AirTran Airways will soon recall 60 pilots back from furlough. The recall is in response to an increase in AirTran’s projected passenger loads. AirTran has announced plans to increase the hours flown by each of their aircraft, according to the Atlanta Constitution. AirTran will also hire as many as 120 new Flight Attendants.
Mike Best, the President of AirTran’s pilot union, said that they are “very hopeful” that the remaining AirTran pilots still on furlough will be recalled later this year.