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April 5 (Reuters) – Southwest Airways has recalled 209 pilots from a voluntary prolonged go away program to assist its summer season schedule, the corporate stated on Monday, as airways put together for a restoration in demand as extra People obtain COVID-19 vaccines.
The pilots will return to lively standing on June 1 and can then full all the mandatory requalification coaching necessities earlier than they fly with passengers.
Amongst different main U.S. carriers, Delta Air Strains and American Airways have additionally recalled pilots who have been sidelined throughout the pandemic.
United Airways, which reached a cope with its union to maintain pilots lively all through the downturn, stated final week it was getting ready to rent about 300 pilots as journey demand rebounds.
Low-cost airways have additionally recalled pilots and are hiring once more. (Reporting by Tracy Rucinski; Enhancing by Leslie Adler and Howard Goller)