Major Airlines Hiring

Want to know some quick facts about the leading airline companies? From the all-important question: “Who is hiring right now?” to “Where are the airline’s pilot bases?” You’ll find this a handy tool.

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Airline Symbol Hiring Now? # of Pilots Last Contract Bases Hiring Comments
American AAL Yes 15,268 2014-2019 DFW, LAX, ORD, MIA, JFK, PHX, PHL, BOS, CLT, DCA area Hiring an estimated 900 pilots in 2019. Pilots received an 8% pay increase last year. Profit sharing is 2% of pay.
Delta DAL Yes 14,489 2017-2019 ATL, JFK area, CVG, LAX, DTW, MSP, SEA, SLC Hired 1069 in 2017
United UAL Yes 12,582 2012-2019 ORD, DEN, SFO, IAH, CLE, SEA, LAX area, IAD area, IAH area, JFK area Industry leading pay rate. Hired 450 pilots in 2017
Southwest LUV Yes 9,277 2009-2011 DAL, PHX, ATL MDW, BWI, DEN, LAS, HOU, OAK area, MCO
jetBlue JBLU Yes 3,578 2013-2016 BOS, LAX area, FLL area, JFK area, MCO  In negotiations
Alaska ALK Yes 2,780 2017-2020 ANC, SEA, PDX, LAX area Hiring 400 pilots in 2018.
Hawaiian HA Yes 766 2009-2015 HON, LAX, JFK, EWR, MCO, TPA,
Spirit SAVE Yes 2051 2009-2015 ATL, LAS, LGA, ATL, FLL

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