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Major Airline Pilot Hiring by Year (2000-Present)Return to Hiring History

Airline 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Totals

Delta Air Lines

812

420

0

0

0

0

0

392

332

0

155

0

0

0

915

958

1206

1082

6272

Southwest Airlines

425

444

195

147

384

350

628

432

384

0

0

262

140

60

345

276

631

898

6001

JetBlue

124

121

250

216

206

498

450

434

95

30

113

275

68

283

420

289

273

271

4416

American Airlines

1171

797

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

20

500

313

519

637

3957

United Airlines

1032

194

0

0

0

0

0

120

115

0

0

0

0

398

381

872

522

290

3924

FedEx

216

404

210

7

159

433

315

38

0

0

0

139

152

14

8

137

427

428

3087

Continental Airlines

75

137

0

0

0

408

495

544

110

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

?

1769

AirTran Airways

96

183

84

111

190

259

263

287

81

0

140

16

0

0

0

0

0

?

1710

UPS Airlines

206

223

0

0

32

244

170

232

0

0

0

0

0

0

40

85

63

332

1627

Alaska Airlines

137

121

65

26

0

59

122

131

7

0

0

6

76

45

153

225

184

237

1594

Spirit Airlines

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274

288

456

1018

Northwest

355

264

0

0

0

0

0

90

108

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

?

817

America West

250

40

13

126

190

50

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

?

669

ATA

63

52

34

221

38

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

?

408

Atlas Air

?

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357

357

TOTALS

5105

3408

851

854

1199

2301

2443

2766

1299

30

408

748

553

1084

3053

3429

4113

4988

38632

Meet the FAPA team

Mike Schukert

Collegiate Aviation Liaison

MikeSchukert

Mike joined the retired ranks in 2000 after a collegiate aviation teaching career spanning over 20 years. Much of this time was concurrently served as an active-duty and reserve officer in the U.S. Air Force from which he retired in 1991. Although he held professorships at Ohio State and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Mike's last and longest-tenured academic appointment was with the Department of Aerospace at Middle Tennessee State University.

Client Testimonials

Anonymous

Job Fair Attendee

Yesterday was my fifth job fair, when i started attending i had 1500hrs (now 3500 and a 320 type), the set up you guys had with all the recruiters at the table was the best I have experienced. Hopefully the next job fair will produce a call.. i'll see you at the workshop :)