Allegiant Hiring Nearly 200 New Pilots Due to Surging Travel Demand
In Response to increasing travel demand, Allegiant Travel Company is hiring 184 new pilots in the coming months, a 19 percent increase to their current roster of 1,000 pilots. The first group will start training in July, with classes running every few weeks through 2022.
On Tuesday (May 11, 2021), Allegiant Travel Company announced they plan on hiring 184 new pilots over the next few months with training to start in July and new classes scheduled to begin every few weeks through 2022. The new pilots will expand the carrier’s current roster of 1,000 pilots by around 19 percent. As pandemic restrictions are being lifted across the U.S., Allegiant has seen a resurgence in air travel, and was the first domestic carrier to restore their network to pre-pandemic levels. Allegiant operates an all Airbus fleet of A319s and 320s, flying over 580 routes to 129 cities from 20 U.S. bases. The carrier currently employs more than 4,000 team members.
In Tuesday’s announcement, Allegiant’s Senior Vice President of Crew Operations, Tracy Tulle, said,
“These new pilots will be a welcome addition to our current roster of exceptional flight crew members. 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.”
Also commenting on the new hiring initiative, Allegiant’s Chief Pilot, Geir Bjoran, added,
"Because our flights are point-to-point, with no layovers or connecting flights, our crew members end most work days back at their home base.”
Founded in 1999, Las Vegas, Nevada-based Allegiant Travel Company (NASDAQ: ALGT) links passengers from small to medium cities to world-class leisure destinations with all non-stop flights and industry-low average fares. The company offers base airfares that are often half the price of a typical roundtrip ticket and operates an all-Airbus A319 and A320 Family fleet.
Source: Allegiant Travel Company