American Airlines expects to hire 350 pilots this year and an additional 1,000 next year. Vice President Chip Long said the company is “full speed ahead with plans to continue recruiting, hiring, and training the best and most diverse pilots in the business.”
Southwest Airlines is responding to the growing demand for flights by hiring 120 additional pilots. Southwest has experienced numerous canceled flights recently due to a lack of pilots.
Delta Air Lines has announced they will hire more than one thousand pilots due to the increased demand by travelers. Delta was forced to cancel many flights during the holidays due to a lack of pilots. They expect the increase in hiring to resolve this.
Ryanair, Europe’s largest airline, is expanding both its fleet and its pilot hiring. The airline is investing more in manpower due to savings from purchasing new, efficient aircraft.
United Airlines plans to add 25,000 union jobs by 2026, a hiring spree aimed at supporting a massive jetliner order it announced Tuesday as the industry’s worst-ever crisis starts to fade.