American Eagle has informed ATP that it will continue to hire
pilots at a robust rate for the remainder of 2010. In addition, Eagle has
reported to ATP that they will hire even more, up to 300 new pilots, throughout
the year in 2011.
American Eagle is hiring pilots to fill cockpit seats made
available by the purchase of 22 Canadair Regional Jets as additions to its
existing fleet. In addition, very senior Captains from American Eagle are
presently being hired to fly for American Airlines under the terms of a
flow-through agreement signed between the two airlines.
American Eagle also reported that its August traffic increased
13.8 percent year over year as capacity increased 13.2 percent. August load
factor was 73.1 percent, an increase of 0.4 points compared to the same period
American Eagle boarded 1.7 million passengers in August.