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Allegiant Air wants to hire almost 200 pilots as air traffic demand continues to improve, following its historic lows due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Las Vegas-based low-fare carrier has shared the news that it plans to recruit 184 pilots, a 19% increase on top of the currently flying 1,000 pilots.
“These new pilots will be a welcome addition to our current roster of exceptional flight crew members,” Tracy Tulle, Allegiant’s senior vice president of flight crew operations, said in a statement. “Their hiring really marks an exciting part of our five-year growth plan, which includes onboarding new pilots and flight attendants, as well as adding aircraft to our fleet, and new bases, cities and routes to our network.”
The first group of new pilots will start training in mid-summer, with classes scheduled every few weeks through early 2022.
Allegiant operates A319s and A320s, having more than 580 routes to 129 cities. The company currently counts more than 4,000 employees.