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Major Airline Pilot Hiring 2019 by MonthReturn to Hiring History

Airline JAN FEB YTD

Alaska Airlines
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51

5

56

Allegiant Air
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0

0

0

American Airlines
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90

65

155

Atlas Air
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24

42

66

Delta Air Lines
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38

91

129

FedEx
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41

36

77

JetBlue
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56

35

91

Southwest Airlines
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24

28

52

Spirit Airlines
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16

15

31

United Airlines
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72

103

175

UPS Airlines
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53

20

73

TOTALS 465 440 905


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


Notes:

3

Alaska Airlines

Hired 5 in February. Application window closed.

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47

Allegiant Air

No hiring until June 2019. 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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American Airlines

Hired 65 in February. Interviews continue.

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22

Atlas Air

Hired 42 in February. Projected to hire 735 in 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). Will be attending FAPA's FREE Pilot Job Fairs in LAS on 3/30.

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7

Delta Air Lines

Hired 91 in February. Interviewing continues.

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9

FedEx

Click on the QuickLink above to go to the new application page.
Hired 36 pilots in February and 413 in 2018.

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34

JetBlue

Hired 35 in February. Expect application window to open on April 1 and remain open the entire month.

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11

Southwest Airlines

Hired 28 in February. Interviewing continues.

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43

Spirit Airlines

Hired 15 in February.
Launched a new application system in 2019. Click the Quick Link to apply.

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12

United Airlines

Hired 103 in February. 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 20 in February. 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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