FAPA.aero | Pilot Hiring History - Monthly - Current Year

Pilot Job Market & Interview Prep

Major Airline Pilot Hiring 2019 by MonthReturn to Hiring History

Airline JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT YTD

Alaska Airlines
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48

44

44

8

0

0

24

10

30

0

208

Allegiant Air
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0

0

0

0

0

0

0

48

48

30

126

American Airlines
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90

65

69

99

92

85

94

0

71

87

752

Atlas Air
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24

42

22

35

18

26

30

0

0

0

197

Delta Air Lines
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38

39

39

25

24

36

44

42

39

58

384

FedEx
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41

36

42

35

42

56

40

35

24

9

360

JetBlue
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56

35

33

32

29

69

29

17

20

20

340

Southwest Airlines
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24

28

26

52

52

52

52

26

26

0

338

Spirit Airlines
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16

15

8

4

4

4

54

46

60

60

271

United Airlines
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72

103

114

58

59

30

64

75

24

107

706

UPS Airlines
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53

20

13

23

25

19

21

31

12

1

218

TOTALS 462 427 410 371 345 377 452 330 354 372 3900


          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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3

Alaska Airlines

Hired 0 in October. Application window last open through January 7 11:59 PM PST.
Notes from Alaska Airlines' Pilot Hiring for the application:
1. Before applying, they recommend that you clear your browsing history including your temporary internet files and disable pop-up blockers.
2. Gather your paperwork, including your work history, resume etc. - before you apply to the position.
3. If you would like to include a cover letter, add it as your first page to your resume. Your resume is part of your application and unique to each position you apply to.
4. Once in the application, be sure to use the links provided to return to the previous page if needed. The back button is not compatible with the system.-->

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47

Allegiant Air

Hired 30 in October. To apply, click on Quick Link and choose Flight Ops under Category. First Officer will display as one of the options.

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357

American Airlines

Hired 87 in October. Interviews continue.

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Atlas Air

Hired 0 in October. Projected to hire 735 in 2019, currently at 221 hires for 2019.
1,500 total time if a graduate of a 141, 142, or a U.S. Military training program and holds a SIC/PIC type rating in a turbojet aircraft (or 2000 hours of total time and 500 hours turbine time).

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7

Delta Air Lines

Hired 58 in October. Interviewing continues.

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9

FedEx

Hired 9 pilots in October.

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34

JetBlue

Hired 20 in October. JetBlue's pilot application window was last open through October 2019.

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11

Southwest Airlines

Application Window last open July 29, 2019 through August 11, 2019. Hired 0 in October. Interviewing continues. Expect uncertainty with classes until relaunch of the Boeing 737 MAX.

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43

Spirit Airlines

Hired 60 in October.
Launched a new application system in 2019. Click the Quick Link to apply.

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12

United Airlines

Hired 107 in October. In 2018, 35 percent of United's new hires were from Career Path Programs, compared to 30 percent in 2017.

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13

UPS Airlines

Hired 1 in October. Additional 14 747-8 and 4 767 aircraft ordered, announced on 02/01/2018. This is in addition to the 14 747-8 order announced in 2016. All aircraft will be delivered by the end of 2022.

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