Continental Recalls, Reactivates Pilots

By Kyle Garrett –

Continental Airlines is beginning to recall some of the pilots it furloughed in 2008, and is reactivating some pilots who took a voluntary leave of absence. According to a May 19th article on, a spokesperson for Continental confirmed that 15 furloughed pilots and over 100 pilots on voluntary leaves have been recalled / reactivated respectively.

The pilots are being brought back on as Continental increases its international flight schedule and replaces retiring pilots.

According to the article, “Hunter Keay, senior airline analyst for Stifel Nicolaus & Co., said the recall is a small but positive sign for the airline industry.”

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