From the United States to India, airline hiring for pilots is on the rise with multiple companies planning to add thousands of employees to their payrolls in the coming months.
American Airlines has announced plans to hire as many as 1,500 pilots in the next five years, additionally offering positions to currently-furloughed pilots, according to the Associated Press. The company said it will begin posting new jobs immediately and will hire between 45 and 50 pilots each month through at least the summer of 2014. A process to hire an additional 1,500 flight attendants has already started.
Hiring has resumed largely because airlines are seeing their pilots hit a mandatory retirement age of 65, which requires them to add more to their staff with flight demand holding steady.
Meanwhile, across the globe in India, Jet Airways and their partner company Etihad Airways are leading the way for additional hiring, according to DNA India. More than 200 cabin crew employees were hired by Etihad as the airline looks to triple its number of flights moving between Mumbai and Delhi.
Jet Airways has said it plans to hire cabin crew, pilots, medical officers and administrative positions as it expands its fleet from 94 to 99 aircraft in coming years. Air Asia and Malindo Air are also believed to have began hiring processes.