.

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JetBlue

Hired 72 pilots in September.

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Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines started accepting pilot applications earlier this month and is planning to hire 120 pilots for November and December new hire classes.

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43

Spirit Airlines

Hired 48 pilots in September. Planning to hire a total of 400 pilots in 2021. Quick Link

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12

United Airlines

Hired 181 pilots in September. Had initial plans to bring in 790 pilots in 2021, but has already brought in 835. Announced plans to hire 10,000 new pilots by 2030.

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13

UPS Airlines

Hired 53 pilots in September. Expected to hire a total of 227 pilots in 2021, but has already hired 282. Quick link for positions. Quick Link

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