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United seeks to build its own diverse pipeline of pilots

Apr. 06, 2021 09:21 AM EDT

United Airlines says it will train 5,000 pilots this decade, including taking on applicants with no flying experience, and plans for half of them to be women or people of color. United will borrow an approach used elsewhere, notably at Germany's Lufthansa, by taking...

Delta cancels about 100 flights, opens some middle seats

Apr. 04, 2021 21:20 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Delta Air Lines canceled about 100 flights Sunday due to staff shortages, and it opened up middle seats a month earlier than expected in order to carry more passengers. The airline says it had over 1 million passengers during the past few days, the...

Travel rebound: United plans to hire about 300 new pilots

Apr. 01, 2021 19:00 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — United Airlines said Thursday it plans to hire about 300 pilots, another sign that airlines feel more confident that a recent increase in travel will continue. The airline plans to start by hiring pilots who received conditional job offers or had a class...

Frontier Airlines hopes IPO rides wave of travel recovery

Apr. 01, 2021 18:19 PM EDT

Frontier Airlines is betting that the budding recovery in leisure travel is for real. Shares of the discount carrier began public trading Thursday, edging lower in midday trading. The Denver-based airline and its private owners sought to raise $570 million before costs...

Delta joins other US airlines in ending empty middle seats

Mar. 31, 2021 11:35 AM EDT

Delta Air Lines, the last U.S. airline still blocking middle seats, will end that policy in May as air travel recovers and more people become vaccinated against COVID-19. The decision announced Wednesday reversed a policy that had been in place since last April, and which...

US air travel rises to highest levels yet since pandemic hit

Mar. 15, 2021 18:49 PM EDT

Across the United States, air travel is recovering more quickly from the depths of the pandemic, and it is showing up in longer airport security lines and busier traffic on airline websites. The Transportation Security Administration screened more than 1.3 million people...