Airline Hiring is Expected to Grow!
The demand for air travel has increased exponentially over the past two decades. Even with cyclic economic challenges, the outlook is encouraging. What's driving this optimism? Several factors, including the following:
- Global business community - Economists estimate that the demand for air travel will double in the next fifteen years.
- Growth and restructuring in regional airlines - Consolidation of air routes among major carriers has inspired healthy growth among regional airlines offering well-paying positions. More airplanes means more pilot seats.
- Rapid increase in retiring airline pilots - The current rate of retirements will accelerate over the next ten years.
- Military cutbacks - Today, the Air Force is training less than 50% of the pilots they trained just five years ago. More non-military airline pilots will be needed.