As air travel picks up, United says it is hiring pilots

New York (AFP) – United Airlines announced Thursday it will immediately start hiring pilots, beginning with a group of 300, to be ready to meet growing demand for air travel. “With vaccination rates increasing and travel demand trending upwards, I’m excited to share that United will resume the pilot hiring process that was halted last year,” Bryan Quigley, the airline’s chief of flight operations, said in a memo to employees obtained by AFP.  The first offers will go to pilots who had conditional job offers or were in line for jobs last year, he said. However, “the number of new pilots needed …

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