Wed, Aug 13, 2008
Trend Will Only Continue... But Some ARE Still Hiring
Here's clear evidence economic woes are taking their toll on
airline hiring. Airlines that report to AIR, Inc. hired a total of
287 pilots in July, 56% fewer than in the previous month.
National carriers hired the most with 79, followed by the majors
with 72. The non-jet carriers put 33 pilots into their flight
decks, and Jet-operators hired 18. Other airlines added an
AIR Inc. notes pilot furlough numbers rose slightly from 2,327
in June to 2,397 in July... but adds that number will only increase
through the remainder of the year.
Seventy-eight out of 175 airlines that report to AIR, Inc. are
still hiring pilots. Southwest is the only major airline that is
still interviewing pilots for their pool. Four national airlines
and 10 jet operators say they're still hiring, while 17 non-jet
operators will be taking on new pilots and the crew leasing and
foreign sectors are still adding crewmembers to their flight
AIR, Inc.'s next Airline Pilot Job Fair will be held in the
Washington/Dulles area at the Hyatt Regency Reston Hotel on August
23. Attending airlines include UPS, AirNet, Comair, Kalitta Air,
and Mesaba, as well as fractionals like Avantair. Crew Leasing
operations Aviator Recruitment, Direct Personnel, Gap Aviation, and
Parc Aviation will also be in attendance.
ALPA, Freight Dog, Gulfstream Flight Academy, and Higher Power
Aviation will also exhibit at the Dulles gathering.
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