American Airlines is bringing more than 3,000 crew back from vacation and hiring more than 1,000 new pilots by the end of next year.

CHARLOTTE, NC – As the number of passengers nears pre-pandemic daily levels, Charlotte Douglas International’s largest airline says it is increasing.

For the first time in five quarters, American Airlines posted a profit of $ 19 million in the second quarter.

American Airlines says it is now bringing back thousands of crew members on leave, including plans to hire about 350 additional pilots this year.

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IThe airline announced a statement to the shareholders:

“Reinforced its staffing levels by completing all necessary recall pilot training and bringing more than 3,000 team members back from vacation – with thousands more flight attendants returning from vacation this fall. American has hired nearly 3,500 new team members so far in 2021 and plans to hire 350 pilots this year and more than 1,000 pilots and 800 flight attendants in 2022. “

The airlines said they will also add more flights after being heavily criticized for reducing flights due to a lack of crew members.

The airline hopes these steps will bring back even more passengers ready to open their wallets and fly.

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