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Delta Airlines looking to hire more than 1, 000 pilots before next summer

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A Delta Airlines plane is shown Monday, June 7, 2010, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

The pandemic has brought on major challenges for Delta Airlines, so they are in the process of gearing up to hire more than 1,000 pilots before next summer.

Back in April, Delta Airlines announced plans to resume hiring midyear, onboarding 75 pilots between June and August, CNBC reported.

In a news release, the company announced that they’re reopening the application for Propel Advance, which is Delta’s pilot career path program, for employees who which to pursue a career as a pilot.

TSA says they have screened 2.1 million people at airports nationwide on Sunday, which is the most screened people screened since March 7, 2020.

Delta also told pilots that it would add 13 crew schedulers and supervisor to handle the increase in call volume.