United To Hire 100 Pilots

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

United Airlines plans to start taking applications for pilots today for the first time in six years, in a recruitment drive that will be conducted 100 percent online.

The Chicago-based carrier announced last month it would hire up to 100 pilots, and bring back some pilots who've been on furlough.

Officials say they're adding to the ranks to accommodate a growing flight schedule, and a hike in the number of international destinations.

Pilots who are chosen will start training at United's Flight Training Center in Denver as soon as October, and are expected to be flying by the end of this year.

United is the dominant carrier at Denver International Airport, and employs about 6,000 people in the area.

The carrier also serves Colorado Springs, and provides service to Grand Junction via United Express.

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