The new hires are part of the company's growth strategy to meet increasing demand for air travel. The first group of pilots will begin training in July, with classes scheduled to run every few weeks through early 2022.
As states have eased pandemic restrictions and the COVID-19 vaccine has rolled out across the country, demand for travel has rebounded. Allegiant, which focuses on linking travelers in small-to-medium cities to world-class leisure destinations, was the first domestic carrier to restore capacity to pre-pandemic levels.
"These new pilots will be a welcome addition to our current roster of exceptional flight crew members," said Tracy Tulle, Allegiant's senior vice president of flight crew operations. "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."
Allegiant operates an all-Airbus fleet of A319s and A320s, flying more than 580 routes to 129 cities. The aircraft are assigned to one of the airline's 20 bases across the
The airline's out-and-back business model is unique in the industry, says
"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," Bjoran says.
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