Major Airlines Hiring

Airline Hiring Dashboard

Use this dashboard to get quick facts about some of 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.  Have a question or correction, send us an email.


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, STL, CLT, DCA area Hiring approx. 450 pilots in 2017, over half flow-through.
Delta DAL Yes 13,658 2017-2019 ATL, JFK area, CVG, LAX, DTW, MSP, SEA, SLC On track to hire 700 pilots 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 Hiring 450 pilots in 2017
Southwest LUV Yes 8,600 2009-2011 DAL, PHX, ATL MDW, BWI, DEN, LAS, HOU, OAK area, MCO
jetBlue JBLU Yes 3,400 2013-2016 BOS, LAX area, FLL area, JFK area
Alaska ALK Yes 1,875 2012-2017 ANC, SEA, PDX, LAX area  Alaska is acquiring Virgin America
Hawaiian HA Yes 627 2009-2015 HON, LAX, JFK, EWR, MCO, TPA,
Spirit SAVE Yes 1564 2009-2015 ATL, LAS, LGA, ATL, FLL
Virgin America VA Yes 710 SFO, LAX, JFK Currently being bought by Alaska Airlines


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