American Airlines Plans to Hire 2,500 Pilots

American Airlines Plans to Hire 2,500 Pilots

The CEO of American Airlines said the company expects to hire 2,500 pilots over the next five years as it ramps up international flights.

“The new American will be doing even more international flying, providing greater opportunities for career advancement and increased income for our people,” AMR Corp. CEO Thomas Horton said Wednesday in a letter to employees. AMR is American’s parent company.

American currently has about 8,000 active pilots.

For the complete story by The Associated Press’s David Koenig, click here.

Updated: October 25, 2012 — 12:47 PM
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