Airline Pilot Hiring Announcements Now is the Time to Become a Pilot
Airlines are hiring. Pilots training and building their hours now will be among the most competitive. Stay up-to-date on pilot hiring announcements and what's going on with the pilot job market.
June 2021 - Delta Air Lines will begin hiring 150 per month starting in September until the end of the year. Starting in January 2022, they will be hiring 200 per month.
Source: Aero Crew Solutions
May 2021 - Allegiant is hiring and plans to increase pilot workforce by 19% this summer.
May 2021 - Offering a positive company culture, top pilot pay rates and career stability. Endeavor pilots are leading the way with the best hourly pilot pay and enjoy a family-like culture where your team supports you every step of the way. First-year First Officer pay rate of $52.19/hr and third-year Captain pay rate of $99.40/hr, $10,000 Pilot Training Completion Bonus and more.
May 2021 - Horizon Air is accepting aspiring pilots into their Pilot Development Program. ATP students can earn $11,000 in tuition reimbursement.
Source: Internal Memo
April 2021 - Delta Air Lines said Wednesday it will resume hiring new pilots, following other carriers in preparing for future staffing as travel demand rebounds.
The Atlanta-based carrier will start by adding 75 pilots who have conditional job offers in June through August “and will likely increase the number of new pilots by September,” John Laughter, Delta's senior vice president and chief of operations, wrote in a staff memo, which was seen by CNBC.
April 2021 - American Airlines plans to resume hiring pilots this fall, the carrier told aviators on Tuesday, as a rebound in demand prompts airlines to rethinking their future staffing.
April 2021 - Envoy Air Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines Group (NASDAQ: AAL) operating nearly 180 aircraft on about 900 daily flights to more than 150 destinations. The company’s more than 14,000 employees provide regional flight service to American Airlines under the American Eagle brand and livery and ground handling services for multiple airlines, including American.
As a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines Group, Envoy is the largest regional airline provider for American, the world’s largest airline. And with an industry leading flow-through agreement to American, Envoy pilots have a direct path to a mainline flying career, with no additional interview required.
April 2021 - We’re looking for highly qualified, motivated pilots who want to work for an airline that respects its employees, offers fantastic opportunities and is dedicated to making a difference. If that sounds like you, then you’re Republic ready!
April 2021 - CommutAir, a United Express carrier, announced it will offer a fast-track hiring process for ATP Flight School students, strengthening CommutAir’s partnership with ATP as the airline continues growing.
The program, which is available exclusively to ATP Flight School students and instructors, provides applicants a conditional job offer for a first officer position upon the successful completion of a background check and technical interview, creating a more streamlined hiring and onboarding experience for qualified candidates.
April 2021 - SkyWest Airlines pilots have more opportunity, exposure, and access than any other regional pilots, allowing them to truly Take Control of Their Pilot Careers.
With 18 domiciles, a fleet of over 450 aircraft and growing, and flying agreements with four mainline partners – United, Delta, American and Alaska – SkyWest offers the best quality of life for pilots.
April 2021 - United Airlines on Thursday told staff it will soon begin hiring hundreds of pilots — a process the airline was forced to halt when coronavirus pandemic devastated travel demand last year, according to an internal email reviewed by CNBC. The Chicago-based airline is the first of the large U.S. carriers to announce it will resume pilot hiring, the latest sign it’s preparing for a recovery.
March 2021 - PSA is officially hiring! Planning classes of 30 new hires bi-weekly, starting in April.
March 2021 - Air Wisconsin has updated their “open positions” to include First Officers.
March 2021 - Endeavor is hiring pilots again - join our growing team!
Endeavor provides an exciting opportunity to fly commercial MHI CRJ 200/700/900 aircraft. Our pilots are safety conscious and customer oriented. The Pilot conducts flight operations in strict compliance with company policies, procedures, and federal regulations.
January 19, 2021 - U.S. ultra low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines, which is owned by private equity firm Indigo Partners, is planning to resume new pilot hiring this year, a Frontier spokeswoman said on Tuesday.
The airline intends to open the pilot application window soon with the aim of re-starting hiring that was frozen during the pandemic by July, provided passenger demand recovers, the spokeswoman said, confirming a report from sources. The current plan is to hire around 100 pilots this year, she said.
March 2, 2021 - We're ready, are you?! It's been a long year, but we're excited to announce that the Pilot application window at GoJet Airlines is NOW OPEN!
March 28, 2021 - CommutAir visiting ATP training centers the week of March 28.
Source: Airline Location Visits
March 1, 2021 - Starting February 23, 2021, United will resume interviewing eligible Aviate applicants from across our partner network: universities, flight schools, Part 135 operators and United Express carriers.
February 13, 2021 - Spirit Airlines has announced it is hiring new pilots and flight attendants in anticipation of a return to normal travel levels in 2021. It’s also hiring flight instructors and flight attendant recruiters as it gets ready for recovery. “We’ll be a big hirer again,” CEO Ted Christie told CNBC.
February 26, 2021 - Come fly with us: Our First Officer application window opens March 1 to March 7.
February 28, 2021 - Delta has told its pilots it plans to have them all back to flying status by October to get ready for a return to more normal operations. A memo from Chief of Operations John Laughter says details will be unveiled March 5 and COVID-19-idled pilots can expect a busy summer of training and refreshers. “Looking ahead, we’re preparing to potentially build back to 2019 levels of flying by summer 2023,” he wrote. “This decision is a significant step to position Delta for the network recovery and supports projected customer demand.”
January 2021 - FedEx hired 36 pilots in January. Atlas Air hired 32 pilots in January. UPS hired 23 pilots in January.
January 2021 - FedEx reports it will hire 52 pilots a month until their staffing needs are met. Projecting a total of 560 new pilots in 2021.
January 2021 - UPS reports they expect to hire 227 pilots in 2021.